Since 1996, 2River has been a site of poetry, art, and theory, quarterly publishing The 2River View, and occasionally publishing individual authors in the 2River Chapbook Series.
- 4 luv of poetry
This is a public service site that provides information to the public as well as a networking tool for both poets and venues (primarily devoted to the DC metropolitan area).
- AHA! Poetry
Read poetry publication online, post your own poems, learn about poetry and more...
- A Little Poetry
An ongoing electronic publication, updated at least quarterly, features poets, verse, links to related sites and more.
- A Poetry-Lover's Guide To the World-Wide Web
The guide consists of 100 poems and 65 links to other poetry collections and guides. "I look for poetry which expresses genuine feeling: love, tenderness, despair, wistfulness, rage..."
- Allspirit Poetry Index
Spiritual poetry from masters such as Rumi, Rabindranath Tagore, Rainer Maria Rilke, Christina Rossetti, Kahlil Gibran, Anna Akhmatova.
- American Poets Project
This series from the Library of America is designed to publish the great American poets.
- American Verse Project
A collaboration between the University of Michigan Humanities Text Initiative and the University of Michigan Press that is working to develop a comprehensive archive of American poetry prior to 1920.
A complete Artist Poet Community... featuring free online art competitions, free mini webs for artist poets, free watercolor lessons, and more.
- BBC Online: Poetry
Features an interactive poetry kit, multimedia, resident poets, and a directory of poetry events in the U.K.
- Brick and Mortar
Site designed "to showcase the finest poetry possible on the Internet." Writers can submit their poetry for our biannual poetry contest.
Explore Chicago's poetry scene through an index of submitted poems and poets' biographies. Learn how to submit pieces.
- Christian Poets Corner
Features Christian Inspirational Poetry and more...
- Classical Chinese Poetry
Classical Chinese poetry in Chinese, as well as English translations.
- Computer Generated Poetry
Site provides examples of "computer generated poetry."
- Contemporary Poetry Review
Online journal devoted exclusively to the criticism of poetry.
- Cosmoetica's Neglected Poets
Features more than 200 poems by neglected 20th century poets.
- Craft of Poetry
This course at the University of Northern Iowa focuses on the study of writing poems in rhyme, meter, and inherited forms.
New site for poets featuring creativity and more.
A random walk through eight centuries of English-language verse, updated daily. Visitors can add their poems by email, and webmasters can link to individual poems. Indexed by poet and title. Illustrated.
- Def Poetry Jam
Offers poetry contests, events calendar, message board, and related resources for poets online.
Home of poets and writers, who embrace the electronic media as a venue for their art. Features a library, The Incomplete History of Slam, The Book of Voices, poetry news, and sound clips.
- Electronic Poetry Center
A resource for poets to explore published works, educational programs and more.
Searchable site for poets and poetry lovers featuring poets, poems and more for every poet...
New portal for poetry featuring searchable database of poems and option to add your own page to listings.
Home of the PBS television special hosted by Bill Moyers offering performances and interviews with some of America's most accomplished poets.
- Forms of Poetry for Children
Explore various types of poetry for kids like - Mother Goose, Limericks, Haiku, and more.
- Free E-Book
Answers to questions ranging from finding the initial inspiration to publishing the final poetry — with lots of specific questions on avoiding clichés and poeticisms, what constitutes an acceptable style today, who is publishing what sort of poetry, how a poem is generated, put together, polished, critiqued and performed, how originality is assessed, honesty found, and so forth.
- Funny poetry for children
Meadowbrook Press offers funny poems, poetry contests, ideas for educators on teaching poetry, and more.
- Funny Poets
Funny poems and poetry. Submit your funny poem or choose from 50 categories - twisted romantic love poems, silly birthday, wedding or humorous poems....
- Gallery Of Poets
Site designed to introduce you to the lives of the great poets and their works.
- Greek Poetry
Site offers poems in Greek and translated versions also.
- Gwenllian's Poetry Primer
Introduction to a rare and complex form of poetry called Welsh Poetry.
- Handbook of Terms for Discussing Poetry
Created by a professor and students from an "Introduction to Poetry" class, this web site provides information on figurative language, rhythm and meter, and more.
- HAIKU for PEOPLE
A primer on haiku. Haiku poetry by Japanese masters in English translation and how to write haiku.
- How To Poetry Workshoppe
Site focuses on various issues relating to meter and rhyme schemes, with special emphasis on the sonnet.
- How to Search for a Poem
Collection of tips on how to search for a poem on the Internet.
- Interactive Poetry Pages
Pages provide a unique opportunity for poets to contribute to a poem in progress, submit your own completed works for critique by other writers, and learn about haikus, song lyrics and more.
- International Poetry Meetups
Browse poetry meetups in more than 600 cities worldwide on the same day. You can enter your location to find the one near you.
- Internet Poetry Archive
A network of poems from selected popular writers.
- Jacket Magazine
Free Internet-only literary magazine featuring poetry, creative prose, reviews, interviews, author photos, and informative articles.
- Journal Poetry Work Shop
An introduction to the limerick and other zany rhymes made famous by Edward Lear in the 1850's." An online lesson plan aimed at creative writing classes; includes information on the history of the limerick form, as well as biographical material on Lear.
This is a unique, online poetry workshop based on original exercises.
- Li-Bo's Text Inspector
Formerly known as cyborg penguins, this tool is a syllable counter and rhyme finder and can distinguish between haiku's and sonnets.
- Loads of odes
A place for real life poetry,where biographical and cynical rhyme and verse poems can be posted and read.
- Lost Poets of the Great War
Features poetry and poets from the First World War.
Features both classic love poems and submitted love poems.
Great United Kingdom poetry journal.
- Mark's Poem of the Day
Dedicated to Shel Silverstein.
- Modern and Contemporary American Poetry
Site about English 88 - a class at University of Pennsylvania - offers excellent reference material and general poetry resources.
- Moontown Cafe
Designed to help writers succeed in the field of poetry. Offers resources to get poetry read, critiqued, and published.
- Mother Goose
Complete collection of Mother Goose poetry online.
Listen to dozens of the world's great poems as read by the writers themselves!
- Muse Whispers
A collection of contemporary poetry.
- National Association for Poetry Therapy
For the past 24 years, NAPT members have forged a community of healers and lovers of words and language. We are psychotherapists, counselors, psychologists, social workers, and psychiatrists. We are poets, journal keepers, storytellers, and songwriters. "As poetry therapists, we use all forms of literature and the language arts, and we are united by our love of the word, and our passion for enhancing the lives of others and ourselves."
- Nubian Poets
Features profiles on poets of African descent, information on African American poetry and literature, and more.
- Online NewsHour Extra: Poetry
Offers a discussion forum, lesson plans, poetry message board, and information on various poetic forms and devices.
- Pathetic Poets Society
Free membership in this online Poetry Circle offers many benefits from publishing your own works on the web to interacting with other writers.
- Passions in Poetry
Archive of contemporary and user-submitted poetry with categories dedicated to love, sadness, friendship and life.
- Plagiarist.com-Poetry Resources
Provides a series of articles for poets to learn about the art and craft of poetry.
- Poem of the Week Page
Founded August 1996. Includes archive of past poems and a free subscription service.
- Poem Online
A community for poets, with discussion boards, collections of poems submitted by users, and other resources.
Rank the works of others on a 1-10 scale or submit your own poems for ranking.
- Poems, Poetry, Poets
Offers contemporary poets a place to publish their work and more...
- Poems That Go
A magazine of multimedia poems accompanied by music and graphics.
Promotes the public reading of poetry in a family-friendly environment as regularly scheduled poetry groups where all writers and shy "reciters" are encouraged to build confidence and grow in every aspect of their poetic artistry.
- Poetic Voices
Created with a vision "to provide informational and educational content in the genre of poetry and to promote poets and poetry." Site offers links to workshops, contests and more...
A semiannual online publication featuring The Poem of the Month, Poet Exhibits, Guerst Poet Features, Contests, Books of Poetry, a Poetry Giftshop, Events, Resources for Poets and Writers as well as other avenues of interests to poets and writers.
The Southern California Spoken Word and Poetry gateway, capturing the sights and sounds of the verbal arts with resonance, impact and aesthetics.
- Poetry Archive
An online collection of the world's greatest poetry....
- Poetry Awards: Frequently Asked Questions
Tips on determining whether a contest is a scam.
A friendly community of poets featuring poetry forums, workshops, love poems, spoken poetry forum, chatrooms and more...
Online poetry magazine seeks fine poetry, reviews, commentary and essays without restriction in form or content, and reserves first electronic copyright to all work published.
- Poetry Boot Camp
This is a quick way to "jumpstart your writing, improve your poems, and overcome writer's block - in only six days! During the camp you'll generate six brand new poems. You'll learn more about poetry by critiquing other poets and having your own work critiqued.
- Poetry Central
NYC website features links, free updates, poem of the week, and more...
The World Poetry Bout Association (WPBA) is a tax exempt community arts organization working to expand the audience for poetry, literature and performance by promoting and nurturing the literary arts and oral traditions of the region of northern New Mexico and the American Southwest through public performances, readings, forums, panels, lectures, workshops, festivals, competitions and awards.
- Poetry Competitions
Good list of many poetry current poetry contests.
- Poetry Competitions
Lists major and ongoing contests for poets.
- Poetry Contest Caution
Every writer who has ever entered a contest should read this!
- Poetry Contests and Free Poems from Voices Network
This International Poetry website features all kinds of poems, like love poems, friendship poems, graduation poems, funny poems, birthday poems, dark poems, and more...
- Poetry Daily
This anthology of contemporary poetry, which offers a new poem daily - chosen from books, magazines and journals currently in print - was created to make it easier for people to find poets and poetry they like...
- Poetry Express
An interactive site featuring activities and advice for making, sharing, revising, and editing poems. Highlights include e-muse, a poetry generator, and 15 poems you can write now.
- Poetry Galore
Features a poem and its author every month with the announcement occurring by the 10th of the month. Selection is determined by the Poetry Galore's Critics Panel and based upon the evaluation process listed on site.
- Poetry International Web
This collaboration between the Poetry International Foundation in The Netherlands and editors and literary organizations in 12 countries offers poetry by renowned modern poets in the original language and in English translation, plus news, essays, interviews and columns.
Online platform for amateur poets to showcase their poetry.
- Poetry Library
The most comprehensive collection of modern poetry in Britain.
- Poetry London
Great magazine and website about poets and poetry in the UK.
- Poetry Magazine
Home to more than 1200 outstanding poets, site offers a quarterly magazine of poetry.
The new poetry magazines archive is a free access site to the full-text digital library of 20th and 21st century English poetry magazines from the Poetry Library collection.
- Poetry Magic
Good list of articles and exercises for beginning and advanced poets.
- POETRY MASTER
"Visit site and send book poet Dan Masterson a one-page poem for his comments free of charge. Thereafter, if you wish to continue working with him, you may do so on contract. No strings."
- Poetry News Articles
Highlights from the latest printed issue of Poetry News, the newsletter for Poetry Society members.
- Poetry Online at Wired for Books
Listen to audio recordings of published poets reading their work.
- Poetry Page of Louie Crew/Li Min Hua
Personal page of one poet provides links to poetry publishers with email addresses, current calls for manuscripts and more.
Web site dedicated to audio poetry featuring poems that are pre-recorded readings by the original artists.
- Poetry Power
The Internet Center for Poets offers free writing help for poets.
- Poetry Santa Cruz
Dedicated to nurturing the poetry community and bringing poetry to the larger community in Santa Cruz County, this group presents poetry readings in Santa Cruz County and provides free information on other poetry-related events in the area.
- Poetry Slam Incorporated
Features information and links to venues for poetry slam (which is "the competitive art of performance poetry."
- Poetry Publications
List of poetry magazines with web sites.
- Poetry Repair Shop
Offers contemporary international poetry from new, emerging, and established writers.
- Poetry Super Highway
Excellent resource for online poets and writers featuring hundreds of categorized links to poetry/writing related websites as well as two new featured poets online each week. A poetry chat room, contests, classifieds, and more.
Features some of the best poetry sites and links to poems and poets.
- Poetry Webring
Home of quarterly publication, the PW Review, which is seeking contributions for future issues. Also offers a Poetry Webzine ring and open forums.
- Poetry Workshop
Open forum from the Melic Review.
- Poets2000 - Free Site
Get a free website to display your poetry online.
- Poets & Writers, Inc.
A primary source of information, support, and guidance for creative writers. Founded in 1970, it is the nation's largest nonprofit literary organization. Offers publications, seminars and more for poets and writers online...
- Poets Chat
POETS ON POETRY: Daniel Kane and others interview poets about their poems, their poetics, and their ideas on how to teach poetry to students in grades K-12.
- Poets' Corner
This is one of the largest and oldest text resources on the web. "The goal of this project is to create a user-friendly library of works that promotes browsing and exploring through a site that spans thousands of works by hundreds of authors covering thousands of years."
- Poets Corner
An open forum for poets; features the works of amateur and professional poets, news and links.
- Poets' Graves
Feature details of who's buried where, including photographs, mini-biographies, poems and links.
- Poets House
This literary center and poetry archive is "a Collection and meeting place that invites poets and the public to step into the living tradition of poetry. Our poetry resources and literary events document the wealth and diversity of modern poetry, and stimulate public dialogue on issues of poetry in culture."
In this gateway to on-line information about poets and poetry in the Pacific Northwest, you will find a directory of Who's Who in Northwest poetry, rotating selections of poetry, reviews of poetry, information on special public poetry performances, venues with regularly scheduled poetry readings, poetry books and CDs, and links to selected poetry resources.
Features newsletter, calendars and links to related resources for poets.
- Prairie Poetry
Offers monthly images and poetry from the North American plains
— poems to feed the vast open places of the soul.
- Representative Poetry Online
Version 3.0 includes about 2,900 English poems by over 400 poets from Caedmon, in the Old English period, to the work of living poets today.
- Sangeet's Haiku and Poetry Corner
Site offers haiku poetry, theory and links to related resources.
- s e n s i t i v e P O E T R Y
Site that publishes sensitive poets... every week.
- Sentinel Poetry Movement
Monthly Poetry Magazine featuring poems, interviews, essays and competitions.
- Shadow Poetry
A World of Poetry at Your Fingertips: Offers Poetry Contests, Chapbooks, SP Quill Quarterly Magazine, Publication, Community of Poets, Interactive Poetic Activities, and Educational Tools for learning poets everywhere!
- Shakespearean Poetry Search
Find specific sonnets and poems by pairing associative search-terms.
- Sonnet Central
An archive of English sonnets, commentary, pictures, audio, and relevant web links.
Classical Poetry Port - poetry, articles, and forums devoted to the traditional poets, from Shakespeare to Dickinson.
Submit your original poetry for free publication on this site designed to connect writers and publishers.
- Taverner's Koans
A poetry resource for poets of all experience levels, including writing exercises, essay on poetics, profiles on underrated poets, a free critique workshop, and a poetry zine.
- The Albany Poetry Workshop
Since 1995, the Internet's First Free Online Poetry Workshop, offers extensive resources for any poet...
- The art of Haiku poetry
History and description of Haiku, bibliography, links and more.
- The Constant Critic
Provides tri-weekly poetry reviews.
- The Database of African-American Poetry, 1760-1900
Collection of over 2,500 poems, based on William French's bibliography, Afro-American Poetry and Drama 1760-1975, from the Electronic Text Center at the University of Virginia.
- The Emily Dickinson International Society
Offers a forum for appreciation of Emily Dickinson's life and writings and for scholarly research on Dickinson and on her relation to the tradition of American poetry and women's literature.
- The Favorite Poem Project
A truly unique site, the brainchild of Robert Pinsky, the 39th Poet Laureate of the United States, who has taught creative writing at Boston University for more than 30 years. Witness the individual expressions of 200 faces and the emotionally charged voices of 1,000 Americans as they read their favorite poems.
- The Irish Poetry Page
Some sample texts of work by major Irish poets.
- The Online Poetry Classroom (OPC) Project
OPC provides both professional development for high school Language Arts teachers and a virtual teaching community enabling teachers across the country to access free poetry resources online, including innovative, classroom-tested curricula.
- The Poetic Genius Society
This is a high IQ society composed of intellectually gifted individuals with a passion for poetry. They are the creative artists of our time, whose literary output interprets the heritage of the past and the urgent now.
- The Poet's Roadhouse
"The Place to Share Your Poetry with the World"
- The Poet Sanctuary
This poetry forum invites writers to post their poetry online.
- The Poetry Archive
Continually expanding archive of classical poetry contains 4536 poems by 148 authors.
- The Poetry Kit
Site provides links to poetry events, associations, courses, magazines and resources around the world.
- The Poetry & Literature Center of the Library of Congress
Home of the Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry at the Library of Congress, the Center sponsors an annual series of public poetry and fiction readings, lectures, symposia, occasional dramatic performances, and other literary events.
- The Poetry Link Exchange
a simple banner exchange for Poetry and Literature related sites.
- The Poetry Market E-zine
- The Poetry Market
Features writers workshop, news and articles, discussion forums, events, competitions, interviews, and reviews.
- The Poetry Project
Based in St. Mark's Church in the center of New York City's East Village, it offers three weekly reading series, writing workshops, a bimonthly Newsletter, an annual literary magazine, and general support for poets.
- The Poetry Resource
Site offers an extensive collection of links to Poets, Collections, Commercial Publishers and more.
- the Poet's Handbook
A Guide to Submitting, Publishing and Living Poetry.
- The Poets House
A literary centre and poetry archive located in New York City.
- The Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry
Personalized collection of various poems.
- The Shiki Internet Haiku Salon
Haiku, links and more.
- The Starlite Cafe
Browse through our poems. Share some of your own: from love poetry to Goth - all poetry welcome! Create your own on-line portfolio. Link to your poems from any website. Create the perfect look for your poem. Improve your writing skills with our writing exercises and poetic challenges.
- The Writer's Almanac
Popular daily program of poetry and history, hosted by Garrison Keillor.
- This Vocabulary of Alliteration
This is a new aid in writing poems and songs, and in the study of phonetic or phonemic syllable divisions.
- Title Index
List of Specific Concrete Poems on the Internet.
- Twentieth-century Poetry in English
"These pages have grown out of my own wish to find such a place. I've collected Internet information relating to 116 poets, for 11 of whom I've created my own pages, and for the rest of whom a large index page, 'Poet Links', which adds some new entries each month; also I've created a page of related links..."
Aspiring poets from all over the world can get their work published online.
- Turkish Poetry
Site is created and maintained by contributors from all around the world speaking many different languages.
- Verse Daily
Posts a poem a day from published books and magazines it receives and monthly special features.
This offers "A Handbook of Rhetorical Devices" by Robert A. Harris.
- Who2 Category: Poet
Search for famous poets.
- Wild Poets
An international online community of poets, authors, and artists dedicated to the creation and publication of new literature and art.
- WORDs DANCE
"A hot-blooded storybook of the mind's eye. We are an online quarterly that accepts poetry, prose and art through online and email submission only. Please follow the guidelines."
- World Poetry Directory
The website created and hosted by UNESCO following the proclamation of World Poetry Day.
- WriteNet: Virtual Poetry Workshop
See how a poetry workshop unfolds on-line. Teachers & Writers Collaborative is proud to feature the fifteenth on-line workshop led by poet Hoa Nguyen of Austin, Texas.