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- 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.
- 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.
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.
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.
Faylita Hicks: Spoken Word Artist. Singer. Actress
- Faylita Hicks is an Austin based Spoken Word Artist who is making waves in the Spoken Word scene, visit the site for more info.
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.
- 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.
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.
- Specializes in providing a multimedia format for the public to see and hear poets' work in an audio-visual tape or CD clip.
- 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.
- Spoken expression and poetry information relating to the Mid Atlantic region. Calendars, MP3 files, book links, discussion.
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 Changes People
- A collection of poetry (text and MP3 audio) from a continually growing list of artists, known and unknown. NYC performance venue schedules and an Activist section complete the site.
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.
PoetryPoetry - In Seine Poems Worth Hearing
- An international, multi-cultural venue for audio (MP3) based poetry, as well as the written word. News, interviews, reviews, workshops, and other resources are also available.
- Poetry at the Java Hut, Worcester, Massachusetts. Schedules, team photographs, and information about the Java Hut.
- 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.
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.
Subtext Reading Series
- The archives and calendar of a poetry reading series at the Speakeasy Cafe in Seattle, Washington.
- Includes sections on computer generated poetry, alliterative technique, and a collection of sound files (.wav and .mp3 file-formats).
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Poetry Archive
- A collection of recordings of poets reading their own works, with texts. Recordings are in Realplayer format.
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.
Wired On Words
- Virtual poetry performances. A compilation of poetry and music, spoken word, and "language" poetry.
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.
- Features audio, video, and textual poetry, as well as essays and reviews, poetry news, and performance poetry videoconferencing and webcasting.
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