The national society of Welsh writers, this offers a wide range
of support for Welsh writers and writers in Welsh, including poets. This
includes courses, competitions, conferences, author tours, international
exchanges, reading and literary performances.
The Academy of American Poets
A poetry book club founded in 1934 to support American poets and foster
an appreciation of poetry. www.poets.org/
The Argotist Online
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
Large free collection of literature, reference and verse including big
collection of classic poetry for traditionalists.
Some classic poetry online, with introductions on the
Canadian Poetry Association
Organisation linking poets and fostering development of local chapters.
Helpful guidelines on getting published. www.mirror.org/cpa/index.html
Children's Poetry Bookshelf
Run by the Poetry Book Society, this website has a lively
child-friendly section with poetry puzzles and quizzes, and the kids' own
poems and poetry book reviews. The CPB is the only children's poetry book
club in the world and serves a 7-11 age range with memberships for
parents, grandparents, teachers, school libraries and public libraries
around the world.
Contemporary Poetry Review
Online American journal devoted exclusively to reviews and criticism of
poetry published in book form. webdelsol.com/CPR/
Deep Underground Poetry Community
You can join this poetry community which invites you to read and publish
edgy, dark and dirty poems. Not for everyone, but certainly rather
Dr Andy's Poetry and Technology Hour
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.
Electronic Poetry Center
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:
League of Canadian Poets
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
Little Eagle's Re/Verse
News site which will put up poems which have been previously published in
a magazine, allowing them to have a longer life. Seems like a good
Impressive site which describes itself as the 'definitive gateway to
contemporary Australian poetry' and also features poetry news, a showcase,
featured poets, poetry readings and prizes.
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
Submit your poems to this site to get them published online, 48 hour
response guaranteed. They are looking for 'warm, inspired, quality poems in
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.
Poetry Book Society
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
Poetry Bookshop Online
Ambitious brand-new online bookselling site, set up by the Poetry Book
Society, which offers 90,000 poetry titles available in the UK and
continuously updated news, articles, poetry events, updates and information about poetry.
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/
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
Poetry International Foundation
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.
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
The Poetry Kit
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
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
www.poetrylibrary.org.uk/poetry/index.html Currently running
survey about setting up free access poetry magazines library, which you
can find at
90 year old magazine which has weekly featured poet, poetry foundation
and Poetry Press.
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.
Poetry of India
Classic Indian poetry, some of it in English, available on various
The Poetry Society
Lively and well-presented UK site supporting poetry with 4,000
members internationally and some thoughtful content. Good links. A must
for anyone who is interested in poetry. www.poetrysociety.org.uk
Poetry Today Online
Links site, with contests, writing web-rings, poetry e-lists, online
publications, literary resources, personal poetry pages and motivational
Poets and Writers Online
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
Poets Union Inc
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/
Scottish Poetry Library
Library focusing on contemporary poetry written in Scotland in Scots,
Gaelic and English. Can borrow free in person, but 50p charge for postal
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.
Web of Poets
Audio recordings of contemporary Australian poets reading their work:
South African poetry book club site, with a lot of support for other arts,
including poetry and photography, and with a lot of competitions.
The Word Hoard
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'.
Words That Rhyme
If you're trying to find words thatt rhyme to write rhyming poetry, this
site will help.
World of Poetry
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).
World Poetry Directory
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).
100 Poems by 100 Poets
Classic Japanese poetry rather beautifully presented in Japanese and
with English translations, with optional woodcuts.