The snow’s receded, and the crocuses open; yet another wintry storm looms. Nonetheless, the past three days have felt less like thaws and more like spring itself. Today, I’m listing some great blogs to browse, breeze through, or peruse…as I am at present falling a bit behind on the Blog Tour (among other things).
There may be a hiatus to follow…in the meantime, follow these!
Good blogs on what it means to be a poet, in or out of academia, and to keep slugging away at the job:
Jeannine Hall Gailey, who has a new book about promoting & marketing one’s poetry (available from Two Sylvias Press): http://webbish6.com/
Diane Lockward: http://dianelockward.blogspot.com/
Lesley Wheeler: https://lesleywheeler.org/author/thecavethehive/
Grant Clauser: https://uniambic.com/
Donna Vorreyer: https://djvorreyer.wordpress.com/author/djvorreyer/
Kelli Russell Agodon: http://ofkells.blogspot.com/
Dedicated poem-a-day or nearly a-poem-a-day bloggers who actually write good poems:
Lou Faber: https://anoldwriter.com/
Luisa Igloria, whose fine book The Buddha Wonders If She Is Having a Mid-life Crisis just came out from Beth Adams’ (15+ years of blogging! @ Cassandra Pages) Phoenicia Publishing: https://www.vianegativa.us/author/luisa/
And Dave Bonta, also 15 years blogging, who does a mighty job of crowdsourcing poetry and poets: https://www.vianegativa.us/author/dave/
Then these blogs, which often blend visual art with poetry, or poetry with visual art, such as:
Marilyn McCabe: https://marilynonaroll.wordpress.com/
Art critic and artist Sigrun Omstreifer: https://omstreifer.com/
Artist Deborah Barlow: http://www.slowmuse.com/
And finally, a field biologist (specialty: entomology, bees in particular, but she photographs omnivorously) who loves poetry and posts the occasional poem amid her informative essays on birds, bugs, landscapes, hikes, travel, dogs, and all things lively and worth investigating: https://standingoutinmyfield.wordpress.com
That should keep readers busy for National Poetry Month and beyond!