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Classic Japanese poetry rather beautifully presented in Japanese and with English translations, with optional woodcuts.

Japan

Japan

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Self-styled 'pre-eminent Internet publisher of literature, reference and verse' with a huge digital reference shelf including 86,000 quotations and 10,000 poems. www.bartleby.com


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A huge collection of classic texts, with an academic and educational bent (includes their own study guides) http://www.bibliomania.com/

United Kingdom

United Kingdom

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Organisation linking poets and fostering development of local chapters. Helpful guidelines on getting published. www.mirror.org/cpa/index.html

Canada

Canada

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Online American journal devoted exclusively to reviews and criticism of poetry published in book form. webdelsol.com/CPR/

United States

United States

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You can join this poetry community which invites you to read and publish edgy, dark and dirty poems. Not for everyone, but certainly rather challenging. http://deepundergroundpoetry.com


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Innovative cross-disciplinary radio show which interviews a writer each week and airs on Wednesday afternoons in California but is available on the website for a week. www.culturelover.com

United States

United States

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Website from the State University of New York at Buffalo which sees its mission as being 'to make available a wide range of resources centered on digital and contemporary formally innovative poetries, new media writing and literary programming.' The Times Literary Supplement praised its 'maverick sense of poetry as a map of possibilities'. Make up at your own mind at: http://epc.buffalo.edu/

United States

United States

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A carefully selected collection of some of the best poems and quotes on a variety of topics written by famous poets and for different occasions, including Love, Easter, Christmas, Birthday, Weddings, Valentine's Day and Grief.

United States

United States

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Very good online poetry bookstore which also has useful guidelines for submission and finding a publisher, competitions and who's who in Canadian poetry. Reviews Canadian poetry exclusively. www.poets.ca

Canada

Canada

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The national society of Welsh writers, this offers a wide range of support for Welsh writers and writers in Welsh, including courses, competitions, conferences, author tours international exchanges, reading and literary performances. It also funds Welsh-based literary events and writers residences and an innovative scheme for talented young writers, called 'young writing squads'.


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Submit your poems to this site to get them published online, 48 hour response guaranteed. They are looking for 'warm, inspired, quality poems in English'. http://poem2day.blogspot.com/


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A feast for lovers of traditional poetry, with over 30,000 poems from nearly 5,000 poets, ranging from Emily Dickinson (1,161) to W B Yeats (353) and unknowns such as Tamsin Wright and Patsy Patterson (3 each). www.poemhunter.com


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Online archive with recordings of over 130 living poets' voices, mostly from the UK.  You can listen to excerpts on their wonderful site or go to www.poetrybookshoponline.com to buy hour-long recordings on CD. www.poetryarchive.org

United Kingdom

United Kingdom

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Specialist book club founded by T S Eliot in 1953, which aims to offer the best new poetry published in the UK and Ireland. Members buy at 25% discount. The PBS has a handsome new website at  www.poetrybooks.co.uk

United Kingdom

United Kingdom

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Ambitious brand-new online bookselling site, set up by the Poetry Book SocietySpecialist book club founded by T S Eliot in 1953, which aims to offer the best new poetry published in the UK and Ireland. Members buy at 25% discount. The PBS has a handsome new website at  www.poetrybooks.co.uk, which offers 90,000 poetry titles available in the UK and continuously updated news, articles, poetry events, updates and information about poetry. www.poetrybookshoponline.com

United Kingdom

United Kingdom

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As its name suggests, this accessible site provides a new poem every day, chosen often for its topical or seasonal appeal, but it also provides news and tries 'to make it easier for people to find poets and poetry they like.' www.poems.com

United States

United States

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Internationally-oriented poetry site relating to annual festival - in London in October 2004 - but also offers a continuous poetry festival on the web of poetry from all over the world available in translation in English. http://www.poetryinternational.org


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The website of the Irish National Poetry Organisation, offering a resource centre, introductions and readings from new and emerging poets resident in Ireland. www.poetryireland.ie

Ireland

Ireland

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Excellent library containing 80,000 volumes on the London South Bank, which covers all twentieth century poetry published in the UK and much in translation. Any UK resident can join. Useful Archive and Lost Quotations feature. www.poetrylibrary.org.uk/poetry/index.html Currently running survey about setting up free access poetry magazines library, which you can find at www.poetrymagazines.org.uk/

United Kingdom

United Kingdom

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90 year old magazine which has weekly featured poet, poetry foundation and Poetry Press. www.poetrymagazine.org

United States

United States

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Classic Indian poetry, some of it in English, available on various sites. http://www.indolink.com/Poetry

India

India

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Links site, with contests, writing web-rings, poetry e-lists, online publications, literary resources, personal poetry pages and motivational websites. www.poetrytodayonline.com


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Poetry website focusing on more traditional work, with 100 Greatest Poems ever written, online rhyming dictionary and thesaurus with search and Poetry Laureate Course for $329 plus postage and handling. http://www.poetry.com

United States

United States

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In spite of the slightly fey title, this 250,000 word site is a storehouse of useful information for beginners and advanced poets, with a series of pithy tutorials, which are also available in book form. www.poetrymagic.co.uk

United Kingdom

United Kingdom

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30-year-old non-profit magazine which supports and shows the work of poets and other literary writers. Writers’ exchange and topical information on the site. www.pw.org


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Non-profit-making Australian organisation with 500 members which arranges readings, workshops, tours and festivals, all offering development opportunities for poets. http://members.ozemail.com.au/~poetinc/

Australia

Australia

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Library focusing on contemporary poetry written in Scotland in Scots, Gaelic and English. Can borrow free in person, but 50p charge for postal borrowings. www.spl.org.uk

United Kingdom

United Kingdom

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Subscription-based new site offering a collection of materials on poetry and poets by the poets themselves, with resources for teachers and students, workshops and libraries, interviews, essays and articles. http://www.sheerpoetry.co.uk/

United Kingdom

United Kingdom

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A poetry book club founded in 1934 to support American poets and foster an appreciation of poetry. www.poets.org/

United States

United States

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Online version of the now defunct magazine, but devoted entirely to poetry and poetics. There's plenty of poetry and some interesting articles and interviews. http://www.argotistonline.co.uk/index.html

United Kingdom

United Kingdom

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Extensive online poetry resource which does not accept material but which offers masses of useful links and information on events, listings and magazines. www.poetrykit.org

United Kingdom

United Kingdom

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Lively and well-presented UK site supporting poetry with 4,000 members internationally and some thoughtful content. www.poetrysociety.org.uk

United Kingdom

United Kingdom

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Artists' co-operative in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England, which focuses on working together to make art of all kinds. Defines itself as 'both cutting edge and innovative, but not exclusive'. www.wordhoard.co.uk

United Kingdom

United Kingdom

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Audio recordings of contemporary Australian poets reading their work: www.asauthors.org/web_of_poets/

Australia

Australia

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South African poetry book club site, with a lot of support for other arts, including poetry and photography, and with a lot of competitions. www.whisperpoetry.com

South Africa

South Africa

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If you're trying to find words thatt rhyme to write rhyming poetry, this site will help. http://words-that-rhyme.com/


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If you'd like to share your poetry and see a constantly-changing array of poems, this website might be for you. There's a free trial but annual membership costs $34.95 (£17.15). http://www.worldofpoets.com

United States

United States

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Website created and hosted by UNESCO following the proclamation of World Poetry Day. Prizes, festivals, journals and associations, plus list of links to poetry websites by country (Brazil has the most with 55). http://www.unesco.org/new/en/unesco/events/prizes-and-celebrations/celebrations/international-days/world-poetry-day-2012/




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