|Article 16 - for Poetry Review Vol. 89 No. 4 Winter 1999/2000|
Subtitles can be revealing. That of Vispo at http://www.vispo.com/ is "Langu(im)age" so it will probably come as little surprise to learn that I've bookmarked it with the description "interesting and a bit weird." It has a lot of attractively produced dynamic poetry by Jim Andrews. Words change shape, morph into other words, roll around the screen in interesting and attractive ways. It also has a audio section with intriguing RealAudio renderings of Jim's poetry, and some from Martha Cinabar.
The subtitle of the Thimblepoets site at http://www.thimblepoets.org/ is "poetry that protects" which didn't inspire a lot of confidence. Indeed, the chatrooms and message boards of this forum-style site are probably best avoided. Its library area does have a useful collection of literary resources, such as dictionaries and a thesaurus. Another site worth visiting for its growing list of resource links is The Daisy Chain at
A new literary resource from Scotland is The Book Town Search Engine at 1 which is a searchable guide to books and literature on the web. It's quick and straightforward to use, though it needs to expand its database, which is currently a bit patchy.
Cauldron and Net at http://www.StudioCleo.com/cauldron/ is a literary magazine that uses lots of multimedia. There's some good quality material, but the site plays tricks with your browser which you may or may not enjoy. You'll probably need to restart Netscape or Internet Explorer after a visit here, so make it the last point of call.
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1This URL still works, but appears to contain just advertisements.