Poetry around the World
Here is a list of sites that concentrate on the poetry of a particular
country, region, etc. These sites are often indices to other internet
resources. Other geographically specific sites, such as grant-making or
cultural organizations are listed here as well. These sites do not generally
present the work of one or a handful of poets, instead, they attempt to
represent a cultural milieu.
This is an English-language website based in the United States, so my
selections may be skewed . I have concentrated on, but not limited myself to,
English-langauge web sites. Necessarily, this format produces a somewhat
limited view of World literature. On the other hand, there is a kind of
absurdity in having listings for the U.S. and England on this page, as most of
the other links on this site are, by tacit assumption, links to American and
British websites. For this reason, I have limited the American listings to ones
that concentrate on a particular region of the United States; for the listings
under England, I have confined myself to sites with a particularly strong sense
of their own geography.
Many of these sites are also listed under other categories as appropriate.
- Poetry Menu, a site listing
events in Nebraska
- Chicago Poetry features
poems by published Chicago area writers, reviews and criticism, a calendar of
events, a Chicago area email phonebook for local poets
- The Bowery Poetry Club, a
liteary performance space on New York City's Lower East Side. Events virutally
- New York Foundation for the Arts,
a large non-profit organization supporting the arts in New York State.
- New York State Council on the
Arts , established in 1960. The Council's mission is "to preserve
and expand the rich and diverse cultural resources that are the heritage of the
people of the State" through the support of nonprofit arts organizations
and artists in the State.
- The Poetry Project at St. Mark's
Church, an epicenter of many literary movements in New York City. Their
site has links, information on membership in the Project, and event listings.
- Spiral Bridge Writers
Guild, a group of writers based in New Jersey supporting poetry through
readings and communicty outreach.
- Teachers & Writers
Online lists events at its T&W Center for Imaginative Writing and a
broadcast schedule of its programs on WNYE 91.5 FM. A must-visit site for poets
in the NYC area.
- Writers and Books has information
about the writing scene in and around Rochester, NY.
- Writer's Way, a non-profit
group that hosts workshops including ones aimed at community outreach. Based in
- Lonzie's Fried
Chicken, a journal of Southern poetry and fiction.
- Farrago Poetry
promotes poetry and runs workshops and other activities.
- Lynx: Poetry from
Bath, edited by Douglas Clark
- Martin Blyth posts his
poems here and does considerable work to promote British Poetry.
London guide to events in London, UK.
- The Poetry Society
established in 1909 and now one of Britain's most dynamic arts organisations.
Features poets and poetry in the news, extensive education resources, current
activities by the Poetry Society and Poetry Cafe, excerpts from the latest
Poetry Review. Many resources for writers.
- THE SOUTH is a
not-for-profit group that aims to support writers, poets and communities in the
south of England
- The Southend Poetry
Group The Home Page of the The Southend Poetry Group, Essex,England.
The Southend Poetry Group Activities include joint meetings with other poetry
or writers' groups, occasional public readings, and publication of the annual
"Southend Poetry" anthologies.
- Shadowork, a performance
and collaboration project with venues in and around London. They also offer
- Annedd y
Cynganeddwr, dedicated to the ancient art of cynghanedd. Entirely in
- The Arts Council of Wales a
grant-making organizations that promotes the arts in Wales.
- Bys A Bawd a
bookstore specialising in Welsh and Welsh interest books and videos.
- The Centre for Advanced Welsh
and Celtic Studies is a major international Centre for research in
Welsh and Celtic Studies.
- Chasing the
Dragon, new writing in English from Wales.
- Cyfwe, a website for Welsh
literature in translation.
- Cylch Llên
Cymru: the Ring of Welsh Literature: a webring established to support
the celebration, publication and promotion of the literature of Wales on the
- llyfrau, in
Welsh, reading recommendations.
- Gwenllian's Poetry
Primer, an introduction to Welsh poetic forms. Recommended.
- National Year of Reading
in Wales, a literacy promotion program.
Peter Finch Archive has a comprehensive collection of links. (The main
page is here.)
- sampler: poetry
now is a non-profit organisation based in Cardiff, South Wales, U.K.
dedicated to promoting both experienced and established poets. Samples of work
and upcoming events.
- Wales Arts International a
collaboration between the British Council in Wales and the Arts Council of
Wales to promote Welsh Arts internationally.
- Welsh Books Council in Welsh
Literature an introduction, with suggested reading list.
- Welsh Literature
Abroad, in Welsh.
- Working Title
Writers, a group of poets and artists in Cardiff.
- Yr Academi Gymreig - The Welsh
Academy is the national society which exists to promote the writers and the
literatures of Wales. In English and Welsh.
Australia & New Zealand
Website, writers' groups, message board, on-line
chat and other
services for poets and writers.
Zealand Society of
Authors an association of writers working together
conditions for New Zealand writers.
an international print journal of poetry and poetics. Their site offers
information on submission and subscription, as well as links to
Ocean Review New
Zealand's first on-line International Literary Magazine.
and Literature on Landscape and Animals. Dr. Coral Hull, Executive
Directory is a good starting point for information on
Brassens, the complete poems and songs (in French).
- Jean-Michel Maulpoix &
Co., presents poetry and criticism in French (including his own). The
English language section of his site provides an excellent introduction to the
state of French poetry. Highly Recommended.
- Aanbeelden, a literary
- De Brakke Hond, a Belgian
literary magazine containing fiction, poetry and essays written in Dutch.
- Epiberen, Home-isle of the
Dutch Poets from Epibreren. Poetry, audio- and video-recordings, reviews,
photos and links. Mostly in Dutch, but with English, German and Danish
information and translations.
- ReView_36, a site
based in Belgium. Primarily in Flemish.
- Il Narratore, a site
featuring audio recordings of important world literature, and contemporary
poetry. The site is in Italian and English. Their links page is a good starting
point for Italian literature on the web.
- Splints &
Co. Journal of Scandinavian Poetry on the Web/Tidsskrift med nordisk
poesi på Nettet. Mostly in Danish with some English.
- Romanian Voice
has a section on poetry available in Romanian, German, Swedish, French, and
- The Kids'
World, a poetry site by and for children. In English and
- Poets' Societ
IRIS a site featuring links to Serbian poetry and poets. In English and
- South Slavic Litearture
Library showcases work from the Balkan states in their original
languages, with some English translations available.
Middle-East, North Africa
- Asian Studies:
- 123 India
Literaure, links, including many to individuals publishing their work
on the web in various languages.
- Ee maaTa, an on-line
literary magazine in Telegu.
- Gujarati Poetry,
site on poets & and their works in Gujarati
Poetry from English poetry, translation of English poetry into Gujarati
by Mohamed Rupani
- Indian Literary
- indialit, home of the Webring
for Indian Literature.
Poetry seeks and posts work by both new and established writers.
- IndiaStar Review of Books
features book reviews, articles, short fiction, poems, and publishers' press
Poetry, poetry in Hindu, Urdu, and English. Also posts poems by
Rabindrath Tagore and Swami Vivekananda.
- Kavavyaalaya - The House of
Hindi Poetry, in English and Hindu, with downloadable fonts for the
- The Little Magazine, the web version of a print magazine published out of New Delhi.
Poetry Scene in India, commentary on the state of contemporary poetry
- Tamil Electronic
Library, a valuable resource for studying the literature of this
- Urdu Poetry,
ghazals and other forms, in the original, with and without translation.
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