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Poet-Bloggers, a new category introduction for Poethead.

This post is about poet-bloggers, the vehicles they use, and how online journals are using web and social-media to increase the profile of poetics. The area is huge, as I found out when I began compiling this Google+ list.  There are multiple groups and individuals connecting across Twitter, and Facebook also. The emphasis here will be on the individual writer, and the journals that are emergent, or already fully developed. I thought to begin with some of the artists who have caught my eye through consistent use of online resources to bring their poetry to the public eye, these writers include, Aíne Mac Aodha, Nuala Ni Chonchúir, Ron Silliman, Charles Bernstein, Al Filreis , Mick Rooney, Pierre Joris , Elizabeth Kate Switaj and Robert Peake. There are many more poets and writers using online and social-media, but the above in particular have a great online presence. They regularly and consistently post about poetry through PENN Sound, personal websites, journals and Facebook.  Publishers such as Salt, Poetry Ireland, Poetry London ,Over the Edge , Munster Literature, Jacket2  , Women Writers Women Books , use online media in a very effective manner also. There are also The Dublin Poetry …

Poethead Links and Irish Imprints ; reacting to savage cut-backs by The Fianna Fáil and Green Parties.

Following on from the Cló Iar-Chonnachta post which I published in the last  days, I thought to draw some attention to the Poethead links, which are included on the right-hand column of the main Poethead page.  There are two specifically Irish themed link-sets on this blog, entitled Irish Imprints and Irish Writers, others are scattered in the links under the titles, Art and Image , or Art and Poetry Publications. As this is a small , independent writer’s site ,  not everything appears with amazing rapidity, it comprises a reflection of  my reading interests . However, as the whole world knows that Ireland is in severe financial trouble  and as our arts infrastructure is quite poor already, being publicity-led and market-driven many people would possibly like to know the value of a good book and that not all that leaves this country in the form of media-packaged twaddle is grotesquely misshapen by the demands of a globalised market. (or indeed the special little interests of a small group of men) These small presses and their writers do …