Poetry-Related Resources

Please take a moment to look at some of the poetry websites we’ve collected over the years. Recommend sites to Director of Poetry Programs Catherine Fletcher, cfletcher@citylore.org

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. http://poetshouse.org

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The Academy of American Poets, sponsor of National Poetry Month, is one of the oldest and largest service organizations.

Since 1966, the most active poet-run arts project in the country, the St. Marks Poetry Project.

The Nuyorican Poets Cafe – site of the infamous slams!

The ur Center of NYC lit is A Gathering of the Tribes.

Publisher of fantastic guides to the teaching and writing of poetry, Teachers & Writers published the curriculum guide to the Gathering.

CLMP, The Council of Literary Magazines and Presses: The national organization for independent literary publishers of fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction.  http://www.clmp.org

The Bowery Poetry Club — Through the front door, a small coffee shop. Behind the curtain, a performance space that seats over 100, a state-of-the-art sound system with digital recording and cybercast facilities and a full bar. This Club sponsors poetry events every night, workshops and readings in the afternoons. http://www.bowerypoetry.com

The Western Folklife Center, our model and partner offers cowboy poetry at its best. Home of the Annual Cowboy Poetry Gathering. http://www.westernfolklife.org

About.com has an eclectic take but with an emphasis on spoken word and oral traditions. Includes many links, always current.

The University of Buffalo Poetics Department digs deep into the avant garde and provides in-depth looks at today’s poetry.

The World of Poetry contains lots of video and audio from the award-winning PBS series, “The United States of Poetry,” as well as anew digital poetry anthology model.

One of the most active service organizations in the field, and publisher of Poets & Writers Magazine.


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