The Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine, is an independent literary organization committed to a vigorous presence for poetry in our culture. It exists to discover and celebrate the best poetry and to place it before the largest possible audience.
Badilisha Poetry X-Change is both an online audio archive and Pan-African poetry show delivered in radio format. Now the largest online collective of African poets on the planet, Badilisha has showcased and archived over 500 Pan-African poets from 28 different countries. It reflects the myriad of rhythms and rhymes, voices, perspectives and aspirations from all corners of the globe.
How does poetry inspire change? The language of poetry, chosen and arranged for its meaning, sound, and rhythm, inspires the imagination and evokes an emotional response. Young Indigenous poets use written and spoken words to express their worldviews and advocate for personal and community needs. In celebration of the 23rd Poet Laureate of the United States, Joy Harjo (Mvskoke [Creek] Nation), Native youth share how this “poet and champion of justice” has inspired their own writings. April 1, 2022 1-2pm
The National Cowboy Poetry Gathering is a week-long festival of cowboy poetry, music and art, rooted in tradition but focused on today’s rural West. It began in 1985 with a small group of folklorists and poets and has grown into national and international event.