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Regional and Local Poetry Resources

Arlington County’s 2016-2018 Poet Laureate Katherine E. Young share curated videos of Arlington County poets reading their work.

Beltway Poetry Quarterly is an online literary journal and resource bank that showcases the literary community in Washington, DC and the surrounding Mid-Atlantic region.

Fall for the Book is an independent literary arts organization based at George Mason University, which promotes reading through year-round events among them the Fall for the Book festival held each October.

The Folger Shakespeare Library offers “Line by Line: Poetry Podcast,” a free, online series of excerpts from the O.B. Hardison Reading Series.

Maryland Poet Laureate is an honorary position held by the distinguished poet Grace Cavalieri.

Poetry Daily is an online anthology of contemporary poetry. edited and produced at George Mason University through a partnership of the George Mason University Libraries and Mason Creative Writing.

Poetry Society of Virginia promotes the writing and enjoyment of poetry through a wide range of programs, including submitting nominations for the state poet laureate to the Governor.

Split this Rock’s programs integrate poetry into public life and supports poets of all ages who write and perform this essential work through readings, workshops and its biannual Poetry Festival.

Telephone is an international, multidisciplinary collaborative arts project that incorporates poetry along with other arts form. Nearly 1,000 artists from 70 countries will participate, creating original, interconnected artworks in response to one another in a global gallery of the children’s game “telephone.”

Virginia Humanities supports the annual Festival of the Book and serves as a statewide grantmaking agency supporting huminites activities.

Virginia Poet Laureate serves a two-year term and Luisa A. Igloria is the 20th Poet Laureate of Virginia.

Washington Writers’ Publishing House is a non-profit organization that has published more than 50 volumes of poetry.

Writetopia supports writers of all ages through its workshops and other activities. The organization is also the regional Scholastic Writing Award host.

National Poetry Organizations

Academy of American Poets supports American poets at all stages of their careers and to foster the appreciation of contemporary poetry through awards and programs like National Poetry Month.

Alliance for Young Artists and Writers (AYAW) encourages creative teenagers with its annual Scholastic Art & Writing awards.

Cave Canem 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.

Dear Poet is a multimedia education project that invites young people in grades five through twelve to write letters in response to poems written and read by award-winning poets.

Dodge Poetry Festival is one of the largest poetry events in North America, representing the most eminent poets from the late 20th and early 21st centuries and is held every other year.

National Students Poets Program was established under the leadership of former First Lady Michele Obama this program celebrates and honors five youth poets each year.

Poetry Foundation works to raise poetry to a more visible and influential position in our culture and is the publisher of the prestigious Poetry magazine. In partnership with the state arts agencies, The foundation manages the Poetry Out Loud program along with other public programs.

Poets & Writers fosters the professional development of poets and writers through readings, workshops and as a forum for writers to interact.

Poetry Literature Center-Library of Congress promotes poetry and literature year-round through our online and in-person programs, honors and prizes, and literary ambassadors, in particular the US Poet Laureate and the Ambassador for Young People’s Literature.

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