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Area Poetry Organizations & Events

  • Mad Poetry, poetry stuff happening in and around Madison. 
  • The Poetry People Waukesha: area poets who enjoy sharing through poetry.
  • Council For Wisconsin Writers, offers annual writing awards.
  • Great Lakes Writers Festival, Lakeland College, Sheboygan, Wisconsin.
  • The Mill: A Place for Writers, supporting the artistic development of writers, fostering a writing community, and building an audience for literature. 
  • The Watershed: A Place for Writers, 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, umbrella organization for Wisconsin writing groups.
  • Friends of Lorine Niedecker, organizers of annual festival in Fort Atkinson.

National Poetry Organizations

  • The Academy of American Poets, the largest poetry organization in the country. It supports American poets at all stages of their careers.
  • The Haiku Society of America, the Midwest Region has an active chapter.
  • The Knox Writers’ House, www. archives U.S. poets. The Map of Voices blogposts audio poetry from all over and all times.
  • National Poetry Foundation, scholarship in the fields of modern and contemporary poetry and poetics.
  • Poetry Society of America, wide variety of programs, awards, and resources.
  • Poets & Writers, the nation's largest non-profit organization, serving creative writers.

International Poetry Organizations

  • The Association of Writers and Writing Programs, AWP supports writing programs at colleges and universities around the world.
  • Electronic Literature Organization, to facilitate and promote the writing, publishing, and reading of literature in electronic media.
  • The Science Fiction Poetry Association, promotes poetry with some element of speculation— usually science fiction, fantasy, or horror.