Poetry Around the World

  • www.poetryinternational.org
    Poetry International Web is a unique collaboration between the Poetry International Foundation in The Netherlands and editors and literary organisations in twenty-one different countries. The site offers poetry by renowned modern poets both in the original language and in English translation, as well as news, reviews, essays, interviews and columns. Each country has its own national section on the site, which will highlight one or more different poets each quarter, as well as providing news items and information of national relevance. In addition, the central section offers international news, reviews, discussion, and other poetry items.
  • Poetry International Foundation (Rotterdam)
    Poetry International is a government-sponsored foundation working to promote interest in and foster love for the art of poetry, and to encourage contacts between poets, poetry translators, poetry lovers and publishers from all countries. It does so by organizing the annual Poetry International Festival, the Children's Poetry Festival, a National Poetry Day and various international exchange projects.
  • www.unesco.org/poetry 
    The World Poetry Directory of UNESCO is a website created and hosted by UNESCO following the proclamation of World Poetry Day. This website brings you lists of festivals, prizes, journals and associations of the world of poetry. It also provides links with major web sites, presenting poetry activities in UNESCO Member States, Associated Members and Non-member States.
  • www.lyrik-kabinett.de
    The Lyrik Kabinett:  Founded in 1989 as the first German poetry library, the Lyrik Kabinett is based in Munich and located in the premises of The Institute of Comparative Literature at the University of Munich. Its collection of 20,000 volumes is being expanded systematically. The Lyrik Kabinett regularly puts on poetry readings (around 36 a year) and annually publishes a book featuring a special poet or poems it wants to recommend to the German poetry-reading public.  (In German)
  • Chinese poems
  • Lithuanian Poetry Page
  • Poetry Ireland
    Poetry Ireland/Éigse Éireann is the national organisation for poetry in Ireland.  They produce a bi-monthly newsletter, have an active writers-in-schools service, list readings, and offer resources for new and established poets on everything from Assessments to Writers Workshops. 
  • Academy of American Poets
  • Poetry Society of America
  • Poets House (New York)
    A 35,000 volume reference poetry library open to the public. Poets House also runs readings, lectures, and a dynamic public library program called Poetry in The Branches.
  • Poetry Project (New York)
    Including a bi-monthly webzine; the Tiny Press Center (featuring editors and publishers of chapbooks, journals and broadsides); and a selective list of literary journals, presses, poets databases and poetry resources.
  • Poets West
    PoetsWest provides the gateway to on-line information about poets and poetry in the Pacific Northwest. The site includes 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 organizations and resources. 
  • Poetry in the Arts (Austin Texas)
    A literary nonprofit with an ambitious education program. Offers generous awards and publication through competition, live poetry venue, free youth poetry contests and scholarships. Membership and partnership information available online.
  • Canadian Poetry Association
    Canada's National Poetry Organization supporting Poetry
    The main aims of the Canadian Poetry Association are: To promote the reading, writing, publishing and preservation of poetry in Canada through the individual efforts of members; to promote communication among poets, publishers and the general public; to encourage leadership and participation from members and to encourage the formation and development of autonomous local chapters.
  • The League of Canadian Poets
    Canada's national organisation for practising poets. Contains an extensive annotated links page, a 'who's who' of Canadian poets, calendar of readings across Canada, and more.
  • British Council - the Art of Literary Translation
    The art and practice of literary translation.
  • Britannica India
    Dedicated to Indian literature and books, this site regularly produces spotlight features on Indian and South Asian poetry and literature, both ancient and contemporary.
  • Best New Zealand Poems. An on-line annual featuring  top New Zealand poets.