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A Collection of Poetry Resources

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Here are just a few sources of inspiration to keep you reading and writing poetry all year long.  If you have others you'd like to share, please let us know in the comments!

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Every Day Poems from Tweetspeak Poetry delivers beautiful images, poems, themed material and writing inspiration every weekday.  A one-year subscription is $5.99.

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In June of 2005, Maya Stein began a practice of writing a 10-line poem every Tuesday.  These wonderful, inspiring creations are available here, where you can also sign up to receive a new 10-Line Tuesday poem every week.

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Poetry Daily is an anthology of contemporary poetry from new books, magazines, and journals.

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Poets & Writers’ Tools for Writers page offers prompts, information about publishing and job opportunities, a contest database, MFA program details, and more.

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Poets.org is a great place to go if you’re searching for a specific poem or poet.  They also offer a poem-a-day e-mail, a poetry store and resources for educators.

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The Poetry Foundation is the online presence of Poetry Magazine and is another great resource for browsing or finding poems.  One unique search feature they offer is the ability to find poems based on the season.

The Poetry Foundation also has a smart phone app that is really well done – a beautiful, free, portable poetry library categorized under one-word topics that you can mix and match to find the perfect poem for any mood or occasion.

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In a recent interview for O, The Oprah Magazine, Samantha Reynolds offers four additional resources to help you deepen your poetry practice.  Click here.


Alizabeth Rasmussen is a freelance writer and baseball mom who writes essays, creative nonfiction, poetry and lists of all kinds. Her work has appeared most recently on damselfly press and Wild Violet. She is a former food columnist for the West Seattle Herald and the co-creator of Faith Squared, where she blogs regularly. Alizabeth lives in Bellevue, Washington with her teenaged son.


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