DMOZ Internet Directory
Performance and Presentation
Websites dealing with audio/video and multimedia/new media presentations in the field of poetry.
Slams and Slam Teams
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The Word Works
- This non-profit literary organization sponsors readings, workshops, and poetry contests, including the annual Washington Prize for a book-length poetry manuscript.
Northwest SPokenword LAB
- Information on poetry slams and workshops in Washington State. SPLAB is a center dedicated to poetry, storytelling, conversation, debate and building community through shared experience of the written and spoken word.
Mad Poets Society
- National organization based in Media, Pennsylvania, that strives to promote poetry and the literary arts in communities. Venues, schedules, contests, and submission and general information about Mad Poets Review.
Concrete and Sound Poetry
- Includes an extensive online collection of recorded poetry, both historical and contemporary, as well as online reproductions of visual or "concrete" poetry and poetry in "experimental" forms.
- 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.
- Especially for teens and young adults, an introduction to the experience of lyric poetry and lyricism, including audio recordings.
- Includes sections on computer generated poetry, alliterative technique, and a collection of sound files (.wav and .mp3 file-formats).
Lizard Lounge Poetry Jam
- Poets can sign up to read with a Jazz accompaniment at this regular open mic night in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Featured poets, slams, poetry awards, and information on the jazz trio that plays regularly at the Lounge.
- Features audio, video, and textual poetry, as well as essays and reviews, poetry news, and performance poetry videoconferencing and webcasting.
- A small press that offers a quarterly online poetry journal, and provides support to writers-particularly those who have used their writing as a way to process grief and finding healing.
- 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.
- One of the best-known ezines for poetry and fiction. Includes interviews with writers, "interactive" poetry.
Wired On Words
- Virtual poetry performances. A compilation of poetry and music, spoken word, and "language" poetry.
Poetry Center at Smith College
- Features poems by poets from around the world; a schedule of upcoming poetry readings at the college; and poets' biographical information.
- Information on poets and poetry in the Pacific Northwest. Calendar of regular poetry venues and special events, submission guidelines, "who's who" in Northwest poetry, and poetry resources.
Museum of American Poetics
- The Museum of American Poetics presents multimedia poetry exhibits, information on lectures, the "Best Minds Reading Series", and the "Floating Muse Bookstore".
Favorite Poem Project
- Started by former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky, the Favorite Poem Project allows people to submit their favorite poems along with a personal story about why the poem means something to them. The site features a sampling of the poems, the poets, and stories from the people who have participated in the project.
Nuyorican Poets Cafe
- This multi-cultural community is dedicated to artistic empowerment and creative diversity. The organization is celebrating over 25 years of spoken word, theater, poetry, slam, hip hop, live music, and film on the lower East Side of New York City.
Electronic Poetry Center at SUNY Buffalo
- 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.
The Arthouse Underground
- Underground writing, madcap psychedelic art, electro-industrial music, Nietzschean dark humor, Bob Dylan becomes a borg and redefines cyberpunk. Poetry and performance audio available via RealAudio.
National Association for Poetry Therapy
- Members of this organization represent a wide range of expertise and training in both mental and physical health disciplines. Advocates use of poetry and other forms of literature to achieve therapeutic goals and personal goals.
- A monthly poetry reading series in Southern California. Events are held at Home Los Feliz in Los Angeles. Past and upcoming featured poets include M.L. Liebler, Jason Carney, and Sharon Hudson.
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.
- Annual arts festival in Baltimore, Maryland, featuring literary readings, poetry performances, and literary arts workshops.
Kelley Writers House Webcasts
- Live webcasts of poetry readings and other literary happenings at the University of Pennsylvania. Webcasts can be viewed using RealPlayer.
- Spoken word poetry and musical improvisation, live jazz performances, and workshops on themes of equity, diversity, multicultural and women's issues including body image, sexual assault survival, jazz history.
- Poetry and drama in textual, audio, and video formats by Bert Glick.
The Oak Cliff Circle of Poets
- A three-year-old performance poetry group that meets in the Oak Cliff area of Dallas Texas. Open to all comers. Information about the poets, the regular meeting, and the various featured events around town.
- General information on the collective, with links.
- The audio adventures of the Wandering Jew, Barrett Golding, in RealAudio format. Poetry and comment with music.
- 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.
The Internet Poetry Archive
- Sponsored by the University of North Carolina Press and the North Carolina Arts Council, the archive features poetry and recordings of the readings of six well-known poets, including Seamus Heaney, Robert Pinsky, and Czeslaw Milosz.
The Poetry Archive
- A collection of recordings of poets reading their own works, with texts. Recordings are in Realplayer format.
- A group of poets in Portland, Oregon, that sponsors poetry readings at the Hi-iH Gallery, and PicNuke, a poetry reading under the cooling tower of the Trojan Nuclear Power Plant.
Naropa University - Audio Archive Project
- Massive audio collection housed in Boulder, Colorado, US, with readings by post-1940s poets such as Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, William S. Burroughs, Philip Whalen, Michael McClure, Gary Snyder, Diane DiPrima, and Lawrence Ferlinghetti.
Live at the Writers' House
- Internet archive of University of Pennsylvania's WXPN Radio's "Live at the Writers' House" program, with numerous recordings of contemporary poetry in RealPlayer format.
- Non-profit organization that produces programming for television and the Poetry Journal series of educational DVDs. Includes history, people and information about poetry DVDs and CDs available for purchase. Austin, Texas, United States.
F. Omar Telan
- Asian American writer, poet, and performance artist. Biography, calendar, sample writings, audio files, and press kit.
Poetry Super Highway
- An online magazine publishing new poets every week as well as links to hundreds of other poetry related websites, also a chat room with weekly scheduled events, online poetry classifieds, poetry contests, and an online bookstore.
International Literature Festival Dublin
- Annual gathering of Irish and international poets and writers.
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