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.

www.belljarblog.wordpress.com/2015/10/30/jo-bells-rules-for-composition

 

The anti-laureate of the People's Republic of Cork offers up some advice on how not to read.

ww.anti-laureate.blogspot.ie/2015

 

Richard Skinner interviews Ian Duhig for The Compass Magazine online

www.thecompassmagazine.co.uk/ian-duhig-interview

 

 

Robert Peake says that the simplest but least useful way to think of poetry is as two types: good or bad. Yet for those willing to look deeper, there is much to be gained from attempting to understand and appreciate the wide and varied landscape of contemporary poetry.
www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-peake/the-seven-types-of-poetry

 

Often quoted, but rarely interviewed, Mary Oliver is one of our greatest and most beloved poets. She’s just released a new volume, Felicity, at the age of 80 and so On Being are revisiting the interview she granted them earlier this year on the wisdom of the world, the salvation of poetry, and the life behind her writing.

www.onbeing.org/program/mary-oliver

 

Claire Trevien, referencing an article by Niall O'Sullivan, writes in praise of poetry that makes you work

www.poetry.passle.net/post/102cz3c/in-praise-of-difficult-poetry#

 

Rachel Rooney, winner of the CLPE Poetry award 2012 with The Language of Cat, shares the five things she wishes she'd known about poetry before she started writing it

www.theguardian.com/childrens-books-site/top-poetry-writing-tips-rachel-rooney

 

Poet Paul Cookson orders you to unzip your lips and get poetry off the page and into the air

www.theguardian.com/childrens-books-site/poetry-secrets-how-to-read-a-poem-aloud

 

Roddy Lumsden outlines the route to getting a volume of poetry published and advises poets on when and how to approach a publisher.

www.writersandartists.co.uk/writers/advice/approaching-a-poetry-publisher

 

There's probably more poems about love than there are about the contents of a shed, but acclaimed poet Michael Symmons Roberts makes the point that no subject is off limits when it comes to finding a topic to put into verse.

www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/let-the-words-take-you-where-they-will

 

Poetry publishers can’t just publish poetry they love. Poetry publishing is a business and no business can afford to run at a loss. When you send your manuscript to a publisher, they’re not just looking at how wonderful the poetry is, but also considering if it might make a loss. Emma Lee gives a list of why manuscripts are rejected:

www.emmalee1.wordpress.com/2015/07/22/reasons-poetry-manuscripts-get-rejected/

 

The success of hip-hop has radically reshaped many American art forms. This is particularly true of poetry.

www.review.gawker.com/the-breakbeat-poets-on-how-hip-hop-revolutionized-ameri

 

With its rules, terms, famous practitioners and variety, poetry can seem daunting. But you don't have to know your accentual verse from your zeugma to make words flow on the page.

www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/liz-berry-helps-young-poets-blossom