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Literary Blogs from DC, MD,
VA, DE and WV
Blog from Maureen
Thorson, aka "Reenhead,"editor of Big Game Books.
and Letters Daily
Articles, New books, essays and opinion from
The Chronicle of Higher Education in DC. Their motto: "Veritas
odit moras," or "Truth hates delay."
Blog of the National Endowment for the Arts.
Author blog with reprints of poetry—and prose too, despite the
name—plus notices of publications and events.
"Random thoughts on music, movies, television, bubblegum cards,
Mr. T, the importance of the movie Roadhouse, and whatever else we argue
about after we've had too much beer." From the editors of Barrelhouse
Poetry blog of Bryce Myers.
A blog on art and inspiration by Joan, a DC-based writer, painter, and
Entries on poetry and motherhood, from Bernadette
Geyer, the author of What Remains.
Blog on writing, reading, and publishing from poet Donna Lewis Cowan.
The blog of Split This Rock Poetry Festival. Covers the intersection
of art and politics.
Blog from Dan
Gutstein about "lost and found classics," commentary of
books, exhibitions, performances, and music, old and new.
A blog on bookbinding and letterpress printing fom Moira McCauley of
Certain Slant of Light...
Blog on literature from poet Chris Conlon.
Short reviews of chapbooks on the first blog, and general obsessional
bibliophilia on the second, from stevenallenmay,
publisher of Plan B Press.
This "house" contains "random thoughts about
life, books, art, film, music, and theatre" from Robert
L. Giron, the publisher of Gival Press.
"Occasional postcards from DC poet Sandra
Poetry blog by Will Brown. Also contains good links to poetry news stories
on other sites, and poetry podcasts.
Poems-in-progress from Minnie Bruce Pratt, former U of MD professor,
now living in NJ.
Blog from Will Grofic on literary events in DC, hosted by The Examiner
Blog from Joshua Gray on poetry events in DC, hosted by The Examiner
"Culture=Arts=Politics=Living," from Michon Boston, playwright
"Dactylic diversions and random rants" from M.C.
Allan, a Takoma Park-based poet and magazine editor.
"Poetry. Music. Art. Random Thoughts" from Gregory Luce.
Miller writes about poetry, politics, and local culture.
Recordings: Art and Culture in Rural America
Scott Whitaker posts on artists who live on the Delmarva Penninsula
and issues that face artists living outside of metropolitan regions.
Hosted by the Writer's Center, an independent literary center in Bethesda,
MD, this blog covers center events, classes, news on teachers and students,
and the like.
News and musings on hip hop poetry, African American literature,
and local DC politics by poet and artist Fred
the Catbird Seat
Blog on poetry and literature from the Library of Congress, edited by
Rob Casper and Peter Armenti.
Blog from Rod
Smith, editor of Edge Books and the literary journal Aerial.
Advice on writing from fiction writer Hildie Block.
Blog on navigating the life of a freelance writer and editor, from Kristen
King of Ruther Glen, VA.
Poetry with Mathematics
Blog of poems with mathematical themes, edited by JoAnne Growney of
Silver Spring, MD.
Reflections on poetry, culture, art, and politics, by Joseph
Postings on poetry, politics, and culture from Julie
Blog from poet Charlie Jensen.
Blog from poet, playwright, and painter Kyi May Kaung includes lots
of information about Burma, as well as notes on her readings and workshops.
Michael Lally's "take on all things cultural, political, spiritual,
Poetry Review blog
Reviews, poems, and news about Latino authors across the US, sponsored
by Letras Latinas (housed at Notre Dame University) but written by local
Literary blog focused on DC, with events, profiles, reviews, essays,
reflections. Edited by Robert Waxman.
Steven B. Rogers' Random Notes from the Edge of America.
of Congress Blog
Their motto: "Light and liberty go together." Posts on the
library's vast collections, events such as readings and films, conservation,
history, and more. Written by Matt Raymond.
Entries on books, creative writing, literary translation, Mexico
and Washington DC, human potential, soundwork, and pugs from writer
and translator C.M.
Mayo. Lots of guest bloggers, Friday blogrolls, writing exercises,
Blog on motherhood, writing, and "speaking up, for sanity"
from Jessica Haney.
A blog about the intersection of literature and media, by an Assistant
Professor of English at the University of Maryland.
"Various thoughts and observations from, to, for, or against Miles
David Moore" sponsored by Scene4 Magazine.
Each April, Maureen Thorson coordinates National
Poetry Writing Month, a challenge in which participants write a poem
a day, and post them online. This site links all the poetry blogs together.
Blog of the press No Tell Books. Includes press news, interviews, reviews,
Note from Mel
Blog from Melanie Henderson, poet, visual
artist, and fourth-generation Washingtonian.
on the Writing Life
Notes from Richmond-based poet and novelist Jayne Pupek.
Book reviews and literate commentary, written by Lizzie Skurnick.
Cliff Garstang's blog of literary news and opinion.
Blog on political books from Steven Levingston of the Washington
Life Stories and Dear
Michael Kimball, Baltimore-based novelist, offers postcard-sized biographies.
His second blog is devoted to literary goings-on and writing generally.
This food blog has regular poetry features, with local poet Christina
The Baltimore Sun's literary blog.
Livingston's Next Phase
Blog from Reb
Livingston, co-editor of the web journal No Tell Motel.
Only the most important subjects: poetry, poker, and the Steelers,
from Joel Dias-Porter,
aka DJ Renegade.
Verse & Wit
Critiques, reviews, editorial hints and insights from Serena M. Agusto-Cox.
Light and Shiva's
Two blogs from Cheryl
Snell. The first features the author's poetry and visual art; the
second her fiction.
Steiny Road to Operadom
Blog by poet and librettist Karren
L. Alenier on the making of American operas.
Poems Magazine Blog
Poems, news, and personal commentary from Deborah Ager, co-editor
of 32 Poems.
Book reviews and web-exclusive poems from the literary journal based
in Richmond, VA. Also has a regular feature of "recent and recommended"
books of poetry.
Virginia Writers Blog
Information on calls for entries, competitions, workshops, and more
for WV writers. Edited by Eric Fitzius.
Blog from Abdul
Ali, a DC-based poet.
Blog by novelist Leslie Pietrzyk, on all things writerly, from new recommended
publications to discussions on the writing process.
Blog sponsored by The Word Works, Inc. Includes information on publications,
readings, workshops, and more.
Blog on politics and culture from Newport, VA-based poet Beth Wellington.
Madam, Are No Sei Shonagon
Blog from Jocelyn, a book-loving Navy wife recently relocated from Japan
to DC, that she calls "a fetid backwater of my own narcissism."
Last update: 10/8/11
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