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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.

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.