Wake: Up to Poetry
Get Your Daily Dose of Poetry
Do you love poetry, but find yourself unable to sit down and read an entire collection?Between running around doing errands, writing for ourselves, or sitting behind a desk working, it can be hard to find time to read the genre that we all love.
But never fear! Here at the Press, we have compiled a list of some of websites that feature a poem-a-day, which is a great way to get your poetry fix quickly and effectively. Below are some of our favorites:
- Poetry Daily features an anthology of contemporary poetry “selected for its literary quality” in order to “provide you with a window on a very broad range of poetry.” We’re really excited about this site because it will feature two poems from Michael Longley’s latest, The Stairwell, tomorrow (11/18). You can sign up for a free weekly email newsletter to keep you up to date on “upcoming poets, special editorial features, and poetry news and reviews.”
- Writer’s Almanac with Garrison Keillor features a daily poem with an option to listen to the poem via audio link. The site also includes a list of birthdays and events that occurred on that particular day in the past.
- Poets.org features work by American poets and you can sign up to receive an email every morning with their featured daily poems.
- Your Daily Poem’s purpose is to “help dispel the ugly myth that poetry is boring” and achieves this by featuring poems “specifically selected for accessibility and appeal.” They feature both contemporary and classic poems, as well as famous and more obscure poems and poets. There is also a biography of the poet connected with every featured poem.
- Verse Daily “is an independently owned daily publication of quality poetry” online. Each poem includes information on the poet as well as the publisher. They also take submissions from a variety of sources including published magazines, books, anthologies, and chapbooks of poetry.
Those on Twitter can also follow all of these sites to get daily poetry right on your feed. In order to make it easier for you, here are the links for Poetry Daily, Writer’s Almanac, Poets.org, Your Daily Poetry, and Verse Daily.
If we missed one of your favorites, comment below, so others can get their daily fix of poetry. And don’t forget to check out work from Michael Longley’s latest collection on Poetry Daily tomorrow!