Lulu shut down the Poetry.com website on May 4, 2011. There was no way of knowing when or if the site would reopen, or if it would, whether it would be maintained by a new owner or contain the archive of poetry formerly available through it. In July 2019, the Poetry.com main page was re-launched. Some features have been restored including the search function and browse mode, but not all aspects of the site have been recovered.
Poetry.com appears to have gone from the internet after changing ownership once again in 2017. You may also go to poetry.com/poems/ to see the whole collection of poems. If you have a bookmark to a URL where your poems were previously kept, enter that URL straight into Archive.org instead.
Lulu retained the Poetry.com website's functionality, including the thousands of poems written by Poetry.com participants throughout the years, but abandoned the vanity anthologies and retail portions of the company. Of course, there was no lack of comparable initiatives to take the ILP's place, which was good news for poets.
When Lulu shut down its physical bookstore operations, it also discontinued selling books through its online store. However, since opening its doors in 2003, the company has sold more than one million copies of its anthology series.
Furthermore, several prominent poetry magazines are available exclusively through the Poetry.com website. These include The American Poetry Review, Bellingham Review, Colorado Review, Field, Galway Review, Harvard Literary Magazine, Hobart, Indiana Review, Image, Jubilat, Lakota, Madison Review, Mid-American Review, New Ohio Review, Naugatuck River Review, North Coast Bambina, Parachute, Prairie Schooner, Red Cedar, Shenandoah, Southern Humanities Review, Swink, and Vida.
The ILP went out of business in March 2009, and the Poetry.com domain (not the business) was bought by the self-publishing company Lulu. The Internet Archive's Wayback Machine has archived versions of the Poetry.com website. These can be accessed at this link.
This is your greatest chance of regaining access to your previous stuff.
If you don't want to keep your old poems on poetry.com, you can always delete them there. Just log in and then click on the "My Account" link at the top of any page. From here you can view and edit all your details, as well as manage your subscription preferences. Clicking on "Delete My Account" at the bottom of any page will remove all your information including any archives you've made.
Your archives will remain available on the website for five years after your last visit. After this time they will be removed from public view but are still accessible by members of the poetry.com team.
It is difficult to understand the history of American poetry. Much of the American poetry produced between 1910 and 1945 is lost in the pages of small-circulation political publications, especially those on the far left, which were burned by librarians during the McCarthy era in the 1950s.
Some of this material has been preserved in archives maintained by universities and literary magazines. But much remains inaccessible even to scholars.
The history of poetry in the United States can be divided into three periods: early modern (1590-1770), post-revolutionary (1770-1820), and antebellum (1820-1860). Each period is marked by the emergence of a number of important poets. In addition, several themes and styles emerge that are characteristic of particular periods.
Early modern poetry is characterized by its use of iambic pentameter, which was introduced from England by George Herbert in 1633. This form was later used by William Shakespeare and others. It is also characteristic of early American poetry, which began to be written down around 1730. Some of this material was written by Europeans who had ties to Boston or Philadelphia; others were native Americans.
Post-revolutionary poetry is known for its use of language associated with democracy and rebellion.
8 Proven Poetry Websites Where You Can Read And Share Your Poems 1. Commafluent Our website is considerably different from the most of the poetry websites on this list. All of the poetry on the site are accompanied by photos, and you may do two things with them: 1. Instagram. 3. Good day, Poetry. Tumblr is number four. 5th. AllPoetry.com is a community where you can share your own poems as well as read those others have written.
Two other sites on our list that allow users to post their own work are Poesia and Versechecker. Poesia only allows users to view other's work while Versechecker allows users to post their own poetry along with comments on it. Both Poesia and Versechecker offer some sort of premium account which adds certain features to the site including voting on other's work and being able to send private messages to other users.
The final two sites on our list that allow users to read and comment on each other's work are The Nervous Breakdown and The Vanishing American. The Nervous Breakdown is a social reading site where you can join groups of people who want to read the same books as you. When one person finishes reading a book, another member of the group can choose to start it. This way everyone can enjoy popular literature together without having to pay for the book itself. The Vanishing American is a blog that focuses on contemporary American poetry.