|Article 12 - for Poetry Review Vol. 88 No. 4 Winter 1998/99|
Anyone who has read A Spillage of Mercury won't be surprised to learn that some of the stuff at Neil Rollison's Poetry Page 1 is pretty steamy. Neil has dived enthusiastically into Internet technology, and you need a version 4 browser to make the most of your visit. You'll also need a RealAudio player to hear him read his National Poetry Competition winner. It's worth it: this is the best quality audio recording I've encountered on the web.
Another couple of single author sites well worth visiting are Chris Emery's homepage atfor his beautifully crafted 'Scally' collection; and Lawrence Upton's at for the interesting experiments in multiple voices, layout and colour.
Perihelion at http://webdelsol.com/Perihelion/ has (and lives up to) the subtitle: Poetry, Theory, Discussion and Practice. It's an attractively designed magazine, with lively discussion and a very high quality of contributions. Is poetry dead, or is there a new digital language that can take it to new places? Find out here.
Another place to find excellent writing is Agnieszka's Dowry at 2. This is the on-line magazine from A Small Garlic Press, and has more poetry than discussion. Links between the pages are not always obvious, so finding your way around it can be either exciting or frustrating, depending on your temperament.
Just about anything that attempts to bring poetry into science or vice versa is worth applauding in my view, so The Periodic Table of Poetry atis bound to get a big thumbs-up from me. A poem for each of the chemical elements is their aim, and they seem to be about half way there. The poems are submitted by visitors to the site, so the range of approaches is very varied. If you've a poem about Yttrium that hasn't found a home yet, this is the place to send it.
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