Three Blogs

three blogsSomething a little different this week. Instead of one featured blog with an interview, I”m tossing three interesting poetry blogs at you. I”ll even be perfectly honest and admit that it”s because – what with the holiday weekend and all – I never did manage to catch up with one single blogger to talk with them about their work and why they do what they do. Apparently, poets actually have lives outside their poetry. Who knew?

Blogger Matthew Horburn (Now Then: The year of 100 books of poems) is one of those bloggers with a life. His blog has been on hiatus the last few weeks while he was on his honeymoon… as reported in his latest entry. Before that, though, the poet and professional writer had been about halfway through his mission to read and review 100 books of poetry in one year. Discover new poets and read along with him, and check out his own book, Subject to Change (2004).

32 Poems Poetry Magazine is written by Deborah Agerm publisher of the magazine 32 Poems, whose biography reads: She”s been awarded residencies at the MacDowell Colony and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. If you can name a profession, she”s probably had it or thought about going to school to become it. She”s a life transition coach and helps people embrace change in adventurous ways. Her blog sprinkles poetry in among reports on her day to day life (she”s currently digging out from underneath a tree that fell on her house) and musings about the world and poetry.

Here Comes Everybody is the brainchild of Lance Phillips, poet, writer, critic and coordinator of multiple net projects. HCE seems to be updated infrequently these days, but there”s a backlog of posts that go back several years. Each post consists of a poet answering a series of questions like… how important is reading poetry to you? and how would you explain poetry to my 7 year old? Fascinating reading.

One thing all the blogs have in common is an excellent blogroll list of other poets” sites. Click on few to follow the conversations and inspirations as they flow from one poet to another.

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