Online poetry magazines & reviews

Quite a few of these are no longer updated, but the contents are still online and useful…

  • Angel Exhaust magazine – archive of several back issues. See also editor Andrew Duncan’s main site
  • The Argotist Online – poetry journal edited by Jeffrey Side.
  • Beehive – Hypertext/Hypermedia Literary Journal, edited by Talan Memmott.
  • Big Bridge – a webzine of poetry and other work, edited by Michael Rothenberg.
  • The Brooklyn Rail – critical perspectives on arts, politics and culture.
  • cauldron & net – a journal of the arts and new media.
  • A Chide’s Alphabet – webzine edited by David Bircumshaw.
  • Coconut – really beautifully-made poetry journal, edited by Bruce Covey.
  • CrossConnect – magazine associated with the Kelly Writers House, edited by David E. Deifer.
  • Crossways – a new magazine based in Cork, edited by David Jordan.
  • dancehall – Glasgow-based art, literature and music journal.
  • Datableed – Experimental online poetry zine edited by Eleanor Perry and Juha Virtanen.
  • Dusie – Based in Switzerland, publishing modern poetry and poetics.
  • The East Village – edited from Japan by Jack Kimball & Mark DuCharme.
  • EOAGH – a journal of the arts, edited by Tim Peterson.
  • Flashpoint – “a multidisciplinary magazine in the arts and politics”, edited by Joe Brennan and Carlo Parcelli.
  • Free Verse – a bi-annual journal of contemporary poetry and poetics, edited by Jon Thompson.
  • Glossator – commentaries, glosses and marginalia.
  • Great Works – a site for innovative writing: modernist, postmodernist, archaic; edited by Peter Philpott.
  • Green Integer Review – Edited by Douglas Messerli.
  • HOW2 – online journal edited by Kate Fagan and Redell Olsen, exploring non-traditional directions in poetry and scholarship by women.
  • Intercapillary Space – A Collective Poetry Blogzine of multiple formed matters.
  • Jacket2 – new version of the pionering internet poetry journal (the archives of the original magazine, edited by John Tranter, are still accessible).
  • Journal of British and Irish Innovative Poetry.
  • LVNG – download .pdf files of this Chicago-based little magazine, edited by Joel Felix, Michael O’Leary, & Peter O’Leary.
  • Markings – a Scottish literary magazine based in Dumfries and Galloway, plus information on events at The Bakehouse.
  • Masthead – a literary arts magazine edited from Australia by Alison Croggon.
  • Moria – a poetry journal, edited by William Allegrezza.
  • nthposition – online magazine/ezine with politics & opinion, travel writing, fiction & poetry, reviews & interviews.
  • Octopus Magazine – an online poetry magazine named after a sea creature that is intelligent, lives in dens, and uses ink as a defense mechanism. Edited by Zachary Schomburg.
  • onedit – online magazine edited by Tim Atkins and Thomas Evans.
  • Openned – a web magazine, blog and London-based reading series, edited by Alex Davies and Steve Willey.
  • Oyster Boy Review – a magazine of poetry, reviews and fiction, edited by Damon Sauve.
  • Pages – a blogzine of investigative, exploratory, avant-garde, innovative poetry and poetics, edited by Robert Sheppard.
  • Poetry Review – a website for the print-based journal of the Poetry Society.
  • PORES – an avant-gardist journal of poetics research, edited from Birkbeck College, London by Will Rowe.
  • The Possum Pouch – an irregular publication of essays, notes and reviews.
  • QUID – some .pdf files of back issues of the excellent little magazine, edited by Keston Sutherland.
  • Rain Taxi – online edition of the print-based review, edited from Minneapolis.
  • Readme – an online journal of poetics, edited by Gary Sullivan. Many author links.
  • RECONFIGURATIONS – A Journal for Poetics & Poetry / Literature & Culture, edited by Scott Howard.
  • Return to Default – a poetry magazine edited by Jimmy Cummins, Sarah Hayden and Rachel Warriner.
  • Riding the Meridian – magazine of web-art, visual poetry & “Lit [art] ure”, edited by Jennifer Ley.
  • Shadow Train – a journal of new poetry, edited by Ian Seed.
  • Signals Magazine – a magazine of contemporary poetry.
  • Slope – a magazine of new writing, edited by Ethan Paquin.
  • Stride Magazine – online version of the former print journal, edited by Rupert M. Loydell.
  • Sugar Mule – a literary magazine with eccentric Buddhist leanings, edited by M.L. Weber.
  • W – literary magazine edited from the Kootenay School of Writing in Vancouver.
  • WORD/for word – a journal of new writing, edited by Jonathan Minton.
  • xStream – an experimental poetry magazine, edited by Jukka-Pekka Kervinen. Each issue is published in both a regular and a computer-generated version.
  • Ygdrasil – a journal of the poetic arts, edited by Klaus Gerken.
  • Zombie Logic Review – publishing dadaist, surrealist, Outsider, and Outlaw poetry, edited by Thomas L. Vaultonburg.

Online anthologies, including sound archives

  • The Archive of the Now – a brilliant site featuring full-length readings in mp3 format by more than 60 UK poets.
  • Concrete poetry – a useful page of links to specific examples of concrete poetry on the web. Maintained by Mike Garofalo.
  • Light & Dust Anthology of Poetry – an ongoing anthology of contemporary poetry. Includes complete out of print books, sub-sites for authors, genres, issues & exchanges. Much visual and collaborative work, much recommended.
  • The Naropa Audio Archives – remarkable collection of lectures and readings from the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University, including Barbara Guest, Allen Ginsberg, Philip Whalen, Lyn Hejinian, Harry Smith, Anne Waldman, and many others, including Clark Coolidge’s lectures on Bop Prosody and Jazz. Hosted by The Internet Archive.
  • PENNsound – incredible sound archive from the University of Pennsylvania.
  • Raunchland – online anthology edited by John Mingay, also pages for Mingay’s Raunchland Press.
  • S P I D E R T A N G L E : the_book – an online anthology of visual poetry.
  • UbuWeb – “visual, concrete and sound poetry.” A vital source of contemporary and historical work, including an ethnopoetics section, curated by Jerome Rothenberg.

Individual poets’ websites and weblogs

Poetry publishers

  • Ahadada Books – Print and online publisher.
  • Allardyce, Barnett, Publishers – UK press publishing books of poetry, books on music and CDs.
  • Bad Press – small press edited by Jow Lindsay, Marianne Morris, & Jonathan Stevenson.
  • Barque Press – books, magazines and CDRs available from this London and Brighton-based little press, edited by Andrea Brady and Keston Sutherland.
  • Beard of Bees – Chicago-based publisher of free e-books of poetry, in .pdf format, including computer-generated work. Edited by Jon Trowbridge and Eric Elshtain.
  • Blart Books – magazine and book publisher, edited by Stephen Emmerson and Lucy Harvest Clarke.
  • Coach House Books – Toronto-based publisher of poetry books and e-books.
  • Duration Press – California-based publisher whose webspace also hosts sites for a large number of North American alternative presses, as well as an archive of work in Adobe Acrobat format (including selections from the ethnopoetics magazine Alcheringa).
  • Dusie Kollektiv – journal and pamphlet-publishing network.
  • etruscan books – publishing poetry by Tom Leonard, Maggie O’Sullivan, Bob Cobbing and many others, based in Devon and edited by Nicholas Johnson.
  • Flood Editions – Chicago-based publisher.
  • if p then q – a UK-based little press publishing books and magazines of experimental poetry.
  • The Jargon Society – Jonathan Williams’ celebrated literary press.
  • Object Permanence.
  • Oystercatcher Press – publishing booklets of modern poetry.
  • Reality Street Editions – prestigious UK press publishing innovative poetry.
  • Roof Books – publishers of contemporary innovative poetry, based in New York.
  • Shearsman Books – publisher of contemporary poetry in mostly late-modernist styles, based in Exeter, England.
  • Salt Publishing – publishing new poetry/fiction/drama/criticism, as well as reissues. Many links.
  • Sancho Panza Press – a new UK press run by Sara Crangle and Sam Ladkin.
  • STEM Recordings – publishing CD recordings of innovative poetry.
  • Veer Books – contemporary poetry publisher based at Birkbeck College, London.
  • West House Books – run by the poet Alan Halsey; also sells books by other little presses, including a substantial second-hand list.
  • Wild Honey Press – excellent small press run by Randolph Healy from Co. Wicklow, Ireland.

Resources & information for poets

  • british-irish-poets mailing list: a discussion group focusing on UK and Irish innovative poetries.
  • Caesura – website for the excellent reading series in Edinburgh.
  • – a site hosting information about reading series and small presses based in Cambridge, UK.
  • The Electronic Poetry Center at SUNY, Buffalo – one of the starting points for any seach for innovative poetry on the web.
  • LLPP (Lollipop) – List of Little Press Publications. Listings of new books by UK little presses.
  • The Little Magazines Project at Nottingham Trent University – an ongoing project to provide bibliographies & indexes for a vast range of magazines published since 1945.
  • M E S H W O R K S – The Miami University Archive of Writing in Performance.
  • The Morden Tower – a website for the world-famous poetry venue in the city walls of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
  • The Other Room – experimental poetry in Manchester.
  • – Andrew Duncan’s writings about modern British poetry. The site also hosts some of Duncan’s poetry and an archive of work from Angel Exhaust magazine.
  • The Poetry Kit, an extensive online resource for poets.
  • The Poetry Society – on a mission to advance the study, use and enjoyment of poetry.
  • Robin Purves‘s page at, including essays on Denise Riley, Andrea Brady, J.H. Prynne, Andrew Crozier, The Fall, Tom Raworth, Sean Bonney and others.
  • Readings – response & reactions to poetries, edited by Aodhan McCardle, Stephen Mooney and Piers Hugill.
  • The Scottish Writers’ Centre – a focal point for Scottish Writers and writing.
  • SoundEye – a website for the excellent poetry festival, held every July in Cork, Ireland.
  • Spencer Selby‘s list of experimental poetry/art magazines.
  • Small Press Distribution – the US distributor for more than 500 independent publishers.
  • Text Festival – challenging the boundaries between art and poetry. A programme of events held in Bury, Lancashire, featuring exhibitions, public art commissions, publications and performances by internationally recognised practitioners and newcomers.
  • Vents – news and information about poetry events throughout the UK.
  • Web Del Sol, a Literary Arts Community. Portal to a large number of print and web-based publications, including selections from Sulfur magazine, and much information besides.

Other art and literature sites

  • Abebooks – search the stock of hundreds of new and used book dealers worldwide (UK customers can use
  • The Academy of American Poets – hundreds of author bios (not just of American poets), texts (including audio) and useful links.
  • Alternative Books Online – excellent new UK source for independent press books.
  • Atlas Press – specialising in extremist and avant-garde prose writing from the 1890s to the present day.
  • – large, freely-accessible archive of literature and reference works.
  • Samuel Beckett On-line Resources and Links page – sprawling but excellent site. Versions of the radio plays Cascando and Words and Music, and an audio version ofKrapp’s Last Tape, are downloadable from UbuWeb. Back issues of the Journal of Beckett Studies can be downloaded here.
  • The William Blake Archive – awe-inspiring web-based archive of Blake’s illuminated books, paintings and manuscripts.
  • Joe Brainard – excellent site of artwork and writing by and about Joe Brainard, 1942-1994.
  • BrinDin Press – very useful archive of literary translations from many languages, by many hands.
  • Centre National de Ressources Textuelles et Lexicales – French language resources and historical dictionaries.
  • Collyrium – You are brought to these views by…
  • The Cremaster Cycle – official site for Matthew Barney’s overwhelming cycle of art films.
  • DaDa Online – information on European Dadaism.
  • Dictionnaires d’autrefois – French dictionaries of the 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, including the great 19th century Littré dictionary.
  • Eclipse – an archive of books by Bruce Andrews, Clark Coolidge, Rae Armantrout, P. Inman, David Melnick and others, plus the collaborative text LEGEND and the complete runs of the magazines L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E and This. The texts are presented as page-scans of the original books, so a broadband connection is helpful.
  • English Online Resources from the University of Virginia Electronic Text Center. Some of this is password-protected, but much, including The Modern English Collection (AD1500-present) is freely accessible.
  • Exact Change – publishing books of experimental literature with an emphasis on Surrealism, Dada, Pataphysics, and other nineteenth and twentieth century avant-garde art movements.
  • Finnegans Web – a webified version of James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake. A RealAudio file of Joyce reading from the Wake is available at UbuWeb.
  • Les Fleurs du mal by Charles Baudelaire. In the original and with multiple translations.
  • Fluxus Online – this excellent site seems to be defunct, but I’ve linked to a version cached by The Internet Archive.
  • Gallica Bibliothèque numerique – huge downloadable archive of works from the Bibliothèque nationale de France, including complete print runs of many pre-20thc periodicals.
  • The Thomas Gray Archive – an interactive hypermedia repository of work by and about the 18th century poet.
  • Hiding Place Books – bookseller specialising in antiquarian, collectable and out-of-print books, based in Philadelphia. Also sells paper ephemera and records. Special concentrations in poetry, literature, and scholarly material in all fields.
  • – excellent website about the poets H.D. and Richard Aldington.
  • The Luminarium – online anthology of mediaeval, Renaissance and 17thc. literature.
  • Stéphane Mallarmé – works, biography and links. See also this Mallarmé bibliography and an incomplete but entertaining version of Mallarmé’s Themès anglais.
  • Militant Esthetix – Ben Watson & Esther Leslie’s site: “all the criticism that’s fit or not to publish”.
  • MIMEO MIMEO – artists’ books, typography and the mimeo revolution.
  • Modern American Poetry – companion site to an OUP-published anthology, this has a useful range of articles on 161 modern American poets, from Ai to Zukofsky.
  • The Modern English Collection (AD1500-present) at the University of Virginia Electronic Text Center.
  • Old English Dictionary – HTML version of the standard dictionary by Bosworth and Toller. Page scans of a Concise Anglo-Saxon Dictionary are available on the same site.
  • Georges Perec’s wonderful spoof article, Experimental demonstration of the tomatotopic organization in the Soprano (Cantatrix sopranica L.).
  • Paris Review interviews – a growing archive of pdf files of interviews with writers, from the 1950s to the present.
  • Persée – free archive of French Language journal articles.
  • Perseus Digital Library – free library of Latin, Greek, Arabic and Germanic texts, with translations.
  • KYBERNEKYIA – “A hypervortext of Ezra Pound’s Canto XXXI”..
  • Project Gutenberg – plain vanilla ASCII e-texts of thousands of out-of-copyright books.
  • The Road North – Alec Finlay and Ken Cockburn’s travels through Scotland in homage to Basho.
  • Cent mille milliards de poèmes – a webpage implementing Raymond Queneau’s permutational poem(s).
  • READINGS – responses and reactions to poetries. Editors: Piers Hugill, Aodhán McCardle, & Stephen Mooney.
  • The Themerson Archive – a website about Stefan and Franciszka Themerson and their publishing company, Gaberbocchus Press.
  • Theoi – Greek mythology website.
  • – multilingual dictionaries and language forums.
  • Z-site: a Companion to the Works of Louis Zukofsky. A fast-growing site edited by Jeff Twitchell-Waas.

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