Lovely and constantly changing poetry site

Poem of the Week – PotW.org

This charmingly old-fashioned – viz. 1990’s – website is dedicated to increasing the appreciation of poetry. A laudable aim.

For copyright reasons if no other, it regularly changes the poems it displays. So if you are after your favourite piece of poetry, perhaps look elsewhere. On the other hand, if you wish to be surprised, and maybe find a new favourite poem, then this is for you. It also includes a page of links to more conventional poetry sites.

 

31 Interesting Facts about Poetry and Poets

Interesting Literature

Fun facts about poets and poetry from Shakespeare to Marianne Moore

E. E. Cummings dedicated his self-published volume of poetry, No Thanks, to the fourteen publishers who had turned it down.

In the source poem for Romeo and Juliet, Juliet is 15. Nobody knows why Shakespeare chose to make her 13 in his play.

The word ‘syphilis’ is derived from the name of an afflicted character in a 1530 poem by Italian physician Girolamo Fracastoro.

An 1852 edition of John Milton’s Poetical Works was bound in the skin of a murderer, George Cudmore.

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