Poetry Resources

Here's a list of things that have helped me with poetry (as opposed to more general writing resources or publishing resources.)

Websites

  • The Poetry Foundation has huge amounts of poems to read for free (they will also send you a poem a day if you want them to, and they also have an app that generates a random poem)

Books

  • The Craft edited by Rishi Dastidar is a good collection of essays looking at poetry, featuring different ways to approach writing. It includes lots of essays on form as well as starting a poem and editing it.

Podcasts

  • The Lunar Poetry Podcast has fascinating interviews with established poets and is a treasure trove of advice.
  • Dead Darlings Podcast features interviews with poets and book reviews.
  • Helen Shepherd has a brilliant podcast called Health Beat Poets focusing on the intersection of health and poetry
  • Vs is an unusual interview series with predominantly American poets.

Videos

  • Josie Alford's youtube channel has lots of clear advice for writing poetry
  • Apples and Snakes Youtube has bitesize conversations with poets with good advice

This page modified on 10 Jun 2021 at 11:37