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Poetry New Zealand (international journal of poetry and poetics)

Poetry New Zealand, published twice a year and edited since 1993 by Alistair Paterson is new Zealand’s oldest and most distinguished poetry magazine.  Excerpts from the current issues and archive of older issues going back to Issue 22 are available in this online version of the magazine.

Each online version of a Poetry New Zealand issue generally includes a short essay (editorial) and 2 or 3 high quality poems, by well-known and lesser known poets with some of the contributors outside of New Zealand.  Subscriptions to the print version are available for purchase online.

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dVerse — Poet’s Pub

Dverse is promotes poetic diversity by providing a gathering place for poets of all backgrounds, styles and approaches to gather, share poetry and give and receive critiques.

This is an amazing site and well worth taking time to explore older posts in all of the following categories:

  • FormForAll Articles that introduce and explain a given form of poetry, such as the sestina.  Guests are encouraged to create a poem for that form and then link to their composition.
  • Meeting the Bar: Critique and Craft  Alternates weekly with  FormForAll providing specific challenges to guests.
  • OpenLinkNight  (Guests can link to any of their poems and browse other poet’s links.)
  • Poetics  (This is one of the most interesting places to visit.  Guests write about a provided poetry prompt and link to their completed poems.)
  • Pretzels & Bullfights Weekly posts of significant poems of important poets.

If one is serious about developing the poetry skills, this is a must site to visit.  Join the other regulars, meet new friends and develop your poetry skills!


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Hello Poetry

Hello Poetry has established a community of poets sharing their poems with each other, and if they wish to take the next step, create a digital book they can sell online.

One can leisurely browse through the sites most popular poems, select a random poem,  or stick with the editors’ picks.

It’s a good alternative for those that don’t wish to start a blog or a  good secondary outlet for posting poems originally posted on one’s personal blog.

After posting a poem, the author can track how many people read it, read their comments, or opt to pay for a “Pro” account with extra features including tracking statistics.   There are also a large number of groups that one can join including a “Mutual Admirer’s Society,  with currently 2231 members with a number of “collections” (categories) of poems including “Poems We Wished Others Would Love!

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Modern American Poetry Site (MAPS)

An excellent resource for better understanding poetry, MAPS provides in-depth analysis for poems that can be conveniently found in the Oxford Anthology of Modern American Poetry as well as biographical information and additional information on the various poets.

Although the poems themselves are not included (unless quoted in one of the essays), one can reference most of the corresponding poems online at places like http://www.poemhunter.com. For example, when reading the James Presley essay for Langston Hughes’ poem “Let America be America”, one can find the corresponding poem at http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/let-america-be-america-again

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