Maria (My Pareidolia) http://mypareidolia.blogspot.com/
Gary Norris http://dagzine.blogspot.com/
Michael Hoerman’s Pornfeld http://pornfeld.blogspot.com/
Peter Pereira http://thevirtualworld.blogspot.com/
Simon De Deo (Rhubarb is Susan) http://www.rhubarbissusan.blogspot.com/
and Greg Perry http://grapez.blogspot.com/
also Penn Central Archives, a great source of recorded poetry readings.
In blogland, the poets love to chew the fat about poetry and poetics.
But it seems their eyes glaze over when they see a poem.
If a poet posts a poem, even on a blog that often gets comments, he can usually expect "no comment".
Actually, as I've admitted before, I too have been guilty of that -- eyes glazing over, leaving no comment -- the latter perhaps because I don't want to hurt people's feelings if I have a negative or indifferent reaction. But there's more to it than that. Most of us tend to be in a news-reading mode more than poetry-reading mode when we surf blogs. The inferior resolution of screens further disinclines us from the kind of focussed reading poetry demands.
The fact remains, most poems posted in blogs I've seen have a big "0" down below. My own sub-blog poetry sites -- you can see them on the side bar, to the right -- have gotten the tiniest fraction of visits that this blog gets. I'm not begging for more. This is observation based on what I see, stats and my own behaviour.
So here's a plug for Rhubarb Is Susan, a very worthwhile poetry reviewing site that is getting so little response its author posted four days ago, saying, in effect, he was considering giving it up. (It turns out he isn't ... but...)
This man gives very careful, perceptive reviews of poems in contemporary zines/magazines. Both before and after poetry theory is the reality of the poem itself. His blog -- focussing on specific poems -- suggests a direction poetry blogging may go after this heyday of poetry theorizing/shop-talking on the net is over. (Maybe it'll never be over, even should never be! Such is the delight in such talk...however...) I've decided to give him my support by commenting (at least once a week, if possible) on his reviews. Please give him a visit!
Not added to my blogroll, but fun:
A dictionary in which words are defined using limericks (courtesy of Jonathan Mayhew).