Net Verse
  Article 6 - for Poetry Review Vol. 87 No. 2 Summer 1997




The recent death of Allen Ginsberg makes this as good a time as any to mention the Literary Kicks site at which has photographs, biographies, bibliographies and lots of other stuff about not only Ginsberg, but Kerouac, Burroughs, and the rest.

If Keats and Shelley are more your cup of tea, then you'll prefer the Keats-Shelley Journal, at It's really a taster for the paper version, but contains some useful resources and links.

Another taster is for a new, Tasmanian based, arts and literature journal, with a heavy poetry bias, called siglo. It looks as if it may well be worth reading; judge for yourself at

Anyone who knows Peter Finch's work won't be surprised to learn that he has a web site, nor that it makes imaginative use of the possibilities of the medium. I found his hypertext information page on R.S. Thomas paticularly interesting. Look it up, at

A couple of entertaining, though very different, magazine style sites have popped up recently. A Little Poetry at is worth visiting to experience the fizzing enthusiasm of its owner, Tracee Coleman.

As its name suggests, The Alsop Review, at, is a more sedate e-zine, that wants to be taken seriously, and probably deserves to be. It's well designed, and has a very high standard of poetry. I should warn you that it contains Kirkup's banned poem The Love That Dares To Speak Its Name but don't worry: that page is clearly marked, so you can easily avoid it.

There seems to be some good-natured rivalry about who can produce the longest list of poetry-related sites. Patrick Martin is doing pretty well at the moment, with over 600 links in his Poetry Resource at

Tips for good sites are always welcome. Send them to the usual address: ...

Copyright © Peter Howard 1997-2004

1This URL still works, but just takes you to an advertisement for e-book production

2This URL still works but it's probably better to visit via

3A Little Poetry has moved to

4The Alsop Review has moved to You still have to be careful not to click on the link to Kirkup's poem.