Volume II, Issue III Autumn 2003



Starting with this issue I'm going to include a short profile of ONE poetry site. There is such a plethora of great (and terrible) poetry web site out there that I think it would be almost impossible to even find them all.

In this issue:

By Christopher Mulrooney: By Martha Everhart Braniff: By Gordon Gilhuly: By Ken Kalman: By r lee cook: By David Fraser: By Ram Mehta: By jules:

I'm going to stay away from the 'biggies' – every poet knows who and where they are, or can easily find them with any search engine. Instead, I'm going to focus on the not-so-well-known, the not-so-easy-to-find, perhaps even the esoteric.

And no, I am not going to take suggestions regarding sites. So don't be sending me your URLs! I've been on the 'net a long time, know a lot of folks, and kinda have an idea of what I want to spotlight here. Hopefully, they will be unique sites, perhaps even places you haven't visited yet, that will interest you ...

My first pick is: Southern California Poetix.

The Southern California Poetix features a Main Page with what could be considered the standard "poetry sections" – i.e. a chapbook section, a place to leave messages, etc. (But you probably won't ever find any basic "How To's" or definitions).

Beyond that, there is full coverage for the functioning poet at Poetix, from slam to formalist, from beginner to old hand. No one person or group is focused on or excluded.

What it has that is not standard:

  1. A masthead that includes e-mail addies (for most).
  2. A separate section for each Southern California County.
  3. Candid snapshots (you may see someone you know).
  4. News – a wrap-up of past events, and calendars of upcoming events.

All in all, a site you're like to spend some time at, much to rummage through here, even if you are not a California poet.

evvy garrett
Turbula poetry editor

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