Being fairly new to writing poetry myself, I’ve taken advantage of the internet to locate and use a number of great poetry-related web sites. I thought it was time I shared a few the resources that I have found quite helpful. Maybe you will too. Over time, I expect this list will change and grow. All these resources are free to use. I’ve found a few that are subscription based but have opted not to list them here. If you have found a web site you would like to share, please respond to this post with a comment and I will add it to the list.
Poets.org – from the Academy of American Poets. Lots of great resources here for reading and writing poetry, forums, calendar of events, even resources for educators. Check it out.
Rhymezone.com – I use this site all the time! Easily look up rhymes, near rhymes, synonyms, antonyms, definitions and much, much more. An invaluable resource for all writers, not just poets.
WriteExpress Rhymer – another online rhyming resource with a twist. This one allows you to locate end rhymes, last syllable rhymes, double rhymes, triple rhymes, beginning rhymes and first syllable rhymes. Excellent!
Library of Congress Poetry & Literature Home Page – focused on the duties and projects of the Poet Laureate, this site has a lot of great poetry-related resources, event calendar and news and announcements.
The Poetry Foundation – the publisher of Poetry magazine, is an independent literary organization committed to a vigorous presence for poetry in our culture. It exists to discover and celebrate the best poetry and to place it before the largest possible audience. They have a really cool mobile app for iPhone and Android that allows you to take hundreds of poems by classic and contemporary poets with you wherever you go.
The International Library of Poetry – the largest and most comprehensive poetry site on the Internet, or so they claim. I don’t know but it has a lot of useful resources.
Poetry Portal – a portal to a huge number of poetry resources including poetry, poetry events, courses, styles and themes, poets themselves and publishing.