The Academy of American Poets
The Academy of American Poets is the largest organization in the
U.S. dedicated specifically to the art of poetry, and was
founded to support American poets at all stages of their
careers. This site has a listening booth, audio clips of poems
featured in their Poetry Exhibits (which feature poets Jill
Bialosky, Eavan Boland, Nan Cohen, Rita Dove, Thomas Lux, Derek
Mahon, Sylvia Plath, Richard Wilbur, and William Butler Yeats) ,
and lists awards and prizes for poetry. The site also gives
instructions on becoming a member (and the benefits they offer).
Ann Arbor Poetry Forum
The Ann Arbor Poetry Forum site is in part supported by the
Washtenaw Council for the Arts and the Michigan Council for Arts
and Cultural Affairs. This site has broadcasts of poetry via
Real Audio and is the home of Poetry Forum World Wide Registry
(which lists workshops, writers retreats, poetry festivals and
CAPA: The Contemporary American Poetry Archive
The CAPA site makes available for scholars, readers, and
researchers out-of-print volumes of poetry. Archived poetry can
also be read on screen.
The Electronic Poetry Center
Electronic Poetry Center offers comprensive archives of
electronic poetry resources. They host select publications and
organize connections to others. It's a resource for writers,
students, and scholars. The site offers course syllabi and
texts for distance learning as well. Their other resources
include Author Pages (index of writers' online publications), a
Poetics list, a small press directory, and an online poets
directory (among other things). The staff is a non-profit,
non-commercial group through the University at Buffalo and the
site provides "a collaboration between the university and the
innovative writing community."
Glossary of Poetic Terms
The Glossary of Poetic Terms (Bob's Byway, compiled and edited
by Robert G. Shubinsky) has a broad range of definitions,
several examples, and great quotes from famous poets. This was
rated a Top 10 Educational site in November, 1997.
Internet Poetry Archive
This is a great site for accessing the work of some of the major
contemporary poets such as Robert Pinsky, Czeslaw Milosz, Philip
Levine, and Seamus Heaney. It's sponsored by the University of
North Carolina Press and the North Carolina Arts Council and
makes use of multi-media presentations. Here you can find audio
clips of the poet reading, the poet's comments on the work,
graphics, and critical biographies by scholars familiar with the
poet's work. And more.
Irish Writers Center
The Irish Writers Center has Interviews from _The Irish Times_
with various Irish writers. The also offer addresses for Irish
literary journals and publishers and list several poetry
competitions. They give info on ordering _Dublin Fifteen: Poems
of the City_ and give information on the poets behind that
production. Plus, they have several links to other Irish
writing on the net.
An amazing site that has eleven full-text data bases of poems,
plays, and fiction. It's a library of over 250,000 works of
English and American literature. They have a searchable subset
of 1,000 love poems written by renowned poets. It was amazingly
easy to look up Shakespeare's sonnet that begins: Let me not to
the marriage of true minds.... And others are just as easily
National Endowment for the Arts
The National Endowment for the Arts is a site that announces new
grants for creative writing. You can also order your free NEA
publication called _Writing America_ which is a literary
anthology by poets and writers who have received NEA Creative
Writing Fellowships. There are some great writers from every
state represented in this anthology--and a lot of poetry too.
(They also have other
publications that are free.)
Pause a Moment: Poetry (Great links!)
Pause a Moment: Poetry has comprehensive links to poetry web
sites. As a sampling you can read poetry by Rita Dove,
Coleridge, and Hart Crane...and many, many more.
Poet Laureates By State
This one begins with a map and you click on your state to learn
about the current poet laureate.
Poetry Daily is another must-visit site. They feature a poem a
day from books, magazines, and journals and all of the poems are
of fine literary value. They also provide poetry news and have
an archive where the "Daily Poems" are available for one year.
The British Poetry Society site has several articles on "Taking
Your Poetry Farther." They feature articles on such topics as
how to plan your career as a poet, how to present your work,
publishing possibilities, a discussion of competitions, and
developing your reputation as a poet.
_Poets & Writers_ Online
_Poet's & Writer's Online_ is the online version of the highly
acclaimed magazine. It's a must-visit site for all poets. They
have literary links, information on grants and awards, and
Semantic Rhyming Dictionary
The Semantic Rhyming Dictionary site allows a poet to find
perfect rhymes, almost perfect rhymes, homophones, semantic
siblings, and synonyms.
Twentieth-Century Poetry In English
Professor Eiichi Hishikawa's Home Page: Twentieth-Century Poetry
In English is a terrific site with Internet information (poetry,
biographies, critical studies and more) relating to more than
150 renowned poets. The site grew out of the desire to find
such a place so Professor Hishikawa created it. And what an
excellent resource it is.
Writers Write (Fiction & Poetry Publications)
Writer's Write's Fiction & Poetry Publications Page lists
various publications looking for submissions. You can also add
your own publication to their list as well.