John M Sweeney says

'if anyone could predict which books will sell, publishing wouldn't be the dumb business it really is.'

Robert Peake, an American poet living in Britain, shares his thoughts on craft and innovation

Andrew O’Hagan prepares to complete a journey around the British Isles begun with Seamus Heaney, and reflects on his lifelong immersion in poetry, and celebrates poets as risk-takers and miracle-workers.

 Maitreyabandhu says spiritual life is primarily concerned with overcoming self-centredness, with committing

ourselves to values such as empathy and insight. Poetry can be a spiritual practice, a way of life.

Trinidadian poet Roger Robinson talked to Katy Georgiou about dealing with rejection and why poetry

is a mission, not a business.

Ian Gregson, Professor of Creative Writing at Bangor University wonders if universities are doing poetry

books a disservice.

A step by step guide on how to put together a poetry manuscript for publication By Bob Holman and Margery Snyder

What follows is the Jo Bell Method; the method of an immensely, award-winningly disorganised poet who

nonetheless has managed to win awards. Her vast and lofty experience teaches her that the key part of

winning any prize or getting into a journal is this: SEND THE BUGGERS OFF.

How a movement has been misconstrued as a genre

(Chris Gilpin, Canadian Review of Literature and Performance)

2014 has offered further proof, if any were still needed, that poetry blogs are here to stay amid the maelstrom of social media.