Monday, May 16, 2005

Tag Tags Tagging Taggity Tag Tag Tags

Tags Add tags to poems for ad-hoc categorization! Tags, sometimes called “folksonomies,” are words that describe or categorize a poem, like “20th century modernism” or “Italian sonnet”. Tags can help you find poems that have something in common, based on how other people classify them.

After there's enough tag data to be useful we'll update our search engine to search poems by tags. We'll also be adding a "tag cloud" of the most popular or common tags.

For more about tagging and folksonomies see the Wikipedia entry on Folksonomy.

Monday, May 09, 2005

Kooser's “American Life in Poetry”

U. S. Poet Laureate Ted Kooser We are pleased to feature current U. S. Poet Laureate Ted Kooser's new weekly column featuring a brief look at a brief contemporary American poem.

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Poetry X v3.0 Launches

Poetry X Version 3.0 We are pleased to announce the launch of our third site redesign, which we've called Poetry X v3.0. We rebuilt the site from the ground up to make it faster and more user friendly.

The major new development that comes with this new design is the ability to save preferences, add poems to favorite poem lists, etc. More membership features will be launched later in May. Stay tuned.

We've also streamlined the poem pages, articles, and added more reader control over how poems are presented.

Registered members can upgrade their accounts to turn off advertising throughout the site, add and share multiple lists, and more.

We were rushing to meet the deadline for the CSS Reboot project on May 1st (we just barely made it) so there are a few minor details we'll be working out throughout the week, and we'll be adding new themes and further customisation over the next few days.

Please contact us if something doesn't work. The paint may still be wet but it'll sure look nice once it's dry.

And even if nothing's wrong, don't hesitate to drop us a line. We'd love to hear from you.

Jough Dempsey, Publisher
Poetry X

Monday, February 21, 2005


Poetry X Guide to Poems about Abraham Lincoln
In honour of President's Day (U.S. holiday) we've added a Guided Poetry Tour for poems by and about Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth President of the United States.

Banks are closed and there's no mail, so what better way is there to spend the day other than reading poems about o captain, our captain?

Link: Poems about Abraham Lincoln

Monday, February 14, 2005

Love Poems

Poetry X Guide to Love Poems

Happy St. Valentine's Day!

To celebrate the holiday we've added a new Guided Poetry Tour about Love Poetry.

This tour contains poems about love, poems
to a loved one, poems about a loved one, romantic fancies, sexual overtures, valentines, and poems of parting, or of being separated from one's lover.

If you're feeling down-and-out about love, we've got you covered with a selection of poems about heartbreak, heartache, and general misery due to love.

So whether you're looking for a poem with which to woo
someone, need a poem to send to your valentine, or are
feeling blue and need some cheer (misery loves company,
after all), then dive in with these suggested love poems.

Thursday, February 10, 2005

Poems to Memorize or Recite

How to Memorize a Poem

After receiving a tonne of e-mail asking for tips on poems to memorize, or poems to recite for recitations and forensics meets, we've added three new articles to address the subject of memorizing and reciting poetry:

Be sure to leave a Talkback message and let us know what poems you like to memorize or recite to others!

Monday, January 24, 2005

Poems by Amy King

Amy King
Poetry X is pleased to present some poems from contemporary poet Amy King's first full-length book, Antidotes for an Alibi, which was recently published by BlazeVox.

In addition to a sampling of Amy King's poems, the poet herself has been gracious enough to offer some Poetry Xtras commentary on her poems that we're certain you, our readers, will find fascinating. Just click on the little red x graphic next to each poem title for Amy King's comments.

Read poems by Amy King

Over 800 New Poems Added

This week we have a huge addition not only to the number of poems (over 800) but also a large number of new poets (over 200) which means that we'll be spending the next week adding biographical details, photos, etc., for each of them.

So if you see a poet's dates as "???-???" it means that we haven't gotten to that biography yet.

Also, we made some changes to the Browse Poets list, showing 50 instead of 25 poets at a time and adding other "breadcrumbs" to help our readers (like you!) find their way around.