A Bilingual Anthology of Russian Poetry
Facing texts of Russian originals and English translations of 250 poems. Including 75+ previously unavailable archival recordings of poetry performed by Akhmatova, Mandelstam, Mayakovsky, Pasternak and others. Great!

Academy of American Poets (
The Academy keeps a complete archive of its live poetry readings and other events, dating back to 1963. Available on CD but a lot of poems can be listened to on their site.

Antología de poesía hispanoamericana
Huge poetry archive in Spanish language also with audio & video files

The Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature at the Library of Congress
digitizing some of their 2,000 recordings from the past 75 years of literature

Archive of the Now
digital collection of poets performing their own work. Based at Queen Mary University of London, it hosts many specially commissioned recordings unavailable anywhere else

artiCHOKE #
a reading series for contemporary poetry and translation in Berlin!  listen to the readings and buy the booklets.

a sound poetry magazine! ...and a very good one!

Badilisha Poetry X-Change
an online audio archive and Pan-African poetry show

Casa della poesia
Italian archive of international poets reading their poems (Flash-site)

Cross-Cultural Poetics
More than 100 poetry talks with international writers and poets. Available as mp3 radio shows hosted by Leonard Schwartz.

Dead Poets Almanac (Videos!!!)
52 video clips of poets like Paul Celan, Joseph Brodsky, Erich Fried etc. A superb selection of a Dutch TV serial. Some poets, W. H. Auden, are only available as Audio files. [Tip: If you type 'Dode Dichters Almanak' in the search function you will find more video clips, e.g. Frank O'Hara, Robert Creeley, Allen Ginsberg or the young Thomas Kling!!]
Portal zum Anhören von literarischen Veranstaltungsmitschnitten aus einem halben Jahrhundert (German)

Griffin Poetry Prize Readings
See and Hear Poetry from the Griffin Poetry Prize Shortlists and Winners with e.g. Anne Carson, Charles Simic, Paul Muldoon, Gerald Stern and Karen Solie.

Huellkurven is an online sound poetry magazine and a series of events dedicated to sound poetry, poésie sonore, lautpoesie, noise poetry, sound-text composition, auditive poesie, audio poetry etc.

iamb - poetry seen and heard
established and establishing UK-poets showcases both their writing and their readings.

Library of Congress > Audio Recordings
Many recordings with poets reading their poetry (English)

Ein Literaturradio mit Lesungen und Vorträgen, Gesprächen und Hörspielen (German)

Lunar Poetry Podcasts
A series of discussions, interviews and live recordings with poets in the UK and beyond.
Listen to Lunar Poetry Podcasts on SoundCloud:
The producers of Lunar Poetry Podcasts bring you also the podcast: a poem a week

Die Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmer widmen sich über zwei Jahre hinweg der Lyrikkritik. Ergebnisse, Konzepte, Grundlagentexte und Pecha Kuchas der im Herbst 2018 gegründeten Akademie zur Lyrikkritik finden sich hier:

Naropa Poetics Audio Archives
Founded in 1974 by poets Anne Waldman and Allen Ginsberg, the Naropa University Archive Project is preserving and providing access to over 5000 hours of recordings made at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado.

PennSound is an ongoing project, committed to producing new audio recordings and preserving existing audio archives. Amazing!

PoetryConnexion – Nordic Poetry & Poetry Stages
On this website you will find an archive of audio recordings of poetry readings and an overview of the Nordic poetry stages and literature festivals.

Phonodia collects and present recordings of poets’ voice reading their own composition. Phonodia aim to became an on-line archive for poetry and voice as well as a tool for literary research in this field.

Podpoesi (Swedish only)

Poesía en español
Spanish poetry, including many audio recordings, but unfortunately without any other information.

Poesia Revelada
The objective of this Lisbon based site is to show how much poetry is revealed when it marries with the voices of poets, images and music.

Poetic Voices
online audio archive for ordinary poets

The Poetry Archive (UK)
Many poets from the U.K., the U.S.A. and English speaking poets from the rest of the world; incl. historic recordings. Highly recommended!

Poetry Center Digital Archive
early audio recordings from the Poetry Center's American Poetry Archives collection

Poetry Foundation (US)
Archive of audio features and previous podcasts featuring high-quality recordings of poems, interviews with poets, and documentaries - mostly US-American Poetry.

Poetry Sound Library
a world map of poets reading their own poems

The Poetry Station (UK)
Poems to view on Video!
radiOM[ray-dee-om].org offers thousands of hours of audio recordings from KPFA-FM radio in Berkeley (1949-1995), and concerts and talks produced by Other Minds in San Francisco (1993-2005): concerts, sound poetry performances, lectures and documentaries in classical music, jazz, experimental music and other forms, including interviews with Lou Harrison, Brian Eno, John Cage, Laurie Anderson, György Ligeti, and Anthony Braxton [Artistic Director: Charles Amirkhanian]

Spoken Word Archive
Spoken Word Archive is the history of Apples and Snakes, England’s leading organisation dealing specifically with performance poetry and spoken word

Visual + Concrete + Sound Poetry - A learned, varietous, and rewarding assortment of links and works.

Voces que dejan huellas
huge collection of sound recordings of the most important authors of the Spanish language, but also quite many international writers and poets from other languages. Including the original voices of forty-five Nobel Prize winners. RECOMMENDED.

Voices & Visions
a video series explores the lives and works of 13 of America's most famous modern poets.

Woodberry Poetry Room 
a special collections reading room and audio archive at Harvard University. Encounter it virtually through the online Listening Booth.

Digitale Poesie

born magazine
Born Magazine is a quarterly publication that brings together creative writers and interactive artists to create experimental, media-rich literary arts experienced only through the Web.

Journal for digital aesthetics. Interviews, reviews, theory...

Electronic Literature Directory
In this huge archive of the Electronic Literature Organization you will find many many projects of all kinds of electronic literature listed and described. Highly recommended!

Electronic Poetry Center / E-Poetry
Electronic Poetry Center's extensive list of E-Poetry projects, sites and authors
"Workshop of electronic literature". A huge, constantly updated archive, which provides an insight into various projects regarding electronical literature. Originally in Italian, but one can choose a translated interface (17 languages).

I am
A Twitter Poem by Pär Thörn.

p0es1s is a virtual place for multimedia/internet-poetry. With theoretical texts and an online exposition of digital poetry.

the electronic Writing Research ensemble
"the electronic Writing Research ensemble wishes to contribute to research on writing, and to writing as research" - features a wide range of digital poetry, the artworks being directly available at the site.

the Iowa review web
Online-journal for digital poetry. Interviews, Essays and (reviewed) interactive artworks ...

Vispo [Langu(im)age]
Provides a huge collection of various applications of digital literature, e.g. a literary shoot 'em up. Strangely interesting.

Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries
Collection of text-based animations composed in Adobe Flash, synchronized to a musical score. Very intelligent and highly recommendable!

Festivals & Readings

International Poetry Festival Bratislava

Days of Poetry and Wine (Slovenia)
International festival of poetry and other artistic forms, from 1996 until 2009 in Medana, since 2010 in Ptuj.

European & Nordic Poetry Festival (UK)

Festival International de la Poésie (Québec)

International Istanbul Poetry Festival

The Maastricht International Poetry Nights

International Poetry Festival of Medellín
The Site of the greatest and most amazing poetry festival of the world.

Internationales Poesiefestival Al-Mutanabbi
Im Mittelpunkt des Poesiefestivals, organisiert vom Schweizerisch-Arabischen Kulturzentrum Zürich, steht der Austausch zwischen der arabischen und der westeuropäischen Kultur.

Poetry Africa
International Poetry Festival features participants from South Africa and around the world. The Durban based week-long programme features performances, readings and an extensive schools programme.

Poetry International Rotterdam
website of the annual poetry festival with lots of information about international poets. From humble beginnings in 1970, the Poetry International Festival grew to become one of the leading poetry platforms in the world.

Prague Writers' Festival
The website of the international Writers' Festival in Prague.

Qinghai Lake International Poetry Festival (China)

Scotland's International Poetry Festival

Unabhängige Lesereihen (Germany)
Network of stages and reading series in the German-speaking area.

Vilenica International Literary Festival (Slovenia)
A gathering of poets, prose writers, dramatists and essayists, annually in Lipica and at other venues in Slovenia.

Internationale Seiten & Institutionen

Abu Dhabi
Homepage of the 'Culture Centre Abu Dhabi' - with a little online-library including audio files of arabic poems. Also available in English.

Antikoerperchen - Lyrik-Datenbank  [German]
Interpretationen, Inhaltsangaben und Analysen zu Gedichten, Autoren und Epochen deutscher Poesie

arabic poetry
This multilingual web-site (five different languages) presents a journey into the Modern Arabic Poetry and was launched by the bahrainian poet Qasim Haddad.

Australian Poetry Library
Huge archive of Australian poetry

Babelsprech  [German]
Internationales Forum für junge deutschsprachige Lyrik 

BAHIA - Edition für Übertragung, Text und Bild
BAHIA is an ongoing archive of contemporary writing from all over the world translated into German 

Balkan Literary Courier
New Online Poetry Magazine about ex-YU-writers and poets in original language

Danish Poetry @
Quite big collection, mostly Danish, some with audio files as well.

Das Projekt Gutenberg-DE
stellt seit über zehn Jahren kostenlos klassische Literatur ins Internet. 1994 als Freizeitprojekt begonnen, hat es sich zur größten Online-Literatursammlung deutscher Sprache entwickelt.

Deutsche Liebeslyrik
webarchive about love poems (in German)

Dirk Skiba Fotografie
Photos of German and international poets and writers

Electric Verses
Electric Verses presents a selection of modern Finnish poets, both Finnish and Swedish speaking. The site contains their poetry in the original and translations into other languages.

Electronic Poetry Center / List of Author Links

European Poetry Forum
17 questions on poetry answered by international poets. Organised by Ars Poetica (Slovakia)

Fantastic multilingual cultural e-zine that links up and promotes over 100 cultural journals from all over Europe. The site includes also a lot of interesting material on poetry, like articles and reflections by poets, essays on poets or interviews with poets.

Eine aufregende Seite mit interaktiver Weblyrik

gut gemachte Poesie-website mit vielen 'Autorenbüchern', dazu umfangreiche Linklisten und viele Rezensionen aktueller Lyrikbände!

Gedichtesammlung für alle Tages- und Jahreszeiten
Thematisch geordnete Gedichte deutscher Dichter [Deutsch] - Büro für Fotografie
A huge database with fotos of writers

Goethe-Institut Hongkong
Website des Goethe-Instituts Hongkong mit Biographien und Links zu etwa 50 Autoren deutscher Sprache.

HunLit - Ungarische Literatur (Autoren-Werke)
Mehrsprachige Literaturdatenbank der Stiftung Ungarisches Buch
One of the most important sites on the Internet devoted to Arabic and international poetry. Arabic, English, French, Spanish and Italian Navigation.

La Poéthèque
Huge bio-bibliographic database of French poets realised by Le Printemps des Poètes [French]

Life and Legends
Building bridges with poetry between languages and cultures - editions e.g. on comtemporary poetry from Nepal, India or the Arabic speaking world.
ein Fenster zur belarussischen Gegenwartsliteratur. Sehr informativ, u.a mit einigen Dichtern (in German only)

Literarisches Podium
Eine Seite, auf der niederländische und englischsprachige Lyrik zu lesen ist. - Beachten Sie den Tag der Poesie unter News!

Lyrik der Gegenwart  - Deutschsprachige Lyrik des 21. Jahrhunderts
allgemeine Informationen zur aktuellen deutschsprachigen Lyrikszene und zur Lyrikentwicklung seit 2000 - Überblick insbesondere auch für LehrerInnen, SchülerInnen und Studierende.

Lyrik Kabinett (München)
Münchener Lesegesellschaft von Freunden und Liebhabern der Poesie mit hervorragendem Veranstaltungsprogramm, überwältigender Bibliothek sowie einer schönen Publikationsreihe. [de & en]

Die wöchentliche Herausgegeben von Ron Winkler (Weekly German poetry anthology)

kritiken – kreuzzüge – rezensionen - abschweifungen - annäherungen; Diskussionen von und mit und über junge Lyriker und Kritiker. [German]

Eine lohnende wissenschaftliche Website zur Geschichte der Lyriktheorie mit umfangreicher Bibliographie zur Lyriktheorie, u.a. auch einige Autorenpoetiken der Gegenwart.

Lyrikzeitung und Poetry News
1000 Lyriknachrichten pro Jahr - alles, was man über die Rezeption aktueller Lyrik wissen muss - Lyrikpost bestellen als Newsletter

Midad - deutsch-arabisches Literaturforum
Das deutsch-arabische Literaturforum MIDAD will "Grenzen" überwinden und einen literarischen Zugang zum jeweils "Anderen" eröffnen.

new zealand electronic poetry centre
nzepc is a project based at the University of Auckland to set up an electronic gateway to poetry resources in Aotearoa/New Zealand and the Pacific region. Including a huge collection of audio and video files.

The Other Voices International Project
The Other Voices International Project is a cyber-anthology that erases the boundaries of nations, ethnicities, religions, cultures, and age to bring you some of the world's best poetry.

Die Seite der von George Perec gegründeten Dichtergruppe, der auch Oskar Pastior angehört.

The Page
This Blog aims to gather links to some of the Web's most interesting writing, poetry, essays, ideas.

Passage & Co. / Nord-Süd-Passage
Passage & Co. organises French-German translation-workshops with writers and poets as well as summer classes on translation.

Persian literature
Webseite mit vielen Links zur persischen Literatur

planet lyrik
Ein schier unglaubliches Archiv an Rezensionen, Kritiken und Pressestimmen tausender Gedichtbände, Anthologien und poetischer Zeitschriften. Im Grunde ein ganzes Planetensystem.

Poems from the Portuguese
21st century Portuguese poetry translated into English

Eine 2005 neu entstandene Website für junge deutschsprachige Gegenwartsliteratur. Neben den Texten von bekannten und noch nicht so bekannten AutorInnen finden sich Essays, Kritiken, eine gute Linkssammlung. Ausserdem gibt es Wettbewerbe und ein lebendiges Diskussionsforum.

der deutschen Sprache und deutschsprachigen Lyrik gewidmet, inkl. Metricalizer (realisiert eine phonetische Silbenzerlegung), Poetron und Sloganizer (Gedicht & Slogan-Generator)

Poetry East West (China)

Poetry International Web
Poetry International Web is a worldwide forum for poetry on the internet! PIW will bring you news, reviews, essays, interviews and discussions, but first and foremost, hundreds of poems by acclaimed modern poets from all around the world, both in the original language and in English translation.

Poetry Ireland
Connecting poetry and people. incl. the Poetry Ireland Review Online Archive

poetry. (Singapore)
the first online venue that people think of when they think of Singapore Poetry - database of 50 poets, complete with critical introductions, biographies, bibliographies, selected poems, and accompanied by videos.

Poetry Society of America
The site of the nation's oldest poetry organization, founded in 1910. PSA presents online many poetry features and some recordings of their events as well.

Poetry Translation Centre
The Poetry Translation Centre was established in 2004 to translate contemporary poetry from Africa, Asia and Latin America into English.

The Poetry Trust
poetry organisation, delivering a year-round live and digital programme, creative education opportunities etc.

poets against war
Poets Against War continues the tradition of socially engaged poetry by creating venues for poetry as a voice against war, tyranny and oppression.

le journal permanent de la poésíe

Project Gutenberg
Project Gutenberg is the oldest producer of free ebooks on the Internet. Their collection was produced by hundreds of volunteers.

Forum für autonome Poesie

a huge and interesting Web streaming poetry portal with many languages, poets and translations

Umfangreiche Sammlung historischer Texte und Wörterbücher, inkl. einiger Poetiken [Deutsch]

Turkish Poetry
A modern turkish poetry website in turkish and in english.

UNESCO Interactive Atlas of the World's Languages in Danger

Versopolis – where poetry lives!
An online platform for promotion of European poetry, emerging authors and renowned literary festivals, events and organisations.

Many-sided Hungarian website for international poetry in Hungarian translation.

Welttag der Poesie
Die offizielle Seite der UNESCO zum Welttag der Poesie am 21.März

World Haiku Association

Young-Hae Chang
Die fantastische Website der koreanischen Künstlerin Young-Hae Chang

Lyrikpreise, Wettbewerbe & Aktivitäten

Griffin Poetry Prize
The most important Poetry Prize in the English speaking part of Canada. [incl. a huge list with poetry related links]

Literarischer März Darmstadt
Lyrik-Wettbewerb um den Leonce-und-Lena-Preis. [Most important German Poetry Award for young writers]

Lyrik-Konferenz @ Poetenladen
Inspiriert vom Lyrik-Diskurs zw. Dieter M. Gräf und Alessandro De Francesco haben sich in der Folge einige weitere Dichter Gedanken über die post-poésie gemacht.

lyrix – Schülerwettbewerb für Dichter mit Klasse
Ziel des gemeinsam vom Deutschlandfunk, dem Philologenverband und dem Verlag Das Wunderhorn entwickelten Wettbewerbes ist es, Schülerinnen und Schüler spielerisch für Lyrik zu begeistern. Ab Januar 2009 beteiligt sich auch die Initiative "Schulen: Partner der Zukunft" an dem Projekt und erweitert es um die internationale Komponente.

Zeitschriften & Online Magazine

Asymptote Journal
A fantastic site for world literature and poetry in translation.
incl. a daily-updated blog 

Books from Finland
Books from Finland is a journal of writing from and about Finland. It is the only English-language literary journal in Finland. Today an Online Magazine, it appeared in print from 1967 until the end of 2008.

Das Gedicht
Der Online-Auftritt der Zeitschrift für Lyrik, Essay und Kritik bietet vor allem einen Überblick über die Inhalte der einzelnen Hefte. DAS GEDICHT bietet eine internationale Hintergrundberichterstattung rund um die zeitgenössische Poesie, Erstveröffentlichungen namhafter und weniger bekannter Autoren und enthält außerdem eine kommentierte Bibliographie aller wesentlichen Neuerscheinungen.

das gefrorene meer - zeitschrift für
Seit 2000 veröffentlicht "das gefrorene meer" in loser Folge mehrsprachige Texte: Lyrik, Prosa, Essays, Vorträge und Kritiken über Literatur, Kunst und Philosophie. Daneben erscheint einmal im Jahr eine mehrsprachige Druckausgabe.

Edit. Papier für neue Texte.
One of the most interesting magazines for young German literature.

Internetzeitschrift, die sich besonders englischsprachiger experimnenteller Frauenlyrik widmet.

intendenzen - zeitschrift für literatur
Small, high quality magazine for young German literature. Main focus on poetry. Changing primary subject matters with every issue.

Founded in 2001, Jubilat delivers international contemporary poetry in english translations along with art, interviews and prose. Jubilat re-introduces also lost or neglected talent that may have been passed over by the standard canon or otherwise deserves a wider audience. Gives samples of each issue online.

junge magazine - portal für neue texte
Die gemeinsame website der Literaturzeitschriften BELLA triste, sprachgebunden, EDIT, [SIC], La mer gelée, Kritische Ausgabe, lauter niemand, Krachkultur, Lose Blätter. (German)

kolik - Zeitschrift für Literatur
Ausgezeichnete Literaturzeitschrift von und für Autoren, als Versuchsfläche für literarische Grundlagenforschung. Die Redaktion vergibt jährlich den KOLIK LITERATUR PREIS an junge, deutschsprachige Autorinnen und Autoren.

La mer gelée
Zweisprachige Zeitschrift für deutsche und französische Literatur, die seit dem Jahr 2000 online und seit 2005 als Druckausgabe zirkuliert. Die Themenhefte enthalten literarische und theoretische Beiträge sowie deren erstmalige Übersetzungen.

Die erste und einzige deutsche Onlinezeitschrift zur Literaturkritik und -wissenschaft. Neben Aufsätzen und Essays zu aktuellen Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaftlichen Themen, finden sich auf dieser Seite Rezensionen zu Neuerscheinungen aus dem Gebiet der Literatur und Literaturtheorie.

manuskripte - Zeitschrift für Literatur
Der Klassiker unter den Literaturzeitschriften im Netz, inkl. Leseproben und Cover-Archiv

Modern Poetry in Translation (mpt) 
founded by Ted Hughes and Daniel Weissbort in 1965, brings the best new poetry, essays and reviews from around the world to the reading public.

Poetry archive of the amazing 3:AM Magazine
incl. many interviews by SJ Fowler with international poets

Poetry International [US]
a world class literary magazine based on the campus of San Diego State University
In addition to the print journal, Poetry International also publishes PI Online, a blog which features many reviews, dispatches, interviews and poetry-related news. 

POETRY Magazin
Since its founding in Chicago in 1912, Poetry has presented, often for the very first time, virtually every significant poet of the century. Now in its ninth decade of uninterrupted monthly publication the magazine remains the premier forum for contemporary poetry.

Poetry Review [UK]
Poetry Review is the Poetry Society's internationally acclaimed quarterly poetry magazine

Das Schreibheft ist ohne Zweifel eine der interessantesten deutschen Literaturzeitschriften.

Sinn und Form - Beiträge zur Literatur
Traditional magazine for German literature, founded in 1949. Presents poetry, prose, essays, interviews and more.

die vorbildliche Literaturzeitschrift "sprachgebunden" erscheint zweimal jährlich in der edition chiméra köln/berlin als print-version sowie als gekürzte online-version.

Österreichs interessanteste Zeitschrift für brauchbare texte und bilder - mit Schwerpunktthemen von 'Jandl' bis 'Bürgerlichkeit', dazwischen 'Helter Skelter'(Austrian Cultural magazin)

Words Without Borders
The Online Magazine for International Literature presents in its various issues regularly poets as well

Blogs on poetry

MODO DE USAR (Portuguese)
Editores: Angélica Freitas, Marília Garcia, Ricardo Domeneck


excellent poetry review site by Edinburgh based Dave Coates:


Eine kollektive Poetologie