Links ~ Fall 2015 / Spring 2017
“Whatever it is, we’re against it.” Fiction, flash fiction, poetry, music, criticism, nonfiction and more
The Absinthe Literary Review
Less is more on this quarterly which offers appealing imagery to accompany energetic fiction, poetry, essays, and reviews. Unusually elegant design. Sophisticated writing in a lighthearted package—with reader commentary.
The Academy of American Poets
A complex, but easily navigable site that seeks to offer a wealth of resources, including professional news, a compendium of poet profiles, a poetry library, listening booth, and national events calendar.
The Adirondack Review
New York’s mountainous park preserve (taller brother to the Catskills) was the setting for E.L. Doctrow’s Loon Lake, and it serves as pristine backdrop for the good writing displayed in this colorful, multilingual journal.
Arts & Letters Daily
Updated daily, this site in dense bulletin board design offers a reader’s blurb service to broadly cultural articles, reviews, and essays through links to the original source. Maintained by the Chronicle of Higher Education.
Familiar and full, the online magazine is not just a stingy selection of pieces that appear in the print magazine. There are even frequent offerings from the magazine’s vast archives.
The Boston ‘combines commitments to public reason and literary imagination.’ It too withholds nothing online. For those who prefer to browse in print, MIT’s sponsorship makes for an affordable subscription ($25).
Contemporary Poetry Review
Begun in 1998 and devoted exclusively to the no holds barred review of and essays about poetry, there is a wealth of bristled, in-depth critical writing in this monthly, from diverse, authoritative perspectives. The home page is crowded, but the individual pieces are presented very cleanly. (Recently redesigned for easy navigation, with an index to the archives and links to work appearing in the New York Times, The Nation, and elsewhere.) Based in Northern California, CPR is administered by editor Ernest Hilbert.
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