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Organizations and

Academy of American Poets
A wide range of material focusing on mainstream American poets. You'll find poetry, audio recordings, essays, and more. There's even a searchable on-line database of readings nationwide.
Ann Arbor Poetry Forum
Offers profiles and audio recordings of poets, as well as information about poetry events in Michigan.
Asian American Writers' Workshop
Resources to facilitate "the creation, publication, dissemination and examination of Asian American literature."
Associated Writing Programs
Information about the organization's awards, conferences, and publications, which are aimed at students and teachers of creative writing.
International Poetry Webring
This project links together over 2,800 poetry-related Web sites so that visitors can go from one site to the next by following a Webring link in each site. All participating sites are also centrally indexed by the Webring administrators.
National Poetry Association
Information about the Association's many activities, excerpts from the printed magazine Poetry USA, and a chat room. The Association holds an archive of about 400 poetry films and videos, some of which have been digitized and put on-line by Free Speech TV.
National Writers Union
The trade union for freelance writers. Information about copyright, contracts, and other issues of interest to professional writers.
Nebraska Center for Writers
Useful resources for writers, including links to Web pages of college writing programs, conferences, and readings series, across the country.
Poetry Center and American Poetry Archives (San Francisco State U.)
Calendar of readings and events and on-line catalog of the Archives, which is one of the largest circulating collections of literary audio and videotapes in the world.
Poetry Project at St. Mark's
The Poetry Project, with its reading series and publications, is an influential force in American poetry. The Web site includes an events calendar, poems by featured poets, and a few selections from the Project's newsletter.
Poetry Society of America
Information about Society programs and awards, an on-line peer workshop, and selected poems from the Poetry in Motion poster project.
The Poetry Society (UK)
Information about Society activities. Also poems on-line.
Poets & Writers
Information about the business of writing, including extensive listings of contests and publishing opportunities from the current issue of Poets & Writers Magazine. Discussion forum and searchable on-line directory that provides contact information for 2,800 poets and fiction writers.
Small Press Traffic
This San Francisco literary arts center sponsors readings, workshops, talks, and panels, as well as reviewing and promoting small press publications. Book reviews and reading schedule are available on the site.
Teachers & Writers Collaborative
"Brings writers and educators together in collaborations that explore the connections between writing and reading literature." Catalog of printed publications about writing and teaching poetry, fiction, and drama. Schedule of events at the organization's New York location. Founded in 1967.
An organization devoted to connecting poets and audiences by electronic means. Their foremost activity is producing live videoconferences. Information about poetry events, a page devoted to poetry slams, and a library of essays.
The Writer's Voice (West Side Y, New York)
Information about workshops, readings, contests, and other activities sponsored by this organization.
Various services for writers of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction, including free workshops conducted as mailing lists. Also offers manuscript editing and critiquing for a fee.
Offers a directory of writers, publishers, editors, and literary agents and discussion forums about writing and publishing.
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