Rich Smith of City Arts Magazine (online) discusses how to deliver a poem on stage.



The Naropa University Archive Project is preserving and providing access to over 5000 hours of recordings made at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. The library was developed under the auspices of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics (the university's Department of Writing and Poetics) founded in 1974 by poets Anne Waldman and Allen Ginsberg. It contains readings, lectures, performances, seminars, panels and workshops conducted at Naropa by many of the leading figures of the U.S.literary avant-garde.



Angela Topping offers measured advice on receiving rejection emails from publishers.



Poetry Slam host Sam Berkson discusses the forms used at poetry slams and questions a slammers intent.



A series of articles in which Valley Press founder Jamie McGarry reveals his tried-and-tested formula for making a living as a self-employed literary publisher.

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Poet Eliza Griswald discusses and shares the traditional two-line folk poetry of Afghanistan with photographs by Seamus Murphy.



A Selection of poetry collections by women chosen by E Ce Miller of


Selected journals and other websites in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand (pdf for download)

Compiled by Frank Beck



MAtthew Stewarts says: 'As the year comes to a close, it's time for Rogue Strands to deliver a selection of The Best U.K. Poetry Blogs of 2015. Like always, this list is hugely subjective and partial, and also getting longer, which indicates the terrific state of health of the poetry blogging scene in the U.K.. Of course, a few blogs have faded away since last year, but many others have come roaring through.'



The previous and current young poet laureate for London (Aisling Fahey and Selina Nwulu) offer their tips for a career in poetry, from online networks to how to combat a blank page


Roy Marshall writes on poetry, ego, success and rejection. A few thoughts and reminders to self.


Mark Yakich says: 'At one time or another, when face-to-face with a poem, most everyone has been perplexed. The experience of reading a poem itself is as likely to turn us off, intellectually or emotionally, as it is to move us.'


Canal Laureate, instigator of 52 and former National Poetry Day organiser, Jo Bell, offers up some advice on what to look out for when writing your poetry.