Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Looking to have your poetry critiqued? Then check out Every Poets site's Poetry Free For All by clicking here.

Monday, November 24, 2008

This week Books Blog focused its attention on poet Andrew Marvell naming his To Coy a Mistress their poem of the week.

To read thier post click here.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

The Twelve Days of Poetry

I'm not sure how many of our readers were around last year and remember our Twelve Days of Poetry. If you don't then use the search feature on this site to see what I am referring to or you can always visit

Anyway, its about that time of year to set up The Twelve Days of Poetry 2008, our second annual event.

To take part send a holiday or winter themed poem to poetswhoblog at yahoo dot com. Make sure you put PWB Twelve Days in the subject line.

Then I will feature a poem a day. If we have more than twelve poets who decide to take part I will feature more than one poem a day.

Make sure you tell me your screen name, or whatever name you want mentioned in the post, and give me a link to your poetry blog.

Please stop in during December to read our twelve days of christmas poems and please comment. Its up to you in order to make this year just as successful as last year.

Your Blog Manager,

Saturday, November 22, 2008

The Library of Congress has a website with a section specifically for Presidential poetry.

To check it out click here.

Friday, November 21, 2008

The fantastic writer behind the comic Will Write For Chocolate has started selling a line of greeting cards. So if you need some cards for the holidays, think about supporting this talented writer.

You can find the cards at Snarkface.com
Click here if you would like to visit a forum that is holding what they title their First Annual Festival of Women's Poetry.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

From our friends at Poetry Dances:

We bring news of the November poetry contest being held on WritingRoom.com- winners of which will be featured in the WR Winners Forum on Poetrydances.com. Along with other great prizes - such as publication and cash! All participants will receive a certificate of achievement. If you would like to find out more please click here.

Welcome, Jason!

There is a new blog on our list. It showcases the work of Jason Keath. Stop on into Argonaut and welcome him to PWB.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Nicole Nicholson Poet of the Week at PSH

Big congrats to PWB's very own Nicole Nicholson who is one of the Poets of the Week at Poetry Super Highway. Way to go, Nicole!

Click here to find out how you too could be considered for the Poets of the Week honor at PSH, and click here to read Nicole's biography and a poem by here titled Revolutionary.

Send in your poetry news

Our friends at Read Write Poem would love for you to send in your poetry news. Email it them at news (at) readwritepoem (dot) org. (Please include “news” in the subject line, thank you very much.)

Click here to visit Read Write Poem

Monday, November 17, 2008

The latest press release from our friends at poetrydances.com:

Poetrydances.com Welcomes Six New Favorite Writers in October, Whilst Extending Its Reach Following a Significant New Arrangement with Poetry Website WritingRoom.com

Six new favorite writers were created in October on Poetrydances.com, in a month which saw an important new arrangement with WritingRoom.com, a leading poetry website, come into effect.

Busan, South Korea, November 05, 2008 --(PR.com)-- Month after month, new writers and new poems are discovered by Poetrydances.com during its visits to other poetry sites, and blogs across the Internet. Poems are also often submitted to the Site directly. A proportion of the writers behind these poems are listed as Favorite Writers on the Site.

The six Favorite Writers created in October along with their poems and sites on which they are hosted are as follows:

Jenniffer Jude Slachtovsky with ‘Unzipped’ [on Poetrydances.com]

Joseph J. Breunig 3rd. with ‘Nothing Gold Can Stay’ [on Poetrydances.com]

Beatrice Van De Vis with - ‘Haiku LIX’ [on owlnight.com]
[discovered through poetswhoblog.blogspot.com]

- also ‘Diva’ [on Poetrydances.com]

- and ‘Tanka XIV’ [on owlnight.com]

Rachel Clark with ‘Unleashed’ [on Don’t take my wings- blog]

Nicholas Sheehan with ‘Found’ [on poetry.com]

John L. Snook, Jr. with ‘Pleasure’s Face’ [on Poetrydances.com]

Also, in a new and significant advance, poetry site WritingRoom.com has agreed to incorporate a ‘read request’ link back to Poetrydances.com, alongside all poems written and hosted on its website. These links offer to all writers of poetry on WritingRoom.com, an easier method of submitting their poems to Poetrydances.com for review and possible selection.

In recent comments about this new arrangement, Anthony French, the creator of Poetrydances.com explained:

“We are very pleased to be working so closely with WritingRoom.com- we see the Site as one of the most vibrant, friendly and accessible out there. Additionally, the standard of poems reaching us from the Site is highly impressive. This may be in part down to the broad array of ‘expert’ guidance made available to its members. In offering this guidance to help writers develop and improve their craft across so many areas, WritingRoom.com has presented itself as a truly excellent partner. We are confident that the read requests coming in from WritingRoom.com will steadily grow with time; bringing increased exposure for its writers along with the two sites themselves. We look forward to working more closely with other sites able to offer such a great platform to their members. ”

Lindsay Preston, creator and CEO of WritingRoom.com also recently voiced thoughts on the relationship between her site and Poetrydances.com:

“WritingRoom is thrilled to have established such a strong reliance with another website so dedicated to helping writers succeed. PoetryDances is a top-notch site and a must-visit for all poets. We are honored to have PoetryDances scouring WritingRoom for poets to add to their site and we are more than pleased to have a "PoetryDances Read Request" button on WritingRoom to help encourage and support writers and their dreams. We look forward to a productive future encouraging and supporting writers with PoetryDances.com.”

Poetry as mentioned can also be submitted directly to Poetrydances.com along with links to great poems found by users themselves. Additionally, the Site accepts general read requests, which allow its staff to visit and read the work of specific writers on various poetry sites or blogs across the Internet.

Poetrydances.com is free to use subject to the site’s disclaimer and terms of use.



Writing Room.com is for everyone because everyone has a story to tell; a letter to write; a school paper to finish or simply the need to communicate. Everyone has sat agonizingly in front of a blank piece of paper or a blank computer screen and the words won’t come. WritingRoom is here for you.

WritingRoom understands the struggles and demands involved with writing; the blank page, the writers block and the stakes involved with wrestling through the creative process. We are a community where writers can work, independently or with others, communicate, stumble, get encouragement and meet people with similar interests.

WritingRoom can help publishers find the next New York Times bestseller or producers find the next Academy Award winning screenplay. We are here to help students achieve that desperately needed A on their next paper and the business person write the perfect letter. As a niche social network, designed for writers, students, readers and anyone who has ever had to or wanted to put pen to paper, WritingRoom.com is everything writing.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Did you get a chance to check out The Poetry Foundation's october podacast?

Click hereto listen to the English translation of Chilean novelist Roberto BolaƱo's poetry.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Are you a poet who lives in South Africa? If so think about submitting your work to Scavenger.

Remember, all other poets, if you stop by a blog after hearing about it on PWB tell them that Poets Who Blog sent you.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Last month writers in Great Britian used the power of their pen to protest a proposed anti-terrorism law. Forty-two writers banded together to lend their words to a collection posted online one day before the parliment voted on the law.

To read more about this click here.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

We will be syndicated

Poets Who Blog will be syndicated through 1800blogger.com

That means you will find our posts and a link back to us at their site.

To find out who else is syndicated through them, check out their poetry blog.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

We have a new member

Recently I added Karmic Kudzu to our list under Poetry Blogs.

It would be wonderful if you could stop in and say hello to our newest poet. Please take a moment and help to welcome Carrel Dweller to our ranks.

Monday, November 10, 2008

On November 1st Every Day Poets Magazine debuted online.

From their site:

Every Day Poets is a magazine that specializes in bringing you fine, short poetry. Starting on 1st November 2008, Every day at 12:01am Pacific Time (8am GMT), we will be publishing a new poem of up to 60 lines/500 words or fewer that can be read during your lunch hour, on transit, or even over breakfast.

Click here to visit them.

Sunday, November 09, 2008

A press release:

If you're into poetry, a poet or visual artist the coolest place to go to in the internet now is PoetryVisualized.com. Although it's still relatively new and not yet discovered by many, PoetryVisualized.com can already give you hours of pure, literary, poetic enjoyment from some of the best, if not the best and most creative poets and artists in the internet. FOR FREE! Check for your self and join the new movement of the 21 century.

PoetryVisualized.com is the new place for short films and videos. On our site, Filmmakers combine poetry with visual techniques to create a new form of expression. Songs, poems and spoken word works are all fair game. Our services are totally free and you can have your material presented in our exciting yet respectful web site where serious film makers from around the world show off their talents. Short films can be a minute long if you wish. Urban poetry, politics, drama, comedy and topical subjects are all appropriate for our site. PoetryVisualized.com is one of the best ways to show off your skills as a film maker due to the brevity we allow film submissions. All submissions are accepted and some will be lucky enough to be recognized via our Film Festival Award.

-the visual poetry network-

Poetry Visualized™


Saturday, November 08, 2008

Worldwide Open Reading

Tune in November 9th to the web broadcast of Poetry Super Highway Live, hosted by Rick Lupert, and hear poets call in and read their work. Click here for details.

The number to call in and share your own work is 1-(646) 716-7362.

A brand new talent

Last week I added a new blog to our list Groundwords Poetry. The young man who posts his work on this blog is only 15 years old but he shows amazing promise.

Check out his poem titled Soldiers and then please leave a comment welcoming him to PWB.

Thank you for taking the time to make this site work.

Friday, November 07, 2008

Poetry and The New York Times

The Op-ed page of the NY Times asked: What's left to say after the seemingly endless campaign?

Five poets answered. You can read their work by clicking here.
Have you checked out the Cleave Poetry Webzine yet?

You can vote on your favorite Cleave poem of October by visiting here.
Robert Lee Brewer, from Poetic Asides, is one week into his poem a day chapbook project now. Want to check it out....then click here.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Congrats, Nicole Nicholson!

Great news, poets, one of PWB's very own, Nicole Nicholson, recently had two poems published. You can read Rotate and Moment of Grace at the MW Society website by clicking here.

Congratulations on your success, Nicole.

If you have poetry news you would like shared with our members just email me at poetswhoblog at yahoo dot com with the PWB in the subject line.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Another press release from our friends at Poetry Dances :

Poem Website, Poetrydances.com Highlights a Total of Thirty Great Writers in Its First Six Months

Busan, South Korea, October 06, 2008 --(PR.com)-- Every month, new poems are discovered by Poetrydances.com in the course of its visits to other poetry sites, or blogs that host user submitted poetry. Poems are also sent into the Site directly. Many of the writers behind these poems are listed as Favorite Writers on the Site.

The number of Favorite Writers reached thirty in September-after six full months of operation, with the additional of four new great writers. These writers, the poems and sites hosting them are listed as follows; along with all other writers showcased on the Site in the last six months:

Michelle Hetzel with ‘My Shadow Man’
[hosted on writerscafe.org username ‘Spoken’]

Angela Rizzitano-Bellenis with ‘I Want’
[hosted on poetrydances.com]

Brandon Farinha with ‘Nothing To Say’
[hosted on poetrydances.com]

Leo Durrant with ‘Of Devils And Dust’
[hosted on authorsden.com]

Mamta Madhaven
Michelle Schaefer
Emily Burns
Ivana Plucinski
Joseph Michael Yeary (J. M Yeary)
Jason Lalli (Lalli)
Rambling Prose
Ray Neighbor
Cleo Harter Amos
Andrew Kelly
Milagros Cruz
Ernesto Pangilinan Santiago
Nicole Nicholson
William Laughlin
David Hixon
Robyn R. Gray [Lady Gray]
Claudia Anne Krizay
Holly White Valliant
Engtovo Bhodsvatan
Moqui Takoda
Nakya Cohen
Rebecca Lucente
Alicia K. Jones
Joanne Cucinello
Rex Cox

On the standard of poetry making it onto the Site over the last six months- the creator of poetrydances.com, A.C French commented recently “If the next half of the year sees the same quality of writers becoming part of poetrydances.com- we will be more than happy!”

Mr French went on to say "We should mention also that without the relationships we have in place with other great sites, such as writingroom.com, listenandbeheard.net, poetswhoblog.blogspot.com, gotpoetry.com and writerscafe.org to name only a few- our site would not have developed the reputation it has within the online poetry community. We can't thank these and many other sites enough."

In September the Site also launched two news areas to its operation:

Poetic inspiration
A page where users can send in their own particular inspirations for writing poetry, or read about those of others. Alternatively they can simply send in great line/s, from their own original work/thoughts- which they are happy to share. In return the Site puts up a link to the user’s blog/website or poetry page as desired.

Web Friends
Just a page - where people can get links posted to their personal page/s on Myspace, Facebook, or other social networking sites. In return for them posting a link to poetrydances.com on their own page/s on the site/s concerned.

Poetry as mentioned can also be submitted directly to the site along with links to great poems found by users themselves. Additionally, poetrydances.com accepts read requests, which allow its staff to visit and read the work of specific writers on various poetry sites or blogs across the Internet.

Poetrydances.com is free to use subject to the site’s disclaimer and terms of use.


Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Poetry and Politics

Today is the last day for the PoetryPolitic project. From September 15th to November 4th their has been a daily post by a variety of poets at PoetryPolitic: A Blog in Fifty Days.

If you would like to check out what they are up to just click here.

Monday, November 03, 2008

Slate has just debuted a new poetry podcast, available through Itunes.

You can hear poets read their works. Click here for details.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

You can listen to Poetry World Radio by clicking here and visiting Chicago Poetry.com

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Today marks the start of National Novel Writing Month. Though Writers Who Blog is now closed down, I thought I would take a moment to wish well all the fiction writers diving into this project. Its an exciting time of year for us novelists and aspiring novelists who take part.

Not a fiction writer? Robert Lee Brewer is challenging poets to write a poem a day.

Check out his Writer's Digest column by clicking here.

Saturday Drop a Link

Leave a link to a poem you would like others to comment on. This is a perfect chance for all of us to interact. Jump in and make our first "Saturday Drop a Link" event a success!!!