Some Useful Poetry Links
(I'm going to add to these from time to time, so keep
Here are a few links that I visit
fairly regularly. We talkd about a couple of them in class.
Ted Kooser's "American Life in Poetry"
(http://www.americanlifeinpoetry.org/) This has a new poem every week or two,
each introduced with a short commentary by Ted.
(http://writersalmanac.publicradio.org/) This has a new poem every day. You
can read it or listen to it read by Keillor. You can arrange for it to
be sent to your email each day. Click on "newsletter" in the upper
right cluster of links. Then fill out the form and select "Writers
Almanac." One comes every day in your email.
The Poetry column in About.com
(http://poetry.about.com/ ) This
is a periodic resource to which you can subscribe, like the Writers
Almanac, so that it comes to your email automatically. (Just
click on "free poetry newsletter" and enter your email address if this
interests you.) It often provides fascinating background linkages and
Poetry 180 A poem a day for American High
This is an archive of poems selected by Billy Collins when he was Poet
Laureate. It really shouldn't be limited to high schools, as the
name implies. There are many accessible plain-speech resonance