From Category: Poetry Resource Directories
Founded in 2008 by the Chicago Writers Association, the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame maps the city's literary heritage with links to bookstores, journals, and historic places. They also offer competitions for local writers. Their resources are a good place to start planning your publicity outreach for a book launch in the Chicago area.
Links to dozens of small presses and literary journals that publish poetry, plus selected poets' webpages and historic documents, with a particular interest in experimental, postmodern and "language poetry". We were amused by the "Device for Generating a Contemporary Essay Title". Site is maintained by SUNY-Buffalo.
Bio-bibliographic database of over 500 classic and contemporary Irish writers, plus an impressive variety of links to authors' websites, booksellers, publishers, and other literary resources.
News, information and guides to independent bookstores, independent publishers, literary periodicals, alternative periodicals, independent record labels, alternative newsweeklies and more. See the Big List of Writing Contests.
Amsterdam Printing, a maker of personalized pens and similar products, maintains this link directory of literary organizations and reference sites for students and teachers of writing.
Resource and link exchange site for poet bloggers worldwide. Site also includes news about contests and calls for submissions. Good for emerging writers.
Links to poetry resources around the English-speaking world. Especially strong on UK sites.
This Australian website has collected over 600 labor union and political protest songs, from classics like "Bread and Roses" and "Where Have All the Flowers Gone" to contemporary offerings such as "After We Torture Our Prisoners". A number of the songs are accompanied by audio recordings. An extensive links directory provides information on other working-class music and cultural sites.