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Friday, February 15, 2008

Poetry Friday--Poetry by Email

I don't generally read a lot of books of poetry (sad, but true), but I do have poems delivered to me by email and so I get a sampling of a great variety of poems. Here are a few places you can go to for electronic poetry delivery:

  • American Life in Poetry: This is a project started by former U.S. Poet Laureate, Ted Kooser.
    The sole mission of this project is to promote poetry: America Life in Poetry seeks to create a vigorous presence for poetry in our culture.
    Although this project is focused on getting poetry into newspapers, you can sign up for a poem to be delivered to your inbox each week.

  • Shakespeare's Sonnet a Day site actually sends out sonnets three times a week!

  • Verse Daily sends out poems each day, and, they are poems from reputable publishers, not those submitted by the general public.
    By republishing from fine literary magazines and books of poetry one new poem each day, Verse Daily is working hard to promote poets and their publishers while providing a wealth of excellent poetry to the public free of charge.

  • Garrison Keillor of "Prairie Home Companion" fame, records a daily Writers Almanac in which he reads a poem and comments on the day in literary history. Sign up here.

  • Take advantage of these wonderful opportunities to have your poetry delivered directly to your home, and, there's no tipping involved!

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