Home some Links to other sites of interest

This page is being built up as a selected list of links to other websites containing innovative & interesting writing, or links to this. Last completely updated, May 19, 2010; partially updated (largely British sites), February 2011. I am on the final iteration of link-checking etc, concentrating, again, on the British sites or sites with substantial British material. I am uploading my revisions from now on an ad hoc basis, so take the page as being in a permanent beta state until this is complete. Other members of the BritPo and UK Poetry listservs will recognise my use of many of the URLs posted there.

I do realise this is a huge page — if you want to go to a specific site, it may be quicker to use the Quick Links page, which just lists the names as links. That page also lists sites slightly more analytically — several categories here are deliberately miscellaneous.

online magazines, e-publishers and other large-scale assemblages of writing

3:AM Magazine

Whatever it is, we're against it looks to contemporary Europe, to a grungy beat USA, and to British Bohemia, in a likeable and quirky late modernist (and post) literary mix. A vital and necessary resource for British poets is the astonishing series of 80+ Maintenant Interviews by SJ Fowler – interviews with + (translated) poems by contemporary European poets, slewed interestingly away from the familiar to cover a wide range of states and cultures, (even Britain and Ireland, including Tom Jenks and Holly Pester). Read it! Use it! Crush Little-Englandism now! Look out too for events linked with these interviews, often at Rich Mix, 35–47 Bethnal Green Road E1 6LA


"Pick 3 stories from Google News. Using only words that occur in the first 3 paragraphs of each story, make a poem with 3 stanzas, 3 lines each, no more than 60 characters per line. The 3-word title should use a word from each story. Mechanical aids encouraged." Even has a handy list of text processors.

The 3rd Page: A Journal of Ongrowing Natures

Hammond Guthrie's site is a huge & agreeably baggy monster, and with a wealth of material: a John Wieners memorial, writing on Adelaide Crapsey, Philomene Long, the Queen of Bohemia, and some fascinating links, often with a beat slant. It is hosted by emptymirror.com, an online beat bookstore also worth visiting. Go on — flush out the the sludge of theory with some total human commitment!


"an online magazine of the literary arts" is an attractive ezine, combinging some good contemporary writing with "classic" texts (eg Milton).

absent magazine static site

This really is an attractive ezine, with a wide range of poets, who, as the phrase goes, were mainly unknown to me (it's my fault, they're all damned good & worth reading). This is good quality writing. As an editorial Simon DeDeo's essay "towards an anarchist poetics" is spot on.

Action Yes

This is an online magazine linked with American publisher Action Books, and with strong Scandinavian connections. Current material that interests me is a two part essay by Per Bäckström Crush the Assholetters Between the Teeth: Språkgrotesk in Henri Michaux and Gunnar Ekelöf (Part 1) and (Part 2), on the grotesque in modernism.

Ahadada Books

publish in paper, but also online, with some excellent e-books, including South Wales Echo by Gerard Casey, Catherine Daly, Secret Kitty, Christine Kennedy & David Kennedy, Ovid's Keyholes, Peter Riley, Greek Passages (1st Part) and Kelvin Corcoran, I Know the Songs of all the Birds. The site is crammed with goodies, with Die Young, "a literary magazine for cartographers of the abyss, toad smokers, connoisseurs of coma, the metabolically challenged", a blog, and video also.

The Alterran Poetry Assemblage static site amended listing

has a lot of interesting writing, presented very directly. You may be interested in work by Alan Halsey, Pete Smith, Ralph Hawkins, Ken Edwards, Andrew Nightingale, Drew Milne, Allen Fisher, Peter Manson, Alan Halsey, Trevor Joyce, Tony Lopez, Peter Middleton, Geraldine Monk & Laurence Upton. American site. Now archived by National Library of Canada Electronic Collection.

The Argotist Online amended listing

is devoted entirely to poetry and poetics. It publishes non-mainstream poetry, and features essays and interviews related to it. By non-mainstream, I mean poetry that is aware of the plasticity of language and which places connotation and ambiguity over denotation and precision of meaning. This sort of poetry invites interpretation and allows for plurality of meaning as opposed to hermeneutic closure. I can't agree with all of editor Jeffrey Side's credo — I'd aim for some impossible combination of precision and ambiguity — but it's a brave nailing of colours to the mast for an heroic e-zine which contains a very wide range of poets, eg Rupert Loydell, Geoff Stevens, Ashok Niyogi, Peter Riley, John M. Bennett (including also an excellent essay, Reading John M. Bennett: How to Read and Think About the Poetry of John M. Bennett by Gregory Vincent St. Thomasino), Allen Fisher, Catherine Daly, Diana Magallon, Christopher Mulrooney, Chris McCabe, Jeff Harrison, John Seed, Gregory Vincent St. Thomasino, Ron Silliman. Adam Fieled, Peter Finch, Mairéad Byrne, jUStin!katKO, plus an equally wide range of articles and interviews, and a huge list of links. And now an ever-increasing number of ebooks, widely varied in technique but always innovative. It also includes fascinating series of interviews with songwriters on songwriting and poetry and editors (US and UK) on the Future of Poetry Publishing. It is a wonderful site, near perfection in its inclusiveness and boldness. Jeffrey Side also has a blog, Jeffrey Side: Occasional comment on the appalling state of mainstream poetry, with very interesting material. Jeffrey's very consistent and rigorously argued reader-response critical position I find always very challenging. It is put simply and boldly in the essay Poetry in Turbulence (or how to enjoy poetry without really understanding it).

arras.net amended listing

Brian Kim Stefans' site is a very rich source of material, including superb animations and other visual material, chapbooks and other epublications (including The White Wish by Andrea Brady, and Nicholas Moore's famous and astonishing versions of Baudelaire's Spleen). Brian Kim Stefans' weblog, Free Space Comix: The Blog is a fascinating starting point. Of great interest and value is his new Introduction to Electronic Literature: a freeware guide: an exhaustive and authoritative guide to anyone interested in this area of contemporary writing. American site. Note that the site is at present undergoing a major rejig, with the links here working, but the material not by Stefans not readily findable other than by searching.

arthur+martha new listing

is an experimental arts organisation based in the UK. We help marginalised people to find their creative voice, using a mix of art and poetry. We've worked with older hospital patients, holocaust survivors, excluded schoolchildren, children who have special needs and are directed by artist Lois Blackburn and poet Philip Davenport. Astonishing work, documenting & empowering, using techniques of late modernist/postmodernist poetry. It's hugely important: the opposite of the academicisation of contemporary writing. Follow their arthur+martha blog, full of information. Major projects include:


"A group poetry blog founded by Andrew Lundwall and Clayton A. Couch". A lot of material from a lot of people, eg Sheila Murphy, Guido Monte, Adam Fieled.

Atlanta Poets Group

have a really fun blog — looks like another American city with an interesting poetry scene.

Avance Publishing: extending the art of communication

edited by Tim Gaze from South Australia, hosted by Jukka-Pekka Kervinen, publishes (often huge) pdfs of asemic and graphic writing, with work by, among others, their good selves, Michael Jacobson, Andrew Topel, suzan sarý.

Beard of Bees

"is committed to publishing quality chapbooks by liberated poets from Anywhere. We do not discriminate against non-human or post-human artists." Human artists include David Berridge, Mark Cunningham, Giles Goodland, Theodore Enslin, Rae Armantrout, Catherine Daly, more of John Crouse and Jim Leftwich's Acts, Jacques Roubaud & Harriet Zinnes; for non-human check out Gnoetry. All as non-copyright pdfs.

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BeeHive Hypertext/Hypermedia Journal static site

"The intent of the Journal is to provide a venue for creative literary content that explores the potential of network-based creativity." There is a wide range of different ways of using the Web for multimedia and hypertext works, some banal, much haunting. In the current issue I enjoyed most Marianne Shaneen, "An Ornithology of War" and Jon Fried, "Definitions". The archive includes work from Lawrence Upton and Peter Howard. Not at present active site.


is Ross Priddle's mailart etc blog. Delightful to drift through.


a literary magazine published in Gloucester Massachusetts, 1975–1981, edited by Fred Buck, Paul Kahn and Thorpe Feidt, and mailed out. Now available as pdfs on Paul Kahn's business website, bless him. Relive a Golden Age! And yet, so like our own — try John Freeman's Cambridge Poem. Astonishing range of names, including many British poets.

Big Bridge

"A magazine of poetry and everything else" is a delightful site, including much fun, and poetry from, eg, Michael McClure, Jeffrey Side, Ray DiPalma.

BLACKBOX: a record of the crash

Willam James Austin's e-zine has a lot of good material on it, including work from Anny Ballardini, John M Bennett, Crag Hill, Sheila E Murphy, Andrew Topel, Donna Kuhn.

Black Box Manifold

is an online forum with a slant towards innovative poetry that has prose, narrative, or sequences in its sights. It is a new poetry ezine with a lot of potential, and a very wide range of material, including work from Charles Bernstein, Medbh McGuckian, Alistair Noon, David Annwn, Vahni Capildeo, Christine Kennedy, David Kennedy, Rupert Loydell, Tom Leonard, Peter Manson, Sophie Mayer, Peter Minter, Leo Mellor, Redell Olsen. Most recent issue includes a Translation section that includes Tim Atkins, Poems from Petrarch, Vahni Capildeo, Four Departures from 'Wulf and Eadwacer', Michael Kindellan, after Baudelaire, Pound, Char, Rod Mengham, versions of Sosnowski & Archilochus, Keston Sutherland, Marx & Espitallier, Geoff Ward, from Rainer Maria Rilke: Duino Elegies.

Black Market Review

is out of Edge Hill University, carrying fiction and poetry.

Blart: A Magazine for Innovative Poetry new listing

This is really fun! Lots of poetry from a wide range of good poets: Alan Halsey, Susan Banks, Alex Willie Singerman, Emily Critchley, Harry Godwin, John Muckle, Juha Virtenen, Susana Gardner, Mark Smith, Sarah Kelly, Alan Hay, James Harvey, Andrew Spragg and me in most recent issue. The cup runneth over! Stephen Emmerson, you have done well.

BlazeVOX: A Refuge

"Post-Avant Fiction & Poetries", gives online material (current issue on contemporary Buffalo scene) and large pdf files in a clear format. Contents include as e-books Mark Young, Betabet, Sheila E Murphy, pressure on the spine / her spine your spine my spine, Jukka-Pekka Kervinen [#1-#46] and mIEKAL aND Truth Squeal Vacuum, poems by Duane Locke and Gregory St Vincent Thomasino, plus previous issues, print-on-demand books and merchandising, and a BlazeVOX blog too. A good place (seems to be Buffalo) — well done, Geoffrey Gatza.

The Bow Wow Shop: an international poetry forum

is most engaging, more than it ought to be. It is part overly self-assured cultural establishment, part superb total independence and sheer creative quirkiness. For such pleasure, try Tom Lowenstein's From Culbone Wood to Xanadu: An Extract from the Journal of a Poet, with a dysentery, in Remission, who the Previous Afternoon near Culbone Wood had written Kubla Khan (A Fragment).

Brindin Press

publish poetry in translation, mainly from European languages. The site shows a strong commitment to this, with a lot of material available online, including translations by James Kirkup, and some fine bilingual chapbooks (eg Tibullus, Fasti — Books I & II, translated by Tony Kline).

Broken Boulder Press static site

publish two journals: gestalten (experimental poetry), and neotrope (progressive fiction) — specimens of which are on the site, plus a range of pdf chapbooks, including John Crouse, Belows, Sheila E. Murphy, Arbitrariums, William Keckler, Recombinant Image Day, and a gallery of visual work. A rich site.

The Café Irreal: International Imagination

is the website of a movement, defining itself as a form of postmodern allegory (with leanings to fantasy and surrealism, especially Central European versions, in there). Mainly prose texts, quite haunting and unsettling, with theoretical base too! There is also a blog, The Irreal Cafe.


"is a journal of literature in translation, published in print tri-annually and continuously on the internet." With original texts, plus some interviews and reviews. High quality!

Cannibal Spices

is published as part of Openned, as an online magazine, most recently featuring Ken Edwards, Jeff Hilson, slmendoza (aka Linus Slug) and Timothy Thornton.

CRB: The Caribbean Review of Books

is the new website of a magazine concerned with anglophone Caribbean literature and social/historical experience from a modernist perspective. (Or that's my take on what they're doing.) And is therefore very interesting. Names associated with it I picked up on include Vahni Capildeo (bless her!) and Kei Miller (a good poet, whose work you ought really to know ...).

Cha: An Asian Literary Journal

is published from Hong Kong (Tammy Ho is co-editor), and contains a lot of poetry. It is an elegant ezine with interesting and enjoyable material. I find contemporary writing from Asia fascinating: if modernism is all about urban life, then in Asia, where urban life is at its most intense and innovative, what writing reports is compelling.

A Chide's Alphabet static site

elegantly designed magazine edited by David Bircumshaw, current issue featuring poetry by Sheila Murphy, Tim Allen, Peter Riley, Pierre Joris, WB Keckler, Jeff Harrison, Special feature on German language poetry (with essay by Andrew Duncan), translation from the Dutch by Andrew Duncan & Karlien van den Breulen, and some of a very complex text from David Bircumshaw. Also on the site are two collections of poems by David Bircumshaw: Parousia and Painting Without Numbers. The whole ensemble comprises Spectare's Web — a remarkable monument!

Cipher Journal

is an e-zine devoted to translation — issues and examples. There is a lot of really excellent material on it, eg, Versions of August Stramm by Alistair Noon. by Thomas Meyer from Dao De Jing by Laozi, by Karl Krause and Anny Ballardini from Pasolini, by Louis E. Bourgeois from Fragments by Stéphane Mallarmé, by Pierre Joris from Cycle III of Lichtzwang by Paul Celan, Mark DuCharme & Kent Johnson, "'Addressed to No One': Reading Jack Spicer's After Lorca". A very rewarding site (even if index in near unreadable red on black).

The Claudius App: A Journal of Fast Poetry new listing

Hey chatbot, I'm really into your embarrassment of riches thing. . . . English is over children. Now here comes the opening bell: is what it says about itself (once you've got there). No prisoners taken. The avant-garde doing hand-to-hand fighting in the trenches. British poets, including Joe Luna, Jonty Tiplady in current issue. The Dream Reviews are nice. Yeah, let's piss them off, and say bits of it are very nice really. Sound files on stupid amp thing by the way. And Issue 1 not directly at Archive but here.

Coconut static site

is a really exceptionally well designed and very active ezine – I am left speechless with delight at the sheer pleasure of reading it. The writing is of a very high quality. Current issue includes Eileen Tabios, W.B. Keckler & Snezana Zabic. They also produce online/printable chapbooks.

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The Commonline Project: 'A Guerrilla Magazine of Lines & Interview'

"An electronic-guerrilla-magazine, CommonLine is dedicated to publishing poetry, interview and review. CommonLine's original mission was to promote blue collar verse- that is, poetry written by or about, and for, the common reader, hence the name of the magazine. The magazine's original mission was to promote blue collar verse; that is, poetry written by or about and for the common reader, hence the title of the magazine. Since, CommonLine has expanded it's content to include diverse types of writing, although, it still places significant emphasis on the experience of the working-class person." Interesting, sort of.

Concelebratory Shoehorn Review: A Monthly Literary & Arts E-Zine That's The Perfect Remedy For Achilles' Tendon

Maurice Oliver's blogzine has a nice range of largely American poets.


is a largely flash-based site with a lot of material from the engagingly diverse American print magazine: the texts by Aase Berg ("Där låg marsvinen" — "There lay guinea pigs" prove chilling words) are well worth searching out, and other gems will be encountered.

Cosmoetica: the best in poetica

Dan Schneider's website hosts much material from him — some of which is worth a lot of attention — and evidence of his wide-ranging enthusiasms (and the opposite!), ranging from an encomium on The Zombies, to small online selections of "Neglected Poets", including some very worthwhile names who you may be unfamiliar with, eg Conrad Aiken, Samuel Greenberg, H.D., Stephen Jonas, Mina Loy, Tom McGrath, Lorine Niedecker, Kenneth Patchen, Laura Riding.


Jukka-Pekka Kervinen's Lulu Storefront enables you to buy (pod) or download a range of experimental poetry, visual poetry, Fluxus works, focusing especially collaborative works. Jim Leftwich, John Crouse, Jukka-Pekka Kervinen, Michelle Greenblatt, Peter Ganick, John M. Bennett, Andrew Topel and Jeffrey Side are the authors.


endeavors to dynamically engage the precarious interface between lyrical expeditions and conceptual economies, between experiential risk and critical clarity, between an ethics of event and an aesthetics of representation. We encourage cross-genre pollination, intermedia hybridity, and interdisciplinary dialogue. This interpenetrative space serves as a repository for theoretical and imaginative explorations, as a forum for contemporary cultural concerns, and as a springboard for developing innovative pedagogical tools. Oh my dear! Are you up to this? Lots of interesting writing (both primary and as essays) and (this is catching!) other textual practices, often with brief commentary, by the likes of Leslie Scalapino, Eileen Tabios, Derek Beaulieu, Rachel Blau DuPlessis, Nick Piombino. Jolly interesting really. Current issue includes focus on Radical Poetics & Secular Jewish Culture, with contributions from Charles Bernstein and Rachel Blau DuPlessis aming others.

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So many, so beautifully produced, so full of so many different names, these American websites. Ah, the land of plenty! XConnect is a good site, with some interesting material — Giles Goodland (not American!), Lyn Hejinian, Denise Duhamel, in the current issue.


a contemporary poetry foldable/printable ezine by Rhys Trimble. Current issue includes Nik Scott, Rhys Trimble, Johan De Wit, Chris Torrance, and fair amazes in its energy. There is a video guide to folding it the right way! Ingenious and praiseworthy, and the 'Carshalton MOB' special edition is essential reading for anyone interested in the history of British alternative poetry, to correct many common assumptions about where 60s and 70s British innovative poetry sprang from: in many cases far, far from Cambridge. There's also a ctrl+alt+del blog, with some good typewriter poems, and a Richard Barrett poem to download.

Culture Court

contains a wide range of reviews of films, texts, TV drama, plus audio/multimedia work by Paul A Green, Lawrence Russell and others. A whole complex cultural nexus is laid out. The account of the Poetry Buzz for Allen Fisher is wonderful, as are Brother Paul's review essay on Iain Sinclair's anthology London: City of Disappearances, and his detailed and discursive reading of Ken Edwards' Nostalgia for Unknown Cities. And I've just found Paul A Green's excellent review of M John Harrisson's Light, that gorgeous and haunting reworking of SF.

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set up by Sophie Robinson as an integral part of National Poetry Month, April 2009 (didn't you feel it?), provides a superb collection of poems and textual submissions from the current most upcoming generation of (mainly) London poets.

Dead Drunk Dublin

"and other imaginal spaces" is a very full and active site, very visually aware, and with some multimedia work also.

degree of invasiveness: liminal phase of correspondence, inflight de-safety manual, lustful dislocation material, close love static site

I'm not sure totally what's going on here; but it is certainly very worth attention. Imagine a prolonged riff on phrases such as Proud Flesh and Wound Response (John Wilkinson & JH Prynne titles in case . . .), with, of course, Bataille circulating around. And Archilochus (the dirty old bugger!). A group blog from the look of it. Only name I recognised Joe Luna. (Also connected site Poetic Vitrectomy, with images, I think meant to be transgressive etc: v v boring.)

Delirious Hem

Some of us wished the women poets we admired would write more about poetry and poetics, experimental, post-avant. Lively American blogzine, with a beautiful tradition of online Advent calendars of female poets reading, including many British women poets. Enjoy!

Delirious Lapel

has connections with the above, exploring This is What a (Pro)Feminist [Man Poet] Looks Like. Tim Atkins and Tony Frazer are among the respondents.

Diarise: Paved with Gold static site

is a complex series of hypertext poems by Anne Berkeley, Peter Howard and André Mangeot, written in response to an exhibition on city life at Kettle's Yard Gallery in Cambridge (and to Cambridge itself). It is a powerful and engaging construction. More of these writers' work can be found on the website of the group they belong to, The Joy of Six.

digital emunction

is an online publication dedicated to the idiosyncratic and occasional enthusiasms (and sometimes complaints) of its contributors. Literature and politics provide frequent objects of attention, but we range widely. These interests include the lumpy corral (Help edit the web's only wikified anthology of neglected forgotten underutilized poets, including figures such as Joe Ceravolo, Lola Ridge, Tim Dlugos, Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven, and surprisingly, Ivor Gurney), art, politics, poetry. Kent Johnson inhabits the space, which is always good. His the new british school may interest the reader. His view radiates from Keston Sutherland out.

(This is) DISINGENUOUS TWADDLE static site new listing

is a linguistic and visual experiment which provides a base and a springboard for the experimental, the new, the newer. A little blogzine which published some interesting poems, including in its mix both Sarah Ahmad and Peter Finch.


"is a curatorial platform that provides the tools of a socialised internet for the development and presentation of contemporary art and literature." It's a large complex site presenting a range of material, seemingly more image-based than language-based, as flexible constellations and as work in progress. There's a tendency towards academic/artspeak jargon, but concept, execution and the work within it could point to a new way of presenting creative work on the Web. Of more immediate interest is Andrea Brady's long poem Tracking Wildfire. Haute Couture Death Text by Jim Leftwich you might also find appealing.

ditch, the poetry that matters

ditch, n., where you are when you are off the main road. ... is a Canadian online poetry magazine celebrating the innovative, the non-conforming, the radical, the alternative, the surreal, the avant-garde, the non-linear, the abstract, the experimental. All sorts of exciting and dangerous goodies herein.

Double Change

is based on an interesting concept: "to juxtapose, unite and reunite the poetries of France and the United States". It is therefore bilingual and binational. The most recent issue includes Fiona Templeton's Medea's Bed.

Dreaming Methods

If in some way this be not poetry, I know not what is. Dreaming Methods is a fusion of writing and atmospheric new media that explores digital storytelling, imaginary memories and dream-inspired states.. Like sad nightmares, or hypnagogic poems, or intelligent but insane computer games. Dreaming Methods, known also as Digital Fiction, evolved from obscure, floppy disk-based collections of short stories that were available for free in the Amiga Public Domain during mid 1990s. It is now an experimental venture into combining fictional narratives with atmospheric multimedia designed to be read and experienced on-screen. Dreaming Methods is inspired largely by abstract concepts that would perhaps be difficult to capture using writing alone. The multi-layered complexity of dreams/nightmares and real/imagined memories that feature in many of the narratives are represented by a heavy mix of media that is designed to be compulsive and immersive. Projects are inspired by music, film and web design as much as literature, and attempt to take strands of each and weave them into something entirely new. Dreaming Methods is however experimental. Our plan is to continue to attempt to produce challenging hybrid fiction projects that push the boundaries of digital writing.

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Drunken Boat

"featuring over seventy contributors of new poetry, prose, photography, video, web art, and sound. Special Features: on Poetics and Sound Art. A large and fascinating site: but the whole team of you could have thought of a more original name (see below!).

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edited by Rebecca Seiferle, contains among other good things Alison Croggon's talk The Imaginative Life and the Social Responsibility of Writers, Rosmarie Waldrop's translations of Elke Erb, and Continuations: A Collaboration between Douglas Barbour and Sheila E Murphy. The current issue is centred on a feature of Cave Canem poets — "a home for the many voices of African American poetry".

Dusie amended listing

is a poetry e-zine edited by Susana Gardner, an American expat in Switzerland, publishing a range of good poets, usually in pdf form. The most recent issue is from her support group, Das Kollectiv, ranging antialphabetically from Zompa, Workman, Watts, Wallace, Thurston to Benson, Behrendt, Behm-Steinberg, Allegrezza. A Dusie Isles Reader is an excellent online anthology of current British & some Irish writing, including David Annwn, Tim Atkins, Tina Bass, Caroline Bergvall, David Berridge, Anne Blonstein, Andrea Brady, Mairéad Byrne, David Caddy, Vahni Capildeo, Emily Critchley, James Cummins, James Davies, Andrew Duncan, Carrie Etter, Allen Fisher, Melissa Flores, Amelia Gilmore, Giles Goodland, Mark Goodwin, Alan Halsey, Robert Hampson, Edmund Hardy, Peter Hughes, Sarah Jacob, Susan Johanknecht, Luke Kennard, Christine Kennedy, David Kennedy, Ira Lightman, Rupert Loydell, Geraldine Monk, Marianne Morris, Redell Olsen, Peter Philpott, Ernesto Priego, Tom Raworth, Peter Riley, Sophie Robinson, Gavin Selerie, Jeffrey Side, Zoë Skoulding, Martin Stannard, Rob Stanton, Laura Steele, Sandra Tappenden, Scott Thurston, Anna Ticehurst, Simon Turner, Steven Waling, Carol Watts. Basically — the best online anthology of contempory British poetry. There's also a little blog.


has an appropriately eclectic listing — a feature on the fiction of Ian Duncan Smith fair took my breath away, until I checked the spelling. I will confess I also enjoy the little excerpts from texts used as tasters more than the whole poems — some interesting editorial selection.


"is a free on-line archive focusing on digital facsimiles of the most radical small-press writing from the last quarter century. Eclipse also publishes carefully selected new works of book-length conceptual unity." Late New York School and Language poets (including L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E Magazine and LEGEND, with Bruce Andrews, Charles Bernstein, Ray DiPalma, Steve McCaffery, and Ron Silliman).

ekleksographia amended listing

is an exercise in asymmetrical publishing and published as an Ahadada Books cooperative publication. A component of "Wave Two", is William Blake and the naked tea party, edited by Philip Davenport, dealing with touch (the haptic), and with many UK poets' and artists' work, eg Alan Halsey, Benjamin Gwilliam, Carol Watts, Carolyn Thompson, Darren Marsh, Dave Griffiths, David Tibet, Robert Sheppard, Sean Bonney, Tony Lopez, Tony Trehy, and others, including Robert Grenier and Jesse Glass; and of "Wave Three", after oulipo, edited by Philip Terry, with more British poets represented than I'd care to list.

Electronic Poetry Review static site

was a very fine US based ezine, with a very inclusive policy, whose final issue has now been published, including Charles Bernstein, Tim Dlugos, Clayton Eshleman, Fanny Howe, John Latta, Bob Perelman and many, many more. Issue 6 includes 13 British Poets ("In memory of Richard Caddel: 1949-2003"): Caroline Bergvall, Richard Caddel, Martin Corless-Smith, Allen Fisher, Bill Griffiths, Alan Halsey, Elizabeth James, Christopher Logue, Geraldine Monk, Frances Presley, Christopher Reid, Peter Riley, & Harriet Tarlo.


"pronounced el-ee-may, and standing for electronic literary magazine" is a neat little American ezine. The current issue is bursting with ingenious and lively writing.


is an ezine (also available in print form from Lulu), and with such as Jim Leftwich & Jukka-Pekka Kervinen, Thomas Lowe Taylor, Peter Ganick, Jeff Harrison.

E·ratio amended listing

Gregory Vincent St. Thomasino's E·ratio publishes poetry in the postmodern idioms with an emphasis on the intransitive. Excellent writing of the highest quality, full of bite. Current issue includes Alan Halsey, David Rushmer, Stephen Emmerson and Dylan Harris, amongst others. The magazine is printable as pdfs. Very good archives, well worth rummaging in, including a sheer blinder of an interview with Alan Halsey, and as an E·ratio Edition, his Beginning to End and other alphabet poems.

"Exit, pursued by a bear"

Intriguing, varied and informative American blogzine, now with immensities of video links.

The Exquisite Corpse

"A Journal of Life and Letters edited by Andrei Codrescu" is well worth your time — full of complex pleasures and invention (and information on the Romanian avant-garde).

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is a tremendously largescale enterprise, with a whole worldwide fleet of poets and translators aboard, with already a huge corpus of worthwhile writing. Some highlights for me are Gertrude Stein's two psychological papers, produced when she was working with William James (one jointly with her brother Leo), an essay by David Rosenberg on poetic integrity, contemporary Taiwanese and Eritrean poetry, translations from Latin American modernism by Tony Frazer, delightful little rants by Kent Johnson, some Catullus, some Rob Stanton.


a web affiliate of Faux Press Books, hosts a large number of pdf and html e-books, including writing by Stephen Vincent (Sleeping with Sappho), Sheila E Murphy, Alan Davies and some Frank O'Hara/Tony Towle collaborations.

foffoffof: Asemic Writings Letters and Marks

is a blog from Satu Kaikkonen in Finland, with a lot of fine asemic and similar material.

Firefly Journal static site

A fun little ezine, I picked up on it through the Marianne Morris poem – but the other poems (by Scott Meltsner, Susan Maeder, Daniel Hintzsche, Theresa Whitehill and Kish Song Bear) were also good, as is much of the other material.

Flarf: Mainstream poetry for a mainstream world

You want flarf? Here it is! Flarfist propaganda from the Flarf Collective.


is "a multi-disciplinary journal in the arts and politics", with an interest in the Pound/Olson trajectory of poetics: a fine and intelligent ezine. Current issue with masses and masses on David Jones.


edited by Angela Gardner is a very beautifully produced ezine, with a wide range of interesting writing on it.

for godot: research in poetry

To use an advertising phrase, good stuff. The "for godot" project got involved in controversy when they published online Issue 1 (now separately hosted, and be careful — this is a huge download!), a hyper-mastodon amongst mags (3785 page pdf!), with contributions listed as from Nada Gordon, Evelyn Reilly, Julianna Mundim, Emmy Catedral, Enid Bagnold, Richard Siken, Stephen Ratcliffe, Michael Gottlieb, Jodie Childers, Norman J. Olson, Brent Hendricks, Sean Kilpatrick, Tom McCarthy, Stacy Doris, Michael Rerick, Corrinne Clegg Hales, Mark Decarteret, Hadewijch of Antwerp, Darren Wershler-Henry, Letitia Trent, Debra Di Blasi, Laura Elrick, Bruna Mori, Popahna Brandes, Robert Sheppard, Diana Magallan to Gerard Manley Hopkins, Charles Borkhuis, Herman Beavers, Stephanie Skura, Jessica Bennett, Steve Carey, Madeline Gins, Thom Donovan, Chuck Perrin, Luci Tapahonso, Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge, Ira Cohen, Marko J. Niemi, Ray Davis, Nancy Gandhi, Dee Rimbaud, Mary O'Malley, Evie Ivie, Pamela Mack, Lawrence Lessig, Allyssa Wolf, and Snezana Zabic. A poem each of computer-generated text. Some people got very angry (hell hath no fury like an outraged avant-gardist whose branding is subverted). I'd say Vladimir Zykov, Kaegan Sparks, Gregory Laynor and Stephen McLaughlin are indeed researching poetry. Carry on. guys! You are doing only good things.

The Fortnightly Review new listing

is, yes, a deliberate revival of Trollope's Victorian journal, as up-to-date and magisterial. Currently featuring a fine piece on Nicholas Moore by Martin Sorrell, pieces on post-modernism, an essay on The Philokalia, and also the start of what will be regular Poetic Notes by Peter Riley: What, after all, do we ask of this privileged activity but that it furnish some grounds for hope in the condition of the world, for which we need to know the possible varieties of experience, and which can only stand on this scale of recognition. I hope to examine these issues further in The Fortnightly Review by attention to particular publications, personalities and events in the poetry world.

Free Verse: A Journal of Contemporary Poetry and Poetics

does what it claims, in an elegant site, whose current issue contains two poems by Peter Riley missing from Lleyn Writings. Root around the archives, and find eg a very fine review of Trevor Joyce, What’s in Store: Poems 2000-2007 (New Writers' Press & The Gig, 2007).

Fuselit new listing

Half magazine, half collaborative art project, Fuselit is a London-based journal of poetry, short fiction, art and sounds. The contents of every issue are dictated by a spur word, with contributions supplied by an international array of writers and artists, both new and established. Was a beautifully crafted little magazine, now also available in all sorts of digital editions. Really quite pleasurable.

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Galatea Resurrects #9 (A Poetry Engagement) static site

"[Eileen] Tabios also edits the blog-based book review Galatea Resurrects, a mixture of original reviews and reprints of print reviews that she regards as a form of 'cultural activism' because it calls 'more attention to poetry in all its forms, schools, approaches and other variety'." An excellent project, focused on US writing.


is a long-established Australian/Austrian literary e-zine. Current issue on Berlin (including Alistair Noon).

Gists and Piths

edited by George Ttoouli and Simon Turner is an interesting and worthwhile blogzine, with good poems and other relevant postings.

Glossator: Practice and Theory of the Commentary amended listing

Glossator publishes original commentaries, editions and translations of commentaries, and essays and articles relating to the theory and history of commentary, glossing, and marginalia (catena, commentum, gemara, glossa, hypomnema, midrash, peser, pingdian, scholia, tafsir, talkhis, tika, vritti, zend, zhangju, et al). The journal aims to encourage the practice of commentary as a creative form of intellectual work and to provide a forum for dialogue and reflection on the past, present, and future of this ancient genre of writing. By aligning itself, not with any particular discipline, but with a particular mode of production, Glossator gives expression to the fact that praxis founds theory. Archive includes J. H. Prynne, The Night Vigil of Shen Zhou, and the issue (Volume 2) dedicated to the poems of JH Prynne (edited by Ryan Dobran).

The Gothic Pages new listing

is a gothic-interested literary webzine edited by Stephanie Robinson from darkest Lancashire. Her poetry, and that of Kerrie Orton, make it very worthwhile.

la Granada new listing

is a Norwegian online poetry magazine, with not only much material in or using English, but with in its first issue poets such as Gary J Slipley and Marcus Slease.

Green Integer Review static site

"Poetry & Fiction, Interviews, Essays & Reviews, Bios, Links; Douglas Messerli, Editor" has a very wide range of material. Most recent issue contains some interesting poems by two British poets unfamiliar to me, Peter Cater and David McLean. As I keep writing – check out the back issues. This online review is part of the Green Integer Books website, who have a superb publishing list (oh, Gertrude Stein, Sigmund Freud, Charles Dickens, Barbara Guest — that sort of quality). Dougla Messerli now has a Green Integer blog, with interesting and eclectic reviews.

GutCult static site

seeks to publish works of excellence and assumes that excellence is always the offspring of experimentation. Most recent issue contains a fascinating essay, On Naming, by Lucy Ives, on the work of Hannah Weiner and Lola Voss. The site uses Scribd, so it operates like a cloud-hosted version of Acrobat. Look also at the back issue containing a big West House Anthology, with authors from Thomas Lovell Beddoes to Peter Riley, via Ric Caddel, Kelvin Corcoran, Johan de Wit and West House Books publisher Alan Halsey himself. And all the other back issues, while you're at it.

H_NGM_N: an online journal of poetry, poetics &c

has revived to give a good range of writing, and includes in its archives a little downloadable pdf sampler of work by Ric Caddel, as teaser for a then forthcoming edition of his poems by Pressed Wafer of Boston, Mass.

halfcircle poetry journal amended listing

There is no denying that the poetic agendas of the British Poetry Revival, Movement poets, and their respective sons and daughters are so essentially opposed, both aesthetically and ideologically, as to make a mutual treaty a barmy idea resulting in dilution on both sides. What is however important is that anyone with an interest in poetry should be able to make an informed, unbiased and considered decision as to which side, if any, they want to take declare editors Arabella Currie & Thomas Graham. They do their best to supply this information, though, with this magazine out of Oxford, though confess sympathies perhaps with the phrase primarily devoted to the promotion of innovative and experimental verse. It still covers a very wide range, with past issues availabel as pdfs. There is also a blog.

The Hamilton Stone Review

is a high quality American ezine, with writing from figures including Gregory Vincent St. Thomasino, Tom Raworth, Jane Augustine, Harriet Zines.

Harp & Altar

is a good literary ezine out of Brooklyn.

Herbarium new listing

is an anthology of poems and songs written by over 50 poets celebrating and exploring the contemporary resonances of medicinal plants and herbs for the Urban Physic Garden. Summer 2011, edited and organised as a reading by James Wilkes, with a beautiful florilegium of poets. All texts on the site, and lost of videos (thank you, Steve Fowler). A good collection of contemporary poetry by mainly younger, London-based poets.

Here Comes Everybody: Writers on writing static site

publishes responses from poets to a standard range of questions. There is vast number of responses, including Anny Ballardini, Mairéad Byrne, Gregory St Vincent Thomasino, Rae Armantrout, Susan M Schultz, David Bircumshaw, Linh Dinh.

Horizon, a review of literature & art new listing

is an online Salt magazine, consciously (heaven help us!) referring back to Cyril Connolly's Horizon. Editor is Katy Evans-Bush, with a quite eclectic but not always demanding mixture, eg in latest issue Michael Horovitz on Blake (yes, he likes him), three literaryish blokes on menswear, and poems by Carrie Etter, Alistair Noon, Ira Lightman, Tom Bell.


exploring non-traditional directions in poetry and scholarship by women, is full of excellent material, including in the current issue Strictly Speaking on Caroline Bergvall, curated and co-ordinated by Sophie Robinson, and Reading Carla Harryman, curated and co-ordinated by Laura Hinton, plus much else, including poems by Jessica Wilkinson, Emily Critchley and Karen Sandhu. In the stupendous archives, poems and papers from the Cambridge Experimental Women's Poetry Festival (October 2006), Pantoume by Kai Fierle-Hedrick and Marianne Morris (image & text), a feature on Archive of the Now, including a valuable interview with Andrea Brady (and video of Andrea reading Wildfire), "quickflip: a HOW2 e-chap" (lots of good writing!) compiled and edited by Frances Kruk, who has also curated "Welcoming Space: Susana Gardner and Dusie Books". This site hosts a tremendously exciting range of writing and talking/thinking about writing. It is exemplary.


is an elegant little Australian e-zine, with a large number of issues, featuring work from writers such as Michael Rothenberg, Jukka-Pekka Kervinen, John Kinsella, Peter Minter, and Tammy Ho Lai-ming. It is a sideshow for Papertiger Media, publishers of poetry and art on CD-ROM & paper — and also a nice little art e-zine, anything i like.

Hypertext Poetry Workshop project static site

contains poems, and very interestingly, records of workshop discussions on these, by members of the Poetry Workshop: Cahal Dallat, Jane Draycott, Hugh Epstein, Christopher Hedley-Dent, Elizabeth James, Duncan McGibbon, Leona Esther Medlin, Kim Morrissey, Richard Price, and Sudeep Sen. A very well designed site, which gives a great deal of context for these poets' work.

Infinite Editions new listing

provides poetry postcards for free download and printing. Regrettably, on Google Documents. But excellent poets: from the top, Joe Luna, Richard Parker, Marianne Morris, Carol Watts, Justin Katko & A Gilmore, the fascinating Maruyama Gondazaemon, the definitely not-unfascinating Francesca Lisette, usw. Well done, Andrew Spragg.

Institute of Broken and Reduced Languages static site

is bilingual in English and Hungarian, with some superb examples of Fluxus, visual poetry, found poetry, and minimalism. David Antin, George Brecht, Armand Schwerner, Jane Augustine, Michael Heller and Jesse Glass are all represented.

Intercapillary Space amended listing

Intercapillary Space is a continually unrolling magazine. You will find book reviews, poems, essays and capsules. The magazine is curated and largely edited by Edmund Hardy, with as contributors virtually everyone with something interesting to say about contemporary British poetry, on a varied range of topics. From strength to strength! – now with some excellent ebooks also, including Dilemmatic boundaries: constructing a poetics of thinking, an essay by Emily Critchley, Joshua Stanley, Litany, Berlioz, a poem by Peter Hughes, and John Harington's 1591 translation of Orlando Furioso. There are many good interviews, and as well important gatherings of responses by a variety or people, mainly poets, to the work of Doug Oliver, Peter Riley, Alice Notley, and Seán Rafferty. Now a book publisher (both as Intercapillary Editions and as Capsule Editions), poetic event organiser too: (Intercapillary Places, and record label (Tusk Records: Marianne Morris's Solace Poem is highly enjoyable). Vital!

International Times new listing

My goodness me! The times they are a-changing again it seems. Same mixture of crap, fakery, madness, independence and genius as before. So, bloody look at it! In terms of poetry: Ginsberg still there, Bill Sherman, Alan Morrison, David Gascoyne and more (and very strong Paula Rego images).

Interpoetry static site

is a rather over-designed e-zine (sorry! but the texts are all so constrained in little boxes; keep it simple and readable, please!), with a very wide range of writers. A recent issue was dedicated to Bill Griffiths

Jack Magazine

It's where the parameters of the Beat Generation are redefined and expanded to embrace a creative movement that goes beyond personality wedged in temporal categories and public relations concepts they said, and they did. Current issue on ecology.

Jacket amended listing

Jacket2 offers commentary on modern and contemporary poetry and poetics. We publish articles, reviews, interviews, discussions and collaborative responses, archival documents, podcasts, and descriptions of poetry symposia and projects. We also publish discursive explorations and transcripts of material in the PennSound archive. Features in Jacket2 present a wide range of materials about and responses to the work of a single poet or group, and might include reissued or original poems. Jacket2 is also committed to preserving a full, searchable archive of Jacket Magazine issues 1–40, published between 1997 and 2010 by John Tranter, a database of more than a thousand pieces of criticism on contemporary poetry in addition to more than a thousand original works by poets from around the world.

[W]e will publish content as it is ready, so not separate issues. Currently featured are 'Fifty-one contemporary poets from Australia' and 'Look and look again; Twelve New Zealand poets'. There seems less UK input or interest under the new regime, amongst whose huge archive, recommended are Jeffrey Side's quite astounding essay linking formal devices with reader-response theory, Empirical and Non-Empirical Identifiers, Laurie Duggan, On Gael Turnbull's Collected Poems: with a digression on his aleatory, kinetic and other off-the-page practices, plus Post-Marginal Positions: Women and the UK Experimental/Avant-Garde Poetry Community: A Cross-Atlantic Forum, moderated by Catherine Wagner, and including contributions from Andrea Brady, Geraldine Monk and Jow Lindsay. And there is the poetry, of course (try Laurie Duggan, Two poems from 'The skies over Thanet'). If you are interested in looking at some of the antecedents of the British writing on Great Works, I would also refer you to Issue 20, on Cambridge, with vast amounts of material on Veronica Forrest-Thompson and Hugh Sykes Davies, Andrew Duncan on A Various Art and "the Cambridge Leisure Centre" (and on Trevor Joyce), Rod Mengham on "Bourgeois News: Humphrey Jennings and Charles Madge", material from Quid and Parataxis magazines, a large amount of material on and from Perfect Bound magazine (including a long interview with Peter Robinson), and poems from Bob Cobbing and Robert Sheppard, Robert Hampson, Tony Lopez, David Marriott, Drew Milne, and Peter Robinson; there is an informative if slightly pointed review by Robert Sheppard of Poetry Wars: British Poetry of the 1970s and the Battle of Earls Court by Peter Barry, detailing the nakba of avant-garde British poetry; or more positively John Welch's memoir Getting it Printed: London in the 1970s. On the other hand, you can discover the joys of flarf in the Jacket Flarf feature.

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The Jargon Society

and its numerous publications represent the singular editorial vision of their publisher Jonathan Williams. His amused and civilised vision lives on in this site — pursue the "musings" to get the full range.

Joglars: crossmedia beliefware

contains work by mIEKAL aND, and collaborations with Elizabeth James, Sheila Murphy and Maria Damon — hypertext, pataphysics, patalinguistics: haunting, challenging and beautiful. Try Literature Nation with Hyperpoesy — they comment on each other, imagining the possibility of a language-world that cleaves closely to geological and botanical landscapes we inhabit with as much passion as we do the languescape of poesy.

Junction Box new listing

wants to provide a space for poets, primarily, but also for other kinds of creative and critical practitioners, to talk about the world, themselves and the others, in a free and category-open fashion. We declare a bias in favour of the exploratory, the reactive, the immediate, what one might call a spirit of unprepossession, as against reflections in tranquility on carefully packaged residues of experience. By means of essays, reviews, improvisations, anecdotes, eruptions, interviews, manifestoes and the like, Junction Box will attempt to get under the skin of a small portion of the cultural universe, to reveal the swarming inter-cellular activities that make it glow. Edited by Lyndon Davies, latest issue includes Scott Thurston on his dancing classes, Geraldine Monk on Dorothea Tanning, Gavin Selerie on "Ekphrasis and Beyond: Visual Art in Poetry", a postcard from Greece by Kelvin Corcoran, and much else.

Kater Murr's Press amended listing

David Miller's small press is now happily back on-line, with a site allowing access to many of its beautiful little cards and pamphlets.

The Kootenay School of Writing

is a writer-run centre in Vancouver, with a very exciting policy and series of activities. On their site at present are pdfs of their very thick magazine W, with work from, just to start listing some, Kevin Nolan, Steve McCaffery, Lisa Robertson, Fred Wah, Leslie Scalapino, Lisa Jarnot. Very interesting is W12: THE ALL MUSIC ISSUE, on music and poetry, essentially in performance (including sound files). Other series of publications will be added. There are extensive audio files also of talks and readings, eg Bruce Andrews, Michael Palmer, Ron Silliman, Tom Raworth, Denise Riley, Susan Howe, and so many more. Excellent stuff!

Land Diagrams: twinned studies in landscape new listing

is an ongoing series in which commissioned writers respond to the same visual encoding of landscape, set up by Amy Cutler. First response by geographer; second by poet, so far Peter Larkin, Mark Dickinson, Giles Goodland. Fascinating.

Light & Dust Anthology of Poetry

is an overflowing cornucopia of delights: This site includes a federation of genre, subject, and author home page, as well as smaller surveys and individual poems. It should give a rough sketch of some of the possibilities of late 20th-early 21st Century poetry from a number of different points of view and means of presentation. This is an anthology rather than a zine, and an anthology dedicated to alternative means of presentation as well as pluralistic forms and subjects. It includes over 60 complete books, new and reprinted. The range of material and links is vast, with emphasis on many aspects of visual poetry, from an Aztec codex (with commentary) to pages & sites dealing with the Fluxus and Lettrisme movements, Hungarian visual poetry, Paraguayan women poets, and more from a range of individuals, eg Rochelle Owens, Michael Heller, Jerome Rothenberg, Carl Rakosi, bpNichol, George Brecht, Jackson Mac Low, Michael McClure, Lorine Niedecker, and cultures. It is a near inexhaustible source.

The Literateur new listing

"is an online literary magazine featuring interviews with luminaries of the literary world, articles, reviews and exciting new creative works." A very unpartisan approach, with poems from as well as John Fuller and Simon Armitage, Anne McKerrow, Iain Brittain and Sean Bonney, with an excellent Interview with your man. Worth keeping an eye on, and well done to Kit Toda and all.


is the e-zine of Leafe Press, who publish booklets by Kelvin Corcoran, Alan Baker, Tilla Brading, Lee Harwood, Peter Dent, Martin Stannard, with poems online. Litter has masses of good stuff, work from, among others, John Welch (his essay SOMETHING ABOUT IT is true), Janet Sutherland, Carrie Etter, Laurie Duggan, Mark Goodwin, Tilla Brading, Lee Harwood's essay My Heart Belongs to Dada, Christine Kennedy and David Kennedy's Intelligence Report — Evidence of the Enemy, Gavin Selerie, Poems from Le Fanu's Ghost, Fances Presley, Poems from the sequence Myne, big Peter Dent and Martin Stannard features, Kelvin Corcoran, Rupert Loydell and Alan Halsey. There are also good interesting blogs from the two Leafe Press editors, Alan Baker and John Bloomberg-Rissman.

Litteraria Pragensia

is an international academic publisher based in Prague, with a lot of attention paid to poetry and poetics. It has many books available for free on Issuu, including eds. Robin Purves & Sam Ladkin, Complicities: British Poetry 1945-2007, ed. Louis Armand, Avant-Post: The Avant-Garde under "Post-" Conditions, and issues of a new magazine, VLAK: Contemporary Poetics & the Arts. All good things (especially VLAK)!

A Little Poetry

Tracee Coleman's engaging site gives a range of poets, including Peter Howard, Lisa Zaran and others.


or "logolalia logolalia logolalia whee logolalia", is Dan Waber's site, bursting with innovative, mind-grabbing and often plain funny operations upon language and writing, much from him, and some when others are involved in projects. Hours of fun that will just massage the language centres!.

Longbarrow Press new listing

Brian Lewis's small press (Poetry from the Edgelands) has an elegant and useful site with poems by its authors on it. Poets published include Kelvin Corcoran, Mark Goodwin, Lee Harwood, Alastair Noon.

LYNX: A Journal for Linking Poets static site

started off by publishing renga, but publishes a wide range of traditional and innovative participatory poems ("symbiotic poems" is the phrase they use). It is a part of the large AHA! POETRY site, devoted largely to collaborative poetry

M58 new listing

An on-line and soon to be print publication dealing with the best in typography and poetry. A fine tumblr blog out of Liverpool interested in visual and concretish poetry.

Making and Unmaking Text: a dialogue addressing sites of language in contemporary practices new listing

was a three day participatory event which looked to expand the notion of the academic conference, by asking participants to present and respond. Our hope was that this direct and primary response-led work would open up discussion and offer productive cross-discipline exchange. We provided a performative academic forum: to explore the place of text in practice; the making and unmaking of the text; and the questioning of academic protocols by this destabilising of the text. We hoped participants would see how text functions in different practice-based disciplines and how to contextualise different notions of textuality. Oh God! Well, beyond the academic shite, good things were done & here enshrined with superb images and some amusing project descriptions. Text was indeed made and unmade very satisfactorily by a range of interesting people.

Masthead static site

's current issue is Poetry etc: Poems and Poets — an anthology edited by Andrew Burke and Candice Ward of writing from mmbers of this well-established poetry listserv, with an interesting historical introduction by Alison. The range of contributors is very wide: Sheila E Murphy, John Kinsella (the list's founder), David Bircumshaw, Randolph Healy, lots and lots, and the whole shebang is downloadable as a pdf. An interesting back issue contains a Feature on Irish Poetry, with, among others, Mairéad Byrne, Brian Coffey, Trevor Joyce, Medbh McGuckian, Maggie O'Sullivan, Maurice Scully, and Catherine Walsh. Masthead's editor, Alison Croggon, has also a varied & interesting personal website with links to her own very varied writing.

The Material Poem: an e-anthology of text-based art & inter-media writing static site

is a very large downloadable ebook, with a wealth of material in this area (which tends towards the artists' book model), some of which inded is multimedia and can only be accessed onscreen. The anthology is edited by James Stuart and published by non-generic productions. It features the work of some 28 Australian poets, artists and critics, all of whom are engaged with poetry, and more broadly language, as a material form. The non-generic site also led me to The Homeless Gods, a site largely authored by James Stuart, which is an interactive poem-world, based on mythology (initially Sumerian). I hope you enjoy both of these excellent creations!

MAYDAY Magazine

presents new poetry, prose, translations, political/cultural commentary, and visual art to a growing international community of readers. It's good: current issue includes a showcase of current Asian art, poems by Marcus Slease and Geoffrey Gatza, and much else, especially a fascinating interchange, in which Nicholas Manning writes a perceptive critique of Kent Johnson's poetic position in Homage to the Last Avant-Garde, and Johnson replies, quite directly (One of my favorite movies of all time, in fact, is Andrzej Wadja's Danton. It's like an allegory of the post-avant poetry world, you know—a world, alas, that's been taken over by young Jacobins whose visions and certainties are both beautiful and horrifying. Their minds are ablaze, and blood courses, gloriously, in the gutters.), and with a short poem, "William Carlos Williams Writes Ezra Pound the Day after Hiroshima".

Meshworks: The Miami University Archive of Writing in Performance amended listing

Meshworks is a site dedicated to documenting and preserving video and sound recordings of writing in performance. It contains performances from a large number of British writers, including Tim Atkins, Lee Harwood. Sean Bonney, Tom Raworth, and Randolph Healy, as Quicktime movies amd mp3s. Meshworks is on the Miami University site (no, not Florida, Oxford — Ohio; base of Keith Tuma, and thus of the study and encouragement of contemporary British and Irish writing). Gawd bless you, guv! Site also hosts the Oxford Magazine.

milk magazine

has a wide range of contributors and material, including an interest in the historical avant-garde, both European and American — you can check out an Interview with Philip Lamantia, Eight Poems by Pierre Reverdy (translated by Tom Hibbard), and pages of links for Charles Henri Ford, Gregory Corso and Ted Joans. plus poems, and archives.

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is one of e-zines produced by Didi Menendez, whose constantly shifting online (and print) operations amaze me. MIPOesias is a simulacrum of a glossy mag, photospreads & layout to match. Ocho is more soberly text-based. Both are available in paper. Both online I find a little irritating — Goss 193 uses the Issuu site to give a faux page-turning experience: fake! But on the other hand it is excellent to see such care in the presentation of poetry, especially with MIPOesias doing this in a (magazine trade) mainstream way. The also very glossy Oranges &Sardines is solely print. Sound (and text) is provided by miPOradio, plus the old miPOradio, with blog posting various poets, and podcasts, including David Caddy's So Here We Are: Poetic letters from England and Grace Cavalieri's INNUENDOES and ON LOCATION, which has material from a range of writers. Another component is Pressure Press; Pressurized Precognition Press, "a transformed cyberspace place", which is a social network, with multimedia, blogs & all the social networking stuff too. There is also Did memendewz' blog, Didi's posterous It's a hell of a lot! Superbly done (despite my purist quibble), though the poetry is not as risky and innovative as this astonishingly bold and successful business model!


an online journal of poetry and poetics has a wide range of poets represented, including Jeffrey Side, Camille Martin, sean burn, Adam Fieled and Amy King, with e-books also, including William Allegrezza, Covering Over, Charles Freeland's Furiant, Not Polka and Anny Ballardini, Opening and Closing Numbers.

Mudlark: An Electronic Journal of Poetry & Poetics

"Never in and never out of print. . ." — I like that! — contains amongst much else of interest poems by Sheila E Murphy and Catherine Daly. Often excellent writing.

Mute Vol 2 #6 – Living in a Bubble: Credit, debt and crisis

This issue of an absolutely vital magazine: "Our contributors explore the links between a global glut of financial liquidity and the capitalist self-cannibalisation that sustains it. Tracing the impact of financialised and looted social existence from the micropolitics of student debt and lifelong labour, via the reign of fictitious capital, to the geopolitics of US militarism and reactionary anti-imperialism, this issue asks us to reimagine crisis as a political question with an open outcome: Are we about to pick up the tab for the financial elite's decades long free lunch? And if total monetary collapse is a way off, is this because the social crisis and repression we already face are deepening? Whose crisis is it anyway, and if it comes, who is going to come out on top?" contains poems by Andrea Brady, Keston Sutherland, John Wilkinson, William Fuller, Howard Slater, in addition to the best analysis of that state we're in, and some hints at getting out of it. Read the poems in their context – they work superbly! Access the Mute: Culture and Politics after the Net site for the whole of what Mute and OpenMute do. It is the only worthwhile political publication in the UK.

Narrativity static site

"A narrativity is all encompassing, but open" — a fascinating e-zine concerned with theory-based narrative — sounds bad, tastes very good. Contributors include Kathy Acker, Trevor Joyce, Lawrence Upton.

New Fairy Tales

New Fairy Tales

is an online magazine dedicated to publishing new fairy tales. Could be found a little winsome; but Poetry Editor is Anna McKerrow, so with some interesting material.

The New Post-literate: A Gallery Of Asemic Writing

Michael Jacobson's weblog "explores asemic writing in relation to post-literate culture." Fascinating!

ninerrors: poetry series

with the name Linus Slug attached is based on his niner poems, with others added, including of course "the Poets of the Nine " published in the first freaklung magazine, plus more since.

No Tell Motel

We'll leave a poem out for you. A curiously attractive site. What do you get when two housewives produce an online poetry journal? It's varied, often sexy: a pleasure to read. A nice surprise!

nth position amended listing

contains a range of fascinating journalism, from the political to the fortean, as well as an interesting range of poetry, eg John Welch, Peter Riley, Maurice Scully, Kevin Higgins, Alexis Lykiard. You can download from the site 100 poets against the war, Poems for Lord Hutton, and other free and controversial collections of topical poems. Poetry section now includes the Reilluminations series by Steven Fowler, reconsidering unjustly overlooked European poets, with an essay by him and poems (translated) — including Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven, a major actor within New York Dada.

Offcourse: A literary journey

publishes poetry and prose. The most recent issue includes Anthology of Russian Minimalist and Miniature Poems; Part I, The Silver Age, translations and an introduction by Alex Cigale.

onedit amended listing

edited by Tim Atkins, is a very fine-tuned e-zine, whose most recent issue includes, among others, a gorgeous line-up including Emily Critchley, Gareth Durasow, Alec Finlay, Allen Fisher, Elizabeth Guthrie, Ralph Hawkins, Elffish Jon (yes!), Kevin Killian, Richard Parker, Petrarcxh (a real ace with Photoshop), Jonty Tiplady and Robert Sheppard — also a ferocious set of links, and good reviews.

Otoliths: A magazine of many e-things

A really very fine ezine, with a lot of visual material, including in most recent issue, SJ Fowler, Sheila E. Murphy & John M. Bennett.

Outsider Writers Collective

have an interesting website, with prose and poetry. It records both a constant, and a quite specific American literary tradition — and a necessity for the health of writing.


A blogzine of investigative, exploratory, avant-garde, innovative poetry and poetics edited by Robert Sheppard is a superb blog. The previous series of posts, focused on answering the question What have been the most significant developments in the alternative British and Irish Poetries (however you define those) over the last 7 years? has ended with a range of interesting responses to the debate as a whole. Its archives contain essay-length reviews, prose and poems, with work from or concerning Robert Sheppard, Iain Sinclair, John Muckle, Lee Harwood, Sheila E Murphy, Clark Allison and Bill Griffiths.

Painted, Spoken new listing

is Richard Price's excellent magazine, available for a couple of stamps — and increasingly also on his hydrohotel website as pdfs (with reduced quality from the print, note!).


PARADISE invites you to explore — read its stories, search its streets. PARADISE invites you to write — to fill its buildings, write its dreams. It is a fascinating & tempting collective project — take a look.

past simple

This is an excellent little ezine, edited by Jim Goar out of Norwich, with a wide coverage of good poetry. Issue 6: Some innovative poetry and prose of Ireland and Britain, edited by Marcus Slease and Jim Goar was an interesting selection.

The Penniless Press

is the website of Alan Dent's magazine, with taglines The eclectic North-West based magazine of poetry, prose, reviews and comment and A quarterly for the poor pocket and rich mind, and a lot of good material online. This is writing with a direct line to the beginnings of British alternative poetry, with Alexis Lykiard, Gael Turnbull and the wonderful Jim Burns featured, and as well as poems, material on modernism and politics.

La Petite Zine

is an elegant little e-zine, rarely with any names I recognise – so many poets in the USA! – but an enjoyable and lively quality to much the writing.

P.F.S. Post: Maximum Postavant amended listing

is also a blogzine — e-zine using blogging technology — organised by Adam Fieled. A lot of very interesting material and much good archive material, eg interviews with and poems by Chris McCabe, Andrew Duncan and George Bowering. Original site now seems static, with newer material on Adam Fieled: Poetry. He also ran a more personal blog, Stoning the Devil: "Because culture is a conversation". I like this from a post that seems curiously to have been rewritten. (Jerome McGann and the Ideological Challenge): I turn 33 this Saturday; I still (officially) have seven years of young poet-ness to look forward to; what are my ideological assumptions? I am a member of several loose groups of poets. I can say this: we want to keep the "base" of what the Lang-Po crew erected, but we want sensation, sex, humanity, emotion, and narrative again. Implicit in this plural formulation is a critique of Lang-Po that I will not deny. Our basis is a putting back in of what Lang-Po took out. Yet our ideological assumptions have not been formalized; that particular challenge is still ahead of us. Damned right, young man!

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pganickz's Journal

Peter Ganick's LiveJournal has writing by himself and a host of others, eg Jim Leftwich, Sheila E Murphy, Thomas Lowe Taylor, John M Bennett, Alan Sondheim, Jukka-Pekka Kervinen, John Crouse. Good stuff!

Plus-que-Parfait amended listing

Plus-que-Parfait is an evolving, open-ended text created by Emily Howard, Mark Cobley & Simon Howard. Emily is a musician & writer & the founder of Ensemble Youkali, Mark blogs at the blue ceilings, Simon at walking in the ceiling. Mark & Simon have recent books from The Arthur Shilling Press. The three are not related, except where they are related; they do not live in the same place/space except when two of them do. A long-winded explanation — but it's well worth it. Completed work to date put by The Red Ceilings on Issu. Guest contributors to date: Harry Godwin, Peter Philpott, Richard Barrett, Sarah Ahmad, Stephen Emmerson, Tom Watts. Keep an eye on this!


A Greek online magazine, with a range of interesting material, including (and I cannot usefully comment on the Greek material), "The origins and trajectories of English avant garde poetry in the last 40 years", a dialogue between Peter Riley (also poems of his) and Spilios Argyropoulos; poems by RG Gregory, George Economou; Rachel Blau DuPlessis, "Working Notes"; work from The Greek Visual Poetry Group; and an mp3 of Gertrude Stein reading "A Valentine to Sherwood Anderson".

Poetry in Translation: The Trace They Wished to Leave

Set up by Sebastian Hayes, this new venture looks interesting, with a blog website with a lot of material and examples on on poetry translation (from European languages), and regular events also. Much potential.

Poetry Review

And yet of course you are partisan. As a reader, as an editor (who is a certain kind of reader, maybe not Ideal-ised, but certainly an attentive one), you do want certain things from the poems (and the critical reception of those poems) you come across. I am, for example, somewhat uncomfortable with cults and the status of effective unreadability they confer on their objects. I mistrust homogeneity. I've an appetite for the collisions, rather than collusions, of international writing: internationalism is one of Poetry Review's longest traditions. In a Britain where even the arts establishment can look shifty when it comes to poetry, where access to contemporary poets in libraries and on syllabuses is increasingly rationed, Poetry Review — whose readers and subscribers include not only individuals with absolute poetic commitment but those for whom it's their only contact with what's going on — has a robustly colourful role to play in presenting the best of poetry today, in cajoling poets into particular forms of writing, and in nursing contemporary poetry-critical discourse. There may be easier jobs. Few offer such peculiarly sweet rewards. Robustly colourful: my arse. The back issues of the run edited by David Herd & Robert Potts (and famously totally passed over totally in her recent anthology A Century of Poetry Review) are still accessible for a wide range of interesting poems and reviews, eg poems by Keston Sutherland, and Andrea Brady on Denise Levertov. Other good stuff includes Andrew Duncan on the Keith Tuma 20th Century British and Irish Poetry anthology, and reviews of texts such as John James, Collected Poems, J H Prynne, Unanswering Rational Shore and Wendy Mulford, And Suddenly, Supposing, and poems by writers including Tony Lopez, Lee Harwood and Michael Haslam.

Poets' Corner

Anny Ballardini's e-zine has a huge range of poets represented, with little bios, pix & links as well as poems: Rae Armantrout, Douglas Clark, Lawrence Upton, Peter Philpott and Ruth Fainlight are some of the writers. Her blog NarcissusWorks provides an interesting commentary on the site.

PORES: An Avant-Gardist Journal of Poetics Research

Editor: Will Rowe. The site has been revived and remade, with current isue centered on Introduction: Poetry & Public Language, edited by Tony Lopez, as record of an academic seminar held at the Centre for Contemporary Poetics, Birkbeck, and Text and Music, also based on a symposium. (though now quiet again — a typical pattern with academic sites.) More varied material in the archives, eg poems by Frances Presley and a review by Allen Fisher of Redell Olsen's Secure Portable Space, and an essay by Alan Halsey, "An Open Letter to Will Rowe" on the current situation of poetry in England.

Psykick Dancehall Recordings new listing

this is our online archive for pdh and related activities. PDH-Recs is a tenement industry releasing LPs and an ongoing series of compilations documenting the borderless constellations that make up the UK underground. There are also occasional Psykick Dancehalls in the real. Our arms are always open. Let me explain — interfacing via performance between music and both poetry and art. Vinyl recordings for sale — a few tracks audible/downloadable on their MySpace. A lot of interesting documents, ie their magazine Dancehall, hosted on issuu. Glasgow-based, though the name Ben Watson often crops up, and Lawrence Upton was involved in Dancehall 4 Scan Chant, concerned with creative use of the photocopier — gorgeous fun.


This is a really fresh and lively ezine in blog format, with a high quality of contributions and a sense of a collective life in it.

Raunchland Publications static site

is a UK-based webzine, containing the magazine-like "The Eternal Anthology" (including Tim Allen, Harry Guest, Norman Jope,Rupert M. Loydell & Jeffrey Side, plus in The Repository, a series of illustrated poems that are well worth investigating, with work from Mr Loydell (including collaborations with Sheila Murphy), Andrew Nightingale, MTC Cronin, Yann Lovelock (there's a name I hadn't heard for many a long year) and others. Unreadable colour on black colour-scheme; but you can't have everything.

Readings: Response and Reactions to Poetries static site

Editors: Piers Hugill, Aodhán McCardle, & Stephen Mooney. This contains secondary material. It covers a wide range of responses, from the obviously academic to others that relate more to the writing of poetry, and is worth a lot of attention. Interesting recent pieces are Lawrence Upton on Non-determinist responses, which is an excellent introduction to Writers Forum poetics, and Harry Godwin's 4 Experiments in Deconstruction (response to Johan de Wit's Statements). Previous issues include responses to the Forum on Women Writers, by eg Frances Presley, John Hall and the editors, plus other stuff such as Jon Clay on Geraldine Monk, Lawrence Upton on Alaric Sumner's Waves on Porthmeor Beach & Niall McDevitt on Maggie O'Sullivan. It is supported by Contemporary Poetics Research Centre, School of English & Humanities, Birkbeck College.

the Recusant: for a literary Fifth International

is Alan Morrison's ezine: "In terms of poetry, we have a preference for work that deviates from the mainstream. We particularly like political, social and polemical poetry. We wish to promote non-conformist work, in other words, that which does not submit to the ease of contemporary trend." Among the poets are Richard Barrett, Martin Jack, David Kessel, Alan himself, Alistair Noon. Plus prose and much else.

The Red Ceilings

Nice blog of poems and photos, edited by Mark Cobley — well done!


"AFTER-WORDS : Response : imitation : riff : homage : voices in dialogue : lines spidering between authors : letterspace : connectors : weavings : sound-offs : TEXTUAL PING-PONG": all of these on a very active collective blog, including names I recognise, like Alistair Noon, Rufo Quintavalle, Dusie, Pansy Maurer-Alvarez (suggesting anglophone expats in Europe?), and many more I don't.

Riding the Meridian static site

struck me as the most interesting site I've encountered dealing with hypertext writing, containing some fascinating work and a wealth of links out to this quite specific world of writing. The most recent issue is dedicated to the memory of Alaric Sumner. But unfortunately nothing seems to have happened to the site since I first encountered it.

Right Hand Pointing

"short poetry   short fiction   short. . .uh..art". This is a very enjoyable site – heroic though it is to attempt to present the epic, short texts work best online. The issue of short poems illustrates this well. There are chapbooks online as well, and the whole thing can be printed off too from pdf files.Try too the editor (Dale Wisely)'s note, applying "statistically improbable phrases" to major Holy Books.

ronin press new listing

Strong writing from outside the usual oh so predictable boxes. Fall on this and feed greedily! Free ebooks (Nikki Dudley, Sarah Ahmad, R C Miller, Yossarian Hunter & Newamba Flamingo and more) + little magazine + little blog, Our Private Acre (mainly critical).

Rumble:The Micro Fiction E-zine

This has some very neat micro-fiction pieces, prose that works well online. Very, very neat, is that you can shift the layout style of the pages to a number of choices.

Salt Publishing amended listing

catalogue (with specimens of writing) for a serious and major press whose titles include work by David Chaloner, Simon Smith, JH Prynne, Andrew Duncan, Rod Mengham, Anna Mendelssohn, Sophie Levy & Leo Mellor, John James, John Temple & John Kinsella (one of the two editors/publishers) — virtually everyone! — plus also a useful set of international poetry and poetics links. There is a very useful News section, with bulletin boards. Plus Salt Magazine (edited by John Kinsella). And doubleplus, a useful and informative blog, and an online magazine, Horizon Review, with a wide range of poets represented (another opening by Salt to more mainstream currents, but still worthwhilish).


SciFi haiku, and indeed other similar forms (eg tanka, haibun and joined scifaiku). Fan genre poetry. Curiously readable.

Script: Literature's last frontiers

Primarily interested in the theory and interpretation of filmscripts and teleplays, SCRIPT nevertheless recognizes that these literary artifacts exist in a hinterland populated by other abject textual forms. To challenge the alterity of such texts, we also cultivate close readings of, and critical investigations into, code arrays, asemic writing, graffiti, tattoos, and other marginal(ized) scripted expressions. A curious and rich mix ensures.

Shadow Train

Ian Seed's e-zine is a very classy and consistent production, with work from a wide range of poets and some informative and engaged reviews. Most recent issue includes Andy Brown, Jeremy Over, James Davey, Lucy Hamilton, Mark Goodwin, Celia Baines, Hillary Lyon, Rufo Quintavalle, Nathan Thompson. Professionally regular in meeting its deadline (unlike me!), there is a huge and valuable archive of current British poetry.

Shampoo a poetry magazine

is nice little magazine with some good work on it, that brings me great pleasure. Pamper yourself with it.

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Shearsman Books amended listing

including Shearsman Magazine site contains much good writing in pdf samplers from issues online, with also Tony Frazer's highly reliable and wide-ranging Recommendations for reading. Also on the Shearsman Books site are a series of e-books and the similar Gallery, including Anne-Marie Albiach, Flammigère and The line . . . the loss. Ken Edwards, Chaconne, Stephen Vincent, Triggers, An Introduction to the Work of Michael Ayres, John Muckle, Firewriting, a reprint of Richard Burns, Avebury, Rupert M. Loydell, MULTIPLE EXPOSURE (Ballads of the Alone 2) and John Hall, Through the Gap, plus details of Shearsman books (including some texts), eg Peter Riley, The Dance at Mociu and Trevor Joyce with the first dream of fire they hunt the cold: A Body of Work 1966-2000. A useful and glorious site. And the publisher now in English of Vallejo and Pessoa.

Sibila: Poetry around the World

is the English language aspect of Brazilian magazine Sibila — Revista de poesia e cultura, directed by Régis Bonvicino and Charles Bernstein. There is a heavy, but very useful and well-considered, emphasis on Language (and post-Language) poetics: "Conceptual Poetics" by Kenneth Goldsmith is interesting, as are contributions from Bernstein, Douglas Messerli and Marjorie Perloff, as well as the original writing. And, of course, focus on Brazilian and Portuguese literature, and in politics and culture. This should be a widely read site.

Signals static site

is an attractively wide-ranging little e-zine: eg, the current issue includes Amy De'Ath, Kai Fierle-Hedrick, Sarah Kelly, D. S. Marriott, Timothy Thornton. An earlier interview with Andrew Duncan (I find some Cambridge poetry utterly obscure. There is this social background of a very strict power hierarchy based on intelligence rankings set by competitive tests. The poem works as one of these tests. It does not matter if no-one understands your poem because that means you've won!) is too good not to quote from. A lot of good material here now.


is quite a fun mainly US-based poetry & criticism e-zine. Very interesting is issue involving ASL (American Sign Language) poetry.

Sous Rature

A nice, big, very New Yorky ezine. Welcome to Aristotelian bastardization, a Derrida slum, and anon sense. Sous Rature features work of erasure, inadequacy, and otherwise. Poems, prose, cross. Also, images and art. This is a necessary endeavor. Yeah, yeah.


"interwriting and collaboration network projects" has lots of vispo stuff, of which the most interesting I found was S P I D E R T A N G L E : the book, with pages from a whole range of excellent practitioners.

Spine static site

This is a new little ezine from Leeds, now with a lively poetry scene. Its taste is original. Most recent issue with d a Levy, Jack Micheline, Richard Barrett,Iain Britton, Amy De'Ath, David Rushmer, Nicolas Spicer and S J Fowler.

Starfish: A Quarterly Publication of Surrealist Literature

is (intermittently) out of Seattle, and with some brilliant and exciting writing available as a pdf.

straightfromthefridge static site

Featuring poets, flash fiction writers, authors, musicians, and artists – we aim to bring you the finest in Brutalist writing from across the globe. None of the names are familiar to me, but this blogzine is pretty funky. The Brutalists seem mired in unoriginal knee-jerk jerk-off post-punk self-publicity; but straightfromthefridge is worth your detailed perusal, and gives indications of yet another nexus of would-be alternative poets (who are so hard and real! And in limited hand-made art editions too!).

streetcake magazine: the magazine for innovative, visual and experimental writing

online magazine from two ex-Roehampton students with a wide range of writers. Current issue of Billy Cancel, J.R. Clarke, Trini Decombe, Nikki Dudley (these two the editors), Caroline England, Jo Langton, Sean Neville, Steve Toase, Serena Wilcox — most of whom I hadn't heard of, but are pretty good, so that's encouraging.

Stride Magazine

makes a tremendously effective and varied site, including work by Richard Burns, Tom Chivers and Rupert Loydell, a very involving review of Martin Corless-Smith's Swallows, and Radical Spaces, where David Kennedy reviews three new critical books (ed. Tom Chivers, Stress Fractures: Essays on Poetry; ed. Louis Armand, Hidden Agendas, Unreported Poetics; Ian Davidson, Radical Spaces of Poetry). Full of good things; reviews particularly to be recommended.

Stylus Poetry Journal

is an Australian ezine, with a lot of empasis on haiku.


is a space sponsored by the department of art and the center for the creative arts at austin peay state university to showcase and examine internet and new media art. In Search of a New(er) Digital Literature, curated by Alan Bigelow, with work from Jim Andrews ("The Idea of Order at Key West Reordered") among others on the site, is recommended work from earlier exhibitions.


is a blogzine from Jim Leftwich, of submitted images — textimagepoems. Good stuff! You can also access a range of other blogs produced by Jim L, of which the most active are: textimagetext giving work from Acts, his ongoing collaboration with John Crouse, and The Art of Books & Small Print Publications posting covers of and images from such (with a mail art interest).

textVISUAL: a magazine of texts and visuals static site

is an online magazine of texts and visuals, occasionally overlapping and melting into each other, edited by Rupert Mallin from Norwich, with a very elegant site. The first issue has material from Claire Hamburger, Gerald Nason, Ian Seed, Linda Chapman & Rupert Mallin, Lisa D'Onofrio, Martin Stannard, Michael Fenton, Peter Hughes and Tim Lenton.

Thieves Jargon

is an American ezine, with interesting writing, both prose and poetry.


aims to provide a forum for discussion and debate in poetics, specifically regarding verse as a feature of writing, and the different kinds of thinking—aesthetic, linguistic, philosophical—that verse engenders and necessitates. In particular, it seeks to reconcile a close attention to the technical aspects of verse art with these wider questions for thinking, broadly conceived. As well as publishing essays by literary critics, it posts recordings of poets discussing and reading the works of other poets. The use of the word "verse" tends to induce projectile vomiting in me. Despite the poisonously prissy academicism such language indicates, this is potentially fascinating and serious. Material includes Simon Jarvis, 'Why Rhyme Pleases' and Henri Meschonnic, 'The Rhythm Party Manifesto', plus John Wilkinson reading Gerald Manley Hopkins and Denise Riley John Milton.

TinFish Press

"publishes a journal of experimental poetry from the Pacific, including Hawai'i, New Zealand/Aotearoa, Australia, California, and western Canada. The press also produces books and chapbooks of poetry and experimental prose." The website includes also downloads of texts, including work by Susan M Schultz (editor), and has some interesting critical writing online, eg on the politics of a local poetry in USA from Rob Wilson.


is a literary magazine appearing at irregular intervals, based in Port of Spain, Trinidad. We publish poems and very short prose in two formats: on paper, in broadside editions posted in public locations; and online. Edited by Nicholas Laughlin, Vahni Capildeo, Anu Lakhan. Also on the site, Ken Edwards' Contemporary Poetry in the UK: An Introduction, Part 1.

The Transcendental Friend static site

"a monthly journal of poetry & poetics, art & criticism", is quite a groovy little number. Current issue on the language of flowers is haunting and intriguing, worth investigating (but has been around a long time!).


Trickhouse is a quarterly curatorial project. Our mission is to serve as an environment for visual art, writing, sound, video, interviews, essays, and experiments. We are interested in the generative nature of collaboration, the notion that temporary venues can suggest intriguing strategies for engagement and community, the proximity of medium and genre, the possibilities within given venues (site-specific work), and the unformed and the raw; the polished and the pristine. And it's really good, in both design and construction, and the varied and complex contents. An excellent project.


commissions and supports net art — meaning that its site host or links to wondrous projects, like ABSML text-generating mark-up language, or Tumbarumba, a conceptual artwork in the form of a Firefox extension. Well worth exploring. Site was developed by New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc. (NRPA), pioneers of radio art, who also run New American Radio.


A vast wealth of non-writing-based texts: visual, concrete, sound etc, from Apollinaire's Calligrammes, Hugo Ball (& other Dada) sound poems, Giacomo Balla (and other futurist) performances, and onwards, including New York Dial-a-Poem recordings (Ed Sanders, Patti Smith, Robert Lowell!, Kenward Elmslie etc). And all the found material. And the downloadable e-books (including Peter Manson, Adjunct: An Undigest, Hannah Weiner Little Books/Indians and two works by Ron Silliman). And the Philip Guston drawings. And the Gertrude Stein plays. And the Samuel Beckett and Harold Pinter plays. And the ethnopoetics section curated by Jerome Rothenberg. And Maya Deren, The Complete Films (1943-1958). And 40 Years of Polish Experimental Radio. Lots of Fluxus material. Oh and John Berger's Ways of Seeing. This is the actual mainstream of culture: universes of language, vision and sound lie within. And the original, 1917-1918 Dada magazine. And some Bern Porter too. Recently added: Ian Hamilton Finlay's Poor.Old.Tired.Horse. magazine as pdfs.Don't forget to check out the Publishing the Unpublishable series before you go!

Unlikely 2.0

This is a very exciting and eclectic site, both eclectic and purposeful. Can I quote their piece on poetry submissions: We assume a base level of writing skill. We do not assume you know how to spell, but we assume you know how to work a spellchecker. If you do not, be braced for a nasty note and a really firm pinch. We assume a basic familiarity with the rules of English grammar, but are very open to grammatical experimentation. We are not, however, interested in poets who are simply ignorant of how to use an exclamation point. On the other hand, the idea that all ellipses must have exactly three periods is a fascist rumor put out by Strom Thurmond's evil stepmother. Given that base level of writing skill, we are interested in the socially relevant and the radically experimental. We are only interested in those poetic works that comment on society in some way. However, we believe that art which greatly pushes the boundaries of form or content inherently comments on society (since we believe, however naively, that art and society are linked). We have read an enormous amount of poetry in a wide variety of genres. What do you have, either in form or content, that we've never seen? Send that. I'd buy all of that, too. The successor to Unlikely Stories.

Unswept new listing

is an online literary journal based in Singapore and published twice a year. It owes its name and mission to the genre of mosaic called the asarotos oikos, or unswept floor. Its overriding interest is in the already-given—not just the canon, but what was published last month, or yesterday, or which has been consigned to the ash heap of literary history—and what writers do with it. The journal seeks to present texts that talk to, about, or behind the backs of other texts; praising or unpraising texts; texts that transform, renovate, reiterate, or pointedly ignore. "Where do our desires come from?" is one question it likes. "What is this bullshit?" is another. First issue contains much of interest, including Sophie Mayer's "From Sappho's Cookbook" and a short story by the finest British prose-writer I know, M John Harrison.

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Venereal Kittens

is a collective dedicated to archiving and preserving innovative works by writers and artists of the 21st century. We have a strong preference for experimental, avant-garde, and post modern poetry, art, and audio. This blogzine edited by Matina L. Stamatakis includes texts and visuals from sean burn, Simon Howard, Adam Fieled, Chris Gutkind, Jeff Harrisson, Spencer Selby and others.

Visual Poetry in the Avant Writing Collection

is a gorgeous pdf of a catalogue, edited by John M Bennett, of materials in The Ohio State Universities University Library Avant Garde Poetry Collection. Mainly contemporary American. Nearly as enjoyable is AN AMERICAN AVANT GARDE: SECOND WAVE:AN EXHIBIT featuring work from the Avant Writing Collection, curated by John M. Bennett and Geoffrey D. Smith. These are both excellent introductions to the work of this Dada-inspired American post-Language avant-garde.


Vispo Langu(im)age: experimental visual poetry, literary programming, and essays on new media by the poet Jim Andrews. Dedicated to life, poetry, and the ABCs of a new art. Amazingly entertaining and fun — a lot of e-literature is very po-faced. This site is delightfully and totally creative. Try Arteroids: A literary shoot-em-up computer game—the battle of poetry against itself and the forces of dullness.

Volumes static site

is an interview based blogzine, starting (and ending!) with Geraldine Monk.

we love your books

is a collaboration between Melanie Bush, Senior Lecturer in Graphic Design, The University of Northampton and Emma Powell, Senior Lecturer in Graphic Design, De Montfort University in association with Louise Bird, Lecturer in Graphic Design, The University of Northampton. As well as teaching bookmaking and making our own experimental books we collaboratively curate a yearly international and experimental artists' book exhibition. This is open to all. Our exhibitions are 'not for profit' — we do them because we love books. Delightful! The site is full of jpegs of the books, plus details of the exhibitions.

We Magazine 19: Creative Cannibalism static site

A complex mix, including pdfs from such as Geof Huth, Brian Kim Stefans, Murat Nemet-Nejat, Brandon Arthur, Catherine Daly, Bruce Andrews; animation & video material from such as mIEKAL aND, Jim Andrews, Justin Katko, Alan Sondheim, Lawrence Upton; audio material from such as Lawrence Upton, Katie Yates.

West House Books

run by Alan Halsey and Geraldine Monk. It includes details of publications (from such as Thomas Lovell Beddoes, Sean Bonney, Kelvin Corcoran, Johan de Wit, Mercurialis the Younger, Peter Riley, Gavin Selerie, Glenn Storhaug, and their own work). Plus excerpts from Geraldine and Alan's work (including sound files and images). Plus an extensive second hand catalogue specialising in modernist poetry from small presses. This is a good place to visit.

When Pressed

There was no one idea for this journal, it emerged in the doing, in the conversations we had along the way. Partly, we wanted to make something that could document the merging and shifting modalities of poetic practice. Who is making poetry and how? In this way we saw the internet as a way of allowing for a range of media possibilites in one place, in addition to being cheap and accessible. So, a journal that doesn’t look much like a journal. Or sound like one. Call it: a series of collections. Built slowly, tinkered with. . . Beautiful Australian ezine with intriguing work upon it, textual and multimedia. The first issue explores some of the non-traditional media, processes, and interventions that have been used to make poetry — code, sound, installation — along with those themes that have been explored throughout poetry’s many literary traditions. It is a special feature on (and takes its name from) the work of Sydney poet and vocal artist, Amanda Stewart, presenting a selection of her work from the last twenty years. Second "Collection" focuses on investigating translation in interesting and fruitful ways.

Wild Honey Press

run by Randolph Healy includes work on its website (some on RealAudio) by (among others) Randolph, Allen Fisher,Mairéad Byrne, Trevor Joyce & David Miller. There is a great range of activity going on — buzzy & professional, & superb & fascinating writing. Material also from projects based on the PoetryEtc listserv.

Word for/ Word

"is open to all types of poetry, prose and visual art, but prefers innovative and post avant work with an astute awareness of the materials, rhythms, trajectories and emerging forms of the contemporary." The best work is the visual poems, by the likes of christopher beaulieu, Crag Hill, John M Bennett, Thomas Lowe Taylor.

Xcp: Streetnotes

"Ethnography, Poetry, & the Documentary Experience. . . a biannual electronic exhibition space for socially descriptive art and text", edited by David Michalski, is an ezine spin-off from Xcp: Cross Cultural Poetics, "a biannual interdisciplinary journal of poetry, poetics, experimental ethnography, and cultural and performance studies", edited by Mark Nowak. Streetnotes has a wide range of interesting material linking poetry reportage and images.

xPress(ed) static site

publish electronic chapbooks (.pdf format). These include material from Catherine Daly, Sheila E Murray, Andrew Topel and Jim Leftwich & Andrew Topel.


edited by Jukka-Pekka Kervinen is an "ezine focused to experimental poetry, collage, cut-up, computer-generated texts etc." There is a whole world of genuinely experimental writing to explore here, with a wide range of enjoyably challenging writings, eg Michelle Greenblatt, Seven Ghazals (One for Each Day of the Week) as an Ode to Our Love (starting with "The Sewage System Ghazal"), John Crouse & Jim Leftwich, ACT, or a text by Reed Altemus, beginning "Spine vacuum dream in a spittled quarter, but to sleep among the ladders is to have a tale in your trousers."

zimZalla: Avant objects

is a publishing project organised by Tom Jenks intermittently releasing objects. We are interested in progressive, experimental work that explores new forms and ideas. Opposable Dumbs by Tina Darragh, and Object 002: James Davies, Julius Kalamarz, Holly Pester are free pdf & pay-for-it paper respectively. Now up to eight or nine fascinatingly different embodiments of textuality.

writers' homepages, blogs etc

This section is organised by name of blog or website; equivalent section in Quick Links is organised by name of poet.

30 feet high: The official DM Black website static site

contains details of D M Black's poetry, reviews of his work, links to other poetry sites, and details of his publications.

81 Austerities: 9 x 9 poems for the cuts new listing

is a collection of 81 poems and promotional material by Sam Riviere, serialised on . . . tumblr mainly between May and July 2011. The poems are organized into 9 parts of 9 poems each, and cycle through 8 themes. The brief is a passive/aggressive response to the 'austerity measures' implemented by the coalition government in the UK in the wake of the late-2000s financial crisis. The project aims to apply 'cuts' preemptively to poetry itself, experiencing this deprivation on the levels of sentiment, structure, and subject matter. The last section appeared on the author's 30th birthday. A lot of fascinating material on this powerful proiject on the site — and I like Mr Riviere's illustration of eg "POEM IN THE FUCKING NEW STATESMAN" with photos of both the text & the issue cover. Publication forthcoming from penned in the margins


I have just begun posting Francis Crot's exquisite MEAT-FILLED CHAPEL a.k.a. TALKING DONKEY BLOODBATH a.k.a. MALTON, ENGLAND declares Lara Buckerton in her blog Quiche straight from the Bucket, itself full of delights (very good discussion of political theoretics in Iain M Banks). The text is of the zombie genre. The author's name is one used by Jow Lindsay (or whatever). You may (or may not) regret reading it.


is Tomas Weber's blog.


Sean Bonney's blog presents him as "Poet, collagist, polemicist, libertarian marxist, antagonist". Go there now for the Cramps videos: "Does Your Pussy Do the Dog?"

Absolute Elsewhere static site

"is the second poetry/photo project by Joy as Tiresome Vandalism (James Davies (poetry) & Simon Taylor (photography). Rather than JTV responding to the other’s work (as they did in the two aRb projects) they are responding to clues each sets. Starting in April 2009 and finishing March '010 they will produce 6 pairs of work. In the first month of each pair a clue will be set for the other to respond to. JTV will not see the other person’s work until the project is over. Then the collection will be turned into a pdf. This site is being maintained by an independent body." And here it is!

Aesthetic Realism Online Library

houses works by Eli Siegel, poet, philosopher and educator. Go straight to Hot Afternoons Have Been in Montana for an astonishing poem, highly valued by William Carlos Williams.

afterlights: visual. minimal. arts n spirituality.

is Stephen Nelson's blog, with examples of his visual and minimal poems. Well worth investigating.

Sarah Ahmad [alternative words]

Sarah Ahmad's blog provides quick links to all her published work. Follow them up!

Yusra Al-Ayoubi

includes poems, an essay and a play in English, and poetry, fiction and drama in Arabic

all over the grid new listing

singular complayntes set in lethal contradiction, the dialectics of place, geographic gyna-fascism, failed love poems, gamelan metaphysics, the whole human geography of song. That's Joe Luna's blog, with his poetry etc, essays, and curiosa of both banality and splendour. An interesting place.

l'amour fou: from a slough of overwhelm and imperfect pitch

is Tom Beckett's blog. See also e-x-c-h-a-n-g-e-v-a-l-u-e-s (interviews with with poets, eg Crag Hill, Nick Piombino, Sheila E. Murphy, Eileen R. Tabios, Jukka-Pekka Kervinen) & Thrownnest: a play-in-progress, a blog with images (contributions from others including Anny Ballardini).


is Richard Barrett's blog (formerly abandon yr timid notion), which gives a good picture of the now very lively Manchester poetry scene, Mr Barrett's encounters with sundry other aspects of contemporary culture, and his own writing. Quit This Pampered Town is his previous blog (embarrassingly successful!).

D. C. Andersson static site

has a blog recently started, with an interesting and largely positive review of Great Works (bless him!)

angel exhaust amended listing

Andrew Duncan's blog of data related to Angel Exhaust magazine. essays in literary history related to a work called 'Affluence, Welfare, and Fine Words'. Includes his map of his 7-volume work on modern British poetry, the Affluence work. Plus his "1% digest" as lists of names with comments: Handlist of late 20th century poets (part 1), Handlist of late 20th century poets (part 2:born after circa 1950), Handlist, part 3: Mid century poets — starts with Richard Aldington, ends with persons becoming known c 2000, and is genuinely catholic (in the good sense as it were).

Antic View

is an ongoing interview between Jeff Harrison and Allen Bramhall. It's good — I warm to and am stimulated by a lot of what Harrison says.

appl juic:The Rapping Supply Teacher!!

Not your average grime! Enjoy and take note!

April Eye: Peter Riley's Website amended listing

Elegant, composed and radiant, like the man's poetry (well done Peter Manson – an exceptionally attractive design). Biography, bibliographies, notes on poems, essays, and uncollected poems. More about and from one of Britain's finest poets.

Art Zero: The Unofficial Art of Everyday Life amended listing

is Michael Blackburn's own site, has all sorts of stuff on it or linked: video, photos, texts, mixed media projects, and all else, including the Sunk Island Review, a blogzine for New Writing In Various Forms, and for Sunk Island Publishing. Try also his podomatic site for a whole mass of audio material by himself and others (including The Smallest Arts Festival In The World), and The Days, How They Pass, daily poems over a year, posted up as podcasts of 20 (with images). Great creative energy here.

arts and ego

"expression not convention" — poems, music and art on Dylan Harris's now huge site.

William James Austin

's site holds poems and artworks by him, also BLACKBOX: a record of the crash, and pages for his Koja Press, publishing his own Underworld project, Richard Kostelanetz, Bill Keith, and a range of American-Russian writers. Pages from Underworld can be seen further on William James Austin: Underworld.

Amiri Baraka

the website of the great poet, playwright and political activist, including poems, essays and audio and a video file.

Glenn Bach

has a homepage detailing his projects, with links to work online.

Badstep amended listing

is Roger Day's website, with poems and images

Bebrowed's Blog amended listing

John Armstrong's blog talks intelligently on Timothy Thornton, Geoffrey Hill, JH Prynne, Paul Celan and issues of difficulty in poetry, including a dialogue with Keston Sutherland.

Shaun Belcher: Multimedia Artist new listing

Interesting, very interesting, as Shaun Belcher's complex site gives not only his poetry but his indeed multimedia art (and other art matters), his country-&-western singer persona and his research into digital culture (and other matters), and a blog also: shaun belcher BLOG: random jottings of a generalist. . .. A hell of a lot of interesting stuff is going on here.

belgianwaffle; "heavenly labials in a world of gutturals" amended listing

Jonathan Jones's blog, written I guess from teaching at a Belgian university, has very perceptive comments on a contemporary poetry (largely American rather than British), plus the odd poem and the odd (also perceptive) comment on TV etc. A good blog! There is also The Sticky Pages Press blog for his publishing activities, very interesting little physical book poems.

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John M Bennett: Poet and Head of Luna Bisonte Prods

Lots and lots of very good stuff — soundfiles coming at you all the time, a range of textual and visual poems, some sound poems to download, stuff on Lost & Found Times and Luna Bisonte Prods. Also try his johnmbennettpoetry blog for texts and news.

Caroline Bergvall

has a wickedly designed site, with full information and some pages/images of, plus links to, her subtle and (in this country) pioneering multi-media work.

John Bevis: writer + poet + performerbrand new listing

This writer/artist/bookmaker has a clear and informative website about his work, situated in an Ian Hamilton Finlay, Colin Sackett, Coracle Press universe. Books published by www.johnbevis.com include A Primer of Found Poetry as well as texts, poetic or more broadly non-fiction, by Bevis.

The Blind Chatelaine's Keys

is Elieen Tabios's main blog, centered on literature, especially poetry, and wine. Her poem blog is The Chatelain's Beach House. Explore, too, the form she has invented in Hay(na)ku Poetry.

Lisa Bloomfield

Web stories, printwork and paint from this multimedia artist.

bobby – this blog is dedicated to the Human Spirit and all Mammals

is Bobby Larsson's engaging blog, full of fascinating fragments in English and Swedish.

Boxing the Compass: Poetry, Matt Bryden new listing

Has news, information, some older poems and links; Hafta Hafta: leave it to dreams (not lengths) has dreams, poems and musical material

The Beast of Manchester Poetry. A site for discussion of all things related to poetry, religion, life in general.

is Steven Waling's blog. I enjoy its at times distanced but always informed view of alternative poetry culture.

brickstack blockstack: poetry by Steve Parker new listing

is full of Steve Parker's strong and original poems.

British Poetry in Performance, 1960–2008 static site

Steve Willey's blog on his research project (part of the multimillion pound AHRC-financed Beyond Textprogramme) may well prove to be a useful resource.

Iain Britton

has a beautiful neat website, giving some of his poems, information etc.

brokenloop new listing

is Andrew Spragg's blog, with poems and news.

Basil Bunting Poetry Centre

of the University of Durham gives a little information, some pix, and a little bit of text.

Graham Burchell

has a clear and informative website.

Elizabeth jane Burnett

Elizabeth-Jane Burnett's website gives info, links, texts and multi-media presentations of her performances and projects. More audio material on her MySpace.

Richard Burns

has a very fine and elegant personal site, with a mass of material on it.

The Cadfael Forecast new listing

Timothy Thornton's blog contains poems by him, quoted by him, essays, music etc etc, plus a homepage. Well worth perusing and studying. He knows what he is doing.

David Caddy static site

David Caddy's blog contains long prose pieces, with poems, about his personal, literary and regional roots: "So Here We Are: Poetic Letters from England", and some very well-informed critical writing also. These are also available as audio downloads on the site.

Can of Corn: baseball, poetry, and kim chi

is Jim Goar's blog.

Canary Woof static site

is Jeff Hilson's blog, with writings (good review of Sean Bonney reprinted on it).

Poems of Séamas Cain

contains some interesting, richly textured poems.

B.Catling poet sculptor performance artistnew listing

This being his web-site for past, present and future works {who also makes videos, paintings & novels.} Mainly the artworks, performance and sculpture, though includes images of his poetry publications.

Celery Lanes

is Harry Godwin's blog, with poems and things.

Joseph Ceravolo: Poet

is the official website, with poems, details etc, of this now under-read New York poet.

Paula Claire: The Paula Claire Archive of Sound and Visual Poetry

The website of this long-practising (visual and sound) poet, an early collaborator with Bob Cobbing. A remarkable body of work.

Graham Clifford: Poems new listing

Not enough poems, too much listing of prizes! But I like his poetry and his blog is interesting.

Bob Cobbing

"My name is Bob Cobbing, I died aged 82 and was the major exponent of concrete, visual and sound poetry in Britain." Visit Bob on MySpace! A good little biography, an mp3, and two links. But he's there!

collaboration static site

is Ian Davidson's blog, where you are also invited to collaborate. There are also two short videos on YouTube by Ian Davidson: Harsh 15 and Harsh 30.


"the website of Michael Haslam Poet of Foster Clough" has on it a large amount of material of an Haslamic, and therefore quite fascinating and delightful, nature, including poems from this strong and original writer.

Copy static site

Rob Stanton's dailyish poetic poem sequence blog — this is our life. Successor to Issue. Now complete at dclxvi posts.

Patrick Coyle new listing

Chronological archive of Patrick Coyle's performances, exhibitions and publications. His background is art writing – well, there's no money & no kudos in just writing these days is there? and you have to show you can use all that luvverly theory – but, yes, if we take it as innovative poetry, very interesting conceptual, formal and textual/textural games are played. Well worth looking at & following.

Claire Crowther

has a neat little homepage with poems etc.

Curiously Strong: Ian Patterson's blog static site

is a rather intermittent production! But a few crumbs from Ian's table . . .

cycling to the next village: Experts are puzzled static site

is a blog from Linus Slug and Edmund Hardy, with material (eg photos, notes) obtained from poetry readings attended.

dark mucus: occasional aspic & cashmere slash

is Frances Kruk's blog.

Lyndon Davies new listing

' site brings together his activities: his poetry, events he organises, especially The Glasfryn Seminars and the Hay Poetry Jamborees (this event organised with John Goodby), and the excellent online magazine Junction Box. This is heroic activity!

dbqp: visualizing poetics

"Visual poetry, the textual imagination and personal experience" just about sums up Geof Huth's fine blog.

The Devil Reads Poetry (but not the sort you'd think): Are all poetry lovers insane? Steve Abbott

is Colin Herd's site, with links to his poems, observations, comments and (interesting) reviews and responses.

digressions and hiccups: handmade books & poetry

is Karen Sandhu's blog on these activities of hers: all good!

Disquiet: Pessoa's Trunk

A pleasant site with some comparisons of Pessoa translations and some links, part of the ambient/electronic music site Disquiet.

Dreamer in the Wake

Catherine Daly's fine blog.


covers all Gareth Durasow's acitvities and enterprises.


is Mike Weller's MySpace site, with images and a video. Visit it and encourage him!

AnnMarie Eldon static site

— her blog with her poems and links. Simple!

Kenward Elsmlie.com

Oh boy! This is delirium. This is a paradise. The most enjoyable poet's site of them all. Poems, artworks, songs, pornography & sheer pleasure.

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eocene press: poetry and updates from matt martin new listing

performs that function very well, with links to work online etc.

Carrie Etter

Carrie Etter's blog has some interesting comments about her relationship to the poetry culture she encounters in her present environment.

Evil Is Nothing: Poems and pictures – and perhaps an occasional comment new listing

is Jon Clay's blog, well worth looking at.

Martin Stannard's Exultations & Difficulties static site

is my Blog-Of-Sorts that's also Something-Of-An-Online-Magazine. It's a mix of poetry & reviews and sometimes just gentle rhubarb, with a heart of rolled gold & the word 'acerbic' doesn't come into it. It's good.

Eyewear: See Through It

is the ever active Todd Swift's blog.


is Tina Bass's MySpace presence.

feeding | the | b e a r::(malfunctioning < a / p o e t r y / > the fragments: a series

is Tom Watts' poetry blog, with work in progress (haunting and cryptic fragments). The End of Everything Soft and Kind... is his other blog, lighter on the poetry, with music & photos.

Clive Fencott at Fencott new listing

Clive Fencott was a major collaborator with Bob Cobbing, mainly mid 70s to mid 80s, with more interest in computing since. His home page has some fun interactive material as well as information on publications and performances.

The Fictions of Deleuze and Guattari: A Fictional Poetic Biography

Clifford Duffy's blog delivers just what it claims.

fhole: life is way too short for ugly books

Daniel f Bradley's ferocious blog — Canadian dada poetry coming out fighting.

Nick Field

's MySpace page has specimens of his spoken word and music work. It's good!

Peter Finch Archive

Peter Finch was leading figure of the fabled but real (like King Arthur) British Poetry Revival of the 60s and early 70s. He remains active yet in Cardiff, as a poet and cultural force. His website is excellent: poems and other writings by Peter F, including much material on Cardiff and Wales. Some excellent writing on British and Welsh poetry, and good advice to aspiring writers.

Alec Finlay

"is an artist, poet & publisher. Born in Scotland in 1966, he now lives in the North-East of England, in Byker." This site documents and presents some of his work (and that of others), as poems, installations, concepts and other varied and haunting projects.

Allen Fisher amended listing

's Website has on it a wide range of material: images, lists of publications, links, and ordering for his Spanner publications.

The Fossil Record

Charles Freeland's website has on it a lot of his writing, poems and prose.

frantic little fingers. new listing

A world of disorderly notions, picked out of his books, crowded into his imagination is the site for Donna Leishman's fairytale-inspired narratives. Class them as e-literature if you want; enjoy them!

Glenn R. Frantz

has a truly neat little site with links to his poems online and some music.

Freebase Accordion

is resource base for Peter Manson users and the wider poetry community (featuring Maggie Graham, Robin Purves, Scott Thurston & Lawrence Upton, also a page with Bob Cobbing photos and links) — a model example of a poet's website (and also home to Object Permanence press).

Gairnet 3new listing

WN Herbert has many online presences, but this is the best starting place (though it is in fact the child of Gairspace). It will lead you to the blog gairnet provides: press of blll (distorted mouthings, as if through thick perspex scored over and over with fine lines, perhaps from the diamond-tipped hairs of space centipedes), a very live blog including reviews, essays, prose pieces and links to audio. Another live blog is The Lost Notebook (I lost my notebook. Have you seen it? Now I must remember everything that was in it. Argh.). And there are three collaborative blogs you may find interesting and informative fun: Blogaria (This blog records interactions between two groups of poets, one from the North East of England, and the other from Sofia, Bulgaria.; Dubious Saints is the blog for a bunch of writers and artists and arts administrators who first met in India in December 2010 at Adishakti, near Pondicherry in Tamil Nadu (group includes Zoë Skoulding); Tri brodyagi v metro (This blog maps the journeys of three UK writers around the Moscow Metro in search of a book. The writers are Andy Croft, Bill Herbert and Paul Summers, and the book is Troye v metro (Three Men on the Metro [Five Leaves Publications, 2009]). This isn't mentioning the facebook and MySpace presences either. Informationism — if it weren't so good I'd use the word overload; but no, I certainly wouldn't.

The Gates of Paradise

is the staggering site produced by David Daniels, with his huge visual poems, The Gates of Paradise, Years and Humans, plus links and material on his visual poems. And in addition a superb gathering of links to visual poetry elsewhere on the net.


is a damn good personal literary blog, with a wondrous Beckettian interest (and much else) — highly enjoyable — few poems, but highly poetic. Produced by one Pothwith — David Wheatley. More power to him!

Girl As A Vending Machine: poetic practice and spoken word amended listing

Prudence Chamberlain's interesting blog uses Frank O'Hara's poetics to power a contemporary performance poetry..

glia :: neuronal jelly with network source

is David Jhave Johnston's site — largely video-based, but with important roles for language. Beautiful, frightening and mind altering.


is sean burn's website, with examples of his work across art, film, play, prose and poetry — all powerful and effective.

Michael Grant new listing

Critic and poet Michael Grant's grapplings with paradox and impossibility in philosophy, language, and the cinema. With reference, potentially, to the works of Maurice Blanchot, T.S.Eliot, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Jacques Lacan, Stanley Cavell, David Cronenberg, Lucio Fulci, and Dario Argento, inter alia.

graveney marsh: Random jottings on poetry, visual culture, local oddities and the weather

is Laurie Duggan's blog, from exile in furthest Kent.

R G Gregory — The Cathedral of Ordinary Human Spirit

Another staggering site: R G Gregory's life and work as a huge project of action and words.


is David Bircumshaw's blog.

John Hall

has a very elegant site, with a few texts on it, some sound files and some links.

Chris Hardy

's MySpace presence, with some excellent music on it.


Mairéad Byrne's glorious poetic blog

Michael Heller: A Survey

A useful gathering of poems and essays by the last of the objectivist poets, as part of Light and Dust Anthology of Poetry.

Gairnet 3 new listing

WN Herbert has many online presences, but this is the best starting place (though it is in fact the child of Gairspace). It will lead you to the blog gairnet provides: press of blll (distorted mouthings, as if through thick perspex scored over and over with fine lines, perhaps from the diamond-tipped hairs of space centipedes), a very live blog including reviews, essays, prose pieces and links to audio. Another live blog is The Lost Notebook (I lost my notebook. Have you seen it? Now I must remember everything that was in it. Argh.). Mozart in Colorado: First Chapter Saloon gives the first chapters of a large number of his fictions. And there are three interesting collaborative blogs you may find interesting and informative fun: Blogaria (This blog records interactions between two groups of poets, one from the North East of England, and the other from Sofia, Bulgaria.; Dubious Saints is the blog for a bunch of writers and artists and arts administrators who first met in India in December 2010 at Adishakti, near Pondicherry in Tamil Nadu (group includes Zoë Skoulding); Tri brodyagi v metro (This blog maps the journeys of three UK writers around the Moscow Metro in search of a book. The writers are Andy Croft, Bill Herbert and Paul Summers, and the book is Troye v metro (Three Men on the Metro [Five Leaves Publications, 2009]). This isn't mentioning the facebook and MySpace presences either. Informationism — if it weren't so good I'd use the word overload; but no, I certainly wouldn't.


is Mark Cobley's elegant poem blog.

Crag Hill's poetry scorecard

"contemporary poetries, visual, verbal & visual/verbal, with especial focus on small press books, magazines, and on websites of avant poetries" is a damned good poetry blog.

Stewart Home new listing

radically inauthentic since 1962 is the slogan; conceptual writer before the Americans tried to patent the idea; writing as totally critical performance. Crucial in every respect!

Home'Baked Books

Mike Weller's self-publishing activities. And linguistically innovative €#*@$?! be his blog.

hydrohotel.net: a Richard Price webspace

contains information on Richard Price, full lists of publications and other activities (including Vennel Press and Painted, Spoken magazine, and some poems and soundfiles. Richard also has his own MySpace presence. Recent issues of Painted, Spoken are now available as pdfs on the site.


Dr Charles Frederickson presents an original sketch and poetic impression of 206 countries.

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Isola di Rifiuti: Notes, Poetics, Trouvailles, Photographs, Malarkey, & Guff

John Latta's blog is remarkably heterogeneous, erudite, well-informed and pleasurable.

Itch Away

John Sparrow's multimedia work upon texts, imaginative and often gloriously diverting, plus a good blog.

Michael Jacobson on MySpace

Encounter a practitioner of asemic writing.

juli Jana

has a website with specimens of her poetry and her art and graphics on it.

Lisa Jarnot – Poet

is her homepage, with information and links. I'd recommend "The Matrix: A Poetry Resource Center" as an introduction to modernist poetry in the American tradition (Ms Jarnot actually says "the Western Tradition", but that may depend where you put the West).

Chris Jones

' website contains information and links, plus a slideshow of text and images from his collaboration Cells with Paul Evans.

Trevor Joyce's

homepage contains poems by him. That alone is a reason for visiting it.

Tim Keane

is an elegant website, with mainly information about the writer, but including links to online publication.

Tom Kelly: Voices From A Small Town and Beyond

Tom Kelly's blog has his (and others') poems, plus articles, reviews and notices about poetry and drama in the North-East.

amy king's alias

is Amy King's elegant & funky website, which has a whole host of material by or about this New York-based poet, including all the links to her work available online, text or audio. And a huge blogroll!

John Kinsella

's homepage includes a large selection of essays and reviews, and a few poems.

Charles Lambert amended listing

has a companionable blog, much concerned with the interests of an English writer, translator and teacher in Italy, which I find quite fascinating, plus also what ought to interest you more, some excellent poems from this escaped member of the Cambridge School. More serious literary material on his Wordpress blog.

Tom Leonard

's wonderful website, apart from material concerning the Scottish poet, includes also an excellent page with the text of The Six O'Clock News, the poet reading it (RealPlayer or .wav formats), and relevant texts by Leonard.

The Light-Trap

is Angela Gardner's homepage on her Light-Trap Press artists' book publishing website. She gives a lot of information on her poems and art, plus the text of her long poem, Paradise and Inferno, on the Iraq War.


Michael Blackburn on MySpace.

Gerry Loose amended listing

The website of the Scottish poet Gerry Loose, with poems online or linked. Two interesting blogs, described as journals and written respectively in Finland and Scotland, are Saari Seasons and Carbeth: the unfinished hut.

Tony Lopez new listing

Tony Lopez's site covers all the bases: work published and online, criticism, interviews etc listed or linked to, plus a Tony Lopez blog.

Lost Among Equals: A. LEE FIRTH: An archive of my published poetry

This blog holds details of all Lee's published poetry: Minimalist poet, minimalist lifestyle has some unpublished poems and more normal bloggy stuff.

Lydia's Blog: poetry and stuff

is Lydia Towsey's WordPress blog, with her writing and other interesting stuff.

rob mclennan's blog

Canadian poet rob mclennan has a large and active blog, worth your keeping up with.

MachineMachine /blog new listing

This is a rich and complex site allowing access to the work of Daniel Rourke, involved in art practice and art writing, and thinking good things & doing interesting things about language / image /media / error /entropy.

Paul Matthewsnew listing

I enjoyed Paul's poetry greatly when I had contact with him through the 70s, and had it as one of my models. I was delighted to see he is still very active.

Sophie Mayer

has a good site detailing her many activities, with details of her publications. She also has very useful and perceptive review blog, Delirium's Library.

meles, meles

is the MySpace page of Rhys Trimble, with superb sound files of him performing (with music), plus texts on the blog. Excellent stuff! Part of a performance poetry scene at Bangor, POETica.

María Mencía amended listing

's website holds examples of and information on her work, ranging from and combining art installations to electronic performance, mainly heavily language-themed. Fascinating.

Henri Meschonnic

Piers Hugill began this blog on the French Jewish poet, theorist of poetry, theorist of language, Henri Meschonnic. If deep draughts of theory are your thing, gulp it down!

Militant Esthetix

"by Esther Leslie and Ben Watson [aka Out To Lunch] plunges the experiencer into theory and art conspired into existence by the praxis of Walter Benjamin, T.W. Adorno, Kurt Schwitters, Hannah Höch, Trotsky, Rosa Luxemburg, Frank Zappa, J.H. Prynne, and every avant-garde movement from Baudelaire (but even before too — viz. Th. Nash, Sterne, Goethe. . .) through Dada, Vorticism etc onto Punk and the DIY Esemplasm)." Their cultural activities are even richer than that! — also, Disney, Mad Pride, situationism, improvised music, manifestoes. Oh, and poems.

Drew Milne/Parataxis amended listing

has information (detailed lists of publications), links to some essays and reviews by Drew Milne, plus details of soon-to-be-revived Parataxis publications (wonderfully heavyweight modernist poetry and poetics magazine).

Mind Honey

is Wanda Phipps' website, with poems (including sound files, and links to publication online), music, news etc. Highly enjoyable. Check out also the Wanda Phipps Band MySpace presence for more superb musical presentations of her poems.


"Mirabeau are Ian Kearey, Richard Price and Caroline Trettine, featuring Nancy Campbell." Formerly The Apollinaires. Very beautiful presentations of music and language.

Miso Sensitive new listing

A site dedicated to interviewing writers and others. While they make soup. OK. Andy Spragg's blog so far interviews himself, Joshua Jones and Tom Raworth. Very useful use of hyperlinks to refer out. His more personal blog, with poems etc, is brokenloop.


Guido Monte's personal site has a lot of work by him, plus information and links. The "news" section links to blogs with material by or on him.

More Milk Yvette

David Berridge's art blog, "with writing on a range of art and a particular interest in connections of art and language as well as in new and exploratory forms of art writing and criticism." Fascinating material, eg piece on Susan Hiller, work by Sarah Jacobs, or FREE PRESS WORKSHOP: THE VISUAL ESSAY OF CLAIRVOYANT CRITICISM or READING AS CRITICISM or TIPPEX AS RADICAL GESTURE, on "essays where the visual form of the page was crucial both to the method of composing, the essays subject(s), and the distribution of ideas and experiences."

Edwin Morgan.com

is the web site dedicated to Scotland's greatest poet. There is a lot of useful information, a place where student essays can be published, and a fair number of poems.

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Alan Morrison

has full information, with some excerpts, from all his books and other writings. Older, now static blog Alan Morrison, Poet has bare links, information and poems.

Christopher Mulrooney

has several websites centred on his poems:
     dream-holes in the net
     Ut (with translations from Rimbaud, Mallarmé, Char, Breton and Apollinaire)
     the uses of music
     ghost wall —ugh! horrible site! (designwise)
     'Alliwell That Ends Well: Notes on Film — awe-inspiring coverage

chris murray's tex files

is one of the most interesting and rewarding poetry blogs I've encountered, leading into very interesting and useful areas and diversions. Huge (if unordered) list of links.


Maggie O'Sullivan's site contains bibliography and thorough links to all on-line material, with a little text and voice to view and download

Opal Louis Nations new listing

Another reminder of the 70s, though somewhat different from Paul Matthews above. Opal L Nations was a vivid presence in the avant-garde, with total, corrosive neo-dada absurdism. Read his works and despair! The pre-post-avant started & ended up here. With gospel music. Check out the contents of Strange Faeces, oh ye Brighton, Cambridge & Shoreditch poetic hipsters — Opal L did it better first.


Marcus Slease's blog is enthusiastic, informed and perceptive, with Marcus's widely travelled perspective a useful one. Recommended.

no name, if no lower case: visual. found. poetry.

is nick-e melville's blog, with some visual poems and some relevant quotations. See Shellsuit Massacre for his more aggressive aural activities. Good things out of Edinburgh, that city of culture and darkness.

Nomadics amended listing

Meanderings & mawqifs of poetry, poetics, translations y mas. Travelogue too is Pierre Joris's blog, with interesting and wide-ranging material. He has also a homepage, with material and links concerned with his own writing. Though New York based now for many years, an important member of the innovative poetry scene in London in the 70s, and co-editor with Paul Buck of 1984 French anthology of British avant-garde poetry, Matières d’Angleterre.


Andrew Jordan's website contains at present information on his publishing activities, viz 10th Muse magazine, bending oeuvre books and The Listening Voice newsletter (most recent as a pdf).

Alistair Noon's MySpace page

provides links to his poetry, translations and reviews on the internet.

Tamarin Norwood: artwork & writing new listing

is an artist and writer. Her work addresses the possibility of reciprocation between art and writing; practice and everyday life; production and circulation. Projects usually take the form of performance, objects or text. Tamarin is currently artist writer in residence at Modern Art Oxford. Lots of audio, video, some photos — enter the world of art writing.

The Life and Works of Jeff Nuttall

has on it biographical and bibliographic information, lots of images by Nuttall, and clips of him reading his poetry, and of him playing jazz. There is a link to complete scans of his famous My Own Mag, hosted by the William Burroughs website, Reality Studio.

Oceanographer of O

is Elizabeth James's blog.

Open Notebooks new listing

is an online experiment that asks: what do we do when we write poetry, does it make any difference if we do it in public and how is a paper notebook different to a virtual one? Karen McCarthy Woolf's experiment seems worthwhile and interesting to me — a very open approach.


"Author of www.orium.org, Kai Fierle Hedrick is a Canadian/American mixed-media writer whose research interests circle around collaborative, community-engaged practices." Her diverse and fascinating site shows the range of her activities, with creative work in various media combinations and much else, including a blog.


is Chris Gutkind's MySpace presence.

daniele pantano.ch new listing

Daniele Pantano's website contains poems, details of publications and all his books, readings etc, plus links to his blog, Mass Graves.

Partly in Riga static site

A text, with photos, by Ian Davidson.

Peckham in furs new listing

Poets and their Cats: links to poetry websites Book Reviews Photos of miffed Cats and slutty Cats Anarchy, Bodily Fluids, Hatred of Boris Johnson and all his ilk, The Bat Plant and other Dark Images. The Black Arts; kitsch images; Black Humour; Against Capitalism; for slackers, Wastrels; Against Dynamic growth; for long-lingering- malingering -cultivation through book reading. Will contain blasphemous images of Jesus. Against religion. Fair enough — what's not to like here, then? Sharon Borthwick's pleasurable blog, with photos, observations and all.

Pedestrian Culture: Walk, observe, reflect, report

Glenn Bach's very unpedestrian blog.

Simon Perril new listing

This excellent poet's site includes poem texts, audio files of poems read, images etc.

Holly Pester: workshop of poetic texts and performance

"This site features samples of original work by Holly Pester. Some texts are fragments of academic work while some are process pieces resting at this site for exploratory means. Holly Pester has been working with live poetry and critical writing for three years." And to very good effect indeed.

Michael Peverett

's blog is intensely readable, and includes links to some excellent long poems and sequences by him, and a large series of reviews, A Brief History of Western Culture.

The Pink Moth: Hilda Doolittle Reading Room

has some poems and some links.

Pinko.Org static site

is Andrew Duncan's site — his criticism, his poetry, and more. Go directly to it now! If you want a large-scale view of recent & current (post-War) English poetry, and thus of Duncan's strategic position, try "Despairing dialogue: Spectral Investments: Mainstream and original poetry: proposed terms for a future dialogue". There are also back issues of Angel Exhaust, 13-16. More up-to-date material is on his current Angel Exhaust blog.

poetic practice journal: by ziller killer

is Ryan Ormonde's very exploratory blog, of, indeed, his poetic practice, which is useful and interesting. His other blog is text messenger: once a month I discuss one text by one artist.

poetix: this time for sure new listing

Dominic Fox is a writer and programmer living and working in London. Also theorist. Interesting, and rigorous.


is Mike Ruddick's poem blog.

poetryman.mysite.com: Rising Star In The Illinois World Of Poetry

Michael Lee Johnson's site, with interviews, information and links.

The Portal of Lost Wanting

is Marianne Morris's blog, with some wonderfully varied material. Total Literary Stuffheads on TLS junk review of Carrie Etter's anthology Infinite Difference: Other Poetries by UK Women Poets (Shearsman, 2010) is powerful reading. Her MySpace page, including reading to music, is really impressive! — especially the video.

Jody Porter new listing

Poetry editor of the Morning Star. Sometimes writer. And founder of Zafusy. It has a little about Jody Porter, some poems, and lots of poems (from the Morning Star, by eg Alan Morrison, Alistair Noon), articles etc from a range of others — a good place to encounter a gathering of poets and poetry with a clear political ring.

William Poundstone Web Projects

hosts some stimulating and haunting animated texts, emblems and bottle imps.

press free press

is Sejal Chad, Becky Cremin, Ryan Ormonde and Karen Sandhu. press free press is a poetic collective. press free press is a restless poetic collective, committed to poetics and performance, yet restless within poetic and performance scenes: committed to dialogue and response, democracy and openness of practice. press free press engage with materiality of text in performance. press free press find, construct, demolish language following the invitation of language poets and fluxus performance artists. press free press do not write verse. press free press write language that is poetry or perform poetry that is language. Seriously interesting cross-media performance work, which website provides a mere pointer at I fear.

the problems of language: Experimental / Electronica

Interesting things happening here. Our 4 best friends: Gertrude Stein, James Joyce, Marguerite Duras, Gertrude Stein.

QBSaul Hypertexts

"a selection of fiction , poetry and drama by Paul A. Green", contains poem texts, hypertext works, soundworks, scripts, all that Brother Paul can offer us.

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Carl Rakosi: A Century in the Poetic Eye

"Carl Rakosi on poetry, psychology and world affairs in the Twentieth Century" is a huge (244 pp) pdf of an interview produced by ROHO — The Regional Oral History Office (a research program of the University of California, Berkeley, working within The Bancroft Library).

Tom Raworth amended listing

's homepage has on it pictures and news, bibliography, and scans of Infolio magazine, and, sadly, an ever-increasing number of in memoriam pages (eg Edward Dorn, Fielding Dawson, John Wieners, Philip Whalen, Kenneth Koch, Bob Cobbing, Piero Heliczer, Stan Brakhage, Ric Caddel). But with what is effectively a very live and active blog.

Reality Studio, a William S Burroughs Community

is pretty massive and pretty serious, with everything from text excerpts to multimedia capturings of Burroughs.

Renscombe Press: Poems, texts and recordings by James Wilkes amended listing

James Wilkes has turned his publishing imprint website into his personal website, with full information on his publications, projects and performances, including audio & video material.

retroactive constructions: relexions on phenomena encountered new listing

is Luke McMullan's new blog, that lives up to what it says, with reports on concepts & events.

REVELATION NATION: Incomprehension is the subtitle static site amended listing

is Becky Cremin's blog. As is/was PERFORM-a-TEXT. Both interesting!

rhubarb is susan

"Flash reviews of individual poems from Simon DeDeo, a man in Chicago, on a blog with a name from a poem by Gertrude Stein." Yep. Some interesting observations are indeed made. But the site is now invitation only — wtf?


is Richard Kostelanetz' personal site, with full details of his publications, productions and projects, plus unpublished material.

Richard's Information Hub static site

Richard Parker's Information Hub, with poems.

Posie Rider: Feminism — out of the net and in your area (N1)

Feminism and poetry from Posie Rider of Islington.

The Road North new listing

the road north is a word-map of Scotland, composed by Alec Finlay & Ken Cockburn as they travel through their homeland, guided by the Japanese poet Basho . . . they will publish 53 collaborative audio & visual poems describing the landscapes they have seen and people they have met. A delightful project!

Stephen Rodefer

The last of the great American ex-pats? Poems, paintings and photos.

the rosier barrier

Rebecca Rosier's blog has her poems and news.

Camille Roy's Website

has on it some interesting and effective writing.

Miffy Ryan – recent film, performance and prose work 2005–2012 new listing

is full of lively stuff, mainly images and short films of or coming from her performance and live art work.

Sad Press: A Big Poetry Firm in the City amended listing

is Jow Lindsay's current blog. Do check out the Sad Press books listings, and the sound files available. Also online two earlier avatars, of considerable poetological & Lindsayana interest: Everyone's Cup of Tea, with a list of useful links to works thereby, and an even earlier version of blog still online. You will also wish to consult too the very live franciscrot.tumblr.com of course.

Samizdat Blog

is American poet and critic Robert Archambeau's blog, with very well-considered discussion of modernist and contemporary poetry (including discussion on UK poetry, with lively comments made).

santiago's dead wasp: sound poetry and more

is Matt Dalby's blog of avant-garde poetry events Manchester way and indeed way beyond (including his sojourn in Kunming).

Scrapblog: A Writer from the South-West new listing

Notes and thoughts towards a gathering book dreaming through the web-mirror is Julie Sampson's blog, indeed centred on women writers in Devon, medieval to modern in precise detail.

Scribbles & Diversions new listing

is John Alwyine-Mosely's blog for his writings. I like this. I get a sense of someone trying to write good poetry, reflective of his experience of this world, and being both direct and adventurous in his use of language and poetic formal properties. I would like to consider him a part of the British Innovative Poetry community, on the grounds that he possesses "the root of the matter". He has another blog, Haiku & Art: Haikus and other short syllabic poems based on a random word and linked with a picture, which is also very enjoyable. I hope you like this work.

Secret Technology

is Jason Nelson's site, with some amazing, gorgeous and inventive "net art/cyberpoetry", also some filtering of film sound tracks through speech recognition software.

Aidan Semmens: Writer, Editor, Photographer, Designer

contains poems, photographs and a blog of journalistic work.

Shad Thames, Broken Wharf amended listing static site

This play for voices, commissioned by London Word Festival 2010, has just been published by Penned in the Margins. Material on this blog (formerly "The True History of the Working Class") went into the book.


John Cayley's site contains his complex work in interactive multimedia poetry (using QuickTime) — "codework": writing in networked and programmable media. There is a genuinely new linguistic and conceptual space being explored.

Jeffrey Side: Occasional comment on the appalling state of mainstream poetry

has a compelling blog with mainly critical material and reviews.

Sighming: Tammy Ho Lai-ming's Homepage

contains poems and other writings, photos and information.

Signifetish new listing

Visual semiotic deliciousnesses from Gareth Farmer.

Silliman's Blog

A focus for a lot of interesting debate and commentary by the American poet (the word "leading" nearly leapt in before his name, but it's better and much more alive than that). The most important American poetry blog.

Hannah Silva: playing with language in Devon

's elegant site details her work, with some text present. Hannah has also a splendid Hannah Silva MySpace presence.

Iain Sinclair new listing

Official Unofficial Website (Sanctioned by Author). All ye faithful need to know, and more! The great man is stalked, and accepts it.

Ron Singer – Writer

contains information and links on this New York writer.

sjfowlerpoetry.com amended listing

is the site for full listings (and links) of S J Fowler's poems, translations and articles, plus video and audio. There are also poems by Steve Fowler on his blog, blutkitt poetry.

Zoë Skoulding

's website gives bibliographic etc info + links

smudgy like on television

Sophie Robinson's blog. Some powerful poems.

Sociopathetic Semaphores

is Nat Raha's blog — yes, poems & stuff: good poems and stuff. See also her poets et al: photos of poets on Flickr.

Spectare's Web

I am delighted that David Bircumshaw is back in action on the Web, with ever more fresh material on his site.

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Spring Cleaning in the Labyrinth of the Continuum

Charles Freeland's blog is full of his writings, which are getting more and more interesting.

Martin Stannard amended listing

Martin Stannard has a beautiful site. It contains a brief but enlightening biography, a few poems & reviews, details of his books, and his online archive (previous blogzine Exultations & Difficulties and the poetic annotations labelled One Million Elephants Couldn't Begin To Understand — I've given links to the original versions of these sites here, to which in completist fashion I'll add his previous homepage, Martin Stannard's Home from Home). A lot of stuff, all very worthwhile, both poems, and criticism.

Streams of Expression new listing

David Grundy's blog combines his major interest in contemporary music with poetic language creation also, with detailed reviews of readings, and articles, eg on Amiri Baraka and music.


Stephanie Strickland

has a website with on it or linked to it some gorgeous e-poems, that link complex and powerfully meaningful language with exhilarating and moving visual effects. This is delightful and profound art.

Janet Sutherland

has a website with details of publications and readings etc, plus poem of the month.

The Syllabary

is an astonishing game or mechanism from Peter McCarey. It is delighful (yes, I said that just above — both these sites are!).

Arthur Symons

He should have a MySpace presence really. This is where English Modernism entered the world from. Poems, chronology & links.

syndicat d'initiative amended listing

Amy De'Ath has an excellent Wordpress site, with blog, poems, and an excellent, well-informed and well-considered essay on Poetry Publishing: As It Stands: Innovation, the Post-Avant, and Current Publishing Practices.

Andrew Taylor Poetry amended listing

is his blog of events and activities as poet and publisher (Erbacce Press). Andrew Taylor Poetry contains ditto plus more poetry, visual poetry and images.

Barry Tebb — Poet and Author

is his personal site, complementary to his publishing as Sixties Press.

Fiona Templeton

has a website with full details of her various projects.

this is yogic: words and, like, stuff

Tom Chivers' blog.

Greg Thomas

has superb images of his visual poetry. Very worthwhile and pleasurable indeed.

Thompson's Bank of Communicable Desire

Theatre, art, poetry, music, London, the weather, airports, sudden fury, different music, still not cutting down on sugary snacks, film, horses, people doing sin, incidents, refractions, the entire dark dream outside. The blog of the very and multi-talented Chris Goode, writer, performer, performance-writer, performance-arranger and director, his deeds and his thoughts (always interesting).

Veronica Forrest-Thomson: A Retrospective static site

Mighty American academic literary monument, The Kenyon Review, hosts a selection of her poems, and some of the academic papers delivered at a 2008 academic symposium on her work as poet and poetic theorist. Hardly entry level material here. but she was an outstandingly original and seminal poet and thinker about poetry — Neil Pattison's "The mirrors are tired of our faces": Changing the Subject in the Poetry of Veronica Forrest-Thomson is probably the clearest introduction to her situation and her importance.

Jonty Tiplady new listing

on Tumblr is really rather beautiful, quite complex and very humanly engaging. It's a very worthwhile site to visit and wander in.

Chris Torrance

has several pages on Anne Bryan's Strange Attractor website, with biography, poems and some books and cards available, plus information on the Beneath the Underground Poetry Festival, reuniting the Carshalton Mob. See Beneath the Underground entry under Readings for further details. In the meantime, here is a man who has kept the faith and kept the poetry going.

Touched Base

presents John Gibbens' remarkable body of work: poems (including many visual poems and a poetic almanac), music (as The Children, with Armorel Weston, and as The Mind Shop, with Armorel Weston and David Miller) and writing on music (especially Dylan). This man is talented and inventive!


is the homepage of Devin Davis (aka townee)

John Tranter new listing

Note from John Tranter: This site began in 1998. It is not a weblog, updated every day. Instead, it grows gradually, and is designed to be a long-term useful resource for people wanting to know about my life and my work. It is already over a thousand pages long. Here you can read my poems, and read about my life . . . and what has formed my writing practice. There are interviews with me and reviews of my books (not all the reviews are favourable!) and photos taken at various stages of my life. John Tranter is a great Australian poet; as founder of Jacket a great online poetry editor and explicator, and creator of a site that presented Innovative British Poetry to a wide audience through the late 90s and the 00s, a crucial period of growth and establishment. Also see the more bloglike Tranter's Journal.

trombone poetry

"This is a solo performance project that interweaves music and poetry in a kind of poetry slalom. Music frames poems; poems shape music." More material by and info on his Paul Taylor MySpace presence.

The True History of the Working Class

is Chris McCabe's blog.


is the collaboration of poet and artist Kristen Kreider and architect and artist James O'Leary. They "operate at the edges of disciplinary boundaries through an integrated visual-spatial-poetic practice. Engaging with sites of architectural and socio-cultural significance, we expose and re-contextualise the site in question through performance, installation and time-based media." Ie fascinating multi-media environments, in which language plays a major role. Breathtaking and haunting images on the website.

Lawrence Upton

Lawrence has now restored his online presence, with a site full of his material, links to it, and information.

ursprache: sometimes the words escape me

Jfor James's blog is based on aphorisms and quotations about writing poetry; and therefore is writing poetry. Very appealing.

Stephen Vincent

has a very calm, personal and thoughtful blog.

the Vox Lab new listing

This blog documents James Wilkes's poetry residency at UCL’s Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, which is ongoing from February to August 2012. It's partly a research log, and partly a forum for people interested in the intersections of speech, poetry, and neuroscience. You'll find notes, thoughts on journal articles, drafts of poems, videos and links, as well as guest posts by scientists and other writers. James will also be organising a number of public events throughout the residency. Since James Wilkes is one this country's most interesting poets and thinkers about poetry — I'd advise paying attention to what's going on here.

The Fred Wah Digital Archive

The primary purpose of this site is to make the complete work of Fred Wah available. The site also records what Fred Wah is doing right now. Look here for announcements about upcoming and recent readings, as well as audio, video and image files of and textual information about those readings. Whenever possible, the site includes scanned full-text digital images of Fred Wah's texts. In the case of recently published and available work, portions of the text will be available here with a link to the publisher. Annotated bibliographical information has been included for all works. The site will soon include a wide range of secondary and critical material published from the 1960s to the present. New digitized works are being uploaded daily. What more could be wished for? Wah is a superb Canadian poet, whose work you ought to know.


is Simon Howard's blog: poems, info and images.

William Watkin's blog static site

An experimental poetry and poetics page since 2003. Here I will sporadically post material related to my ongoing research into contemporary poetry and philosophy including readings of poets and philosophers resulting from my seminars at Brunel University, London.. Some very informed and perceptive commentary on the nature of poetry and the poetic line makes it very appealing. You will like his run through of Charles Bernstein "Girly Man", discussing in shocked horror the elements of normative poetics. Very detailed recent work uses the ideas of Giorgio Agamben to apply to current avant-garde writing: very rewarding.

John Welch

's blog is full of John Welch. Excellent!

Les Wicks

' website gives biography, some poems, and work from collaborative community projects he has been involved with.

Steve Willey new listing static site

This is a really nice little site, with full listings, links and information on Steve's creative activities.

wordstrumpet: scenes from a life ruined by poetry

which is Rachel Loden's blog, who seems not to have been ruined at all, but greatly benefiting from the right sort of poetry.

Write off the map: amy cutler, phd student: land-writing, poetry, cultural geography new listing

is Amy Cutler's academic blog, with interesting materials concerned with the larger interface between poetry and geography. See the site she has set up, Land Diagrams: twinned studies in landscape. Her other main activity is identifed by PASSENGERFILMS: cinema, mobility and landscape.

xStream Experimental poetry magazine static site

is Jukka-Pekka Kervinen's (& friends') blog, with links to other xStream sites.

Cliff Yates

His excellent and full-crammed Wordpress site.

yol1971brand new listing

Yol's MySpace demonstrates fierce and absolute performance. The Red Plates video is frightening and astonishing.

your gaze does not meet my gaze

is one of the blogs of Linus Slug, with various bits of information and poems.

Michael Zand new listing

has a clear homepage type site, with full information on activities and writings. Proetics was his poem and personal blog.

Lisa Zaran

has a neat little site with some of her poems, link to an online journal and a store.

Z-site: A Companion to the Works of Louis Zukofsky

is a collaborative on-line reference, annotating Zukofsky's work. A model for internet use in literature, and a valuable aid for reading a great (and still challenging) poet.


audio and video sites

As I begin compiling this section, my sheer ignorance of the worlds of podcasting and newsfeeds fills me with the sort of trepidation I have when realising I'm teaching a topic I thought was something else. Forgive me, dear podcasters, feedgetters and techno-audiophiles. I'm too dependent on my eyes!

57 Productions

is a rich source of both sound-files and poem videos. But: only the Poetry Jukebox and the iPoems Flash Poems are free – the bulk of the material needs to be paid for. There is a lot of emphasis on the more entertainment-end of performance poetry; but work also by Peter Finch, Iain Sinclair, Tom Leonard, Adrian Mitchell, Kamau Braithwaite, Christopher Logue (and a fine essay by Peter Finch on Sound Poetry).

a s l o n g a s i t t a k e s: a magazine of sound poetry

is precisely that, with John M. Bennett, Paul A. Toth, John Lowther and others in current issue. Good stuff! Title is from a famous Bob Cobbing quote.


Creating, performing and publishing new sound and intermedia arts. Music, performamce, sound art, from Hazel Smith and Roger Dean out of Sydney.

Bald Ego Online

was a show on New York based WPS1 Art Radio, which broadcast archive and live readings. Lee Harwood, Joe Ceravolo, Charles Bernstein, James Schuyler, Ron Padgett, Ezra Pound are some of the names you will encounter. And much, much more, on the updated Art International Radio site, which has replaced WPS1.

BlaxeVOX [podcast]

Podcasts available of readings, including Amy King, Kent Johnson and Geoffrey Gatza, plus some Creeley material.

Ceptuetics: avant-garde poetry on the radio static site

Kareem Estefan's blog of avant-garde poetry readings/ interviews Wednesday nights from 7:30-8:00 on WNYU 89.1FM in the NYC tri-state area & www.wnyu.org, or through iTunes (Radio → eclectic →). Started off with Caroline Bergvall and Brian Kim Stefans.

The Covers project new listing

presents contemporary poets reading poetry that has influenced their own work. Begun in 2011, based in London, the project is designed to allow poets to acknowledge their influences or their contemporaries, and to read work they would not normally have the chance to read. There is no stylistic bias, no dictim of method or direction to the poetry. That being said, many of the poets featured represent the breadth of contemporary British poetry and the remarkable, and often underappreciated, lineage of innovative and avant-garde poetry in the UK. Another excellent SJ Fowler project!

Fenland Hi-Brow Recordings

"FREE IMPROVISATION / MUSIQUE CONCRETE / DISASTROUS EPHEMERA" — improvised music samples from their CDs + some more verbal matter — Stuart Calton aka THF Drenching & Marie-Angelique Bueler aka Sonic Pleasure.

Floist Compilation

I [Scott Dohring] made a call for submissions to do a Spoken Word/Audio collaboration back in May. The audio is from work by myself as d'zoid and with Jon Hull and myself as Deerpark. Nine poets and 18 pieces are now available for download HERE. Hosted on F L U X: poetry / prose / criticism / installation(s) / research (where you can check up on what the lettristes are up to these days), the blog of GAMMM: galleria d'arte moderna / a room of modern art. The international Late Modernist avant-garde survives in fighting form!


is a multimedia project by Brian Howe, including sound, video, and poetry. A lot of very original and powerful video and audio.

Hello World

is "a periodic audio presentation of the spoken word" by Richard Kostelanetz, Donald Lev & Bob Hershon, using MP3 files.

KSW Audio

There are extensive audio files of talks and readings, eg Bruce Andrews, Michael Palmer, Ron Silliman, Tom Raworth, Denise Riley, Susan Howe, and so many more, on the audio pages of the The Kootenay School of Writing site.


Walter Wray, Steve Halliwell and Chris Hardy put poems superbly to music. As the Williams Carlos Williams referencing title indicates (A poem is a [large or small] machine made out of words), their choice is interesting, with a truly superb "Red Wheelbarrow". Aargh! — just checked: it's bloody Don "Banjo" Paterson they are quoting: A poem is a little machine for remembering itself; the Williams quote is far more accurate and fruitful.

London Poetry Systems amended listing

the digital and cross-media poetry collective committed to showcasing all kinds of poetic performance in our multimedia live events around the UK and online. We provide space and a platform for experimentation into AV and digital poetry in all shapes and sizes. Includes picture poems, and various audio, audiovisual and video formats, including a Vimeo channel. Work by Hannah Silva, Holly Pester, Steve Willey may be found.

Maintenant Poetry Series

has an audio site on SoundCloud, with material from a range of Maintenant Poetry Series events, including Holly Pester, Jeff Hilson, Tim Atkins and European poets; plus video of the Maintenant Reading series at Rich Mix on YouTube. Thank you, Steve Fowler!

Meshworks: The Miami University Archive of Writing in Performance

"Meshworks is a site dedicated to documenting and preserving video and sound recordings of writing in performance." It contains performances from a number of writers, including Lee Harwood, Marjorie Welish, Mairéad Byrne, Tom Raworth, Lisa Jarnot and Randolph Healy as Quicktime movies amd mp3s. Continually adding to its material.

The Joe Milford Poetry Show

archives readings and interviews from acclaimed and established poets as well as up-and-coming poets from America and Canada. The Joe Milford Poetry Show prides itself on its candid and organic nature infused with a lively discussion of poetics, genre, the writing process, and myriad theories and movements of poetry. Join us once a week for regularly scheduled shows on Saturdays at 5pm Eastern Time, and watch for special edition shows by announcement. The extensive archives include Forrest Gander, Russell Edson, Ron Silliman, Rae Armantrout, Eric Elshtain and many more.

Mind Online amended listing

Mind Online presents a collection of thought-provoking samples from the University [of Chicago]'s intellectual life, both past and present. A very good range of contemporary American innovative poets lecturing and reading, plus Geraldine Monk and Alan Halsey, and Tom Pickard.


with blog, which has material from a range of writers, including Grace Cavalieri and Amy King, is one of the audo components of Didi Menendez' empire. And there is still the old miPOradio, with blog posting various poets, and podcasts, including David Caddy's So Here We Are: Poetic letters from England and Grace Cavalieri's INNUENDOES and ON LOCATION, which has material from a range of writers.

Off the Page: a history of poetry performance in the UK

Courtesy of University of Southampton, the British Academy (there's institutional acceptance!) and eprints (open source, open access data & document repositories), comes a nice collection of recordings that in fact don't go back beyond 1960 (Hugh McDiarmid), and includes Allen Fisher, Roy Fisher, Maggie O'Sullivan, Denise Riley — lots! all well indexed & searchable.

Openned amended listing

Yeah, I keep plugging it, because it's good. Lots of audio and video of their own, plus links to yet more! The cup, she runneth over.

The Other Room

"Poetry reading series and website in Manchester, UK", has much video and photos on the site.

Paradigm Discs

produce on CD sound poetry and experimental music, in an electro-acoustic-collage-improvised-voice mix. Bob Cobbing & Lawrence Upton feature in the mix, and there are some mp3s to listen to on the site (though in terms of sound poetry only some work by Lily Greenham). Encounter Anal Magic & Rev. Dwight Frizzell, Beyond the black crack.


is a huge, no, huge and utterly ginormous archive, a project of the Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing, University of Pennsylvania. Eg Gertrude Stein, Bob Cobbing. Charles Olson, Rae Armantrout, John Wieners, HD, Tom Raworth, Kamau Braithwaite, Susan Howe, and so many more. Try The Four Horsemen's (bp Nichol, Steve McCaffery, Paul Dutton & Rafael Barreto-Rivera) performance of "Mayakovsky". The LINEbreak programmes last for 30 minutes, and were co-hosted by Charles Bernstein. A great on-line resource.


a podcast series sponsored by the Poetry Foundation | the Kelly Writers House | & PennSound has lots of excellent and intriguing information on modernist and contemporary American poetry (with good text as well!).


Alex Pryce's far-sighted and heroic project is an excellent site: podcasts of a very wide range of British poets. It has a lot of potential, and is only to be encouraged. Poets range from The Poetry Chicks (Jenni, Pamela and Abby) and Colin Dardis and all at 'Make Yourself Heard' open mike night, to Claire Crowther, Hannah Silva, Chris Gutkind and Richard Price, via Eva Salzman and Alison Brackenbury. Those poets who aren't represented on it – contact Alex Pryce now!

The Poetry Archive

is a site for recordings of poets reading their own work, either from existing recordings, or with specifically commissioned readings. The range is wide, from Lord Tennyson and Rudyard Kipling to Alison Croggon, Roy Fisher, Tom Raworth, RF Langley and Denise Riley. Well done, Andrew Motion!

Radio QBSaul

podcasting audio theatre, poetry, music and sound by Paul A Green and guests.

Resonance 104.4fm

is London's first radio art station, brought to you by London Musicians' Collective. Interesting programming for Great Works habitues are:

Relevant scheduling on Resonance FM, with day and time, plus programme title and brief details:

Wednesday, 14.00-15.00

Late Lunch with Out To Lunch

Friday, 17.30-20.00

The Sound Projector Radio Show; Music and chat. Hosted by Ed Pinsent, sometimes with guest presenters. Linked with The Sound Projector Music Magazine. Material can include virtually any form of contemporary music or sound-art, for example improvised music, drones, modern composition, minimalism, sound poetry, electronica, laptop music, noise, or songs.

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Rockdrill static site

is a series of 15 audio CDs commissioned by the Contemporary Poetics Research Centre at Birkbeck College, London, with readings to date from Robert Creeley, Jerome Rothenberg, Lee Harwood and Tom Raworth. There are a few samples on the website, which is part of the Optic Nerve site, who are an independent production company who have produced, eg documentaries on American poets for Channel 4 (William Carlos Williams, Gary Snyder, Frank O'Hara, Allen Ginsberg, Amiri Baraka), and a range of other poetry-related moving image projects — there are several clips on the site. The CDs can be purchased from Carcanet Press.

Shellsuit Massacre

ShellSuit Massacre is two poets, who find their verse in a variety of sources: The Sun, The Guardian, Reader's Digest Book of British Birds, election leaflets, The Wasteland and BBC News, etc.  from these disparate strands ShellSuit Massacre create texts that question aspects of contemporary society: ASBOs, government policy, knife crime, social work failure, the media and boredom. The music, created by guitar, sounds 'grimy, a slow dance of 909 beats, dark basslines and studied synths.' They're great: abrasive in the extreme. One poet is nick-e melville.

Slought Foundation: "Vancouver 1963 Poetry Conference & Miscellaneous Readings/Lectures": Fred Wah Poetry Recordings

"Slought Foundation is a non-profit organization in Philadelphia that broadly encourages new futures for contemporary life through public programs featuring international artists and theorists." If you like this sort of thing where academia meets art meets critical theory meets conferences & exhibitions as social praxis, the overall site will interest you. Of more specialised interest to anyone who's got this far — some 1960s recordings made by Fred Wah with Heroic Age figures such as Olson, Creeley, Wieners, Oppen even, reading or talking. There is other audio material on the site, but I found it very difficult to locate.

So Here We Are: Poetic letters from England amended listing

David Caddy's blog available as podcast, now easiest from his site itself.

The Sound Of Writers Forum

A 36 min documentary made by Steve Willey. The documentary features eleven poets that have been published by Writers forum over a period of 50 years: Adrian Clarke, John Rowan, Lawrence Upton, Mark Jackson, Mike Weller, Paula Claire, Peter Finch, Robert Hampson, Robert Sheppard, Scott Thurston, Sean Bonney. On the always-to-be-praised Openned site, where you will find much more audio & video, categorised variously under Events, Online, Projects, and Documentation.

Tangent Radio: Poetry & politics

broadcasts live each Wednesday (6-7 PM PST) from KWCW, 90.5 FM, Walla Walla, Washington (though off-air at present), and has some choice material available on its website, including Keston Sutherland reading "Forty Third Nature Via Diebold". The show is an activity linked with Tangent Press, whose writers include Tina Darragh and Kaia Sand.

Test Centre new listing

engineers and facilitates the transmission of the written and spoken word. Established in 2011, it is committed to the publication of new work in tangible forms. By generating a network of correspondence, Test Centre documents and circulates the output of an emerging literary scene. Test Centre's launch project is a series of spoken word LPs beginning with Iain Sinclair (Stone Tape Shuffle), Chris Petit, Stewart Home and Tom McCarthy.

textsound: an online audio publication

is just what it says: a neat little site with a run of audio files, such as Cathy Wagner, Linh Dinh and Leslie Scalapino reading poems, oh, and scarier, more hard-core sound things also.

Toxic Poetry

where good poems go bad. We are a rather new press, we independently publish experimental mp3 poets in a very, very cool digital E-Book format. Jade Hudson and Nathan Kinsman's site has good material, though I find its design irritating rather than cool (but who am I to judge cool?).


's MySpace offers you several tracks from their oeuvre (and a video of them performing at their Sundays at the Oto gig). Alex Walker and Alex Thomas make fine, frightening noises together.


is a huge video community site, with material worth searching for, eg a series of videos from sean burn.

Viva Voce: Poetry and literature with Pete

Tuesdays, 2 pm Pacific Standard Time, Pete Smith broadcasting on 92.5 FM Online, The home on the web of the Kamloops Campus/Community Radio station, CFBX 92.5 FM. (The X). Click on "radio mast" logo under "Listen Online" on home page, at I think 9 pm GMT.

Words in pictures: Keston Sutherland

The poet reads "Hot White Andy". My Golly! On the New Statesman site! Hope in the old Staggers and Naggers yet! Not very accurate copy to video, but corrected by Rich Owens' comment beneath.

Writers at Warwick Audio Archive new listing

This archive has over 200 recordings of writers from all disciplines and includes both readings of their work and discussions which afford an insight into their creative process. From the poetry of the 1970s to the latest Writers at Warwick events, the archive contains recordings of writers such as Basil Bunting, Germaine Greer, Salman Rushdie and Sarah Waters. An active interest in innovative poetry in the 70s and 80s has given Warwick a large number of interesting recordings of readings and talks.

Print Publishers and Magazines

Note that not all sites in this category contain texts online. The situation should be clear from the explanatory paragraphs.

©_© Press new listing

is Ian Heame's hand press, with beautiful little books, (not done in miniscule editions either!). Ian Heame himself, Ryan Dobran, Mike Wallace-Hadrill and Tom Raworth (a lovely little book) so far. Interesting interview with Ian Heames on Triquarterly Online.

Acts of Language: Performance Writing: Publication, Dissemination and Events

Produced by Larry Lynch from Dartington. Among current publicationsare Tony Lopez's Darwin and John Hall's 13 Ways of Talking About Performance Writing (40 pages for £8 — you can tell it's an art environment). Plus MP3s of recent readings at Dartington by Drew Milne, Marianne Morris and Caroline Bergvall.


"Agenda is one of the best known and most highly respected poetry journals in the world, having been founded in 1959 by Ezra Pound and William Cookson." It is a surviving monument to High Modernism. I pay it respects for that, and in British terms that makes it oppositional, in a now alas quirky and cranky way. There are poems, essays and artwork on its website.

A B: Allardyce, Barnett, Publishers; Allardyce Book; AB Fable Recording and Bulletin: Violin Improvisation Studies; AB Fable Archive

contains the catalogue of Allardyce, Barnett — with information that Anthony Barnett's poetry to 1999 and Veronica Forrest-Thomson's collected poetry without her translations, are accessible online to institutional subscribers to the Chadwyck-Healey database Literature on Line. If you have access — check these out: major, serious poetry.

Angel Exhaust amended listing

The great poetry magazine of the 90s has a partial existence on the Internet. Andrew Duncan's Pink.org hosts some back issues, 13-16, plus some odd bits, and the Poetry Magazines archive site issues 15 & 16, plus a splendid piece by Andrew Duncan on the magazine. And it has a revived print existence — seek it out! — current ossue on the Welsh Avant-Garde is enlightening and euthoritative (& fun of course). For current developments, use Andrew Duncan's blog above.

anything anymore anywherebrand new listing

is a large print magazine with an eclectic list of contributors, including nick-e melville, Bobby Larsson, Chris Brownsword, andrew topel and many others.

Arc Publications

have a long history of fine poetry publication, with Glenn Baxter & Clark Coolidge, W N Herbert, Chris Emery, John Kinsella and Georg Trakl on their current list, and also specimens of the great Ivor Cutler.

Arehouse, publishers of poetry

namely, Neil Pattison and Sam Ladkin, of Cambridge, are on the rather static cambridgepoetry.org website, and have pages from work published, including Emily Critchley and Dave Rushmer.

Arrowhead Press

are a Darlington-based poetry publisher, whose list includes David Bircumshaw, Douglas Clark and Robin Hamilton.

The Arthur Shilling Press amended listing

intends to be a prolific publisher of short, innovative poetry sequences within the UK, helping newer poets to get publications under their belt, and, perhaps, the experienced poets an outlet to try something different. It is run by the poet Harry Godwin. Initial publications were (in alarmingly small editions, but it is promised there will be more copies available) from Harry Godwin, Richard Barrett, Rebecca G Rosier, Linus Slug, Nat Raha and Michael Zand — emergent and innovative talent indeed, with more coming!

Atlas Press

"specialises in extremist and avant-garde prose writing from the 1890s to the present day. [They] are the largest publisher in English of books on Surrealism and have an extensive list relating to Dada, Expressionism, the Oulipo, the College of 'Pataphysics, among others." A catalogue only online: but superb material. The site also acts as that of The London Institute of 'Pataphysics, if you like old jokes.

Bad Press amended listing

Marianne Morris's Bad Press's new Tumblr page offers their current productions: Amy De'Ath, Caribou, Emily Critchley, When I Say I Believe Women, and Marianne Morris, Luke Roberts, Sophie Robinson, Josh Stanley, UNTITLED COLOSSAL PARLOUR ODES. Plus news of poetic events in Falmouth. Plus Issue Two: the "reality street book of ballots" issue, ed. Stephen McLaughlin & Jim Carpenter [sic]: texts in sonnet form given to a range of largely British poets, following on from the American-focused neo-flarfist provocation of Issue One.


is the site of the excellent Barque Press — publisher of nonconformist poetry. Publications are listed, and also the excellent Quid magazine, with some material online, including work by Andrea Brady, DS Marriott, John Tranter, Andrew Duncan, Peter Manson, John Wilkinson, Out To Lunch and JH Prynne, and poems from Cambridge Poetry Summit: The Catalogue. You can also get from them the DVD River Pearls, with material from the first Pearl River Poetry Conference, Guangzhou, June 2005. It has the full contributions of Che Qianzi and J.H. Prynne, plus further excerpts and readings.

is an interesting literary magazine (Stories, Plays, Creative NonFiction) that comes out of University of Greenwich in some way. Current issue includes figures such as Anthony Joseph and Sean Borodale. Website holds some snippets of magazine as pdfs.

The Brodie Press

is a small poetry press out of Liverpool and Bristol, with work on the site from some of the writers, including Peter Robinson, Ralph Pite and Julie-ann Rowell.

The Cambridge Literary Review

is a triannual (termly) magazine of poetry, short fiction, and criticism, edited by Boris Jardine and Lydia Wilson. The Cambridge is very much the Cambridge of Cambridge poetry, with a wide range of figures published, and the first issue indeed focused on that "school" (or leisure centre). A fair amount of material online.

Capsule Editions new listing

is dedicated to the revival of the literary essay, publishing new work by leading writers from a variety of fields. Capsule is edited by Edmund Hardy and James Wilkes. Graphic design is by Lina Hakim. We are also interested in poetry and diagrams. Our first publication was an anthology of newly commissioned poems, Herbarium. That is sadly out-of-print; but new is Denise Riley, Time Lived, Without Its Flow.

Carcanet Press amended listing

One of Britain's specialist poetry and literature publishers, always with a strong interest in high modernism. Current titles include Edwin Morgan's Gilgamesh, Christine Brooke-Rose, Life, End of and ed Mark Ford & Trevor Winkfield, New York Poets II: from Edwin Denby to Bernadette Mayer. A little material online, they want you to subscribe to PN Review to get everything (which is lots!), apart from a large audio resource (poets from John Ashbery to William Carlos Williams, via Kei Miller).

Chicago Review

University of Chicago-based magazine, with an emphasis on avant-garde poetry. Very relevant was the issue on British Poetry: co-edited and introduced by Sam Ladkin & Robin Purves – presents 80 pages of poems by Andrea Brady, Chris Goode, Peter Manson & Keston Sutherland, plus critical contributions by John Wilkinson (on Andrea Brady), Jeremy Noel-Tod (on Peter Manson), Sam Ladkin (in conversation with Chris Goode), Simon Jarvis (on Keston Sutherland), & Matt Ffytche (on Keston Sutherland) (some reviews available online), and fifteen reviews of new books of British poetry. There is some interesting material to read on the site from previous issues; and some added material coming from the British Poetry issue in more recent issues (including Peter Riley's listing of important [First Generation] Cambridge School poems), as well an interesting debate centred on Gender and Poetry, with several pieces online, and if you really want to get into differences operating between 1st & 2nd Gen Cambridge poets, a somewhat angry exchange of letters to the Review beteeen Peter Riley & John Wilkinson (for Experienced Poetry Users only). Current issue features features Echolalia in Mrs. Piper, a new poem sequence by Susan Howe, and a biographical essay on Ian Hamilton Finlay. Also available online are, accompanied by editorial notes an introduction by Michael Hansen and Gareth Farmer to a portfolio of three unpublished essays by Veronica Forrest-Thomson (not themselves online), including from "His True Penelope Was Flaubert: Ezra Pound and Nineteenth Century Poetry"; and Stephen Rodefer's Position, by Joshua Kotin and Michael Kindellan, from an issue devoted to the work of Stephen Rodefer, a man not unknown on this island.

Coach House Books

have been a leading (the leading?) Canadian publisher of innovative writing for an heroically long time. Their site includes an Online Book Archive, which is very well worth exploring.

The Collective static site

"The Collective was formed in 1990 to promote and publish contemporary poetry. Funds are raised through a series of poetry events held in and around South Wales." The real Black Mountain poets! Publishers of Graham Hartill.

corrupt press new listing

Dylan Harris's press is based in France, but publishes largely in English. Authors include Emily Critchley, Anthony Liccione, Pansy Maurer-Alvarez, Rufo Quintavalle, Freke Räihä. It is linked with the Poets Live English-language reading series in Paris (which site has many recordings available).

Crater Press new listing

The website for Richard Parker's excellent letterpress publishing venture has info, you can buy the goods etc, plus some snippets of writing.

CRITICAL DOCUMENTS: Publisher of Contemporary Poetry new listing

Justin Katko's small press is now located in Cambridge, with a list reflecting much current Cambridge writing: Colleen Hind & Pocahontas Mildew, J.H. Prynne, Mike Wallace-Hadrill, Posie Rider, Ian Heames, Marianne Morris, Billy Simms & Keith Tuma, Josh Stanley, Ryan Dobran, Francis Crot (& Nrou Mrobaak), Frances Kruk, Tom Raworth are some of the authorts. Available on the site are a few audio files, plus pdfs of two Friends Magazines, with a wide range of poets involved.

damn the caesars

Richard Owens' superb magazine has no textual material online, but demands mention for its openness to British poets. His damn the caesars blog is good to follow, and there is a wonderful damn the caesar's YouTube Channel, with material ranging from Slavoj Zizek to Posie Rider, Jow Lindsay and Luke Roberts. The associated Punch Press publishes works by Sean Bonney and Frances Kruk, and as well the first, suppressed, edition of Kent Johnson's genuinely provocative A Question Mark above the Sun.

Default Publishing

from Cork do a magazine and so far one book. There is material online, including work by Christopher Mulroooney, Giles Goodland and James Cummins, who runs the press.

Department Poetry Magazine amended listing

A magazine in print for innovative poetry & poetics, for cultural theory & social performance / cultural performance & social theory. A magazine dead set against the dead hand & deadly hands of instrumentalist reason & the banalisation / terrorisation / commodification of everyday life. A situation. Department is edited by Richard Barrett & Simon Howard. Very, very fine stuff on board from a good range of poets: Iain Britton, JP Duran, SJ Fowler and Anatol Knotek, RTA Parker, Nat Raha, Andy Spragg and Steven Waling most recently. Plus some very, very fine books. A vein of pure gold here! But energies now concentrating on Department Publications at Depart.

egg box publishing

is based in Norwich, is linked with the UEA Creative writing MA (oh gosh! The veritable Oxford of them all!!), but, despite emetic language such as the sharpest emerging poets around (like very painful turds?), does have a wide range of interests. Daniel Kane's and Vahni Capildeo's work are certainly worthwhile.

Enclave Review new listing

is a review sheet focusing on the visual arts but with additional texts relating to the greater sphere of contemporary art and thought. ER gives critical coverage of the artistic life of Cork, and situates these developments within both national and international contexts. And these include many aspects relevant to innovative poetry in the previous articles available as pdfs on its website, eg Derek Beaulieu writing on conceptual petry, and Trevor Joyce on Tom Raworth.


Rod Mengham's long-established Cambridge press exhibits only its wonderful list of titles on the site, part of the cambridgepoetry.org website.


is a magazine and chapbook series edited by Alan Corkish and Andrew Taylor: The word 'erbacce' stems from the Italian word for 'weed', it rhymes with 'apache'. Like weeds we intend to spread, to grow where we choose, to take over the garden. A diverse and interesting list of poets published (with several back issues available for download on the site).

Essence Press new listing

Julie Johnstone's press publishes small and beautiful booklets of minimalist poetry, by herslef especially (with online versions), but also Richard Price, Hamish Whyte, Alec Finlay, Thomas A Clark, Gerry Cambridge. Also less, a minimalist, and minimal journal exploring the notion of less, also available as pdfs, with work from Samuel Menashe, Robert Lax, David Miller, Tom Benson, Gerry Loose, Richard Price, Eugen Gomringer and others. And she has a blog.

etruscan books

Nicholas Johnson's press lists its publications — an extraordinarily high quality of material, including work from Nicholas Johnson, Ed Dorn, John Hall, Carl Rakosi, Maggie O'Sullivan, Bob Cobbing, Harriet Tarlo.

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Fiction Collective 2

"is an author-run, not-for-profit publisher of artistically adventurous, non-traditional fiction." Fascinating publications, though only snippets available online.

Five Seasons Press

Glenn Storhaug's very fine press publishes work by Alan Halsey, including the astonishing Marginalien and Lives of the Poets, Yannis Ritsos, Paul Matthews, Glenn himself, and Gavin Selerie's Le Fanu's Ghost; Some Business Of Affinity, translations & versions by Paul Merchant, I would also recommend. On the site, an interesting essay "On printing poetry aloud", about the importance of careful and individual typesetting and presentation of poems, and images of superb "broadsides", image poems by Andrew Brewerton, Geraldine Monk and Allen Fisher.

Flood Editions

of Chicago publish very nice books (eg Lisa Jarnot, Fanny Howe, Tom Pickard), and also have available online pdfs of several issues of LVNG magazine (eg William Fuller, Mark Nowak, Devin Johnston).

franticham's redfoxpress new listing

francis + anticham from Ireland and Seoul,Korea. Artists' books and Mail art. Delightful stuff, in a fluxus-type visual poetry and artists' books sort of way. Lots and lots — attractively busy creative people, with a beautiful spontaneity and humour emanating from all they do. Further sites are Francis Van Maele's Redfoxpress, publishing a large number of visual poetry books, especially the C'est mon dada series from a wide range of poets, and Antic-ham, laden with Antic-ham's gorgeous and prolific works (with a lot of online images). All from Achill Island, too.

Friary Road House new listing

is a creative publishing group who formed in 2010 after a poetry reading at 121 Friary Road, London SE15. They publish, and they do events also. Interesting grouping, with strong art connections.

Dr Fulminare's Sidekick Books new listing

Sidekick Books publishes collaborative books of poetry and illustration, as well as occasional e-books and other multimedia projects, under the guidance of excommunicated arch-alchemist Dr Fulminare (and his demonic familiar, Bandijcat). Well, OK. Why not? The books are interesting, including Alistair Noon.

ganzfeld press new listing

Chris Goode's publishing imprint has produced work by him, and the very useful anthology, Better Than Language.

Grasp Press

was started in Cambridge in 2007 by Josh Stanley and Luke Roberts. Grasp is dedicated to printing exciting contemporary poetry in a variety of formats. It has also organised poetry readings in London, Brighton, and Cambridge, and publishes the journals AXOLOTL and HOT GUN!. Authors include Justin Katko, Francesca Lisette, Luke Roberts, Josh Stanley and Timothy Thornton. Developing well!

Gratton Street Irregularsbrand new listing

publishes poetry and is run by Ian Davidson and Kelvin Corcoran (reviving an earlier imprint). The site gives you a poem from each publication — so far Nathan Thompson, Alistair Noon and Ralph Hawkins.

halfcircle amended listing

is a print poetry journal founded in Oxford in 2010 by Tom Graham and Arabella Currie. halfcircle is primarily devoted to the promotion of innovative and experimental verse. halfcircle's original aim was to bring the diverse and often sparring array of contemporary poetic outlooks together in one place. Issue 2 indeed included Peter Riley, Drew Milne, Steve McCaffrey, Don Paterson and Heathcote Williams — quite dizzying, eh? Issue 3 tippng the balance much more to innovative pets, including amongst others Emily Critchley, Ame De'Ath, John Wilkinson, Jonty Tiplady, Keston Sutherland. Excellent magazine, in other words. Buy it! pdfs available on the site of issues before the current one.

Hassle Press

run by John Phillips out of 27 Treverbyn Road, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 1EZ doesn't do websites, but little fold up pamphlets posted out to interested parties or distributed free in pubs. John has interesting contacts with American poets (eg published Cid Corman, Richard Owens, Theodore Enslin), but would welcome contact from more British poets. Exchange your publications with his!

Holly White static site

is a funky little magazine straight out of Maida Vale, current issue with Jeff T. Johnson, Daniel Remein, Joe Luna, Jasmine Rosenbloom & Mark Francis Johnson. But current issue not very current, alas.

Hot Gun! static site

is an occasional journal of poetry + criticism, edited by Josh Stanley and Ryan Waller straight out of Godalming and Brooklyn, with a pretty cool tone and content, but only two issues to date (one on the work of Ed Dorn). But current issue also not very current, so also alas.

i.e. Press

Catherine Daly's new small press's blog.

if p then q

is a publisher of interesting poetry: books, a magazine, downloads, and other forms, based in Manchester, UK. Established in 2008 it is the re-incarnation of Matchbox. There are a few texts (eg from Tony Trehy and Tom Jenks), and a lot of video (eg from Lucy Harvest Clarke, Joy as Tiresome Vandalism and Tom Jenks) on the site, plus info on Manchester readings and other events. Well done, James Davies, and all at Manchester.

information as material

publishes work by artists who use extant material — selecting it and reframing it to generate new meanings — and who, in doing so, disrupt the existing order of things. By 'eck, they've got the old political function of art thing totally sorted! So much money in anything labelled "art" is one thought; that the work here genuinely alters how one responds to a printed text is another. Ie some fascinating stuff (Peter Jaeger, Derek Beaulieu, Sarah Jacobs); but presentation as part of the art industrial consumption complex disrupts only punters' bank balances.

Invisible Books

Bridget Penney and Paul Holman published during the 90s, but have stock available — trading now as a (mainly) second-hand book business (with a poetry list). Publications inluded Jane Wodening, From the Book of Legends, Anthony Barnett Carp and Rubato, Catherine Walsh, Idir Eatortha and Making Tents, Veronica Forrest-Thomson, Selected Poems, Paul Holman, The Memory of the Drift and the wondrous Loose Watch: A Lost And Found Times anthology (ed John M Bennett). They have revived their activities with Twenty Visual Poems by Rea Nikonova.

Journal of British and Irish Innovative Poetry

I'm sorry to say I don't know whether to say Oh fuck! — at twilight only flies the owl of Minerva, or, Oh goody, we've got academic status now. We shall live for ever! Really good people concerned, main editors Professor Robert Sheppard and Dr Scott Thurston, both of this website. The journal centres on the poetic writings that have appeared in Britain and Ireland since the late 1950s under various categorizations: for example avant-garde, underground, linguistically innovative, second-wave Modernist, non-mainstream, the British Poetry Revival, the parallel tradition, formally innovative, neo-modernist and experimental, while also including the Cambridge School, the London School, concrete poetry, and performance writing. All of these terms have been variously adopted and contested by anthologies such as Children of Albion (1969), A Various Art (1987), The New British Poetry (1988), Floating Capital (1991), Conductors of Chaos (1996), Out of Everywhere (1996), Foil (2000), Anthology of British and Irish Poetry (2001) and Vanishing Points (2004). There are pdfs available, of talks presented at launch events.


This is an interesting and diverse US poetry magazine, whose website contains a smattering of poems from issues, including work from Paul Celan, Pierre Reverdy, Jack Spicer, Rae Armantrout.

knives, forks and spoons press amended listing

A wondrous force for good! A diverse range of exciting current writings, pouring forth from Newton-le-Willows. Alec Newman, I salute you and all your deeds! Major, major publishing source. Site also hosts USPCO: The United Small Press Co-Op, with books from other presses available (eg Department, Wurm Press, Ximzalla,) and a blog, where apart from interviewing his authors, Alec also discusses running the press — which is fascinating and informative.

Leafe Press

publish booklets by Kelvin Corcoran, Alan Baker, Tilla Brading, Lee Harwood, Peter Dent, Martin Stannard, Abdellatif Laâbi, Tristan Tzara and others, with poems online (from the out-of-print books). Also on the site is the excellent e-zine Litter (I really like both John Hall's An Essay on Ignorance and poems by Mark Goodwin), and there are too the editors' blogs, Alan Baker's Litterbug: Poetry, Publishing and other worldly affairs, and John Bloomberg-Rissman's Zeitgeist Spam.

Les Figues Press

is an independent, nonprofit literary press located in Los Angeles, California. Our mission is to create aesthetic conversation between readers, writers, and artists. With some complex and interesting results, eg Sophie Robinson's a.

Like This Press new listing

Nikolai Duffy's small press from Manchester has some beautiful proposals, including JT Welsch, Waterloo (May 2012), Ian Seed, Threadbare Fables (June 2012), Iain Britton, A Tusitala of White Lies (August 2012), David Berridge, A Pedagogy of Grasses, a book-in-a-box comprising a pamphlet of poetry, postcards, and a fold-out essay (summer 2012), and The Melville Box, a collection of 4 pamphlets, comprising a beautiful hand-printed edition of 'Bartleby the Scrivener,' two essays, and a mosaic of annotations and copyings (Autumn 2012). All to be available on the site as pdfs also. And a wonderful and playful editor's blog: Like This Blog: poems, pictures, curiosities, conversations, found things, & many other things, from likethispress.

Magma online static site

A selection of poetry & articles from the print magazine. Most interesting Magma online issue compares two 'Aspects of the Contemporary': David Constantine, What good does it do? (My goodness me, I do wonder. Have a cup of tea.) & Matthew Caley, Neo-hogbutchererbigdriftities: tracing a line out of the mainstream (as much fun as it sounds).

The Many Press static site

catalogue for John Welch's excellent press and magazine, whose titles include work by Tom Lowenstein, Nigel Wheale and John Welch.

Matchbox static site

James Davies' venture, Manchester-based, is gorgeous: poems in matchboxes, elegantly designed & presented. Current poets include Scott Thurston, Ray DiPalma. Allen Fisher, Tim Atkins, Lisa Jarnot, Craig Dworkin, Bill Griffiths, Togara Muzanenhamo; and with neat original artwork. Little gems! The texts are all on the website; but that's beside the point. Fully interactive 3D presentation we are not yet up to out here in cyberspace. Lots of video on the site also.

Menard Press

Anthony Rudolf's press primarily publishes translations, listed on its site, which include from Rilke, Paz, Jacottet and Nerval.

Mimeo Mimeo

"is a forum for critical and cultural perspectives on artists' books, fine press printing and the mimeograph revolution." Blog website for a journal, Mimeo Mimeo, largely centered on the near infinite riches of US small presses; but #4: focuses on the poets, artists, printers, and publications of the British Poetry Revival, a particularly rich period of activity that ran roughly parallel to the New American Poetry of the post-WWII era. On both sides of the Atlantic, the dominant modes of poetics, publishing, and media were being thought anew. Featuring: wide-ranging interviews with Tom Raworth, David Meltzer, and Trevor Winkfield; insightful essays by Richard Price, Ken Edwards, and Alan Halsey; a selection of letters from Eric Mottram to Jeff Nuttall providing a British perspective on the Lower East Side Scene; and a long out-of-print statement by Asa Benveniste, poet and publisher of London's legendary Trigram Press..

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Mindmade Books

"(formerly Seeing Eye Books*) is a small press publishing chapbooks of modern and contemporary poetry. While there is no single editorial vision, many Mindmade Books have explored the virtuality of the short lyric; the asemantic sign as a medium for poetry; and/or self-reflexivity, seriality, and constraint as compositional strategies." Good stuff! Good range of authors, eg Clark Coolidge, Ray DiPalma, Lyn Hejinian, Barry Schwabsky, Rosemary Waldrop.

Mountain Press new listing

has published poetry by Timothy Thornton, Francesca Lisette and Luke Roberts, plus the historically valuable Certain Prose of The English Intelligencer.

Naked Punch: Engaged review of contemporary art and thought new listing

is an interesting radical magazine with a wide range of interests. Issue 14 contains a valuable Dossier on Brighton poetry, compiled by Zoe Sutherland, with an long interview by Zoe Sutherland, Danny Hayward and Jonty Tiplady with Keston Sutherland, and poems from Michael Kindellan, Richard Parker, Jonty Tiplady and Chinc Blume. It would be £3 well spent! A few of the poems online.

Nano Fiction

is the website of a University of Houston magazine, with very attractive specimens of nano fiction online.

Nine Arches Press

is a Rugby-based small press, with also a magazine (Under the Radar), and with some video on the site. Poets published in books/pamphlets include Claire Crowther, Mark Goodwin, Peter Hughes, Rupert Loydell, Sophie Mayer, Simon Turner. An interesting publisher, with a good website.

No Record Press

a literary organization in the San Francisco Bay publish novels and short stories, and also the free Poetry Flyer, available online, and good fun.

The Other Press new listing

Experimental poetry by women is Frances Presley's press, based at 19 Marriott Road, London N4 3QN, or contactable on fpresley@compuserve.com. Most recent publication the beautiful Stone Settings by Tilla Brading and Frances Presley (jointly with Tilla Brading's Odyssey Press), and with books published from Frances Presley herself, Mary Michaels, Harriet Tarlo and others (often collaborations in one form or another).

Oystercatcher Press

Peter Hughes's now huge small press has already got a beautiful list of booklets to its credit. There are brief extracts on the site, and a section on Peter's own poetry.

The Paper Nautilus new listing

publishes contemporary poetry and is based in Cambridge, UK, it looks to promote the publication and discussion of female poetry, and is a very high quality little production: poetry by Anna Mendelssohn [Grace Lake], Marianne Morris, Frances Kruk, Alice Notley, Nat Raha, Posie Rider to date. There's also a blog.

Parameter Magazine: [ lit | art ] static site

is an excellent magazine produced in Manchester, with samples of issues available online, with work from Arlene Ang, Richard Barrett and Lucy Harvest Clarke (+ news of forthcoming readings in Manchester).

Perdika Press

Have booklets from Peter Brennan, Adam Simmonds, Christine North, Nicholas Potamitis and Mario Petrucci, with a small sample of each. And now Bill Berkson!

PN Review Online amended listing

Charging for poetry online! At £36, possibly interesting, for all back issues of PN Review the only "mainstream" British poetry magazine consistently engaging with writing that intersects with this site. But I think I'll hold onto the principle of cybercommunism a little longer. Odd poems etc are accessible unlocked.

Poetical.Org static site

is the website of Jeremy Hilton's excellent Fire magazine, with some poems on the site.

Poetry Wales

has a page on the Seren Books site, with full details of this now very exciting and open magazine, giving a vivid sense of contemporary English language Welsh poetry.

Property Press

intermittently publish good little pamphlet mags, which are given away. Details on the website. Figures such as Josh Stanley and Luke Roberts are those I pick up on. US site.

Reality Street Editions

Major UK publisher of innovative poetry (& prose) (proprietor Ken Edwards) — no texts online, but full details of all publications, some links, information on our Ken, and his Ken Edwards' blog.

Regolith Works static site

"Our interest in experimental criticism, text-based art and the performance space of the book infects our process." Interesting and not at all straight-forward texts in other words — I like that sort. Published to date: Holly Pester & Daniel Rourke.

RunAmok new listing

is a new publisher of innovative/experimental poetics based in Cork City, Ireland. Our aim is to publish new poetry that excites us and not get bogged down in one particular style or school. We want to publish young emerging writers alongside much more established ones. . . . is run by James Cummins, Sarah Hayden, Niamh O'Mahony and Rachel Warriner. Magazine <Foma and Fontanelles has published poetry by Michael Kindellan, Robert Sheppard, Gerry Loose, Jennifer Matthews, Joe Luna, Andrew Spragg, Giles Goodland, and other, plus criticism by Mandy Bloomfield and Aodan McCardle; Eleven Days by Rachel Warriner is the only book so far.


is an arts+writing little magazine based in Edinburgh, Scotland. It looks really good, part of an exciting scene, with work regularly from nick-e melville and Samantha Walton


"Wales's leading literary publisher" started out with poetry, and has expanded into a wide range of publishing. Now there's Welsh culture for you. The poetry list is very long, and very broad.

Shoestring Press

publish Australian, Greek and British poets, including Richard Burns, Peter Robinson and even Peter Porter — no texts online, but details of all publications.

Sixties Press

Barry Tebb has two sites — this one, which includes poems by other writers, including Michael Haslam, and also Barry Tebb — Poet and Author. Go to them for his strong opinions, his absolute devotion to poetry as a positive, therapeutic and educative experience, and his poems, which work well.

Skrev Press

are a major publisher for sean burn, both poetry and prose, plus much other lively prose.

Skylight Press new listing

We are a small independent British publisher based in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire (south west England) specialising in literary fiction, drama and poetry, advanced horticulture and the esoteric. An interesting list,as you can imagine. Of relevance to the context of this listing, forthcoming republication of Iain Sinclair's Lud Heat and Suicide Bridge. Basil King's Learning to Draw / A History also appears extremely interesting, with blurbs from Andrei Codrescu, Laurie Duggan and Amira Baraka. Their blog, Through the Skylight, is informative.

Skysill Press

a small press dedicated to publishing innovative poetry and prose. Interesting, because not-at-present fashionable line: Shannon Tharp, John Phillips, Alan Baker recently, and forthcoming: Theodore Enslin, and beyond, Aaron Tieger, Clark Coolidge, Whit Griffin, Frank Samperi, Chris Torrance, Arlo Quint, Christopher Rizzo, Jeffery Beam, Clive Faust.

Spectacular Diseases

Paul Green's Press publishes a strong list, including Betsy Adams, Bruce Adams and Bill Griffiths, details of which are given on this site.

Tears in the Fence: an independent, international literary magazine amended listing

Tears in the Fence is an independent literary journal established in November 1984. Our tri-annual publication includes poetry, prose, translations, reviews and essays by well known and emerging writers from around the world. We embrace neo-Romantic, modernist and post-modernist developments in British and American poetry and have been an outlet for prominent poets associated with the British Poetry Revival as well as later generations of British, black and Asian poets. We have editorial bases in UK, France, Australia and USA. Yes, that good. And finally a proper website, with some material from current issue on it. Also a useful blog. And , rather sweetly, still a MySpace presence

this is visual poetry

Dan Waber answering the question [What is visual poetry?] one full-color chapbook at a time, with an elegant site, and beautiful little books that cover this mode of writing internationally. Only a single visual poem per poet on the site: buy the books! British poets are nick-e melville, Stephen Nelson, sean burn and Rebecca Eddy.

Unkant Publications new listing

From the excellent Association of Musical Marxists, of whom Ben watson is one. The mistake of all hitherto-existing revolutionary lefts was that they believed in theory and practice without poiesis — Dadaist unrespected and disrespectful punkrock-improv productivity i.e. the free exchange of everything happening in our everyday lives and experimental reworking of all tokens. Using the counterculture for what it gives us vs. verdammte ‘heritage’ culture. We want to liberate the ideas of Karl Marx from their institutional shells and load them in our pea-shooters so we can DEEPEN THE CURRENT WAVE OF UNREST. Something more than a moral stand. Who's that talking about 'redistribution of resources'? We gotta change the WHOLE MODE OF PRODUCTION, the way we work and the way we walk. We want to run the lot, and sod the ruling class. If we don't, we just create more red tape, like the New Labour drones sitting on the councils.q. To that end, they have published Sean Bonney's Happiness: Poems After Rimbaud.

Vennel Press static site

run by Leona Medlin and Richard Price, published modern Scottish poetry, poetry associated with 'The Poetry Workshop' (London), and modernist poetry in translation. Their list includes Richard Price's own work, Elizabeth James, David Kinloch, WN Herbert, and translations of Vallejo and French modernists. Publishing has ceased, but the backlist is still interesting

White Fungus

is an experimental arts magazine based in Wellington, Aotearoa, New Zealand. Produced by a collective of artists, writers and designers, White Fungus is an ongoing experiment in community media art. Now based in Taiwan, and beginning to transmogrify. It's really good, with a sense of a genuinely innovative and responsive community across a range of arts, dealing with the issues and concerns of both their particularity as New Zealand, in the Pacific, and much, much else (anyone's particularity directly addressed is often our particularity). It has no distribution in UK. Some very interesting material on the website.

William Blake Birthday Book static site

"To celebrate the 250th anniversary of William Blake's birth, on 28th November 2007, artists Felicity Roma Bowers and Helen Elwes and poet Micalef invited over 60 artists and poets inspired by the spirit and work of William Blake to submit a page to be published in a limited edition artists' book." Available from this webpage, on Felicity Roma Bowers' site, with contributions from a wide range of individuals, including Brian Catling, John Gibbens, Michael Horovitz, John Michell, Adrian Mitchell, Tom Phillips RA, James Wilkes and Robin Williamson, with a beautiful slide-show of pages available.

The Wolf

A quarterly publication for fresh new poetry with a bite is a little more domesticated than it claims, and is the website for a print magazine, with some material online. Despite my snarksome comment — it does host some interesting writing — current issue includes Carol Watts, Ron Padgett, Clayton Eshleman, Nathan Hamilton, Robert Kelly, Ron Padgett (!), and a piece on Olson at 100.

Xexoxial Editions static site

is the publishing arm of mIEKAL aND, "propagating experimedia simplexity since 1981". A wealth of material concerned with "collage technique of 20th century art, [and] the visual & concrete poetry movements" is published, though only a small percentage is available online.

yt communication: cursed.be.he.yt.moves.my.bones static site

Sean Bonney and Frances Kruk's blog for their yt communications publishing empire.


readings and other events

For regular updates and details of individual readings in London, check Readings in London. I am not, I am afraid, going to put information needing updating on this page.

Beneath the Underground amended listing

The only place I find regular information on this event is on the Chris Torrance pages on Strange Attractor, where there is also a report by Chris on the 2008 event (with photos from Val Maillard). The event is a reunion for The Carshalton Mob, a very under-reported constituent of the fabled British Poetry Revival of the 1960s. You can link Lee Harwood with them; you can find connections with Andrew Crozier, who published Chris Torrance, and dedicated The Veil Poem to Jeff Morsman (whose In Patria Desertae was a starting point for the sequence). Buddhist-leaning, Beat-influenced genuinely alternative in writing and life might be a very condensed summing up. I am delighted they are still alive, still writing, still indeed performing. Bill Wyatt, Phil Morsman, Richard Downing, Phil Maillard also need mentioning. These people influenced me, wrote and published good poetry, and have been ignored or slighted by most of the accounts of that time. They were, and it would seem remain, an authentic alternative poetry scene. More goes on I believe, so keep your ears pinned back for interesting doings in South Wales.

The Blue Bus

arranged by David Miller and Keith Jebb, normally upstairs at The Lamb, 94 Lamb’s Conduit Street, London WC1, at 7.30, £5 or £3. I find this series extremely enlightening, as may be clear from the work on the site. Good readings, with a wide range of poets. Usually the third Tuesday in the month. For further details of readings contact David Miller on katermurrATbtinternet.com or check on Readings in London.

Boat Ting

London's hottest new music and poetry club brings you the cutting edge of experimental music and poetry, on a boat (Bar&Co), moored at Temple Pier on the Embankment. The music looks good; but the poetry??? It seems a separate genre of poetry what only gets performed at improv events. The edge here may be bluntish, lads


Lists of and links to some other Cambridge activities, including a lot of publishing, the other Cambridge poetry conference, the Cambridge Poetry Summit, and reading series. But of historical and reference use only at present, as it seems very irregularly updated


This website is both a resource for poetry readings in Cambridge, UK and the homepage for the Cambridge Reading Series, which is an intermittent cycle of free, public poetry readings taking place at the Faculty of English, University of Cambridge. Each reading features two poets and is accompanied by a pamphlet publication containing work by each poet and a critical response from the CRS. The CRS is graciously supported by the Judith E. Wilson Fund and organised by English graduate students Ryan Dobran, Ian Heames, Justin Katko, Laura Kilbride, Luke Roberts, and Mike Wallace-Hadrill. Looks like major focus for Cambridge activity at present. The pamphlets are available online. Now branded as "The Foule Readings".

Chlorine Readings static site amended listing

(Francesca Lisette's blog) are a series of readings held in The Hope, Queens' Road, Brighton, and representing a very lively scene now a-going in Brighton. Another vortex of energies! But now replaced by Hi Zero!

Crossing the Line

arranged by Jeff Hilson and Sean Bonney. At 7.30, £5 or £3 – main venue is The Apple Tree, 45 Mount Pleasant WC1X 2AE. For further details of readings contact J.HilsonATroehampton.ac.uk or check on Readings in London. I find this series also extremely enlightening, as may be clear from the work on the site. Very much poets reading to their peers, with a very strong collective sense. Almost always on a Wednesday.

The Glasfryn Seminars new listing

The Glasfryn Seminars were initiated as a response to what the organisers perceive as a paucity of opportunities in Wales for writers (as well as interested readers) to come together to exchange ideas on the nature of poetry, literature and the arts in general. Organised by Lyndon Davies, these have included a Dante-day, an exploration of the work of Charles Olson led by poet and literary-theorist Anthony Mellors, seminars on Mallarmé led by Patrick McGuinness; on Language, Poetries and Place, with Ian Davidson; on Avant-Garde Women's Poetry with Frances Presley; on Responses to the City by Contemporary Poetry by Women, with Zoe Skoulding; a meeting of the Border/Lines group, led by Philip Gross, Alice Entwistle and Kevin Mills; and a series of seminars by Allen Fisher on The Aesthetics of the Imperfect Fit.

Hay Poetry Jamboree amended listing

held at Oriel Contemporary Art Gallery, Salem Chapel, Bell Bank, Hay on Wye, end of May/early June time. This has a more promising poetry line-up than the big branded festival, and good reports are made of its atmosphere. 2012 line-up (Thursday June 7–Saturday June 9) to include Peter Larkin, Ulli Freer, Harriet Tarlo, Andrea Brady, JP Ward, Tony Lopez, Tim Atkins, Jeff Hilson, Caroline Goodwin, Harry Gilonis, Jeremy Hilton, Philip Terry, Nerys Williams, Sophie Robinson, Laurie Duggan, Steven Hitchens, Andrew Duncan, David Greenslade, Keith Hackwood. It is organised by Lyndon Davies and John Goodby. It is just what you want to go to!

The Hay Poetry Jamboree was conceived as a modest attempt to redress an imbalance. Although there are a number of established poetry festivals in Britain, few provide more than a bare modicum of space for those poetries which operate outside the margins of the mainstream. The Jamboree set out to provide another platform for writers working within a more exploratory ethos.
The Jamboree is partisan, but not doctrinaire – it's chief criteria are "Is it good?" and "Is it interesting?" Our bias is towards the radical, the innovative, the experimental, but these terms are relative and shifting and we are interested in any writer coming from whatever context who is trying new things, making unforeseen connections. Our aim too is to forge new links: between poetries, naturally, but also between poetry and other art practices – visual, musical and performance-based, and between poetry and academic discourses.
The Jamboree is open, unruly and good-natured. It is intimate, responsive, argumentative and undernourished. It asks too much, far too much of everyone, but everyone, performer and spectator has a stake in it; it belongs to them, and they are the substance of the thing.

Hi Zero! amended listing

a new run of fiercely fine poetry readings in Brighton, UK. Organised by Joe Luna.Supported by the School of English and Centre for Modernist Studies, University of Sussex. Held at The Hope, Queens Road, Brighton. Check out if you're on the South Coast (or can zip down from London). Or you can buy the associated magazine and books, or see lots of videos on the website. Full of fun!

Intercapillary Places: Poetry events at the parasol Unit new listing

Intercapillary Places is a series of evening readings at Parasol unit gallery in London, aiming to combine critical talks with poetry performances and readings – with the aim of opening a new space for creative and critical thought within and about poetry. Each event accompanies an exhibition at the gallery and is either tenuously or strenuously linked to its theme. We hope to encourage historical thinking, new research and properly radical philosophy, reflecting on and imaged back from performances of poetry and music, film screenings and live art practise. We are strange, especially to ourselves, and we take everything to heart. Parasol unit at 14 Wharf Road N1 7RW. "We" = Felicity Roberts and Edmund Hardy. Very good. Free magazine too!

The Klinker amended listing

Improvisation. Film. Musics. Vocal Acrobatics. Contraptions. Word. Right Weird. Pants. Improvisation as life practice and blood sport. These largely music-based events often have poetry as part of the mix, of varying natures: you might encounter, if you're lucky Johan de Wit or Mike Weller. First Tuesday of every month at The Olive, 18 Stoke Newington High Street, London N16 7PL. Hugh Metcalfe, he's the man.

La Langoustine est Morte static site

Very interesting: younger, less male-dominated and more multiethnic, and with a quite possibly very open policy: Sophie Robinson, Hannah Silva, Caroline Bergvall & Alex Walker have read at events. Follow what they are doing! Videos and audio on the MySpace page. Organised by Anthony Joseph & Sascha Akhtar. Somewhat quiet of late.

Leicester Poetry Society new listing

does have some interesting readings — thank you Dave Bircumshaw!


Gareth Durasow, Stephen Emmerson and Dave Toffeeman bring you a series of readings (with emphasis on open mic and performance) in Leeds. But also somewhat quiet of late.

London Word Festival amended listing new listing

is a pioneering, annual celebration of words, text and language; daring in its approach to cross-artform programming, commissioning new work and exploring non-traditional spaces. Very performance-based, meaning a lot shades into stand-up or live art; but always individual events of great interest – it has a very wide view of what words can do. Last year included Hannah Silva, Chris Goode, and Christian Bök, Luke Kennard, Maria Fusco and others. Resting this year. Await eagerly!

Maintenant Interviews new listing

A vital and necessary resource for British poets is the series of Maintenant Interviews by SJ Fowler in 3:AM Magazine with + (translated) poems by contemporary European poets, slewed interestingly away from the familiar (no French or Italian at all), though including Tom Jenks. Look out for events linked with these interviews at Rich Mix, 35–47 Bethnal Green Road E1 6LA. The interviews are also available on Poetry International's Weblog (that's the San Diego U magazine, not the Dutch-based website).

Morden Tower

is the medieval tower in Newcastle where in the 60s Tom and Connie Pickard arranged seminal readings, eg Basil Bunting's first public reading of Briggflats, and Allen Ginsberg reciting Kaddish for the third and final time. A wide range of readings and events continues, with Connie Pickard still Custodian.

The Other Room

"Poetry reading series and website in Manchester, UK", is linked with Openned, but centered on a now lively Northern scene. Video and photos on the site.

Poetry Hearings static site

The Berlin Festival of Poetry in English's MySpace page. Performance, mainstream and modernist poetry meet to entertain, move and challenge, with a good and mixed lineup. Event continues, but I can't find any sure web presence for it, annoyingly

Poetry Picnic

An event of the Porlock Arts Festival organised by Tilla Brading, with a wide range of poets from or with connections to the South West (which includes both more narrowly local and innovative poets)+ guest poet. Saturday, September 15 (or thereabouts).

POLYply new listing

synthetic, synthesising, various, many, folding ... POLYply is a series of events including poetry readings, performances, film screenings and installations foregrounding cross-genre writing. Each event is organised around a particular theme, with a diverse range of practitioners invited to participate including poets, artists, musicians and architects. The aim of POLYply is to promote dialogue and discussion amongst creative practitioners writing in an expanded field by providing a space for the dissemination of new work within poetic practice. So it's wide-ranging and varied material, vaguely thematic, often challenging, in the delightfully shabby environs of London University's Centre for Creative Collaboration. Professor Robert Hampson, Dr. Kristen Kreider, Dr. Will Montgomery and Dr. Redell Olsen are the organisers. Bless them! It's really enjoyable, somehow relaxed and open, just what academic encounter with current creativity should be. Attend, enjoy, discover!

Queer, The Space new listing

Collaboration of artists, activists and academics exploring questions of agency, spatiality, and orientation. The resulting collaborative works will be presented at a final event to take place in May 2012, and are necessarily unpredictable; they may take the form of text, image, sound, or performance, or a combination of these forms. As group includes Jennifer Cooke, Dez Mendoza and Nat Raha, should prove interesting. May 24, at Centre for Creative Collaboration (c4cc), 16 Acton Street, London WC1X 9NG — see you there!

Runnymede International Literary Festival

Mainstream literary festival (always Jo Shapcott!) held at Royal Holloway, director Professor Robert Hampson, and therefore with interesting innovative poetry sessions (2010: Kristen Kreider, Caroline Bergvall, John Hall, Emily Critchley, Frances Presley, Sean Bonney, Frances Kruk) and work from Royal Holloway MA in Poetic Practice student students. Usually March. Event took place Wed 21 Mar to Thu 22 Mar 2012 at Centre for Creative Collaboration (c4cc), 16 Acton Street, London WC1X 9NG — look out for next year!

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Satellites Talking static site

Evenings of performance poetry murmurings and musical offerings. Analogue communication and artistic appreciation. Dancing and dress-up heartily encouraged. Looks fun — and has included Sophie Robinson. Also MySpace presence.

The Shearsman Reading Series

arranged by Shearsman Books, at Swedenborg Hall, Swedenborg House, 20/21 Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A 2TH at 7.30 (no admission fee, but donations welcome). Always good poets, of course, Shearsman publish no others! A slightly older, more respectable audience than some readings, with a quiet atmosphere (from its rather curious setting!)

The Situation Room: A report of what's happening on the ground new listing

Occasional series of events organised by Jonny Liron in an industrial space in Tottenham. Lively, spontaneous and full of young poets and performers.

Small Publishers Fair

This fair is organised by RGAP (Research Group for Artists Publications), who publish artists' books and organise collaborative projects, publications, exhibitions and events. Friday 12th and Saturday 13th November 2010, open 11am to 7pm each day, admission free, at the Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London WC1. It brings together a range of publishers, concerned mainly either with artists' books and/or small press poetry publications, including eg Bad Press, Bookartbookshop, Coracle (Ireland), Moschatel Press (UK), Poetic Practice (Royal Holloway University), Reality Street Editions, Veer Books, West House Books, Wild Hawthorn Press, yt Communication. There are usually readings. The webpage has on it at the moment some brief QuickTime movies of poets reading, including Alan Halsey, Geraldine Monk, Simon Cutts and Spike Hawkins. An excellent event.

SoundEye static site

The most important annual festival event in the British Isles recently has been SoundEye, held in Cork in early July, with a range of innovative Irish, British and American poets performing. Participants 2009 included Sean Bonney, Mairéad Byrne, Keith Tuma, James Cummins, Frances Kruk, Keston Sutherland, Swantje Lichtenstein, Kevin Perryman, Stephen Rodefer, Michael Smith, Jerome Rothenberg, Geoffrey Squires, Christine Wertheim, Jim Goar, Marcus Slease, David Toms, Jaap Blonk, Peter Manson, Maggie O'Sullivan, Tom Raworth, Thomas McCarthy, Mark Mallon, Luke Roberts, Billy Mills, Martin Corless-Smith, & Catherine Walsh. The poetry readings are free. Thank you Trevor Joyce! Also relevant and more active is The Avant, which co-ordinates a range of avant-garde artistic events in Cork at that same time, as a wider experience. But I'm not sure what is happening here now,, alas!

Sussex Poetry Festival new listing

Organised in Brighton by Keston Sutherland and Sara Crangle, July 1 & 2 in 2011. Last year's line-up included Rod Mengham, Peter Riley, Timothy Thornton, Joe Luna, Laura Gadsden, Jenny Lindop, Nat Raha, Monika Rinck / Alistair Noon (translator), Dell Olsen, Peter Manson, Tom Raworth and many others — so look out hopefully for details for this year.

Text Festival amended listing

The Text Festival in Bury, Lancashire is an internationally recognised event investigating contemporary language art (poetry, text art, sound and media text, live art). An important & exciting event. At the last one, events started on Friday 15 April 2011 at The Green Room, Manchester— The Language Moment featuring Eiríkur Örn Norðdahl, Maggie O'Sullivan, Phil Minton and Ben Gwilliam & Phil Davenport — end on 3rd June at The Met Arts Centre — Sound and Dark (2) featuring Geraldine Monk, Adeena Karasick, bill bissett), Iris Garrelf — and include Holly Pester, Chrtstian Bök and Ron Silliman (mainly in Bury). I think nothing happening in 2012, but await developments.


Jow Lindsay and Nat Raha now compile this running blog of poetry events in London and elsewhere. Invaluable!

we love your books amended listing

An annual artists' book event. Our plan for crop is that it will be an exhibition where all the selected entries will be on-line and a cropped selection will appear in cases at The University of Northampton in the reception area and Executive corridor outside the main exhibition space. The theme for the 2012 creative book-arts open exhibition is: "minute". Submit! Entries may also be placed online.

Writers Forum amended listing

is a very long-running series of workshops, linked with the Writers Forum Press, founded by the late Bob Cobbing, and now carried on by Lawrence Upton. These are open workshops within an experimental tradition. The site has a lot of information on Writers Forum on it, and details of all events are all given on the blog Writers Forum Information: a vital resource for poetry. Meetings at The Betsey Trotwood, 56 Farringdon Rd, Clerkenwell EC1R 3BL, second Saturday in the month usually. For the record, an old blog website carries details of history of event. This group carries on the pioneering and intensely creative Writers Forum publishing activity started by Bob Cobbing. Lawrence Upton has an excellent piece on the ethos and history of Writers Forum on The Poetry Kit.

Writers Forum Workshop New Series

uhh-Ooh! as my granddaughter likes to say. Whoops. There has been a Split. Many persons previously attending, indeed even in the past chairing, WF have now set up a new series of workshops, with essentially same name, same timing, different location, aiming at carrying on the tradition in a more open and participative way. Meetings at present at The Fox, 28–30 Paul Street, Shoreditch EC2A 4LB, second Saturday in the month.

Writers Forum North new listing

"Go forth and multiply!" Active in 2011, with a publication. I'm not sure still active. Stephen Emmerson and Richard Barrett names linked with the website.

wurm im apfel: protein rich poetry amended listing

Wurm im apfel takes its name from Reinhard Döhl's concrete poem. Wurm events aim to present unusual, different and experimental poetry in an accessible and welcoming way. Is a series of poetry readings in Dublin, with Maurice Scully and Dylan Harris amongst others. Has lots of recordings on its website. Is a press (Wurm Press + cancan: a poezine). Good work! There was a Wurmfest in December 2009.


resources, lists and other foci of information

3:AM Magazine Maintenant Interviews

Whatever it is, we're against it looks to contemporary Europe, to a grungy beat USA, and to British Bohemia, in a likeable and quirky late modernist (and post) literary mix. A vital and necessary resource for British poets is the series of Maintenant Interviews by SJ Fowler – interviews with + (translated) poems by contemporary European poets, slewed interestingly away from the familiar (no French or Italian at all), though including Tom Jenks. Read it! Use it! Crush Little-Englandism now! Look out too for events linked with these interviews at Rich Mix, 35–47 Bethnal Green Road E1 6LA

Academi new listing

The Academi is the Welsh National Literature Promotion Agency and Society for Authors. It has a very inclusive policy, of born in or living in Wales, and an equally inclusive literary approach, so its informative Database contains many innovative poets.


the Australian Poetry Resources Internet Library. The APRIL site will provide access to a wide range of Australian poetic texts from the early 1800s to the present day, as well as poet biographies. It will also include contextual media such as photographs, video recordings and audio interviews. APRIL will give students, teachers and readers of Australian poetry powerful search and display tools, as well as the ability to create anthologies and purchase electronic or print-on-demand poetic selections. Invaluable — but inaccessible now until its completion in December 2010.

The Archive of the Now

is an online and print collection of recordings, printed texts and manuscripts, focused on innovative contemporary poetry being written or performed in Britain. It is hosted by Queen Mary College, London. At present, the Archive consists of readings by over 100 mainly UK-based poets. It is a very necessary place to visit, a truly massive resource. Well done, Andrea! I cannot praise this site highly enough.

Arduity: clarifying difficult poetry new listing

Arduity was launched in 2010 by John Armstrong who recognised the need for a user-friendly guide to reading difficult poetry. It is hoped that this resource will consist of a mix of factual information and site users' own experiences of difficult verse. This is a fascinating resource for readers of contemporary innovative poetry. The site is being worked upon, even as you read this, but there is a fine start to the project. Poets covered are J H Prynne, Geoffrey Hill, Paul Celan, John Ashbery, Charles Olson, Keston Sutherland, John Matthias, David Jones, Geraldine Kim and Wallace Stevens, with a range of issues, problematics, contexts and strategies discussed on the site, with a call for response and contribution by readers. Interestingly, Arduity is not coming from a position within what current language would call the Innovative Poetry Community, nor the academic universe. Bits aren't quite good enough yet (eg very limited and dated discussion of "critical difficulty" that doesn't really engage with the full-blown Theory any current academic likes to play with). But direct questions are raised and the beginning of possible responses pointed at. Perhaps the real problematic is: not to how to clarify difficult things (the poetic equivalents of The Offside Law or The Duckworth-Lewis Method), but how to respond to an ever-increasing range of ways of presenting language for our fascination and delight, how to take part in a game with totally fluid rules the players transform through their poetic acts.

Artists' Books Online: An online repository of facsimiles, metadata, and criticism

A University of Virginia project has a huge and superbly presented and organised selection of (almost wholly recent American) artists' books online.

Beat Generation

is Mary Woodbury's blog reviving what led into Jack Magazine, about the Beat writers.

Beat Scene: The Voice of the Beat Generation

The website for Beat Scene magazine has a lot of information on books, news, and pix of the beat writers, from whose mighty loins we are all sprung.

Book Artsnew listing

The Centre for Fine Print Research at the University of the West of England has a major interest in book art and artists' books across all media and formats, with a wealth of practical, theoretical and illustatory material on the site.

British & Irish poets

"Discussion and news list for practitioners and readers of current poetry and poetics, with emphasis on recent postmodern and innovative poetries in Britain and Ireland." Centred more on discussion of writing than posted writing. Link is for archive. Open access: you can apply to join (from the page linked to — but check archive first to make sure it is your sort of place!)

BEPC: British Electronic Poetry Centre static site

This site, a joint venture of the Contemporary Poetics Research Centre in the School of English and Humanities at Birkbeck College, the Poetic Practice Group at Royal Holloway College, and the Department of English, University of Southampton, is a reference guide to the work of contemporary British poets from the parallel tradition. Parallel? Hmmm. Launched in May 2002, it plans to provide information on poets and their publications, and with audio files coming to accompany examples of their work. 35 parallel traditional poets so far. There is now a number of readings added as .msv files.

British Poetry Revival

as defined in Wikipedia (I think by Billy Mills). New readers start here! This is certainly where I am coming from, and many of the writers who most have influenced me, including some poets on this site, mentioned & positioned. Blue links in article text have definitions.

Brit Lit Blogs negative listing

Why are none of the British blogs listed above on this site?


What had been an abandoned site looks as if a huge new pomo edifice is being erected. Wait and see!

Douglas Clark: British and Irish Poetry Sites

or from Douglas Clark's Lynx: Poetry from Bath for a very large and interesting site, including his own poetry, and an astonishing archive of contemporary British poets. This is a thorough and wide-ranging listing, that gives access to a wealth of worthwhile sites. It helped inspire the greatworks.org.uk website.

A Companion to Digital Literary Studies

edited by Ray Siemens and Susan Schreibman is a big academic text (Blackwell, 2008) you can read online on The Alliance of Digital Humanities website. The most relevant piece I found was Christopher Funkhouser, Digital Poetry: A Look at Generative, Visual, and Interconnected Possibilities in its First Four Decades, which gives a history and definition of the field.

Contempo: Centre for Contemporary Poetry

"is a collaborative, cross-institutional research centre founded in 2006, and run by the English departments of: Aberystwyth University (Co-ordinator, Peter Barry); Bangor University (Co-ordinator, Ian Davidson); University of Brighton (Co-ordinator, John Wrighton). Through a program of videolink seminars and poetry performances (see the schedule) we aim to develop knowledge about contemporary poetic practices, about the interface between the word and the visual, and to examine differences in practice between the experimental and traditional poetic forms."

Contemporary Poetics Research Centre amended listing

at Birkbeck College "is a forum for the study and performance of contemporary poetries, and research into their historical, political and theoretical contexts". They host poetry readings, performances, workshops, exchanges, seminars, lectures, and conferences (details on site), run two web journals and have developed a publishing venture, Veer Books, and are committed to fostering the whole range of poetic practice, including sound, visual, and digital poetry, with particular emphasis upon work that is innovative in its materials and forms. Will Rowe and Carol Watts are the good people responsible for all this. Most recent big online Veer activity is Veer About 2010–2011 – a magnificently well loaded online mini-anthology of curent British Innovative Poetry.

Electronic Literature Organization

"To facilitate and promote the writing, publishing, and reading of literature in electronic media." Based at Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) at the University of Maryland, College Park. The site has two very useful and varied international anthologies of e-literature, a full directory of e-literature available (and of its precursors), and other material, including the essay Electronic Literature: What Is It? by N. Katherine Hayles. It's really good! Artists/writers include Brian Kim Stefans, Jim Andrews, Kenneth Goldsmith, Jason Nelson, John Cayley, Maria Mencia and Donna Leishman.

e-x-c-h-a-n-g-e-v-a-l-u-e-s static site

"primarily interviews about poetry, poetics, poets by tom beckett and guests" is a very large blog with huge numbers of interviews with current avantgardist etc American poets.

Hand + Star

is an online compendium of new writing and literary reviews, published by Tom Chivers' penned in the margins enterprise. It has an openness to a range of currents in the current mesh of competing British poetry networks which is rare, and should be encouraged. There are news blogs, reviews, some poems, some resources listed and longer articles, eg Steven Waling's An English Objectivist: Elaine Randell. This enterprise has a rare openness and seriousness. Embrace it!

Hecale: A Portal for Writers

This is a site with a lot of potential — a range of poetry (by many names unknown to me, though often interesting, and including Paul Holman and Sascha Akhtar), plus some very good links of interest to anyone writing poetry.

if:book London: The Future of the Book

"a small think and do tank based in London exploring the potential of new media for creative readers and writers & investigating the evolution of cultural discourse as it moves from printed page to networked screen." Download read:write, an if:book report on digital possibilities for literature, commissioned by Arts Council England, or Songs of Imagination & Digitisation, "an illuminated book for the digital age". Check activities on the bookfutures blog. A useful site for changing times and changing media. I've joined the IFSOFLO network, examining the digital future for literature organisations, publishers, writers & readers.

International Dada Archive

at the University of Iowa Libraries, provides a vast range of dada publications, available as image files, cross-referenced with an index of authors, plus some other links.

Language Is a Virus

"Writer's block? Cure writer's block with creative writing games — brainstorming widgets — poetry generator — character name generator". All sorts of systematic processes from all sort sof sources, not only obviously dada/surrealism and Mr Burroughs, but Jeff Noon, Charles Bernstein and Bernadette Mayer. All good stuff!

Leeds Surrealist Group

Really good stuff. Life in the old bitch yet! I recommend their newsletter, Prehensile Tail, which includes "To Have Done With The Spectre Of God": good reading!

Little Magazines Project new listing

is based at Nottingham Trent University, with Dr. David Miller, Research Fellow in English, as the Chief Investigator for the project. The historical — and contemporary — importance of little magazines is unquestionable. ... Bibliographical entries will be provided for around 2,000-2,500 magazines from the post-1945 period, with details of titles, places of publication, dates and issue numbers (first and last), editors, ISSNs, and any additional bibliographic information (such as variant titles or subtitles). In many cases, more information will be added as it becomes available, and entries will be updated where appropriate. ... Descriptions of the magazines, with details of typical contributors, have been added in some cases, and it is intended that more will be added in due course. ... In addition to the bibliographies, we will be providing full indexes for various magazines, providing the means for a multiplicity of perspectives on the literary and creative activity in this period, and helping researchers to trace individual and group developments.

LitRefs: Tim Love's literary references amended listing

is a vast and exhaustive listing of Internet sites relevant to poetry and literature (with a UK bias). It is very thorough, uptodate & wide-ranging, with a huge range of resources. A noble and useful work! Tim Love's essays are also very interesting — try The poetry mainstream.

Lollipop List of Little Press Publications

is an internet listing opportunity open to little presses of the U.K., mainly print material. Inaugurated by Bill Griffiths, Bob Trubshaw, and Peter Finch, in March 2000. Now with involvement of Peter Manson. A wide range of little presses (including Dreadful Work Press, Psychic Tymes and Kropotkin's Lighthouse), but with a very good listing of recently published poetry, with snippets and how to get hold of it.

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Low Probability of Racoons

Peter Howard's site of poems and poetry resources has a real wealth of material, in particular a careful selection of what are claimed as the best poetry websites.

The Lyre: British Poetry News

Informed and amusing blog — bless it!


"lyrikline.org is the platform on the internet on which poems are available to listen to, and to read both in their original languages and various translations: a concert of verse in the voices and languages of the authors. 470 poets and 4700 poems in 49 languages are available by now as well as more than 5100 translations in 44 languages!" German-based, and with a European emphasis. The English-language selection is a little bizarre, but from what I can see the German and Dutch selections are very useful, so I'm sure most of the others are also. Original texts, plus translations, and sound-files.

Modern American Poetry

"An Online Journal and Multimedia Companion to Anthology of Modern American Poetry (Oxford University Press, 2000)" is very good indeed, with texts, critical articles, interviews, further links and reading for a wide range of Twentieth Century American poets, linked, obviously, to the OUP anthology.

MINUS SPACE reductive + concept-based art

"MINUS SPACE is a curatorial/critical project based in Brooklyn, New York, presenting the most innovative reductive, concept-based art by international artists working in all media. Reductive, concept-based work is generally characterized by its use of plainspoken materials, monochromatic or limited color, geometry and pattern, repetition and seriality, precise craftsmanship, and intellectual rigor." Major name I picked up on is Richard Kostelanetz.

The Modernist Journals Project: "modernism began in the magazines" new listing

"a joint project of Brown University and the University of Tulsa" can act as a reminder that the poetic avant-garde did once dwell and act upon these shores — early Twentieth Century English literature wasn't all Hardy and Thomas, but the site of an Anglo-American modernist movement. The boundless riches and generosity of American academia give you pdfs of a range of early Twentieth Century magazines, especially but not solely the heroic modernists (eg Blast, the English Review, The New Age, Rhythm, Wheels), plus brief biographies of contributors, a series of essays, and pdfs of some chapters from books in their collection. Back to your roots, British poets!

Molossus new listing

is an online broadside of world literature. We publish original interviews, reviews, & essays as dispatches from world literature. We publish interviews & reviews on a weekly basis, with a commitment to contributing toward the transatlantic and English-language diaspora dialogue. A lot of varied and good material — rather more Faberish British poetry than the US poetry chosen; but includes Ruth Fainlight, Richard Price, Simon Smith. Also of great interest may be Mathew Timmons' multi-part appreciation of The Burning Deck Press, which . . . will situate TBDP in the literary and cultural landscape of the last half-century by reviewing a large selection of its titles, by detailing its history, and by interviewing its founders and publisher, Keith and Rosmarie Waldrop. The entire series will be archived on its own page – forthcoming – which will include a complete bibliography of the press.

The Neglectorino Project @ Phillysound static site

A component of the large Philly Sound Blog, presenting a thriving poetry scene in Philadelphia, The Neglectorino Project is a series of comments by American poets on poets they feel neglected (some names I was surprised to regard as neglected — Spicer & Wieners — heaven help us!), with links to Internet material (often, necessarily secondary) provided. A noble project! And it's given me the URL of the Joseph Ceravolo homepage — Spring in This World of Poor Mutts is a book still as good as its title.

netpoetic.com: exploring digital poetry and electronic literature

This is a space, a net workshop, a spinning and feathering space for all manner of digital poetry and poetics and literature. Started/birthed/hurried forth by Jason Nelson and Davin Heckman, we will endeavour to include and play with as many digital poetry/literature writer/theorists/artists as want to play with us. On these pages you will find links to new digital poetry/literature, ideas about what the heck that might mean, experiments, calls for work, exhibitions, activities, news, his/herstories and just about anything that the authors feel needed. So, what more do you need?


"Good Reading Starts Here! News, information and guides to independent bookstores, independent publishers, literary magazines, alternative periodicals, independent record labels, alternative newsweeklies and more." Very useful list of US online literary magazines.

The Ohio State University University Libraries Avant Writing Collection Links

has a nice set of links to sites presenting contemporary (largely American) avant writing, from William J. Austin and John M. Bennett's to word for/word and xStream.

no man's land

This site, based in Berlin, offers an online magazine of translations of contemporary German poetry, with also extensive links to literary translation magazines, English-language expat cultural communities and resources, events organised by no-man's land in Berlin and the lauter niemand network.

On Company Time: Reading Exercises for the Management Class static site

A forum for anonymous reviews, edited by Keston Sutherland and jUStin!katKO. Disappointingly dead for a potentially good idea.

Openned amended listing

An excellent scene! A superb website! The superb reading series has ended, but the website is packed with rich and useful material, well-presented. Though activity is quieter recently, Openned remains a major focus of poetic activity in the UK. Openned is linked with The Other Room readings in Manchester. The site carries an archive of its activities and projects 2006–2011 (including much audio & video), which provides a key guide to the recent blossoming of British Innovative Poetry, in which Openned is a key player. There are deeply useful and well-organised links. Do sample the huge Openned Anthology. Well done, Steve Willey & Alex Davies! This is how things should be. I should retire.

The Other Room amended listing

Experimental poetry in Manchester, organised by James Davies, Tom Jenks and Scott Thirston, was at first linked with Openned, but centered on a very lively Northern scene. Important readings continue regularly, and the site contains much news, many links, and lots of video and photos. Major!

The Page

"aims to gather links to the web's most interesting poetry and writing about poetry and ideas", and is updated daily. It shares the agenda of broadsheet literary editors, and, probably like them, is trying its best. There is always something interesting on it, including a wide selection of poems recently published online.

penned in the margins amended listing

Tom Chivers' organisation that publishes, arranges events and projects, even manages artists (including Chris McCabe). This could be the start of something big; but I'm not sure the percentages will work out I wrote — that it's surviving and expanding is very interesting, very positive indeed. Penned in the margins now has a good number of books also, from such as Emily Critchley, Steve Spence, Michael Egan, James Wilkes, George Ttouli, Robert Stanton, David Caddy, and the excellent anthology of essays on the future of poetry, Stress Fractures.

The PIP (Project for Innovative Poetry) Blognew listing

The PIP (Project for Innovative Poetry) was created by Green Integer and its publisher, Douglas Messerli, in 2000. The Project publishes regular anthologies of major international poets and actively archives biographies of poets and listings of their titles. A huge number of modernist/contemporary poets from around the world, with bibiography, brief account, and texts and/or links. Really, really good, useful and wide-ranging. British poets are to date: Helen Adam, David Barnett, Kelvin Corcoran, T S Eliot, Ronald Firbank, Roy Fisher, Robin Fulton, Alan Halsey, Peter Hughes, David Kinloch, Sarah Law, D H Lawrence, Mina Loy, Rupert Loydell, Christopher Middleton, Maggie O'Sullivan, Frances Presley, Tom Raworth, Ian Seed, Rob Stanton, John Wilkinson.

The Poem: Contemporary British and Irish poetry

showcase for contemporary poetry in Britain and Ireland, is solidly based in the commercial mainstream, but with odd flashes of interest. There is an online journal, Limelight, and a discussion forum.

Poetryetc: poetry and poetics

"Poetryetc provides a venue for a dialogue relating to poetry and poetics, promoting specific projects for internet and print publication, and providing a forum for you to debate your own critical and creative work." Much original writing posted as well as discussion of writing. Link is for archive. Open access: you can apply to join (from the page linked to — but check archive first to make sure it is your sort of place!)

Poetry Foundation

is the publisher of Poetry magazine (that's heroic-age Modernist Poetry [Chicago]), and has been the recipient of controversial largesse. It's been spent well on the site, which has a wide range of excellent material, with extensive archives (including texts of back-issues of Poetry since 1987), superb little printable pdfs of poem-posters, and an excellent blog, Harriet.

Poetry International Web

This is an Amsterdam-based attempt at setting up a worldwide poetry site, using national subsites, which at present range from Australia to Zimbabwe, and in between. The site is in English and the poems are given in English translation as well as the original language. The selection of poets is made separately in each country, but seems genuinely open — check out the Australian poetry section: damned good!.

The United Kingdom material includes now Alan Halsey, Denise Riley, Elisabeth Bletsoe, Frances Presley, Lee Harwood, Penelope Shuttle, Peter Riley, Richard Price and Vahni Capildeo, with introductions, bibliographies, links etc, and some general links to British poetry-related websites. The range of British poets featured is now getting perhaps genuinely representative.

The Poetry Kit

website has a lot of information for anyone trying to get poetry published, including a thorough list of UK poetry magazines & a list of websites. Perhaps a rather institutionalised concept of "the Poetry World", or is that sour grapes?

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The Poetry Library

is the public library devoted to poetry on the South Bank, in the Royal Festival Hall. There are a lot of information and many links on its website. Their listing of events is national and catholic (– no, not like Generalissimo Franco, but it's very very good & wide-ranging).


gives access, with search facility, to some back issues from a range of UK magazines, eg Angel Exhaust; 10th Muse; Ambit; Erbacce; Fire; Oasis; Painted, spoken; Poetry Nation; Shearsman; The Interpreter's House; The London Magazine, Tolling Elves; many more! From the Poetry Library's archives. Just noticed they've got some issues of Strange Faeces – go see what fun we used to have!

poetry p f

This is an interesting site, which gives a space and webpresence to a large number of contemporary British poets. These include Chris Gutkind, Chris Hardy, André Mangeot, David Miller, Sharon Morris, Christopher North and Stephen Watts.

Poetry Search Engine

Peter Manson has handily compiled this as a specialised Google search engine focusing on 70 poetry websites, mainly focusing on innovative poetry, and with a British bias.

The Poetry Society

There is a lot going on, as the website shows, on a genuinely broad front. (Actually, it's crap. I am forced to admit.) The involvement in the Poetry International Website is positive, though it has not yet been given much publicity by the Society. (No surprise there.)

Poets in a Lens, by David James static site

Earlier this year my father died, at the age of 85. He left behind a little book that he had written, about poets and poetry readings in the North East of England. It was never published, but it may be of interest to people who enjoy modern poetry, or who are interested in the history of culture in the North East. Photos taken at readings from the 1960s to the 80s at places like the Morden Tower, Colpitts, Ceolfrith and Castle Chare events, of both performers and audiences. Plus a handy list of googled links to people and places! A little time capsule! Thank you, Jeremy James.

Poets on Fire

We're a database for all live poetry, spoken word events, and poetry in performance coming up in the next 14 days. A genuinely wide range of events listed. Likewise the forums are lively and useful.


The website of the Academy of American poets is a very useful and worthy affair, much larger and more inclusive than our own dear PoetrySock. There many, many poets (obviously mainly US), with audio, short essays, poems and links, plus material on poetic movements, and readings etc. A valuable resource.

Pressure Press; Pressurized Precognition Press

"a transformed cyberspace place", is the social network element of Didi Menendez' poetry empire, with multimedia, blogs and all the social networking stuff too.

R.H.I.Z.O.M.E ...a review portal

is a virtual e-portal for reviews on books of poetry ... there is a strong preference for post-modern, experimental, and unclassifiable 'hybrid' form. Editor: Matina L. Stamatakis. This new venture could go far. Material so far includes Giles Goodland on Heimrad Bäcker, and Craig Santos Perez on Leslie Scalapino & E Tracy Grinnell.

Salt Poetry directory: Your guide to poetry on the Web

This is the very useful section of the huge Salt website, though its coverage is a little patchy and unfiltered. But a listing of Agents, Archives, Authors, Blogs, Bookstores, Centres, Competitions, Conferences, Courses, Directories, Festivals, Funding, Libraries, Magazines, Organisations, Prizes, Publishers, Radio Shows, Television Programmes, Venues, Workshops, worldwide but anglophone, has huge potential. Especially if the site can access its database more effectively: guys, the "next" buttons aren't working!

The Scottish Poetry Library

has an engaging site, with yearly selections online of the best Scottish poems, an interactive map with contemporary poems on places, and a bookshop. Now includes the Edwin Morgan Archive.

The Small Press Catalogue: Documenting all the latest releases from the small poetry presses of Britain

does what is says: image of book clicks through to publisher's website, with publisher and poet indexes. Very well done, Harry Godwin — a simple and effective site, though seeming a little quiet at the moment (I know, baby in the house).

Soundeye Workshop static site

run at The Guesthouse, 10 Chapel Street, Shandon, Cork, and presumably spinning off at some stage from the Soundeye Festival, have two fascinating blogs: this one posts links to material (poems, poetics, audio and video) used by the Workshop, and is therefore worth diligent study, and the other, Default, publishes texts produced by the Workshop, also well worth your time. James Cummins and Rachel Warriner are those largely running the Workshop.

The Small Press Exchange

is an offshoot from Ahadada Books, who envision it "as a loose affiliation of writers, booksellers and small press publishers. It's social networking software for the independents. . . . a place wherein you may create your own reviews, news, and interviews, join in the discussions, organize events and stay connected." It has definite potential. Give it a try!

Spencer Selby's List of Experimental Poetry/Art Magazines

is a great institution listing magazines, print & online, across world (though mainly US based).

Dee Sunshine's Writers' Resources

on Dee Sunshine (formerly Dee Rimbaud)'s website has many lists of addresses and links in connection with poetry. Very good coverage of the whole British poetry scene(s), if weak on the avant-garde. A series of quick interviews, What Makes Poets Tick? includes Robert Sheppard, Martin Stannard and Norman Jope, and lengthier interviews include one with Rupert Loydell.

SUNY Buffalo Electronic Poetry Centre

is a huge and well-organised site, covering modernist and language-centred poetry, mainly American focused, as well as e-poems. There are very full bibliographies, sets of links etc. A fascinating and very useful reference. I last ended up there looking at a series of photos of Louis Zukofsky. Must try and get this site listed on it!

The Surrealism Server

Apart from amusing word-games & language generators, a wealth of sites listed relevant to both historical and current surrealism

UK Poetry: UK Poetry News, Events, Opinions, Discussions and Digressions new listing

UK Poetry is a website for the discussion, dissemination and regurgitation of news, events, recordings, opinions and digressions about UK Poetry. Its inception occurred via openned.com, though it remains an entirely new beast. So it's like a newslist, on an open website, though you need to register to comment or post. Useful source of information!

UK Web Archive

provided by the British Library in association with the UK Web Archiving Consortium, is the archive of sites being preserved (including a fair sprinkling of those concerned with innovative poetry).

United Small Press Co-Op

This is a [Facebook] page for publishers dedicated to the dissemination of poetry. Privacy type: Closed: Limited public content. Members can see all content. So join if you are a small press publisher!


is a handy blog of poetry events — Jow Lindsay & Nat Raha main posters, bless 'em.

Verse Palace static site

is a dynamic collection of short, personal articles about practical aspects of poetic process and technique, written by poets and people who work with poetry, and organised for convenience's sake as a multi-author blog. Frances Leviston's enterprise has a lot of potential, as Geraldine Monk: "The Madness of Sonnets" and Jane Holland: "Notes Towards Authenticity" both show.

Versification: An Electronic Journal of Literary Prosody

An online academic journal, devoted to the serious and contemporary study of prosody (though not tending to examine contemporary poetic practice, and with some links to total junk verse).

VerySmallKitchennew listing

Connections of language, writing, reading and art practice, inside and outside the VerySmallKitchen. A fascinating David Berridge project, including epublishing, which provides a good entry to the world of "art writing", generously conceived of by Mr Berridge. A stimulating site!

Voiceprints Part I & Voiceprints Part II static site

are a fascinating and informative (but now not very current) listing of poetry on CD and Cassette by David Kennedy, part of Cortland Review: An Online Literary Magazine in RealAudio.

Word Circuits Electronic Literature Directory

attempts to list and link to writing available in electronic format, and that could not be published in print without sacrificing or altering significant elements. Now has added also Literature Unbound: "A Guide to Literary Resources on the Web" — very full, very American: This is a place for poetry and fiction born to pixels rather than the page—writing that's digital down to its bones.

The Word Hoard

is the website of a collaborative group of artists based in Huddersfield working in the community and internationally.

Write Out Loud: encouraging poetry performance

Emphasis is on performance poetry in broadest terms, but huge, active and well-organised site gives a good view of an area of poetry that any non-mainstream poet (or reader) ought to be able to find something of potential interest in. Gig guide is thorough. Inspect the Poets' Showcase — fascinating, various, and they don't have academic positions. Cross Cultural Poetry discussing differences between different cultures' poetries is interesting and useful.

The Writer's Compass amended listing

Our aim is to help writers in ALL genres, and at all stages in their development, to steer a course through the complexities of the writing life and build and sustain their careers. Provided by the National Association of Writers in Education, and formerly branded as "literaturetraining". At base, useful. Don't go get a Poetic Career, please, or become a Creative Professional — but you may find some support.


bookshops and booksellers

So few! Please send in more, either online, or dealing in lovable dear old paper, that have a worthwhile stock (any stock?) of the sort of writing on this site. Useful is the page on the Salt site which lists their stockists.

The Albion Beatnik Bookshop new listing

34 Walton Street, Jericho, Oxford OX2 6AA has had very good reports, with poetry readings to live up to its name. A lot of jazz & blues interest also.

Alternative Bookshop

an online alternative bookshop. Poetry publishers are The Many Press, Touched Press, bluechrome, West House, Leafe Press and Poetical Histories, plus a nostalgic line in political groupuscules eg International Communist Current.


17 Pitfield St, London N1 6HB (020 7608 1333), stock artists' books and small press publications. And now with a bookartbookblog.


is the blog of Bridge Street Books, 2814 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C., with details of readings in Washington area, plus a lot of very interesting books — look for "New in Poetry & Theory" tag.

Calder Bookshop (also known as The Bookshop Theatre)

at 51 The Cut, London SE1 8LF, has a good stock of literature and theatre books, and also hosts readings.

England's Lane Booksnew listing

at 41 England's Lane, Hampstead, London NW3 4YD comes well recommended.

Invisible Books

Some stock at Snooper's Paradise, Kensington Gardens, North Lane, Brighton, but mainly trading on the internet — wide second-hand stock, including some recent poetry.

PotLatch Poetry

promotes an exchange economy surrounding poetry books, chapbooks, journals and ephemera: a revolving bookshelf, moving material through the hands of writers across the world. PotLatch is concerned with the inherent limitations of a regionalized, institutionalized, capitalized or otherwise constrained exchange of literature. It exists to enliven and expand a spirit of trading and gifting. Every item on PotLatch is either for free or trade. This looks an interesting and worthwhile venture.

West End Lane Books

277 West End Lane, West Hampstead, London NW6 1QS is very well recommended.

West House Books

West House Books, 40 Crescent Road, Nether Edge, Sheffield S7 1HN, have an extensive second hand catalogue specialising in modernist poetry from small presses, including obviously its own publications.


personal sites (some of friends; some of unknown genius)

Almàssera Vella

Painting, creative writing, photography and walking weeks at an Arts Centre in the mountains up from Alicante. Civilised and creative. Now working with James Byrne, and The Wolf magazine

bleeding heart narrative: we'll dream at last of catching you out

Bleeding Heart Narrative, centred on Oliver Barrett, were my favouritest of all the music used in my Sundays at the Oto/Diverse Deeds events. May be easier to access tracks on their MySpace page. Fluid and complex. with a wide range of sounds dependent on event and line-up — always enjoyable and moving.

Café Munch

The best cafe in Bishops Stortford.

The City of Galvez

is a vast panorama of photographs of a superbly imaginary city, by Oscar Guzmán. Part of the ZoneZero photography site.

Cosmic Variance

"is a group blog by people who, coincidentally or not, all happen to be physicists and astrophysicists". Fascinating and very stimulating. Part of the website of Discover magazine.

The Gnosis Archive

Theologically, it's just cockaminy elitist Mystery. But the language is superb. And it provides a valuable sidelong take on established religion. This site of the US-based Ecclesia Gnostica has a very valuable online library, with many rare texts available.


is a link into another world of writing on-line: short stories, novels, e-books, audiotexts available, plugging into a world of narrative & emotion, not just sent out to be consumed, but also part of an interaction with its audience.

Hypnerotomachia Poliphili

electronic version of this haunting and mysterious early Renaissance illustrated book.

I Can Has Cheezburger? Lolcats n Funny Pictures

Cats in all their lovable absurdity. I like the language use, he freely admits. I don't give my cat cheeseburgers.

Styles J. Kauphmann

Styles J. Kauphmann is an improvising musician in contact with the innovative poetry scene. His blog contains writings on improvisation and some specimens of his work.


is my son-in-law's band: dark Goth rock

Linkage and Contrast

This is a fascinating site, produced by Paul Hurt, who works in Linkage Theory, with applications to poetry (& other arts), society and technology and design.

The Literary Platform

is dedicated to showcasing projects experimenting with literature and technology. It brings together comment from industry figures and key thinkers, and encourages debate. Yep, literature as industry. Very interesting material on new platforms and models for literature in an age of electronic communication. This may or may not be the future.

The Little Book of Black Venus attributed to John Dee

How to conjure spirits. Much else that's fascinating in the Journal of the Western Mystery Tradition.

The Museum of Jurassic Technology

"Like a coat of two colors, the Museum serves dual functions. On the one hand the Museum provides the academic community with a specialized repository of relics and artifacts from the Lower Jurassic, with an emphasis on those that demonstrate unusual or curious technological qualities. On the other hand the Museum serves the general public by providing the visitor a hands-on experience of 'life in the Jurassic'." You may find a visit interesting and enjoyable.


"Mykus are poetic conversations: four line thoughts and responses with interesting rhymes and rhythms. People world-wide use this folk-art to discover their innermost thoughts — and then to connect with others. Mykus are written by myku masters and beginners, so feel free to jump in." Yes, on one level fraudulent naffness & indulgent kitsch — on another a fascinating use of both poetry and technology.

Ocean of Tunes

Beautiful haunting and funky pop from Bishops Stortford's Gavin Stephens (+ Dave Housssart, Harry Knight and Fred). See Gavin's website, Ocean of Tunes.

Open Democracy: free thinking for the world

This is where I find out what's going on in this world: superb coverage of political (in the largest sense) events worldwide

outscapes: Paintings and graphics by adrian eckersley

of the heart-aching empty romance of the arterial road, the manmade landscape of London & Essex, the slow absolute curve of an embankment against the pearly sky, faces against a lit shopwindow at night, the cold gaze of a winter tree.

Rosie Musgrave – Stone carver and sculptor

Rosie Musgrave does very beautiful and moving things with stone.

Sieben: Matt Howden

This superb Sheffield-based musican, performing solo as Sieben, has a new website, with a track from each album playable online. Amazingly exciting and lyrical use of looping (which he does live with huge verve).

Sol Invictus

' MySpace is the best place to encounter the music of this "dark folk" band centred around Tony Wakeford, with lots of tracks accessible. Exciting and intelligent music.

Space and Culture

"is a cross-disciplinary journal of cultural studies that fosters the publication of reflections on a wide range of socio-spatial arenas." It's a fascinating contemporary anthropology blog, linked with an academic journal, Space and Culture: International Journal of Social Spaces.

Suzanne Thorpe

sent me a postcard; I have followed it up – she is "an electro-acoustic flutist whose work is fixed and improvisatory, pre-recorded and performed live, organic and synthetic, analogue and digital, human and robot", and she's very good indeed. Good audio material on her website.

Transition Culture:an evolving exploration into the head, heart and hands of energy descent

This looks increasingly like common sanity.


The best site for information on the Voynich Manuscript, a bizarre and quite haunting anomaly.

Ways With Words

is a very mainstream literature festival run by good friends of mine. You may not like all of it — but you might take to some (& if not to any, do, please reconsider & recall the self-defeating vice of sectarianism). Dartington in July is very beautiful, too.