|Article 17 - for Poetry Review Vol. 90 No. 1 Spring 2000|
Able Muse at http://www.ablemuse.com/ is a new review of metrical poetry edited from California (though where they come from seems to matter less and less with online magazines.) The first issue features good work from featured poet Beth Houston, an interesting essay on the Sonnet in the 20th century, more poetry and light verse. It also has some excellent artwork. A neat touch are direct links to Amazon for books by featured poets.
Another newish journal, now on its second issue is slope. I probably don't have to tell you more about it than that it's at http://www.slope.org/ and that the issue features names like William Oxley, Peter Finch, John Kinsella, and Sheila Murphy, to convince you it's worth a visit.
Poetry London at http://www.poetrylondon.co.uk/ is a taster for the print magazine, but has quite a bit of up to date news and information. What they're hoping for, of course, is the site will whet your appetite just enough to make you go out and buy the full paper version.
Paul Deane is passionate that alliterative and accentual poetry still has a place in the 21st century, and he makes an excellent case at his interesting Forgotten Ground Regained site at 1 He has sample poems, essays and explanations, and the site is a valuable resource, even if you don't feel as strongly as he does.
Jane Dorner's new book The Internet: A Writer's Guide is a much needed survey of and introduction to what the Internet has to offer. The accompanying website at http://www.internetwriter.co.uk/ serves a double purpose. As well as providing the contents and some extracts, there's a password protected2 part of the site with links to all 800 or so websites mentioned in the book. Buy the book and you get the password, which saves you a lot of typing.
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2The InternetWriter site is no longer password protected.