The following will be some cool hot links to different things and people I appreciate
though we differ a good deal in terms of demographics and number of books published, I strongly relate to Hanif Abdurraquib because it seems like he always has a song stuck in his head
Danez Smith writes beautiful poems which you can read in several places
Analicia Sotelo wrote this very good book and Milkweed Editions has other books as well
Bell Lap is an incredibly badass book of poems about the unbelievably badass sport of cyclocross racing that you might enjoy
this is a weird page full of poems and images that you might enjoy the experience of. fair warning it flashes a lot
if you've already read Shayla Lawson's book I Think I'm Ready to See Frank Ocean then you know what I mean but if not WHAT ARE YOU DOING GO GET IT NOW I'LL WAIT.
poetry magazine doesn't want to publish my poems for some reason, but they are still pretty cool.
indiebound is a good place to buy books if you can't find them at the library or the supermarket
don't sleep on this list of the best free writing contests that aren't scams!
if you are still confused about what poetry is you might consult this Wikipedia article
If you go to this link, it will play the song "Letting the Days Go By" by the Talking Heads over and over again until you leave the page. A valuable service that I appreciate!
someone put up a collected works of Damon Runyon page and I think that is pretty cool!
more to follow I hope! if you have suggestions for cool hot links or poetry-related reading please contact ghostchance [at] tutanota [dot] com.