Poets seem to have the ability to use rhyming words to paint beautiful pictures and tell stories. Such artists take time to observe the world so they can construct an appropriate message. However, academic and pre-meditated ideas often overwhelm this creative process.

The best way to address such issues is to see how contemporary poets rise above such challenges. The major problem to such a measure is there are too many sources for reviews. Some are also dated to be of any effect. Here are some of the most current sources for such reviews.

Literary Magazines and Journals

Subscribing to a literary journal is the best place to start for current reviews. Such publications are delivered to your doorstep, eliminating the need to scour social media and other online platforms. Magazines and journals also cater to other forms of art and literature.

You can also read reviews on other topics such as film, book, illustration and many more. Ark, The Malahat Review and The Capilano Review are some of the most notable examples.

Youth Poetry Networks

Various online, school and library extension networks connect poets of ages up to 25. These communities help budding poets grow through reviews, news and writing contests. Joining such networks also entitles you to events, workshops and motivational tips.

Poetry 180 is an example of a site that offers daily challenges for young poets. Scholastic poetry also maintains a website that is rich in such resources.

Online Sources

Online platforms offer electronic journals on poetry as well as current reviews. The Toronto university English library maintains such a platform. This is a listing of poets, reviews, featured poems and relevant journals.

Some platforms provide bilingual options as well as audio recordings from some of the most current poets. Using such platforms is also ideal because they are more accessible and come at a significantly lower price point.