The best poetry blogs in town (we think)

09 September 2014

There's a wealth of poetry blogs out there, if only you know where to look. We've picked our favourites, who feature the very best in classic and contemporary poetry and the list is always growing.
 

Baroque in Hackney

Baroque in Hackney has been running since June 2006 and was shortlisted for the Orwell Prize in 2012. Katy Evans-Bush (@KatyEvansBush) knows about poetry and – a rare gift – writes brilliantly about it. Here’s a post which showcases her lightly worn erudition.

Dave Coates has been writing knowledgeably and thoroughly on his blog, Dave Poems, since 2011. His blog includes poetry reviews, interviews and commentary about the poetry world.

Jon Stone, poet and editor at Sidekick Books, runs the brilliant Share Your Toys Tumblr, on which he shares his own work, alongside that of other contemporary poets. 

John Field's blogPoor Rude Lines, is teeming with thoughtful reviews and amusing poetry reading anecdotes from 

The Poetry Trust called Anthony Wilson's poetry blog 'disarmingly open…one of today’s most popular and essential online reads'. Says it all.

You'll find a mix of journal entries, links and essays, on everything from poetry to politics on the brilliant George Szirtes' blog.

Two more for luck:

Robert Archambeau and David Wheatley.
 

 

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