This post is about poet-bloggers, the vehicles they use, and how online journals are using web and social-media to increase the profile of poetics. The area is huge, as I found out when I began compiling this Google+ list. There are multiple groups and individuals connecting across Twitter, and Facebook also. The emphasis here will be on the individual writer, and the journals that are emergent, or already fully developed.
I thought to begin with some of the artists who have caught my eye through consistent use of online resources to bring their poetry to the public eye, these writers include, Aíne Mac Aodha, Nuala Ni Chonchúir, Ron Silliman, Charles Bernstein, Al Filreis , Mick Rooney, Pierre Joris , Elizabeth Kate Switaj and Robert Peake.
There are many more poets and writers using online and social-media, but the above in particular have a great online presence. They regularly and consistently post about poetry through PENN Sound, personal websites, journals and Facebook. Publishers such as Salt, Poetry Ireland, Poetry London ,Over the Edge , Munster Literature, Jacket2 , Women Writers Women Books , use online media in a very effective manner also. There are also The Dublin Poetry Review, The Western Writers Centre, Anon Poetry , the Arvon Foundation , The Paris Review, Poet’s Pages, Crannóg and Caper Literary Journals.
Any other poet will name a score more reviews , journals or poetry-centred blogs. These are the ones that I know and enjoy reading. Last week I added a new category called Poet-bloggers. This short piece along with its related links serves as an introduction to what is currently happening online for poets.
Related Poethead Links.
- The spoken word : http://poethead.wordpress.com/2011/05/14/online-sounds-the-spoken-word/
- UBUWEB / Homad : http://poethead.wordpress.com/2010/05/28/ubuweb-and-homad-ethnopoetics-and-translation-i/
- T+LRC : http://poethead.wordpress.com/2010/06/03/translation-and-linguistic-rights-ii/
- Jacket2 : http://poethead.wordpress.com/2011/06/17/jacket-2-j2-poetry-arts-collaborative-responses/
- Harriet Monroe: http://poethead.wordpress.com/code-of-best-practices-in-fair-use-for-poetry-poetry-foundation
- HTML Giant : http://htmlgiant.com/technology/poetgramming/
- Poet Bloggers categoryhttp://poethead.wordpress.com/category/poet-bloggers/