Poetry Links

A Poetry Calendar

Because I have a hard time keeping up with all the poetry sites out there, I created this page to help me stay organized. (But if it helps you too, then so much the better.)


A good place to start: 30 ways to celebrate national poetry month

Impromptu – organized by The Found Poetry Review. Go to their blog for the prompts

Poetic Asides – the Poem-a-Day (PAD) Challenge


Adele Kenny’s Poetry Blog – The Music In It

There are also prompts at PoetrySuperHighway

Poets & Writers Poetry Challenge – from a previous year, but still interesting

Quickly’s Winter Doldrums – courtesy of Miz Quickly – also from a while ago


Brenda, at The Sunday Whirl, will give you a wordle with a dozen words to inspire you – always fun! (She’s currently taking a little hiatus, but will be back in July.)

Do you have a poem you’d like to share? Go to The Poetry Pantry at Poets United.


You can find a visual prompt at Magpie Tales.


See what Margo Roby has for her Poem Tryouts at Wordgathering.


Robert Lee Brewer posts a prompt idea at Poetic Asides.

Get three new words to inspire a poem at Three Word Wednesday. When you’re done, use Mr. Linky to let people know your poem is on your blog.

Or see what the Midweek Motif at Poets United is.


Margo Roby at Wordgathering posts her Friday Freeforall, a round-up of recent prompts.

Small Stones

I’ve been intrigued by this idea of small stones. So, I found How to write small stones at Writing Our Way Home. Fiona Robyn has been posting her own small stones at a small stone. She also collects other people’s submitted small stones at a handful of stones, a blogzine. And Fiona and Kaspa have a blog at a river of stones. They have a challenge in July to write a small stone every day and post it on your blog.


American Life in Poetry provides a free weekly column featuring contemporary American poems.

Big Tent Poetry is no longer active, but you can find a lot of great information that is archived there. Check out their Poetry Toys page.

Writer’s Island is also no longer active, but you can still find links to some fine poems.

The Haiku Foundation

Not Without Poetry was a site active during National Poetry Month in 2011, with a prompt for every day of April.

One Stop Poetry – for poets, writers, and artists

Poetry Foundation

Poets.org – from the Academy of American Poets

Poets & Writers

Poets United – A community for poets who blog

[posted Friday, June 10, 2011 – last updated Monday, April 2, 2016]


3 thoughts on “Poetry Links

    • Pearl, I’m glad you like these links and my blog. It’s amazing what one can do in such a short time with this technology. Maybe it’s because I’m a Gemini, having two blogs (mirrors of each other) works for me.


  1. Thanks for the links…lovely blog…I am still thinking about moving over…my blog is the same as it was when I created it on about an hour ” just for now” years ago… ( mhmmm and it looks it!)

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