About Us

The Imaginary Garden with Real Toads was a communal website for the purpose of providing a meeting place for online poets, as well as a supportive environment where writers could develop their style, voice and creative art.

Kerry O'Connor was the Founder and Creative Director of this website from July 2011 until December 2019, and is now its Curator, along with the poets, Sherry Marr and Marian Kent.

The Imaginary Garden was always a group project with a membership of 'Real Toads' that changed over the years, each contributor adding his or her own talent and insight into prompts and challenges for writing on a weekly basis. Thus, The Imaginary Garden became a popular place in the poetic blogosphere, with many loyal Followers and Friends.

As of January 2020, this site will not be continuing as an interactive hub, offering Open Links and Prompts, but a Resource Center for poets to return to when looking for inspiration.