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Poets of the Palm Beaches - This non-profit organization is dedicated to the advancement of the art of poetry and of poets in Palm Beach County. Hosts monthly readings and contests, and also organizes local slams.
PoetsWest - Information on poets and poetry in the Pacific Northwest. Site includes calendar of regular poetry venues and special events, submission guidelines, "who's who" in Northwest poetry, and poetry resources.
Rhino Records Catalog - Rhino Records has a small, and somewhat eccentric, selection of spoken-word recordings of poetry available for purchase, to be found in its "Word" section.
Riverside Reading Series - Poetry reading series in Easton, Pennsylvania, hosted by the Riverside bookstore. This is a very impressive web site, featuring an events calendar and a links list for those in the "poetry community".
Ruta Maya Open Mic Poetry - Updates on scheduled readings at Ruta Maya Coffee's open mic poetry readings. Also features a photo gallery of pictures from readings.
Rykodisc - The Rykodisc Catalog includes a small selection of spoken-word albums, most notably "kicks joy darkness"--a tribute to Beat devinity Jack Kerouac. Some samples can be found on these pages.
Salon Productions - Salon Productions is a non-profit that promotes and sponsors poetry and spoken word events in Seattle, WA. Site features a listing of upcoming events, along with archives of poetry by featured readers.
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.
Spinning Room - Information on upcoming and past poetry readings at the Old Stables at the Holly Bush, Holly Mount, Hampstead, England. Archives of featured writer biographies.
Spoken Words - 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.
Spokenwar - A simple, straightforward interface to recorded readings of a variety of contemporary poems in a variety of styles by a variety of contemporary poets, in RealPlayer format.
Stone Circle Gatherings - Weekly poetry readings, storytelling and music at "Stone Circle" in Michigan. Readings take place on Fridays and Saturdays from mid-June to Labor Day Weekend. Hosted by Terry Wooten.
TRINPsite Poetry - Includes sections on computer generated poetry, alliterative technique, and a collection of sound files (.wav and .mp3 file-formats).
Taco Shop Poets - Xicano poetry group from San Diego that sponsors readings, books, and CDs. Has taken over Taco Shops in major cities all over the United States, in order to bring poetry to people who might not be exposed to it. Check out the site for samples of their poetry, as well as their calendar of events and online poetry forums.
The Academy of American Poets - Listening Booth - A small but excellent selection of audio recordings of poets reading their own work. Includes poems featured in AAP's Poetry Exhibits and samples from the Academy's audiotape archive.
The Acoustic Poets Network - Group of poets widely featured in not only print, but also on spoken word CDs and on radio. Site contains upcoming group events, as well as works for sale and audio samples of their work.
The Arthouse Underground - Underground writing, madcap psychedelic art, electro-industrial music, Nietzschean dark humor, Bob Dylan becomes a borg & redefines cyberpunk. Poetry and performance audio available via RealAudio.
The Austin International Poetry Festival - Information about poetry festival events in Austin, Texas, and how to get involved. There are links to Austin poetry newsletters and slam sites.
The Butterfly Lightning - Miami, Florida's, oldest and most respected literary reading series, meets Monday evenings at Tobacco Road.
The Hannah Kahn Poetry Foundation - The Foundation works to bring quality poetry readings and workshops to South Florida. HKPF also nurtures and recognizes poets through its Wild Horse Poetry Series, in which outstanding local poets get paid an honorarium. The Electric Chair also continues to showcase talented poets to an exclusive, invited audience where reader and listener interact in poetic dialogue.