This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how NEA grants impact individuals and communities, visit

The New York State Council On The Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature


This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department Of Cultural affairs in partnership with the City Council





The Academy of American Poets

The Academy of American Poets is the largest membership-based nonprofit organization fostering an appreciation for contemporary poetry and supporting American poets. For over three generations, the organization has connected millions of people to great poetry through programs such as National Poetry Month, the largest literary celebration in the world;, one of the leading poetry sites online;  American Poets, a biannual magazine; an annual series of poetry readings and special events; and its education programs. 

Cave Canem Foundation

Cave Canem Foundation is a home for the many voices of African American poetry and is committed to cultivating the artistic and professional growth of African American poets.

The Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival

The Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Program produces the biennial Dodge Poetry Festival, which features several dozen of our most widely recognized poets alongside newer voices, and is recognized as the largest poetry event in North America. The Festival and the Poetry Program's year-round activities focus on creating opportunities for the general public, teachers and high school students to experience direct encounters with living poets and their work.

Letras Latinas

Letras Latinas, the literary initiative at the Institute for Latino Studies, enhances the visibility, appreciation, and study of Latino literature both on and off the campus of the University of Notre Dame. The initiative emphasizes programs that support newer voices and foster a sense of community among writers.

Library of Congress Poetry and Literature Center

The Library of Congress Poetry and Literature Center fosters and enhances the public's appreciation of literature. To this end, the Center administers the endowed Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry position, coordinates an annual season of readings, performances, lectures, conferences, and symposia, and sponsors high-profile prizes and fellowships for literary writers. For more information, visit

Mass Poetry

Mass Poetry supports poets and poetry in Massachusetts. We help to broaden the audience of poetry readers, bring poetry to readers of all ages and transform people’s lives through inspiring verse.

National Student Poets Program/Alliance for Young Artists and Writers

The National Student Poets program was started in 2011, and the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers administers it in partnership with the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities and the Institute for Museum and Library Services. Each year five National Student Poets are selected from the Scholastic Writing Award winners to represent different regions of the U.S. The students undertake community service projects and attend leading poetry festivals.

O, Miami

O, Miami is an annual festival with the goal of every single person in Miami-Dade County encountering a poem during the month of April. Throughout the year, O, Miami increases access to literature and explores how and why literature impacts the lives of people in Miami. For more, visit

Poets House

Poets House is a comfortable, accessible place for poetry––a library and meeting place which invites poets and the public to step into the living tradition of poetry. Poets House seeks to document the wealth and diversity of modern poetry, to stimulate dialogue on issues of poetry in culture, and to cultivate a wider audience for poetry.

Poetry Center and American Poetry Archives at San Francisco State University 

The Poetry Center at San Francisco State University has presented more than 100 continuous seasons of outstanding contemporary poets and writers reading from their work. With its companion project, The American Poetry Archives, the center has amassed nearly 5,000 hours of original recordings, beginning with audio in 1954, and, since 1973, documenting its events in video. Poetry Center Digital Archive hosts historic recordings made available in streaming video and downloadable audio. The Poetry Center and American Poetry Archives at SFSU is one of the most long-lived and nationally renowned literary arts institutions in the United States.

The Poetry Foundation

The Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine, is an independent literary organization committed to a vigorous presence for poetry in our culture. It exists to discover and celebrate the best poetry and to place it before the largest possible audience.

Poetry Society of America

The Poetry Society of America, the nation's oldest poetry organization, was founded in 1910. Its mission is to build a larger and more diverse audience for poetry, to encourage a deeper appreciation of the vitality and breadth of poetry in the cultural conversation, to support poets through an array of programs and awards, and to place poetry at the crossroads of American life.

The University of Arizona Poetry Center

The University of Arizona Poetry Center is a living archive, founded in 1960 to maintain and cherish the spirit of poetry. The Poetry Center promotes poetic literacy and sustains, enriches, and advances a diverse literary culture.

Split This Rock

Split This Rock cultivates, teaches, and celebrates poetry that bears witness to injustice and provokes social change. It calls poets to a greater role in public life and fosters a national network of socially engaged poets. We integrate poetry of provocation and witness into movements for social justice and support the poets of all ages who write and perform this vital work.

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Wick Poetry Center

The Wick Poetry Center promotes educational and artistic opportunities for emerging and established poets and poetry audiences regionally, nationally, and internationally. Established in 1984 by Robert and Walter Wick in memory of their sons Stan and Tom, WPC awards poetry scholarships, hosts an annual reading series, sponsors the Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize and an Ohio chapbook prize (published by KSU Press), and delivers outreach to area schools, hospitals, and detention centers. Wick’s interactive Traveling Stanzas project encourages people of all ages around the world to engage in a global conversation through the intimate and inclusive voice of poetry.