Get more involved in poetry with membership or involvement with organizations suggested by our members.
Area Poetry Organizations & Events
- Mad Poetry, www.madpoetry.org: poetry stuff happening in and around Madison.
- The Poetry People Waukesha: area poets who enjoy sharing through poetry.
- Council For Wisconsin Writers, www.wiswriters.org: offers annual writing awards.
- Great Lakes Writers Festival, www.greatlakeswritersfestival.org: Lakeland College, Sheboygan, Wisconsin.
- The Mill: A Place for Writers, www.millwriters.org: supporting the artistic development of writers, fostering a writing community, and building an audience for literature.
- The Watershed: A Place for Writers, www.watershedwriters.org: through workshops, write-ins, and events, providing a hub to support the creation of an inclusive, diverse, and supportive community of writers.
- Wisconsin Regional Writer's Association, www.wiswrite.org: umbrella organization for Wisconsin writing groups.
- Friends of Lorine Niedecker, www.lorineniedecker.org: organizers of annual festival in Fort Atkinson.
National Poetry Organizations
- The Academy of American Poets, www.poets.org: the largest poetry organization in the country. It supports American poets at all stages of their careers.
- The Haiku Society of America, www.hsa-haiku.org: the Midwest Region has an active chapter.
- The Knox Writers’ House, www. knoxwritershouse.com: archives U.S. poets. The Map of Voices blogposts audio poetry from all over and all times.
- National Poetry Foundation, www.poetryfoundation.org: scholarship in the fields of modern and contemporary poetry and poetics.
- Poetry Society of America, www.poetrysociety.org: wide variety of programs, awards, and resources.
- Poets & Writers, www.pw.org: the nation's largest non-profit organization, serving creative writers.
International Poetry Organizations
- The Association of Writers and Writing Programs, www.awpwriter.org: AWP supports writing programs at colleges and universities around the world.
- Electronic Literature Organization, www.eliterature.org: to facilitate and promote the writing, publishing, and reading of literature in electronic media.
- The Science Fiction Poetry Association, www.sfpoetry.com: promotes poetry with some element of speculation— usually science fiction, fantasy, or horror.