Samuel Johnson

“…it will not always happen that the success of a poet is proportionate to his labor.”             –Samuel Johnson

Oscar Wilde said, “I was working on the proof of one of my poems all the morning and took out a comma. In the afternoon I put it back again.”  When you need some extra help or a break from commas, here are some links to additional sites of interest for aspiring poets:






The Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine, is an independent literary organization committed to a vigorous presence for poetry in our culture. It exists to discover and celebrate the best poetry and to place it before the largest possible audience.




Poets & Writers, Inc., is the primary source of information, support, and guidance for creative writers. Founded in 1970, it is the nation’s largest nonprofit literary organization serving poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers.

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