Poetry is read. Quotes are, too. 75 great online resources. Readership: you!
Only a certain type of people in this world have been able to successfully capture intangible things like ideas and emotions, as if they were fluttering butterflies, and arrange them so perfectly into just a few poignant words. We usually call those people poets. Discover 75 great resources for the very best poetry and quotations.
1. Poetry Daily
Focuses on contemporary poetry. Each day, they list a poem from a new book, magazine or journal.
2. Poetry Society of America
The nation’s oldest poetry organization’s website contains poetry, articles and event information.
3. Poetry Foundation
Jam-packed with event info, poetry, programs, and resources.
4. Poetry Out Loud
This site has the works of poetry contestants.
5. Poem Hunter
A poetry search engine.
6. Famous Poets and Poems
Lists featured poets including a poet of the month.
9. Quotes Daddy
View quotes of the day from several different quote categories.
10. Famous Quotes About
Allows you to bookmark favorite quotes and subscribe to have them sent daily.
11. Random House’s Favorite Book Quotes on Pinterest
Images with great quotes from fantastic books and authors.
Basically, Wikipedia for quotations and sayings.
13. Great Quotes
Lots of great top 10 lists in different topic categories.
14. Quotations Page
Offers a great quote-of-the-day service.
Blogs to subscribe to
17. The Best American Poetry
A blog where poets and readers exchange, discuss, and argue about poems and poetry.
18. The Bijou Poetry Review
This blog is “dedicated to posting original short poetry and flash-fiction.”
19. Cool Poems Brought to You by Macho Macho Man
Strictly posts of poetry.
20. The Quote Blog
Quotes sorted by category with a quote feed and you can comment.
21. Best Quotes
“An extensive collection of famous quotes by authors, celebrities, newsmakers, and more.”
22. Inspirational Quotes Everyday
“Find a range of quotes on a range of subjects, from hope and motivation to famous people and movies.”
23. Unneccessary Quotes
A funny blog with examples of quote mark usage gone wrong.
Networks to belong to
24. Academy of American Poets on Facebook
A group for discovering up-to-date poetry event info.
25. Poetrees on Facebook
A place to post your own poetry, links to sites, or poetry-related video.
26. poems on Facebook
“A good place for you to tell what’s inside you. A Poetry club, you might even say.”
27. Love Poems on Facebook
“Love poems are universal, timeless, and yet very much a different thing for each of us. We hope you enjoy them.”
28. Poems and quotes on Facebook
Mostly quotes. “I love poems and quotes. Share your favorite poem or quote.”
29. Enza’s Page on Facebook
A great source for images with quotations.
30. Simply Positive on Facebook
Many positive quotes and ideas to share with facebook friends.
Twitter feeds to follow
The Poetry Society, “A charitable organisation which promotes and advocates for poets and poetry.”
Poetry Daily, “Helps make poetry part of daily life, presenting a new poem each day from new books and journals, along with poetry news links and more.”
Poetry News, “Daily poetry-related news.”
Poem Hunter regularly tweets links to full poems by members and famous poets.
The Poetry Foundation’s Poetry Magazine, “Try Poetry.”
Word Fest, “Bringing readers and writers together through an international writers festival and year-round literary events for over 16 years.”
Tweets 2 Motivate, “Daily doses of motivation, wisdom and just a general kick in the pants!”
Famous Quotes, “Great quotes served daily.” offers a few new quotes each day.
Zen Proverbs, “Sharing the teachings of Zen, Buddhism, Taoism, and related teachings both old and new.”
Random House, “Here to chat about books & writing. Bookworms, unite!”
Motivational Quotes, “Receive four motivational quotes each day, along with any other cool things we find.”
Hollywood Quotes, “An inspirational resource for artists & creative people.”
Forums to post in
43. Poets.org Forum
Forum for poetry on the Academy of American Poets’ website.
A forum where you can register, write posts, and post get feedback from other users.
45. The Poet Sanctuary
A poetry-specific forum with various categories for posting.
46. Writers Network
A free poetry writer’s forum for posting content and receiving feedback.
A forum for funny quotes.
48. Words 4 Ever
A forum for quotes and poetry, too.
49. Quotations and Literature Forum
“The Quotations Page is one of the oldest quotation sites on the Web, perhaps the oldest.”
“This is one of the best resources on the internet for discussing quotations and other intellectual endeavors.”
51. Amazon Quotations Forum
Several forum topics to chime in on, from humorous quotes to favorite quotes.
Videos to watch
52. Moving Poems
Self-proclaimed to be “the best poetry videos on the web.”
53. Poets.org Poetry Videos
These films highlight the topic of poetry.
54. Favorite Poem Project
A collection of fifty short documentaries of people reciting and talking about their favorite poems.
Obviously, tons of videos featuring a vast array of poetry.
56. Ted Talks
Not just ideas, but poetry worth spreading, too.
Offers thousands of video clips of quotes caught on film.
A vast assortment of videos featuring famous quotes.
Apps to Download
60. Poet’s Pad™ – Creative Writing – Android
A poetry writing app with a dictionary, thesaurus, over 70,000 word rhymes, and an idea generator.
61. Instant Poetry HD – iOS
“Have fun creating your own beautiful, passionate, and romantic poetry, with your own pictures as backgrounds! Tap a button to pop up some words, and then drag them around the screen to create your masterpiece. Send your creations to your significant other for a romantic surprise, or to your friends to make them smile!”
62. Verses notebook – iOS
Handy application with a rhyming dictionary that lets you find rhymes as you write.
63. Shakespeare Sonnets (free) – Android
“Carry Shakespeare’s 154 Sonnets wherever you go. Read poems of time, change, love and sorrow.”
64. Poetry Daily (free) – iOS
“Poetry Daily is an anthology of contemporary poetry. Each day, we bring you a new poem from new books, magazines, and journals, chosen from the work of a wide variety of poets to provide you with a window on the broad range of poetry offered annually by publishers large and small.”
65. Daily Haiku – Android
“Publish your own haikus! Daily fresh poems, collected from many sources for you. Updated everyday.”
Brilliant Quotes and Quotations – Android
“3000 great quotes from over 210 famous people grouped into 18 categories.”
67. Quotebook – iOS
“Quotebook is a notebook for your quotes and. This iOS app can be used for storing, sorting, and sharing all the quotes that matter to you.”
68. Everyday Quotes – Android
“Inspire yourself to make your life better! Everyday Quotes is a quotation application with more than 10,000 quotes about life, love, success, and motivation.”
69. Bible Quotes – Android
“Bible Quotes brings you many great verses from the bible. Get inspired by a new quote every day. Quotes updated often. New features added all the time.”
70. Quotes – iOS
“Daily inspiration & wisdom with Lock Screen wallpapers.”
71. Arrested Development Quotes – iOS
“A complete quote reference guide to Arrested Development! All quotes from every episode can be searched directly. Quotes can be emailed or saved for later reference.”
Writing tips to learn
72. Poetry Critical
An online poetry workshop, pretty much a place to get feedback for the poetry you share.
73. Brain Pop
An interactive tool for youth to learn to write poetry.
74. The Writers Studio
Has information about where to find writing workshops and offers several workshops online.
75. The Guardian’s poetry workshop
Contains a list of various poetry workshop activities to provoke new ideas.