Here are some online literary resources you may find of interest and helpful in your writing career.

A Gathering of the Tribes is an arts and cultural organization dedicated to excellence in the arts from a diverse perspective.

Academy of American Poets was founded in 1934 to support American poets at all stages of their careers and to foster the appreciation of contemporary poetry.

Albany Poets is a local not-for-profit organization whose goal is to promote the poets and poetry of Upstate New York.

Alternative Press Center, The (APC) is a non-profit collective dedicated to providing access to and increasing public awareness of the alternative press.

Asian American Writer’s Workshop is devoted to the creating, publishing, developing and disseminating of creative writing by Asian Americans.

Austin Poetry Society brings poets and poetry lovers together with monthly programs and contests.

Bowery Arts and Science is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of the oral tradition of poetry via live readings, media documentation and creation.

Bowery Poetry Club is where Poetry and Art meet Entertainment, Technology and Commerce.

British Electronic Poetry Center (BEPC) is a reference guide to the work of contemporary British poets from the parallel tradition.

Cave Canem is literary organization committed to cultivating the artistic and professional growth of African American poets.

Cleveland State University Poetry Center promotes poetry through publishing, readings and community outreach.

Colorado Poets Association is a state-wide community of poets and poetry readers.

Council of Literary Magazines and Presses serves the independent publishers of exceptional fiction, poetry and prose.

Cross-Cultural Poetics, a literary radio program in Olympia, Washington hosted by poet Leonard Schwartz on KAOS, Community Radio 89.3 FM, interviews poets and writers from all over the world on their art and language.

Electronic Literature Organization is a valuable new resource for readers and writers of digital texts; a searchable database that provides the most comprehensive reference tool with over 360 authors, 560 works, and 80 publishers.

Electronic Poetry Center, The, based at the State University of New York at Buffalo, is a website devoted to formally innovative contemporary American and other poetry, with an emphasis on so-called “Language poetry.”

Frederick Douglass Creative Arts Center is a writers development program in Harlem, NY.

Howard County Poetry and Literature Society (HoCoPoLitSo) is an arts organization that produces readings and other literary events for the general public, including students, seniors, and ethnic audiences.

Just Buffalo creates and strengthens communities through the literary arts in Upstate New York.

Kearny Street Workshop produces and presents art that enriches and empowers Asian Pacific American communities.

Lannan Foundation is a family foundation dedicated to cultural freedom, diversity and creativity through projects which support exceptional contemporary artists and writers.

League of Canadian Poets, The is a national association of professional publishing and spoken word poets in Canada.

Library of Congress is the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscripts in its collections.

Literary Arts series brings the brightest minds of our day to present original talks about literature, art, history and contemporary culture before one of the largest lecture audiences in the country.

Literary Kicks is a popular online destination that explores the meaning and relevance of literature in modern life.

Loft, The is the nation’s largest and most comprehensive literary center.

Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance (MWPA) enriches the cultural life of Maine by supporting writers, publishers and the literary arts.

Marin Poetry Center is a non-profit organization designed to nurture an environment for the enjoyment of poetry and the spoken word.

Modern American Poetry (MAPS) is a one-of-a-kind resource for teaching modern American poetry that provides a single clearinghouse for some of the best criticism on the best poets of our time.

New York State Writers Institute‘s central aim is to enhance and celebrate literature, writing, and performance, and to recognize the position of writers as a community within the larger community.

NY State Literary Tree was created to serve NYSCA-funded organizations with literary programs a place to post information about their programs.

North Carolina Writers’ Network, The serves writers at every stage of development builds audiences for literature, advocates for the literary arts and for literacy, and provides information and support services.

PEN American Society is the world’s oldest international literary and human rights organization that promotes writing and literature, opposes censorship and defends writers.

Poets House is a national poetry library and literary center that invites poets and the public to step into the living tradition of poetry.

Poetry Center at Smith College, The seeks to inspire people with readings, publishing and community outreach as Auden inspired Plath.

Poetry Center of Chicago, The promotes poetry through readings, workshops, residencies and arts education, to make poetry accessible to the general public.

Poetry Foundation, the publisher of Poetry magazine, is committed to a vigorous presence for poetry in our culture.

Poetry International is a government-sponsored foundation working to promote interest in and foster love for the art of poetry.

Poetry Kit is a growing British website that presents useful listings, competition, opinions on vanity publishing, and other bits and pieces relating to poetry.

Poetry Project promotes, fosters and inspires the reading and writing of contemporary poetry through its live programming, workshops, publications, website and special events.

Poetry Society of America has readings, seminars, and competitions intended to challenge and inspire.

Poets & Writers is the nation’s largest nonprofit literary organization serving poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers.

Sacramento Poetry Center has been a major force for literary artists in Northern California since 1979.

Seattle Arts & Lectures was developed to spark imagination through programs that connect people and ideas.

Summer Literary Seminars helps writers benefit from the keen sense of temporary displacement created by an immersion in a thoroughly foreign culture and street vernacular.

Teachers & Writers Collaborative offers innovative creative writing programs for students and teachers in NYC.

University of Arizona Poetry Center aims to promote poetic literacy and sustain, enrich, and advance a diverse literary culture.

Untenberg Poetry Center offers students of all ages the opportunity to hone their skills as writers and deepen their appreciation as readers.

Web del Sol brings the best in contemporary literature to the world via the Internet.

Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University, promotes opportunities for emerging and established poets and poetry audiences locally, regionally and nationally.

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