PoetryPoetry Resources

Can’t get enough poetry? Perhaps some of these resources will appease the hunger.

International Flair

The Australian poetry site, Jacket Magazine, is Charlie’s favorite literary magazine on the web.

International poets, info on residencies, workshops and more in Ireland.

The League of Canadian Poets lists readings all across Canada: www.poets.ca

Poetry happenings in the U.K. are at New Hope International.

Check out Masque Publishing, and Essex UK publisher..

U.S. Lit Scene

Transformative Language Arts at Goddard College in Plainfield Vermont is hosting the 2007 Power of Words conference to explore the use of words to “make community, deepen healing, witness one another, wake ourselves up, and foster empowerment and transformation.”

For markets, contests, and much more about what’s happening everywhere try the venerable Poets and Writers.

Associated Writers and Writing Programs offers many opportunites, contests, conferences, and it’s not just for academics any more.

Poetry Flash: A Poetry Review & Literary Calendar for the US West.

Learn about the sponsors of NYC’s massive People’s Poetry Gathering at PeoplesPoetry.org.

If it’s literary, Chicago’s ChicagoPoetry.com covers it. Also from Chi-Town: The Guild Complex, Ink and Ashes, and e-poets.net.

The Poetry Center of Chicago offers several reading series. Annual contest celebrates and promotes Illinois poets.

The Woodland Pattern Book Center in Milwaukee, WI., possibly the largest bookstore devoted solely to small press literary publications, offers workhops, readings and more.

Everything you want to know about the Madison WI poetry scene, and more, may be found at www.madpoetry.org.

Go to the Passaic County Poetry Center before visiting New Jersey or New York.

For other poetic happenings in the New Jersey & Hudson Valley area be sure to visit, Poetz.com, for their wonderful literary calendar, workshops, and commentary.

Inkberry, a non-profit center for the literary arts, offering workshops, schedules of events, and news for writers near the Berkshires in Massachusetts.

The New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) has schedules of events, both local and national, links, and other resources for the writer.

The Buffalo/Niagra area (West NY state) is well covered by Just Buffalo which has an extensive schedule of events, writing workshops, local venues, links, etc.

For cutting edge work, you can’t beat these sites:

Check out LYNX, A Journal for Linking Poets and other cool stuff at AHAPoetry.

Expressing yourself using the new media is the theme at www.eliterature.org

Nobody slams you like the father of the slam. Visit Marc Smith’s web site.

Sometimes bigger isn’t always better. Check out Small Press Traffic of San Francisco for hip happenings.

Do you want to tell people why a certain poem moves you? Do you want to hear about other peoples’ favorites? Then the Favorite Poem Project is for you.

Poetry for the 21st Century at the Electronic Poetry Center.

Here’s an online poetry publication for the 21st century: www.poetrybay.com.

Shops and Shopping

On a budget? The web site: wesellusedbooks.com offers listings for many used book sellers.

Poetry can heal the mind, the body and the soul.

A good place to learn about the healing power of the poem is: National Association for Poetry Therapy.

Journaling, a must for poets and writers. Visit the The Center for Journal Therapy.

Interesting Rags

For a Windy City perspective, check out After Hours, A journal of Chicago writing and art.

A quarterly review of contemporary poetry, fiction, and non-fiction with a ‘net and newsstand presence: Rain Taxi


Philadelphia has its annual “Fringe” arts festival. For fest dates and other info go to their web site at: www.pafringe.com

Rolling Stone calls it “The mother of all arts festivals.” Details are at: www.bumbershoot.com

The next Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival will occur in autumn 2006.

Bianuual multi-arts fest with poetry: (May and Oct.): Lake Eden Arts Festival in Black Mtn. NC.

Organizations and Associations

The web site: www.americansforthearts.org covers not only poetry, but ranges over the whole gamut of the arts and related issues in the USA.

The US Library of Congress hosts the Poetry 180 web site, offering a poem a day for each of the 180 school days. They also have wonderful audio interviews and readings at The Poet and the Poem.

The Poetry Society of America — readings, national projects (U.S.) and a listing of many resources for poets.

The vendors alone at an American Library Association conference are worth the price of admission.

For those with a more scholarly bent, visit the Modern Language Association web site.

This is a great site, hundreds of poems by some of the most recognized voices in poetry in audio. Also many poems in print for your reading pleasure at the Academy of American Poets.

Haiku for you: The Haiku Society of America.

Before visiting New York City, get psyched about the programs and the enormous (closed stacks) poetry library at Poets House.

The National Writers Union is a trade union with many benefits for freelance writers.

Vocabula.com, the publisher of the online journal: The Vocabula Review offers interesting articles for writers, editors, and poets.

Money for Poets & Poetry

The National Endowment for the Arts; ’nuff said. Go to www.arts.gov

The National Endowment for the Humanities.

If you’re in Illinois check out the Illinois Arts Council & Illinois Humanities Council.


The AcqWeb Directory of Poetry Publishers.

The AA Independent Press Guide is a free online writers resource, listing over 2000 magazines and publishers and 700 internet magazines, and is offered by Dee Rimbaud at his web site.

Web Published Poetry

All poetry all the time — The Grolier Poetry Book Shop of Cambridge, MA.

Submit your haiku to The Heron’s Nest

Pif Magazine is a longtime web publisher of poetry and fiction.

Poet Friends

Explore M. Miriam Herrera’s crypto-Jewish/Chicana/Native American identity in selected poems from her collection, Kaddish for Columbus.

SlamNation star Taylor Mali, comes to you from ‘The Big Apple’, NYC

Thehiddencity.com, from Mary Panza, offers poetry and arts news for the Albany capital region and Upstate NY.

Now hailing from the Boston, MA. area, we have Regie Gibson’s network home.

An OZ poet: Jayne Fenton Keane, Queensland, Australia

Literary superstar, Jimmy Santiago Baca has additional audio and other resources at his web site.

Harvest Journal, the wonderful and compelling memoir of Frederick Cummings as transcribed and edited by Sandra Wilcoxon.

Check out the eclectic Gonzo Turtle site (especially the literary links.)

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