THE ACADEMY OF AMERICAN POETS
Supporting American poets in all stages of their careers.
THE POEM A DAY
The Academy of American Poets emails a new poem to you every morning!
A great anthology of contemporary poetry, with a new poem shared every day.
THE POETRY FOUNDATION
“The Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine, is an independent literary organization committed to a vigorous presence for poetry in our culture.”
A massive index of international poets, poems, lyrics and more.
Poets, poetry, a calendar of readings, exercises and more.
APRIL IS THE NATIONAL POETRY WRITING MONTH CHALLENGE
Join poets from around the world who pledge to write one poem a day for the entire month of April, the National Poetry Month in the US. This website offers daily prompts, a community support system and listing of participant’s websites. I’ve done the challenge many years, and have loved the process and commitment!
NOVEMBER IS THE NATIONAL NOVEL WRITING MONTH CHALLENGE
Join people who have pledged to write their novel in one month! This website offers an online community network and a personal progress tracker.
THE HELENE WURLITZER FOUNDATION
The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of Taos, New Mexico, established in 1954, is one of the oldest artist residence programs in the United States with the mission to “Support the artist and the creative process”. Located on 15 acres in the heart of Taos, a four-hundred-year-old multicultural community renowned for its popularity with artists, the Foundation offers three months of rent-free and utility-pain housing that serves as a haven for visual artists, literary artists and music composers of national and international origin.
A ROOM OF HER OWN FOUNDATION (AROHO)
“AROHO is a transformational collective that changes the lives of creative women by honoring our artistic excellence and moving us out of isolation to a rich and whole community. AROHO is a nonprofit organization providing a unique arts program that will impact the development of our culture. AROHO is dedicated to furthering the vision of Virginia Woolf and bridging the gap between a woman’s economic reality and her artistic creation.”
“She Writes is a community, virtual workplace, and emerging marketplace for women who write, with over 20,000 active members from all 50 states and more than 30 countries. Leveraging social media tools and harnessing women’s collaborative power, She Writes is fast becoming the destination for all women who write.”
THREE BY FIVE STORYTELLING PROJECT WITH JENNIFER RICKARDS
Jennifer Rickards is the creator of this brilliant storytelling project, which uses 3×5 notecards to collect anonymous stories of moments that have changed people’s lives. Jen also happens to be one of my dearest friends, whom I met in Sixth Grade Reading Class when we bonded over Shakespeare’s line: To be or not to be, that is the question… Jen and I have been asking and answering many of life’s questions with one other for decades now and I’m excited to support her efforts with Three By Five, which I love. The stories are obviously brief, but riveting and resonant, and the array of them speaks to the power of one moment to change us.
Join the lineup of stories by sharing anonymously a small moment that has altered the path of your life by recording it on a 3”x5” notecard and mail it to:
PO BOX 308, ETNA, NH 03750
THE NATIONAL FEDERATION OF STATE POETRY SOCIETIES (NFSPS)
“NFSPS is a non-profit organization, exclusively educational and literary. Its purpose is to recognize the importance of poetry with respect to national cultural heritage. It is dedicated solely to the furtherance of poetry on the national level and serves to unite poets in the bonds of fellowship and understanding.”
THE NEW MEXICO STATE POETRY SOCIETY
“The ever-growing collection of historic speeches, songs, poetry, and essays on human rights and social justice developed by www.EdChange.org.
POETRY SLAM, INC. (PSI)
“PSI is the non-profit organization charged with overseeing the international coalition of poetry slams. They promote the performance and creation of poetry while cultivating literary activities and spoken word events in order to build audience participation, stimulate creativity, awaken minds, foster education, inspire mentoring, encourage artistic statement and engage communities worldwide in the revelry of language.”
“TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out in 1984 as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, and Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with two annual conferences — the TED Conference and TEDGlobal — TED includes the award-winning TED Talks video site, the Open Translation Project and TED Conversations, the inspiring TED Fellows and TEDx programs, and the annual TED Prize.”
Brain Pickings is a one-woman labor of love, established in 2006 by Maria Popova.
“Elephant Journal is your guide to what we like to call ‘the mindful life’: yoga, organics, sustainability, genuine spirituality, conscious consumerism, fair fashion, the contemplative arts…anything that helps us to live a good life that also happens to be good for others, and our planet…articles, blogs, videos and interviews are added on a daily basis.”
“Rebelle Society is an online hub reporting ideas and acts of creative rebellion and celebrating the Art of Being Alive.”
“At The Rumpus, we’ve got essays, reviews, interviews, advice, music, film and poetry—along with some kick-ass comics. We know how easy it is to find pop culture on the Internet, so we’re here to give you something more challenging, to show you how beautiful things are when you step off the beaten path.”
SPIRITUALITY AND PRACTICE
“This multifaith and interspiritual website is devoted to resources for spiritual journeys. The site’s name reflects a basic understanding: spirituality and practice are the two places where all the world’s religions and spiritual paths come together.””