Other daily poetry sites
- Autumn Sky Poetry Daily
A literary magazine edited by Christine Klocek-Lim.
From the Academy of American Poets (Poets.org).
- Poetry Daily
The original daily poetry site is still fresh.
- Rattle online
Apparently there’s also a print magazine?
- The Middlewesterner
Micropoetry from Tom Montag.
- The Storialist
Hannah Stephenson’s fabulous ekphrastic poetry.
- tiny words
One of the web’s longest-running daily periodicals for haiku and other micropoetry.
- Tupelo Press’ 30/30 Project
Any month can be NaPoWriMo for the volunteer poets, who write 30 poems in 30 days.
- Verse Daily
Like Poetry Daily, but much more open to reprinting poems from web journals.
A few favorite online magazines
- Aeon Magazine
Science, philosophy and society.
A journal dedicated to literary translation.
Concise literary nonfiction.
- Cha: An Asian Literary Journal
Asian-themed creative work and work done by Asian writers and artists.
A literary magazine dedicated to publishing writers from under-represented groups.
- Escape Into Life
Original art and literature from around the world.
- Found Poetry Review
“Celebrates the poetry in the existing and the everyday.”
- Gnarled Oak
Poetry, prose, artwork and videos.
Poetry, fiction, art, politics.
- Luna Luna
“Culture, literature, sex & magic.”
A poetry journal with themed issues.
- Right Hand Pointing
Short poetry, fiction and art.
- Silk Road Review
Fiction, essays, poetry, and translations.
Writing about place.
- The Common
“Fiction, essays, poetry, and images that embody particular times and places both real and imagined.”
- The Toast
Literature, feminism, humor.
- Words Without Borders
International poetry and prose in translation.
Art and photography bloggers
- Anita Mills
Ceramics, jewelery, 3-D printing, and other artistic adventures.
- Anthropological Notebook
Malaysian anthropologist and photographer Lye Tuck-Po.
London-based artist Natalie d’Arbeloff’s always entertaining projects and musings.
- Clive Hicks-Jenkins’ Artlog
This great contemporary Welsh painter somehow also finds the time to maintain an exceptionally interesting blog.
- Drawing the Motmot
Wildlife painter Debby Kaspari on nature and art.
- Marja-Leena Rathje
“On printmaking and other passions” from Vancouver, BC.
- Paula’s House of Toast
A curmudgeonly but brilliant macro photographer and arguer with God.
- Swoon Videopoetry, Soundscapes, etc.
The Belgian filmmaker and musician Marc Neys is redefining videopoetry.
- A Passion for Nature
Jennifer Schlick is a teacher-naturalist in Western New York.
- Charismatic Minifauna
Gwen Pearson A.K.A. Bug Girl’s vastly entertaining column about insects in Wired.
- Coyote Crossing
Naturalist writer Chris Clarke’s musings from the Mojave.
- Journey to the Center
Photographer and naturalist Bev Wigney divides her time between Nova Scotia and Arizona.
- Marcia Bonta
A monthly column from a naturalist writer in central Pennsylvania (who also happens to be Dave’s mom).
- Musings from Aotearoa
Robb Kloss is a mountain man from the Ruahine ranges in the North Island of Aotearoa.
“Pete lives in the Pohangina Valley, Aotearoa/New Zealand and writes about travelling and people, mountains and other wild places…”
- Riverside Rambles
Bisbee, Arizona-based Larry Ayers has a great eye and insatiable curiosity.
- Rock Paper Lizard
Entertaining stories and observations from southwestern British Columbia.
- Somewhere in New Jersey
Everybody loves going to the shore, but few know beach habitats and inhabitants as well as Laura.
- The Dharma Bums
Robin and Roger share photos and updates on living with nature in northern California.
Jason M Hogle lives in Texas, knows a great deal about nature and takes amazing photos of wildlife.
Poets, writers, and other uncategorizable personal bloggers
- 如 (thus) 是
Buddhist scholar Seon Joon.
- 3rd House Journal
Leslee Masten is the archetypal personal blogger with an eye for arts and culture.
- Ann E. Michael
“Poetry, nature, and speculative philosophical musings” from a poet in eastern Pennsylvania.
- Balanced on the Edge
Poet and yoga teacher Christine Swint.
New Jersey-based poet Diane Lockward covers the American poetry scene.
- Book of Kells
Poet Kelli Russell Agodon’s “notes on writing & living creatively.”
- box elder
Lucy Kempton is a personal blogger and photographer living in Brittany.
- Collin Kelley: Modern Confessional
An Atlanta-based poet and novelist blending the personal and the cultural/social/political.
- Coyote Mercury
James Brush writes, takes photos, and makes videopoems in Austin, Texas.
- Creature of the Shade
“Jarrett Walker’s personal notes on places, arts, plants, and the search for home.”
- Dick Jones’ Patteran Pages
Mostly poems, mostly first-rate, from darkest England.
- Dr. Omed’s Tent Show Revival
The best snake-oil salesman in the literary blogosphere.
- Feathers of Hope
Pica and Numenius have been keeping this “weblog on nature and place, the design arts, critters, and baseball” since forever.
- George Szirtes
One of the greatest living British poets, Szirtes blogs about poetry, culture and society.
- good universe next door
Poet Carolee Bennett lives near Albany, NY, and blogs about poetry and life.
- Heraclitean Fire
Arts and culture from London-based blogger Harry Rutherford.
- Hoarded Ordinaries
Lorianne DiSabato is a down-to-earth Buddhist teacher who blogs about everything under the sun.
- Idle Words
Travel blogger Maciej Cegłowski doesn’t post very often, but when he does, it’s a treat.
- I was not born in English
Poetic musings from Magda Kapa in Germany.
Poet and interviewer JasonCrane has legally changed his last name to .Org.
- Jeannine Hall Gailey
Poetry, writing and more from Redmond, Washington.
- Koranteng’s Toli
Koranteng is “From Ghana by way of France and England, technologist, omnivorous reader, sometime writer and music lover.”
- Kristin Berkey-Abbott
A poet, scholar, and “wanna-be mystic” blogs about her “life as a poet, along with other creative ventures.”
- Language Hat
Steve Dodson’s long-running blog is essential reading for all who love language.
- life as a journey
“Roads, moments, encounters, etc.” from German writer Dorothee Lang.
Dale Favier posts poems, confessional essays, occasional rants and more.
An Indian living in Germany and blogging some of the best writing of place on the Internet.
- Poet Mom
Massachusetts poet January Gill O’Neil’s blog.
- Put Words Together. Make Meaning.
Poet Donna Vorreyer lives in Chicago and blogs about writing, teaching, poetry and life.
- Rosefire Rising
PF Anderson posts terrific original poetry and occasionally other things.
- sam of the 10,000 things
Poet Sam Rasnake shares favorite poems and writes about poetry, music, and more.
- serif of nottingblog
Canadian poet Gary Barwin’s latest poems and provocations.
- slow reads
Peter writes gracefully about reading, poetry, religion and society, and tosses off a great poem now and then.
- small change
Poet Maria Benet blogs from Marin County, CA.
Scottish poet Rob Mackenzie reviews books, talks politics, and covers the UK poetry scene.
- The Alchemist’s Kitchen
Poet Susan Rich on “Poetry, Travel, and the Creative Writing Life.”
- the cassandra pages
Beth Adams lives in Montreal, makes art, publishes books, and blogs beautifully about culture, religion and life.
- The Good Typist
“Seattle-based poet, fiction writer, and day-jobber” Kristin McHenry.
- The Ordinary and the Wild
Laura Sorrells writes about place, nature, faith, and more from the mountains of northern Georgia, USA.
- The Palace at 2:00 a.m.
Marly Youmans blogs about literature, culture, and her life as as a poet and novelist.
- The Phoenix
A personal blogger (and brilliant if infrequent poet) living in Yorkshire.
- The Rain in My Purse
This may be Dave’s favorite blog. It’s by Sarah Sloat, an American poet living in Germany.
- The Task at Hand
Great essays from Linda Leinen on the Gulf Coast of Texas.
- too much august not enough snow
Poet Sherry O’Keefe likes “to camp and fish and drive the back roads in Montana.”
- twisted rib
A personal blog with one of the best About pages ever.
- Will Buckingham
Imagine a good philosopher who’s also a genial and ingenious writer and you have Will Buckingham.
- Velveteen Rabbi
Poet and rabbi Rachel Barenblat’s blog is essential reading for anyone interested in contemporary Jewish thought and devotional practice. She always brings up the rear in blogrolls, so we’re giving her an extra-long write-up to make up for it. (Seriously, though, what sane blogger chooses a name beginning with a V?)
Why these links?
Time was when every blog had a blogroll right in the sidebar. In these more mobile-focused times, that’s perceived as extra clutter and has fallen out of fashion. But especially for a site like Via Negativa where most posts are original creative work rather than commentary, and therefore contain few outgoing links, we think it’s as important as ever to maintain a list of some of our favorite places on the web—especially those that aren’t as well-known as they should be.
We’ve been reading many of these bloggers for a very long time, so they’ve come to seem like friends and neighbors, but we do try to keep the needs of Via Negativa readers in mind when deciding what to include. Thus for example we tend not to include blogs that haven’t been updated in more than six months, or blogs that serve merely to record the author’s publications elsewhere (not that there’s anything wrong with that). It’s also worth pointing out that while some of the above-linked sites are run by good friends, we link with absolutely no expectation of quid pro quo. Any requests to engage in reciprocal linking will be deleted unread. (It doesn’t take very much of that before Google figures out what you’re trying to do and demotes your sites in its search rankings. But more than that, it’s just unfair to readers.)