Archives and Collections
- Academy of American Poets
- Offers an extensive "literary gallery" featuring poems
and recorded readings by well-known 20th-Century poets both living
and dead, accompanied by essays, biographies, bibliographies, and
- Alt-X Publishing Network
- Offers several collections of fiction, including one devoted to
"anti-censorship fiction" and another devoted to works of
hypertext. Also many essays and columns and an archive of audio programs
that are broadcast every week on the Web as streaming audio. The site's
director, Mark Amerika, is a proponent of the "Avant-Pop"
style. This is one of the most thriving Web sites for new writing.
- Ann Arbor
- Audio recordings from readings in and around Ann Arbor, Michigan.
- Books.com Poetry Exhibit
- Selections from printed poetry books available through the on-line
bookstore Books.com, sponsor of this site. Includes work by some contemporary
- The East Village
- Poetry meant to bridge the East Coasts of Asia and the USA.
- Electronic Poetry Center
- A multifaceted resource devoted to experimental poetry. Features
an Author Home Page Library containing work by and writings about
modern poets, including Amiri Baraka, Charles Bernstein, Robert Creeley,
Richard Kostelanetz, and Jerome Rothenberg. There is an archive of
audio files containing readings and recorded broadcasts of LINEbreak,
Charles Bernstein's radio series devoted to literary artists. The
site also hosts a magazine, a collaborative poem project, and other
literary endeavors. Produced by the University at Buffalo.
- Free Speech Internet
- This huge repository of on-line audio and video productions
contains a good selection of poetry
videos and audio recordings.
- GO! Poetry
- Extensive collection of on-line audio and video recordings
made from New York City poetry performances. Also live chat sessions.
- GRIST On-Line
- Provides a home for a wide variety of poetry publications, including
complete chapbooks and miscellaneous works of visual poetry. Hosts
sites for many literary magazines and several small presses. Emphasis
on experimental poetry.
- Internet Poetry
- An on-line anthology of selected works by well-known poets,
including Philip Levine, Czeslaw Milosz, Seamus Heaney, and Robert
Pinsky are included. Features both printed texts and audio recordings
of the poets' works.
Language of Life
- A selection of poems from the PBS TV series hosted
by Bill Moyers. Work by Robert Bly, Carolyn Forché, Robert Hass, Gary
Snyder, Adrienne Rich, and many others.
and Dust Mobile Anthology of Poetry
- A large archive of mostly experimental poetry,
including visual poetry. There are complete books by Theodore Enslin,
Maureen Owen, and many others, some previously published in paper
and now out of print. Hosted by the GRIST On-Line site.
- Literature Online
- Chadwyck-Healeys huge searchable database of literature is
devoted mostly to public-domain material but includes the work of
over 100 20th-Century British poets and some contemporary American
poets. Subscriptions are aimed at libraries and range from about $900
to $20,000. The site also hosts a writer-in-residence
page that is accessible to the public for free.
- A Little Poetry
- Contemporary poetry from around the world, mostly by lesser-known
writers. Some work has been previously published. There are several
collections here, some grouped by themes such as "love"
or "humor," and a "Wondrous Wins" page displays
the most popular poems of the month, determined by visitor votes.
- The Multiple
- A collection of collaborative writings, encouraging contributions
from readers. "Every page is a work-in-progress and will grow,
change, disappear with time."
- This resource site for Australian literature includes a repository
of poetry and fiction by Australians.
- Poetry Cafe
- Collections of poetry. Readers have the option of browsing the collection
by author or of using the Poetry Reload feature to randomly display
a poem from the site.
- Poetry Daily
- Each day this site features a poem selected from a printed book
or magazine. All selections are archived for a year. Features both
well-known and lesser-known poets. Most offerings have links to Amazon.com
to let readers order the book the poem was taken from.
- The Poetry Society of America and the MTA New York City Transit
sponsor the Poetry in Motion project, which puts poems on
posters in subway cars and buses. The Web site provides a
selection of these in graphical format, and even lets you e-mail them
to friends as "electronic postcards." Some contain recordings
of the poems being read. Features contemporary and Classic poems.
- Poetry Project at
- Includes a small collection of poems by writers associated with
- Stories, poems, essays, interviews, and reviews.
- Skylands Writers
and Artists Association
- Excerpts from books of poetry and fiction by New Jersey
authors, including Stephen Dunn and Daniela Gioseffi. Also
- This site houses documents of all types "with an emphasis on
anarchism and related issues." Includes some
fiction and a collection of poetry by Jackson Mac Low, Jerome Rothenberg,
Carol Berge, Theodore Enslin, and many others.
Native American Authors Online
- This extensive directory of Native American poets
includes samples of work by most of the represented authors, as well
as links to their work at other Web sites. Also biographies, bibliographies,
photos, and reading schedules.
- UbuWeb Visual, Concrete, & Sound
- Contemporary and historical visual poetry and sound poetry,
including some kinetic work.
- Web del Sol
- Offers selections from print publications by featured writers, including
David Ignatow, Bradford Morrow, Robert Olen Butler, and Madison Smartt
Bell. Hosts sites for a number of fine literary magazines.