American Poetry Center
– Featured are APC’s history of presenting poetry to audiences across Pennsylvania, as well as its current mission to bring poetry to television for school systems and general audiences.
– Poets House is a literary center and poetry archive – a collection and meeting place that invites poets and the public to join the living tradition of poetry.
The Academy of American Poets – An organization with a national membership that supports American poets at all stages of their careers. Web site provides an information database on recognized contemporary poets, their educational and promotional programs, and events.
Albany Poets, Inc. – A membership organization in Albany, NY, organized to promote poetry, poets, and the local community. The site offers a calendar of events and other information for the Albany poetry community, calls for submissions to be featured on the Web site, poetry tutorials, and a BBS.
The Arizona State Poetry Society – The official website of the ASPS. The ASPS strives to make poetry accessible to all through workshops and events for all ages.This is an interactive site with forums, chat, and free email.
Austin International Poetry Festival – Draws poets from Europe to Asia and the subcontinent, and Australia to the Americas. Offers fellowship and publication opportunity. Register and submit to anthology online.
The Austin Poetry Society – Local affiliate of the Poetry Society of Texas and National Federation of State Poetry Societies. Calendar, membership, contest, programs, newsletter and outreach information available on site.
Australian Poetic Society – The site provides information regarding publishers and their guidelines, suggestions for submitting a manuscript, a glossary of poetic terms, a message board online publication and membership information.
Back Room Poets – A membership society in Oxford, England, BRP holds four workshops and one open mic reading a month, and four guest readings a year.
Canadian Poetry Association – The site provides information about membership, a calendar of events, publications, contests, anthology and newsletter, and starting a chapter of the Canadian Poetry Association.
Cave Canem Black Poetry Workshop Retreat – A writer’s center with a focus on African American poets and writers, the site provides information about the organization’s annual writing workshop, regional workshops, and readings, featured poems, Cave Canem Prize, and faculty.
Colorado Poets Association – The association is an educational resource that lists poetry events around the state, information about the CPA, poetry, and links to poets & literary magazines inside and out of Colorado.
Cross Way Publications – A forum Christian Poets, the site showcases Christianpoetry and hosts a semi-annual poetry contest.
Dallas Poets Community – An organization devoted to the craft, creation, and performance of poetry in North Texas. Site includes information on DPC events and membership.
Eleventh Hour Productions – Site features include information about the Seattle Poetry Festival and Poetry Slam, a community calendar, membership information, and Emerging Voice, a community outreach project to help attract, develop, and encourage young poets by offering them professional guidance and opportunities through a series of writing and performance workshops.
Forrest Fest – The annual poetry festival in West Texas features local, area, and international poets and musicians. Details about upcoming and past fests, including workshops, contests and more, are available on site.
Gemini Ink – A nonprofit, independent literary center in San Antonio, Texas. Provides university and master level classes; discounted to members. Produces performance poetry productions and readings open to the public at no charge.
Georgia Poetry Society – Official website for the Georgia Poetry Society. Features membership, contest and events information, and member news, meeting schedules, publications and online publication of member poetry.
Ghent Poetry Cafe – Includes an introduction to the poetry group, an e-mailing list, message board, information about the group’s publications and several links to other local poetry-related sites in the Hampton Roads, VA area.
The Internet Poets’ Cooperative – The Internet Poets’ Cooperative is a nonprofit, e-publishing service. We feature self-published paperbacks, our exclusive print & listen e-books, audio recordings of original work, a free-forum, and a free-add-a-link page.
The Kent and Sussex Poetry Society – Site provides information about the Society’s open poetry competition, monthly poetry readings, workshops, retreats and other events.
Living Poets Society – A membership based site that offers quarterly contests, publication in the Society magazine, and personal pages and domain name email accounts for members.
4 Luv of Poetry – Site focuses is on the Washington, DC, poetry scene, and provides online publication, links to a wide range of poetry events, calls for submissions and information on poetry and a member forum.
Medusa – Official website of the Medusa Poetry Group of Lawrence, Kansas. It includes recent issues of the group’s print magazine, a calendar of events, and members’ individual poetry pages.
Montgomery County Poet Laureate Program – The program promotes a sense of accomplishment and pride among students, artists, and citizens who compete for the position of Montgomery County Poet laureate. It benefits the county by building a long-term infrastructure for literary advancement.
Mother’s Hen – Community-based organization established to promote the Spoken Word in the San Francisco Bay Area through publications, Open Mikes and Slams.
The National Association for Poetry Therapy – A professional organization, the site provides information about poetry as therapy, the Poetry Therapy Foundation, membership, training and education, informative publications, and national legislation affecting poetry therapists.
The National Federation of State Poetry Societies – The society works independently of, and with member state poetry societies to promote poetry and poets. The site content provides information about state poetry societies, society sponsored poetry competition, and programs and events.
The National Poetry Association – The site provides information about the Campaign to Establish an International Poetry Museum, promotes Cin (E)- Poetry, digital works and Poetry Slams, and Future For WORD, a fusion of speech and digital technology.
National Poetry Foundation – An organization dedicated to scholarly studies of Ezra Pound. Site provides information about the society’s publications and conferences.
New Belfast Community Arts Initiative – A coallition of public arts organizations that includes Poetry in Motion for Belfast Citybus. The site provides information about its member organization’s poetry and arts projects.
The New Romantics – A neo-formalist organization seeking to revive interest in traditional poetry in the post-postmodern era. Site provides news and information about the organization’s publishing offers.
The Olympia Poetry Network – Nonprofit, charitable organization dedicated to increasing literary awareness and appreciation of poetry for those living at the south end of Puget Sound.
Open Art Space Poetry Center – This site has an online poetry reading room that offers poems written by member poets whose work was accepted by the staff.
Palm Beach Poetry Festival – Workshops, readings an craft classes conducted by prominent poets, and open mic opportunities highlight this annual festival in January, at Lynn University, Boca Raton, FL
PEN American Center – Organization works to defend freedom of expression and resist censorship worldwide, promotes reading, forums, literary awards, PEN America (Journal), ethnic minorities outreach, prison writing program, writers fund for professional literary writers facing financial crisis, promotes translation into English, panels, readings, and forums for children’s book authors.
Pitshanger Poets – Poetry group in Ealing, West London, that runs workshops and readings, and publishes local poetry.
Poetry Australia Foundation – Provides information on the organisation, the new Poetry Australia magazine, and Five Islands Press. Contact for membership or other purposes is by email.
Poetry Center and American Poetry Archives – Operated by the Creative Writing Department at San Francisco State University. Offers expansive archives of audio and videotaped recordings, and readings series by acclaimed poets and writers.
The Poetry Center of Chicago – Organization that offers reading series and sponsors an inner city poetry program. Includes program details, event dates and membership information.
Poetry in the Arts, Inc. – A literary nonprofit organization. Publishes two multimedia online literary journals, including one for teens, and offers awards and publication through competition, a live poetry venue, and indexes of literary contests, literary publishers and other resources. Membership information available online.
The Poetry Library at the Royal Festival Hall – The site provides a searchable database of its holdings, and poetrymagazines.org.uk, a full-text database for UK poetry magazines of the 20th and 21st centuries, its education programme, publishers, competitions and advice for young poets.
Poetry on a Platter – Conducts poetry readings, workshops, discussions and open-mics in rural Colorado in and near Salida, Montrose and Paonia.
Poetry Society of America – Non-profit organization devoted to fostering and promoting poetry in US. Excerpts from Crossroads (official journal), sponsored events and information about chapbook contest available online.
Poetry Society of Oklahoma – Official state poetry society. Mission: Improve the knowledge, skill, and interest for the quality of poetry in our society and the world. Site offers membership information, poetry contests and workshops.
Poetry Society of Texas – Founded to promote public recognition of the art of poetry, and encourage writing of poetry by Texans. Offers outreach program, education and publication opportunities, fellowship and support to members. Information about membership, events, programs and contests available to members and the public.
The Poetry Society of Virginia – Encourages excellence in the writing and appreciation of poetry by sponsoring writing contests, reading contests, workshops, open readings and guest readers at meetings throughout the state.
Poetry Wednesbury – The group is a poetry platform for poets in Wednesbury and the Black Country area to perform, discuss, and have their poems published. It gives contact details, examples and news.
Poetry West – Hosts monthly workshops, sponsors readings, publishes an annual journal, The Eleventh Muse, and conducts a national chapbook competition.
Poets & Writers – Publisher of Poets & Writers magazine, the site offers seminars and publication opportunities, financial support for workshops, guidance for creative writers, excerpted articles from Poets & Writers Magazine, and an online database of contemporary poets and fiction writers.
PolyRhythmic – An arts organization that focuses on the collaborative arts. Site provides information about Trace, the organization’s associated open mic venue in Chicago, membership and current projects.
Random Poetry Society – A secret society of poets involved in creating randomness throughout the world. Membership and activities are kept confidential, but anyone who wishes to may join.
The Saturday Poets – A nonprofit organization in San Mateo, CA, that focuses on contemporary free verse. Sponsors readings and workshops in the San Francisco Bay Area. See site for events calendar and information on pending release of journal and publication information.
Sol-Magazine – A members only publication oriented to development of craft. Membership is free. Information about becoming a member, submissions, events, personalities and the craft are available on site.
SpiralBridge Writers Guild – A community based non-profit arts and education organization that promotes the arts in our society through educational programs, multi-media publications and open community events and activities.
Spoken Word of Tulsa – Nonprofit organization formed to develop a collaborative atmosphere fostering professional mentorship and advancement of regional artists in conjunction with the spoken word. Calendar of spoken word events in Tulsa, OK. Emphasis on slam poetry.
United Poets Laureate International – A nonprofit membership organization founded in 1963 to award literary achievement, facilitate cultural exchange and encourage world peace through poetry. The site provides information about membership, awards, the organization’s publications, the World Congress of Poets and other activities.
University of Arizona Poetry Center – The center’s website includes a 3D virtual reality “tour” (requires QuickTime browser plug-in), schedule of classes, a reading series, a newsletter and special events.
Utmost Christian Writers – A nonprofit organization that offers support, encouragement and resources specific to poets, contests (many free of charge), market lists and instructional articles. Focus is on Christian poetry.
Wayne Norman Poetic Society and Foundation – Dedicated to the promotion of reading comprehension through poetry and development of poetry on CD for the blind. Offers poetry contests and critiques on submissions.
Writer’s Garret – A literary center that offers live readings, classes, workshops, educational programs, panels, salons, forums, outreach programs and special events. Publishes ¡TEX!, a journal of contemporary literature.