Clive James made his name as a critic, broadcaster, novelist and poet. His Collected Poems 1958 -2015 was recently published.
Here he chooses the poetry books that continue to inspire him.

Clive James made his name as a critic, broadcaster, essayist, novelist and poet. Collected Poems 1958 - 2015 is James’ own selection from over fifty years' work in verse: from his early satires to his recent poems looking back over his extraordinarily rich life with a clear-eyed and unflinching honesty.  

Here he chooses the poetry books that continue to inspire him.  

- See more at: http://www.picador.com/blog/october-2014/clive-james-s-favourite-poetry-books?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Post&utm_content=Blog#sthash.gAqeDaun.dpuf

Clive James made his name as a critic, broadcaster, essayist, novelist and poet. Collected Poems 1958 - 2015 is James’ own selection from over fifty years' work in verse: from his early satires to his recent poems looking back over his extraordinarily rich life with a clear-eyed and unflinching honesty.  

Here he chooses the poetry books that continue to inspire him.  

- See more at: http://www.picador.com/blog/october-2014/clive-james-s-favourite-poetry-books?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Post&utm_content=Blog#sthash.gAqeDaun.dpuf

 

Clive James made his name as a critic, broadcaster, essayist, novelist and poet. Collected Poems 1958 - 2015 is James’ own selection from over fifty years' work in verse: from his early satires to his recent poems looking back over his extraordinarily rich life with a clear-eyed and unflinching honesty.  

Here he chooses the poetry books that continue to inspire him.  

- See more at: http://www.picador.com/blog/october-2014/clive-james-s-favourite-poetry-books?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Post&utm_content=Blog#sthash.gAqeDaun.dpuf

www.picador.com/blog/october-2014/clive-james-s-favourite-poetry-books

 

 

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

www.cityartsonline.com/articles/stop-using-poet-voice

 

 

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.

www.archive.org/details/naropa

 

 

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

www.angelatopping.wordpress.com/2016/04/04/how-to-deal-with-rejections

 

 

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

www.angrysampoetry.wordpress.com/slam-poetry-is-a-genre-or-how-to-avoid-slam-cliches

 

 

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.

Part 1:  medium.com/@jamiemcgarry/small-press-publishing-for-profit-part-1

Part 1A: medium.com/@jamiemcgarry/small-press-publishing-for-profit-part-1a-the-fix

 

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

www.poetryfoundation.org/media/landays

 

 

A Selection of poetry collections by women chosen by E Ce Miller of Bustle.com

www.bustle.com/articles/143866-11-beautiful-poetry-collections-by-women-poets

 

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

Compiled by Frank Beck 

www.drive.google.com/file/d/0B_KR4m2nl7cMNGVGSDh1MUhYb0U

 

 

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.'

www.roguestrands.blogspot.co.uk/2015/12/the-best-uk-poetry-blogs-of-2015

 

 

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

www.theguardian.com/to-strive-to-seek-to-find-a-career-in-poetry

 

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

www.roymarshall.wordpress.com/2015/11/11/poetry-ego-success-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.'

www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/how-to-read-poetry-a-step-by-step-guide