ABZ - Magazine of poetry published every other year.
Academy of American Poets (Poets.org) - Dedicated to the art of poetry, the Academy sponsors programs nationally. These include the Academy Fellowship, the Tanning Prize, the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize, the James Laughlin Award, the Walt Whitman Award, the Raiziss/de Palchi Translation Award, the Harold Morton Landon Translation Award, poetry prizes at 170 colleges and universities, a national series of poetry readings and poets' residencies, and the American Poets Fund, which provides emergency financial assistance to poets. See also, Find a Poem: Advanced search, Search for a Poet, Audio and Video, and Online Resources.
Al Young - The website of California's Poet Laureate Emeritus. Features audio podcasts, poetry, literature and arts related links. Moreover, under the categories Poetry Treasury and Sites to Behold, the site features links the Poet Laureate finds pertinent to the appreciation, study or public servicing or programming of poetry.
Allen Ginsberg: Drawings and Inscriptions Gallery - The books in which Ginsberg most commonly inscribed with drawings were the Harper & Row editions from 1984 to 1986. However, he drew and inscribed on many editions of his books using a wide range of motifs, symbols, messages, and settings. As with his poetry and photography, his drawings demonstrate unique artistic genius script'd in detail. Drawings and inscriptions are presented in chronological order.
Behind the Lines: Poetry, War, & Peacemaking - Thoughts on the cultural labor of poetry and art. Reviews of recent poetry collections; selected poems and art dealing with war/peace/social change. Reviews of poetry readings. Links to political commentary.
Columbia Granger's World of Poetry - Contains 250,000 poems in full text and 450,000 citations, numbers that will continually expand with each update. The poems in full text are the most widely-read in the English language, as well as in Spanish, French, German, and Italian. Offers complete coverage of the works of several individual great poets, including the complete poems of Shelley, Blake, Burns, Keats, Marvell, Poe, Unamuno, Heine, Baudelaire, and other major poets. In addition users will find a wealth of current poetry from some of the best poetry periodicals, such as Poetry, The Southern Review, and Poetry Northwest.
Dallas Poetry Slam - Promotes the performance and creation of poetry while cultivating literary activities and spoken word events in order to build audience participation, stimulate creativity, awaken minds, foster education, inspire mentoring, encourage artistic statements and engage the Dallas-Fort Worth community in the revelry of language.
Daniel Berrigan - "Berrigan's free verse poetry expresses his Catholic faith and peace activism with clarity and explicit, unflinching imagery. Berrigan wrote numerous volumes of poetry, including Time Without Number (1957), which won the Lamont Poetry Prize; Prison Poems (1973); Tulips in the Prison Yard: Selected Poems of Daniel Berrigan (1992); and And the Risen Bread: Selected and New Poems 1957–1997 (1998)." - Poetry Foundation
Danteworlds - An integrated multimedia journey -- combining artistic images, textual commentary, and audio recordings -- through the three realms of the afterlife (Inferno, Purgatory, Paradise) presented in Dante's 'Divine Comedy.'" Find material about the nine circles of hell, the seven terraces of purgatory, the ten celestial heavens (including the seven planetary spheres), and other areas discussed in Dante's epic poem. From the University of Texas at Austin.
Dodge Poetry Festival - This New Jersey festival has been sponsored by the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation in even-numbered years since 1986, immersing audiences and more than five dozen internationally acclaimed poets in discussions, readings, and conversations focusing on poetry. Events are held all day and evening in performance venues accommodating anywhere from 100 to over 2,000 people. Also see the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation's YouTube Channel where you can see video highlights from past Dodge Foundation Poetry Festivals.
Donald Hall - On June 14, 2006, Librarian of Congress James H. Billington announced the appointment of Donald Hall to be the Library's 14th Poet Laureate. Hall served one term as poet laureate, finishing his duties in spring 2007. This guide compiles links to resources on Donald Hall throughout the Library of Congress Web site, as well as links to external Web sites that include features on Hall's life or selections of his work. Includes audio, video, and print resources.
Dylan Thomas - Official website. You'll find a full chronology of Dylan's life which is illustrated with quotes from his work, information on Dylan's writings, and literature written about him.
E.E. Cummings - The poetry of E.E. Cummings is easily recognizable, even for the literary novice. While many immediately associate the work of Cummings with the liberal use of lowercase letters and acrobatic word arrangement, the depth of his writing goes beyond this, both in form and meaning. Also see:
Emily Dickinson Archive - High-resolution images of manuscripts of Dickinson's poetry and letters available in open access, along with transcriptions and annotations from historical and scholarly editions. The goal of this site is to gather in one place images of all surviving Dickinson autograph manuscripts and letters; contemporary transcripts of Dickinson poems and letters that do not survive in autograph; and a historical array of editors' attempts to translate those autograph materials into printed form.
Ezra Pound - American expatriate poet and critic, and a major figure in the early modernist movement in poetry. He became known for his role in developing Imagism, which in reaction to the Victorian and Georgian poets favored tight language, unadorned imagery, and a strong correspondence between the verbal and musical qualities of the verse and the mood it expressed. His best-known works include Ripostes (1912), Hugh Selwyn Mauberley (1920), and his unfinished 120-section epic, The Cantos, which consumed his middle and late career, and was published between 1917 and 1969. Also see:
Friendly Street Poets - Australia's longest running community open microphone, uncensored poetry reading and publishing group.
Gary Snyder - Poet Gary Snyder made his fame as an associate of the Beat Generation, set apart by his years in Japan (1956-68) and his involvement in Zen Buddhism. He grew up on the West Coast and went to school at Reed College in Portland, Oregon and in Berkeley, California, a student of anthropology and Asian languages. Like Allen Ginsberg, Snyder was part of San Francisco's poetry scene in the late 1950s. When he returned from Japan he settled in California as a teacher, poet, essayist and sometime laborer. He's known for a direct style with themes of nature and spiritualism, and his 1974 collection, Turtle Island, received the Pulitzer Prize for poetry. His poetry collections include RipRap (1959), Regarding Wave (1970) and No Nature (1992).
Giorno Poetry Systems / Dial-a-Poem Poets - Founded in 1965, Giorno Poetry Systems was an American artist collective, record label, and non-profit organisation founded by poet and performance artist John Giorno with the direct aim to connect poetry and related art forms to a larger audience using innovative ideas, such as communication technology, audiovisual materials and techniques. See Wikipedia.
Golden Treasury - The Golden Treasury of the best songs and lyrical poems in the English language, selected and arranged with notes by Francis Turner Palgrave.
Jacket2 - Commentary on modern and contemporary poetry and poetics.
John Donne - Individual poems arranged in sequence from 1635 or alphabetically. John Donne (21 January 1572 - 31 March 1631) was an English poet, preacher and a major representative of the metaphysical poets of the period. His works are notable for their realistic and sensual style and include sonnets, love poetry, religious poems, Latin translations, epigrams, elegies, songs, satires and sermons. His poetry is noted for its vibrancy of language and inventiveness of metaphor, especially as compared to that of his contemporaries. John Donne's masculine, ingenious style is characterized by abrupt openings, paradoxes, dislocations, argumentative structure, and "conceits"--images which yoke things seemingly unlike. These features in combination with his frequent dramatic or everyday speech rhythms, his tense syntax, and his tough eloquence were both a reaction against the smoothness of conventional Elizabethan poetry and an adaptation into English of European baroque and mannerist techniques. His early career was marked by poetry that bore immense knowledge of British society. Another important theme in Donne's poetry was the idea of true religion, which was something that he spent a lot of time considering and theorizing about. He wrote secular poems as well as erotic poems and love poems. Donne is particularly famous for his master of metaphysical conceit. See Wikipedia.
Keats-Shelley Memorial Association - Situated at the right foot of the Spanish Steps, just a few steps away from Spagna metro station, the Keats-Shelley House is a museum dedicated to the English Romantic poets, who were spellbound by the Eternal City. 26 Piazza di Spagna is most famous for being the final dwelling place of John Keats, who died here in 1821, aged just 25, and to this day Keats's bedroom is preserved as a shrine to his tragic story and extraordinary talent. Displayed through a chain of beautiful rooms, the collection contains a great many treasures and curiosities associated with the lives and works of the Romantic poets, as well as one of the finest libraries of Romantic literature in the world; now numbering more than 8,000 volumes.
Langston Hughes at 100 - The centennial exhibition at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University, February 1 April 20, 2002, displays material from Langston Hughes's papers, a gift of the author to the library over many years. Included are photographs, letters, manuscripts, books, and other items that document Hughes as a poet, an observer of life, and an artist.
Les Murray - Australia's leading poet and one of the greatest contemporary poets writing in English. Also see:
Lew Welch - Reading at the Magic Lantern, Santa Barbara, California, on 22 April 1967.
Library of Congress Poetry Resources - Guide to poetry resources at the Library of Congress, including webcasts, digital collections, exhibitions, learning materials, and other features. Also provides links to guides to finding a poem, locating poetry criticism, official state poems, poets laureate, and more. Compiled by Peter Armenti, Library of Congress (LOC).
Literary Kicks - Experimental, beat and alternative literary outpost on the internet.
Mark Strand - Bio and selected poems provided by the Poetry Foundation.
Modern American Poetry (MAPS) - This web site grew out of the experience of editing Anthology of Modern American Poetry for Oxford University Press. MAPS includes excerpts from interesting analyses of poems, biographical information, relevant illustrations (such as book jackets, broadsides, paintings, drawings, comics, and photographs), manuscripts, drafts of poems, bibliographies, historical background, statements on poetics, interviews, mini-essays on important issues pertinent to the poet, book reviews, archival resources, and study questions.
Monstrous Craws & Character Flaws: Masterpieces of Cartoon and Caricature at the Library of Congress - Companion to an exhibition of historical cartoons and caricatures, some of the most lasting and effective "images that demonstrate the power of art as a vehicle for social and political commentary." Includes annotated images by James Gillray (a British satirist from the 18th century), Charles Dana Gibson, Miguel Covarrubias, Garry B. Trudeau, Thomas Nast, John Held Jr., Peggy Bacon, and others. From the Library of Congress (LOC).
Nuyorican Poets Cafe - Acclaimed forum for innovative poetry, music, hip hop, video, visual arts, comedy and theatre.
Penn Sound - University of Pennsylvania's Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing's ongoing project, committed to producing new audio recordings and preserving existing audio archives. Documentation about individual recordings as possible; new bibliographic information will be added over time. See extraordianary list of authors represented.
Piers Plowman - A collaborative open-access project, presents the rich textual tradition of Piers Plowman, a fourteenth-century allegorical dream vision attributed to William Langland. Also see Wikipedia.
Poems That Go - Explores the intersections between motion, sound, image, text, and code. The work we feature explores how language is shaped in new media spaces, how interactivity can change the meaning of a sign, how an image can conflict with a sound, and how code exerts machine-order on a text.
Poet Under Construction - A blog dedicated to sharing the experience of taking Al Filreis's Coursera Modern Poetry class with 30,000 others. This free course is just one of many via Cousera allowing students from around the world to gather in the name of education.
Poetry - A resource site for poetry and poets. Here you can learn about the history, meaning, and types of poetry, as well as terms often used when reading and studying poetry. There is also the resource page: a series of links to various poetry sites for daily poetry, poetry organizations, poet biographies, and more.
Change Interviews - A collection of audio interviews conducted by poet Alice Shapiro with Pushcart Prize nominees and winners. Shapiro asks, "What changed after your nomination/win?"
Classic Poetry Aloud - Features several hundred public domain, classic poems read by the site's anonymous creator
Cloudy Day Art - Emphasis on reaching out and encouraging poets who have never or rarely shared their poetry.
Cortland Review - An alphabetical list of poetry recordings available through The Cortland Review. To find audio files, select a feature under a poet's name and then check the page for an audio icon.
Essential American Poets - A joint project of the the Poetry Foundation and the UK-based Poetry Archive, the Essential American Poets historic audio collection makes freely available the recordings of more than 100 American poets reading their own work, selected by former US Poet Laureate Donald Hall in consultation with UK Poet Laureate Andrew Motion.
From the Fishouse - An audio archive of emerging poets (poets with fewer than two published books of poetry at the time of submission) reading their own poems, as well as answering questions about poetry and the writing process.
Lannan Foundation Audio Archives - Makes available recordings of poets and novelists from the Lannan Foundation's Readings & Conversations series, other public Lannan events from the past 16 years, as well as selections from the award-winning literary radio program Bookworm with Michael Silverblatt.
MiPOradio - Presented by MiPOesias Magazine. Programs feature current and past magazine contributors and a variety of live readings, reviews and interviews.
Naropa Poetics Audio Archives - Listen to more than 500 hours of recordings made at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. The archive contains readings, lectures, performances, seminars, panels and workshops conducted at Naropa by many of the leading figures of the U.S.literary avant-garde, incuding Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs, Anne Waldman, Bernadette Mayer, and Amiri Baraka.
New York Times: Readings - Recordings of the September 18, 1996 reading by 11 poets in celebration of the 50th birthday of the publishing house Farrar Straus Giroux.
PennSound - A larger, growing archive of poetry recordings from the Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing at the University of Pennsylvania. Most recordings are of single poems, with an emphasis on experimental poetry. The site also features author discussions, videos, and a podcast series.
Poetry Radio Project - American Public Media and the Poetry Foundation have collaborated to launch the Poetry Radio Project in an effort to bring the unique perspectives of poets to APM's news and entertainment programs including Marketplace, Performance Today, Speaking of Faith,The Story, Weekend America, and The Splendid Table. Through features and conversations with poets in a variety of contexts, the project seeks to enrich and deepen listeners' perspectives on global events and American culture and to expand listeners' engagement with contemporary and classical poetry.
POG Sound - More than 35 audio recordings of Poetry and Arts Group readings and Chax Press-Cushing Street Bar and Restaurant readings in Tuscon, Arizona.
Slought Foundation - Provides access to Fred Wah's recordings of the 1963 Vancouver Poetry Conference, as well as select readings and lectures (1961-67) from Wah's collection. Includes hours of recordings of Denise Levertov, Charles Olson, Allen Ginsberg, Robert Duncan, Robert Creeley, Margaret Avison, Philip Whalen Michael Palmer, Clark Coolidge, and others.
Writers' Block, The - A weekly reading series featuring poetry, fiction, and theater from California's KQED public radio. A list of authors who have appeared on the series can be found here.
Poetry Collection, The (State University of New York at Buffalo) - Devoted to 20th century poetry in English and English translation, The Poetry Collection contains over 100,000 volumes by every major and many minor poets writing in English. Recordings of poets reading from their own works, poets' notebooks, letters and manuscripts, and a wide variety of literary magazines are also included in this collection. Approximately 5,000 little magazine titles, 1,200 current subscriptions, and a number of portraits, sculptures, and photographs round out the collection.
Poetry Explications - A poetry explication is a relatively short analysis which describes the possible meanings and relationships of the words, images, and other small units that make up a poem. Writing an explication is an effective way for a reader to connect a poem's plot and conflicts with its structural features. This handout reviews some of the important techniques of approaching and writing a poetry explication, and includes parts of two sample explications.
Poetry Foundation - Find poems, poets, poetry news, articles, and book reviews. Browse for poems by Robert Frost, Langston Hughes, Sylvia Plath, Gwendolyn Brooks, Billy Collins, Maya Angelou, John Keats, or search through 100 years of Poetry Magazine. Every issue of Poetry magazine-from the first in 1912 to the latest is available.
Also provides 'Poem of the Day' Audio and Podcasts.
Poetry International Web (PIW) - Brings you news, articles, audio and video recordings, interviews and links to other poetry organisations - but, first and foremost, thousands of poems by acclaimed modern poets from all around the world, both in the original language and in English translation.
Poetry Project - Housed in the landmark St. Mark's Church in the center of New York City's East Village, the Poetry Project offers weekly reading series, writing workshops, a bimonthly Newsletter, and annual literary magazine.
Poetry Center - At San Francisco State University. Presents contemporary poets and writers reading from their works. With its companion project, The American Poetry Archives, the Center has amassed nearly 3,000 original recordings of poets and writers reading from their works. The Poetry Center represents an irreplaceable collective record of the past half-century of American literary accomplishment.
Poetry Flash - Publishes quality reviews, poems, interviews, essays, and trade, submission, and award information for all creative writers---poetry and fiction. Poetry Flash also carries the most comprehensive listing of literary events in the West: the Calendar is an indispensable guide to the literary scene in all of California, and offers Southwest, Pacific Northwest, and selected national event listings. Although poetry is the editorial focus, interviews with novelists and writers of experimental fiction are featured. Poetry Flash, an essential tool for writers, publishers, and readers, has built community through literature over 30 years.
Poetry Portal - Comprehensive overview of poetry on the Internet.
Poetry Review - The Poetry Society's internationally acclaimed quarterly poetry magazine, published in March, June, September and December.
Poetry Slam Incorporated - Official website of organization charged with overseeing the international coalition of poetry slams.
Poets.org - The official website of Academy of American Poets. Offers hundreds of essays and interviews about poetry, biographies of more than 500 poets, more than 2,500 poems, and audio clips of 150 poems. Search for poetry events near you. Poets.org has compiled a list of poets, literary journals, writing programs, and poetry groups for all 50 states.
Poets House - A 50,000-volume poetry library in New York City. Poets House's collection is among the most comprehensive, open-stacks collections of poetry in the United States.
Representative Poetry Online - A web anthology of 4,800 poems in English and French by over 700 poets spanning 1400 years. It is based on Representative Poetry by Professor W. J. Alexander of University College, University of Toronto (1912), one of the first books published by the University of Toronto Press and used in the English Department at the University until the late 1960s.
Sarah Browning - Co-founder and Executive Director of Split This Rock: Poetry of Provocation & Witness and an Associate Fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies. Author of Whiskey in the Garden of Eden and co-editor of D.C. Poets Against the War: An Anthology.
Sound Poetry Effects Catalog - For those uninitiated to the sound poetry tradition, along with those more seasoned prosodic travelers, this program's set of live performances, micro-lectures, and instantaneous digital publications promise both to delight and to inform. Testing the "catalog of effects" at play in the practice of sound poetry, this event queries a broad database of historical forms to consider potentials for the contemporary application of poetic performance.
Spencer and the Tradition: English Poetry 1579-1830 - This project follows literary developments set in motion by Spenser's poetry, tracing sequences of poems and commentary linked by relationships to particular persons, places, and institutions. Its contents have been selected to illustate how poets responded to contemporary events in the light of what had been written in the immediate or remote past, and to illustrate evolving habits of reading by gathering in one place much of what was known and said about a large and diverse company of writers. Compiled and maintained by David Hill Radcliffe, Virginia Tech.
Split This Rock - Cultivates, teaches, and celebrates poetry that bears witness to injustice and provokes social change. Based in Washington, D.C.
Vallum - Poetry, essays, interviews, book reviews and visual art. Based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
A site devoted to the many types of classical Japanese poetry. Its poems appear in the original Japanese, transcribed into the Roman alphabet (Romanised) and translated into English. They are accompanied by commentary and background material to fill in the blanks on the world the Old Japanese poets lived in, their beliefs and society.
Walt Whitman - American poet, essayist and journalist. A humanist, he was a part of the transition between transcendentalism and realism, incorporating both views in his works. Whitman is among the most influential poets in the American canon, often called the father of free verse. His work was very controversial in its time, particularly his poetry collection Leaves of Grass, which was described as obscene for its overt sexuality. Also see:
Wild Poppies - A poetry jam in space - created across and despite razor wire, prison bars and censored phone lines. A a gathering of poets to celebrate the work of sister poet Marilyn Buck, who has spent more than 20 years in US prisons for her anti-imperialist politics and actions.
Writing About Poetry - Tips for writing about poetry, which "can be one of the most demanding tasks that many students face in a literature class." Topics include reasons for writing about poetry, having a specific argument about the poems, what to write about (such as figures of speech and cultural context), and standard conventions for writing about poetry. From the Writing Lab and The OWL (Online Writing Lab) at Purdue, both of Purdue University.
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