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The Arthouse Underground
- Underground writing, madcap psychedelic art, electro-industrial music, Nietzschean dark humor, Bob Dylan becomes a borg and redefines cyberpunk. Poetry and performance audio available via RealAudio.
- Annual arts festival in Baltimore, Maryland, featuring literary readings, poetry performances, and literary arts workshops.
- Poetry and drama in textual, audio, and video formats by Bert Glick.
- Poetry, music, comedy and performance event in Hungary for new English-language writing. Hosted by local poets Jim Scrivener and David Hill. Performances, download of past magazines, and photographs.
- General information on the collective, with links.
Concrete and Sound Poetry
- Includes an extensive online collection of recorded poetry, both historical and contemporary, as well as online reproductions of visual or "concrete" poetry and poetry in "experimental" forms.
- A calendar of poetry readings and performances in the Washington, DC, area. The site also contains information about past featured readers, samples of their poetry, and reviews of past performances.
Dublin Writers Festival
- Annual gathering of Irish and international poets and writers.
- Features audio, video, and textual poetry, as well as essays and reviews, poetry news, and performance poetry videoconferencing and webcasting.
Electronic Poetry Center at SUNY Buffalo
- Real video archives of poetry readings by Robert Creeley, Bruce Andrews, Edwin Torres, and others. Also featured is an index of "kinetic" interactive poetry, and hypertext poetry specifically geared toward interactive use on the internet.
F. Omar Telan
- Asian American writer, poet, and performance artist. Biography, calendar, sample writings, audio files, and press kit.
Favorite Poem Project
- Started by former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky, the Favorite Poem Project allows people to submit their favorite poems along with a personal story about why the poem means something to them. The site features a sampling of the poems, the poets, and stories from the people who have participated in the project.
The Foundation of Universal Lovers of Mevlana
- An organization using newly composed hymns and ritual music, colorful ceremonial garb, and introductory brochures available in many languages to spread the teachings of Mevlana Jelaladdin Rumi. Biography, history, concert and contact information, and multimedia files.
Gordon Nicol,Scottish Poet
- Scottish poet based in Dallas, Texas. Dressed resplendently in his kilt, he'll make you laugh and cry reciting his own poems and works by Robert Burns.
- Small archive includes poetry readings, in most cases by the original authors, in various audio formats; among the more notable poets are Robert Frost, Robert Graves, T.S. Eliot, Langston Hughes, Ann Sexton, Wallace Stevens, J.R.R. Tolkien and Dylan Thomas.
The Internet Poetry Archive
- Sponsored by the University of North Carolina Press and the North Carolina Arts Council, the archive features poetry and recordings of the readings of six well-known poets, including Seamus Heaney, Robert Pinsky, and Czeslaw Milosz.
- A group of poets in Portland, Oregon, that sponsors poetry readings at the Hi-iH Gallery, and PicNuke, a poetry reading under the cooling tower of the Trojan Nuclear Power Plant.
Kelley Writers House Webcasts
- Live webcasts of poetry readings and other literary happenings at the University of Pennsylvania. Webcasts can be viewed using RealPlayer.
- A small press that offers a quarterly online poetry journal, and provides support to writers-particularly those who have used their writing as a way to process grief and finding healing.
Live at the Writers' House
- Internet archive of University of Pennsylvania's WXPN Radio's "Live at the Writers' House" program, with numerous recordings of contemporary poetry in RealPlayer format.
Lizard Lounge Poetry Jam
- Poets can sign up to read with a Jazz accompaniment at this regular open mic night in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Featured poets, slams, poetry awards, and information on the jazz trio that plays regularly at the Lounge.
- Especially for teens and young adults, an introduction to the experience of lyric poetry and lyricism, including audio recordings.
Mad Poets Society
- National organization based in Media, Pennsylvania, that strives to promote poetry and the literary arts in communities. Venues, schedules, contests, and submission and general information about Mad Poets Review.
Museum of American Poetics
- The Museum of American Poetics presents multimedia poetry exhibits, information on lectures, the "Best Minds Reading Series", and the "Floating Muse Bookstore".
Naropa University - Audio Archive Project
- Massive audio collection housed in Boulder, Colorado, US, with readings by post-1940s poets such as Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, William S. Burroughs, Philip Whalen, Michael McClure, Gary Snyder, Diane DiPrima, and Lawrence Ferlinghetti.
National Association for Poetry Therapy
- Members of this organization represent a wide range of expertise and training in both mental and physical health disciplines. Advocates use of poetry and other forms of literature to achieve therapeutic goals and personal goals.
Northwest SPokenword LAB
- Information on poetry slams and workshops in Washington State. SPLAB is a center dedicated to poetry, storytelling, conversation, debate and building community through shared experience of the written and spoken word.
Nuyorican Poets Cafe
- This multi-cultural community is dedicated to artistic empowerment and creative diversity. The organization is celebrating over 25 years of spoken word, theater, poetry, slam, hip hop, live music, and film on the lower East Side of New York City.
The Oak Cliff Circle of Poets
- A three-year-old performance poetry group that meets in the Oak Cliff area of Dallas Texas. Open to all comers. Information about the poets, the regular meeting, and the various featured events around town.
Out Of Our Minds
- A weekly radio show dedicated to poetry and poetics produced by people's radio KKUP, FM 91.5 Cupertino. Join host Dancing Bear and guest poet.
- One of the best-known ezines for poetry and fiction. Includes interviews with writers, "interactive" poetry.
- A monthly poetry reading series in Southern California. Events are held at Home Los Feliz in Los Angeles. Past and upcoming featured poets include M.L. Liebler, Jason Carney, and Sharon Hudson.
The Poetry Archive
- A collection of recordings of poets reading their own works, with texts. Recordings are in Realplayer format.
Poetry Center at Smith College
- Features poems by poets from around the world; a schedule of upcoming poetry readings at the college; and poets' biographical information.
Poetry Super Highway
- An online magazine publishing new poets every week as well as links to hundreds of other poetry related websites, also a chat room with weekly scheduled events, online poetry classifieds, poetry contests, and an online bookstore.
- Spoken word poetry and musical improvisation, live jazz performances, and workshops on themes of equity, diversity, multicultural and women's issues including body image, sexual assault survival, jazz history.
- Information on poets and poetry in the Pacific Northwest. Calendar of regular poetry venues and special events, submission guidelines, "who's who" in Northwest poetry, and poetry resources.
- The audio adventures of the Wandering Jew, Barrett Golding, in RealAudio format. Poetry and comment with music.
Redmond Association of Spokenword
- A community for lovers of the written and spoken word which meets on the first Saturday of every month at Victor's Celtic Coffee Company in Redmond, Washington. Open mike begins at 7:30.
- Readings by the Redondo Poets of Redondo Beach, California. Calendar, map and directions, sample poems, and links.
Saul Williams Poetry
- Poet, performer, and pioneer Saul Williams's homepage; descriptive bio and videos of his performances, and information about the artist's latest foray into the realm of music.
Skagit River Poetry Festival
- Biennial poetry festival in La Conner Washington. The May 2000 festival featured Coleman Barks, Lorna Dee Cervantes, Jane Hirshfield, Kurtis Lamkin, David Lee, Thomas Lux, Heather Mc Hugh, and Naomi Shihab Nye.
- Listing of spoken word events in Houston and Austin, Texas. Front page includes a poem from the featured poet of the week, links to sites on poetry festivals.
- Non-profit organization that produces programming for television and the Poetry Journal series of educational DVDs. Includes history, people and information about poetry DVDs and CDs available for purchase. Austin, Texas, United States.
- Includes sections on computer generated poetry, alliterative technique, and a collection of sound files (.wav and .mp3 file-formats).
Wired On Words
- Virtual poetry performances. A compilation of poetry and music, spoken word, and "language" poetry.
The Word Works
- This non-profit literary organization sponsors readings, workshops, and poetry contests, including the annual Washington Prize for a book-length poetry manuscript.
World Poetry Bout Association
- Sponsors of the Taos Poetry Circus and regional Exhibition Poetry Bouts, WPBA is a community organization working to expand the audience for poetry, literature and performance through public readings, performances, festivals and competitions.
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