Nov 12, 2014
We are breaking the rules this week to recommend some poetry-related websites we think you might be interested in.
Lemon Hound has a unique and strong editorial voice. To our great dismay, Sina Queyras has announced that she will stop publishing new content on the website soon, but that just gives you all the more reason to take a look and appreciate all the great work she has done. Lemon Hound has everything from quick and digestible "short takes" to thought-provoking conversations and criticisms. The website will be staying up even after Queyras' work is done, so make sure you pass the link on.
The Poetry Foundation
If you have not yet been introduced to The Poetry Foundation then you are in for a wonderful surprise. The website has a large database of free poems to peruse, so even if you have been there once or twice, it is always worth going back. We also strongly recommend The Poetry Foundation for literature students and people who don't know where to get started with poetry. You can even search the content by subjects, such as love.
Brain Pickings touches on many more topics than just poetry, but its varying appreciation for all things literary and philosophical is what makes it so notable. Each blog post is easily digestible, even for those who might not be so familiar with the subjects. Like The Poetry Foundation, Brain Pickings is also great for students because of its quick and accessible summaries of complicated topics, such as the theories of Susan Sontag.