|Article 20 - for Poetry Review Vol. 90 No. 4 Winter 2000/2001|
Internet poetry expands at such a rate that Net Verse can only hope to pick out a few highlights. Sometimes important resources don't get a look in until after they're well established. One site you could argue I should have mentioned long ago is Mudlark at http://www.unf.edu/mudlark/ This is a fine magazine, with each issue devoted to the work of one or two poets, giving each one a substantial airing. Back issues are maintained, so the site is building into a substantial library of work. Formatting is kept simple, so Mudlark is fast to load.
Another place I'm astonished to find I've not mentioned before is Tim Love's Literary Reference site at http://www2.eng.cam.ac.uk/~tpl/lit.html. This is a vast and well-organised collection of links. Tim reckons that poetry about poetry is undeservedly frowned on, so is taking a stand against this with his new site Poetry about Poetry at http://homepages.tesco.net/~magdtp/pap.html. He's seeking material for this, so if you've a self-referential poem you've not found a home for, you know where to send it.
K.M. Dersley has some fine poems, and essays on Bukowski and Kerouac at his Ragged Edge site at http://www.raggededge.btinternet.co.uk/ He's now started including guest poets, the first of which is jazz poet Gerald Locklin.
Seamus Heaney, Anthony Thwaite, and Thom Gunn are just three of the poets interviewed at 1. The site is promoting print versions, so you don't get everything here. Nevertheless, the extracts are generous and interesting, and well worth visiting.
If you want a bit of light relief after that, you could do a lot worse than drop into Adam Taylor's Poetry Place at http://www.poetryplace.co.uk/ where you'll find some excellent humorous poetry, much of it with a sharp satirical bite, from this Yahoo UK Poet in Residence.
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