I'm not the only smart person on the internet.  No, really!  On this page I've gathered links to sites I think you'll enjoy.

First, Calliope Crashes, offering opinion and cultural reporting, curated by polymath Shawn Crawford.

Next, Origins Journal, founded by Dini Karasik, an alumna of the inaugural Yale Writers' Conference.  

Here's a link to the blog of Mary Ellen Connor Smith, an alumna of the Company of Writers and the Yale Writers' Conference.

And please do take a look at the Southern Collective Experience, a project of poet Clifford Brooks III that publishes the Blue Mountain Review.