Poetry Blogs You Should Be Reading

25 Jun

In my long blogging absence I’ve negleted to highlight two great blogs about poetry and the process of writing poetry:

1. First Book Interviews: Keith Montesano interviews Rauan Klassnik in his 21st interview for the series (while in the midst of getting his own first book published).  Choice excerpt:

Yes there’s certainly a lot of violence in Holy Land. I don’t think it’s gratuitous though. And, yes, there’s also a lot of tenderness. Perhaps some of the tenderness is gratuitous. But I’m quite sentimental and as much as I guard against it does come through in the poems sometimes. I’ll cry over just about anything. Over a raindrop. The latest Star Trek movie. An old man in a doorway.

2. How A Poem Happens: For aspiring poets–or those who simply want’s to peal back the the veil of inspiration and Romantic ideas about poets–Brian Brodeuer asks poets about their process writing and shaping a single poem.  The latest post takes a look at Philp White’s “Six O’Clock Flight to the Interment”.  An excerpt:

What is American about this poem?

Even if death is the great universal, love and grief, and attitudes toward time and place, self and other, are all tinged, if not shaped, by culture. I’m sure the poem is American in some way. But it doesn’t make a point of it.


11 Responses to “Poetry Blogs You Should Be Reading”

  1. cherokeebydesign June 25, 2009 at 11:50 pm #

    LOL, I’ll have to remember these next time I write.


  2. Miss Mutable August 6, 2009 at 9:45 pm #


  3. Brian Brodeur August 18, 2009 at 11:16 am #

    Thanks for the plug, Corey!

  4. G. Tod Slone February 4, 2010 at 2:17 pm #

    Can’t you do better than an ineffectual quote by an academic/literary established-order cog like Pinsky?
    G. Tod Slone, PhD and Founding Editor (since 1998)
    The American Dissident, a Journal of Literature, Democracy & Dissidence
    A 501 c3 Nonprofit Providing a Forum for Vigorous Debate, Cornerstone of Democracy
    1837 Main St.
    Concord, MA 01742

  5. Barbara O' Brien March 10, 2010 at 11:21 am #

    Dear Corey,

    I just have a quick question for you but couldn’t find an email so had to resort to this. I am a progressive blogger and the owner of the mahablog. Please email me back at barbaraobrien@maacenter.org when you get a chance. Thanks.


  6. connetta November 26, 2010 at 4:34 pm #

    I enjoyed reading your blog / i found it to be a very good blog for anyone interested in the arts.

  7. Sean Paul Potterson February 15, 2011 at 1:58 am #

    Stop by into my universe:


  8. the girl who loves to write December 15, 2011 at 2:19 pm #

    http://www.mysecretblogforblogging.wordpress.com ❤ read the stuff, i have tons.

  9. zubyre March 7, 2012 at 2:04 pm #

    Thank you. http://www.zubyreparvez.wordpress.com poetry, book reviews, your poetry submissions, and performed poetry. you’re most welcome. Zubyre.

  10. tomsworkingtitle May 25, 2012 at 8:55 am #

    Check out my fledging poetry/ prose/ everything that lies in between blog. ‘How a poem happens’ was a great read, thanks

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