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)ism( - An organization dedicated to contemporary writers and the independent presses that publish them. Archives of the organization's newsletter, poetry (audio, too!), interviews with writers, and an online poetry zine.
Act!vated Storytellers Present Act!vated Poetry - National Touring Theatrical Toupe acts, dances, sings, tumbles and flips poems written by kids. Presenting public shows at libraries, and offering programs for school assemblies and poetry conventions.
Arras -- New Poetry and Poetics - Features visual poetry, cyberpoetry, and a series of essays called "Notes to Poetry".
Arts for Peace and Justice Committee - Sponsors of an annual art and poetry exhibition in Philadelphia, the organization is devoted to using the arts and poetry to raise awareness of social issues.
Artscape - Annual arts festival in Baltimore, Maryland, featuring literary readings, poetry performances, and literary arts workshops.
Bard Wire - BerksBards non-profit organization attempts to bring the written and spoken word together with the new mediums available on the internet.
BerksBards - A group of poets committed to supporting and nurturing poetry in Berks County, Pennsylvania. The group organizes a month-long poetry event called BardFest, as well as readings, workshops, and discussion groups.
Bright Poetry - Custom written poetry for special occasions, love letters, and wedding vows. Poems are grouped according to categories, such as humor, love and friendship.
Charleston in Poetry and Photographs - A coffeetable hardcover book, filled with visual poetry about the sights and sounds of Charleston, South Carolina. Site provides a preview, author's notes, and information on how to order.
DC Poetry - 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.
Diary of a Mad Poet - Interesting outlet for amateur poets and writers, meant to be a source of encouragement. Poems are listed on a first-posted, first-listed basis, and there are a lot of repeat posts by poets, including the web site's founder.
DragonPoetry! - Sponsors a weekly poetry reading series in the Orange, California, area. Site features poetry by local poets, and information on other readings in California.
Edgewise Electrolit Centre - Carol Hamshaw and Heather Haley's site is involved in telepoetics and other literary events. They also have put together the best site I've seen featuring contemporary Vancouver poets. A rich assortment of real audio accompanies their texts.
Electronic Poetry Center Home Page - 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.
Eleventh Hour Productions - Organizers of the Seattle Poetry Festival, and other spoken word and poetry events in the Northwestern United States. Recent & past performers include: Gwendolyn Brooks, Guillermo Gomez-Pena, The Last Poets, isangmahal, Haki Madhubuti, Source of Labor.
Favorite Poem Project - Invites all Americans to submit favorite poem, along with a short paragraph describing the reasons for choosing it.
Fresh Air Flight - Persian Deep Poetry in RealAudio (two selections as of 10/25/99). Also ancient and modern writings (requires font download).
HarperAudio - Caedmon - The Caedmon Records imprint, now a part of HarperAudio, has a long history of issuing excellent recordings of poetry, as well as other literary spoken-word recordings. The HarperAudio website includes excerpts from recordings available for purchase.
HarperAudio public archive - This 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.