Poetry Links: Where to hear it, see it, perform it
Academy of American Poets Sponsors National Poetry Month in April and has a huge audio archive of readings, much of it available online. They even have an iPhone app!
City Lore City Lore is the co-sponsor (with Poets House) of the biennial poetry festival in downtown Manhattan showcasing the nation’s – and the world’s – literary and folk poetry traditions with special attention to poetry’s oral roots.
Howl Festival The annual Poetry, Theater, Performance Art, Film Comedy and Dance festival in the East Village, usually in September. Named after Allen Ginsberg’s poem.
Nuyorican Poets Cafe Slams, literary events, readings, music, theater. Founded ca. 1973, originally as a home salon by lit professor Miguel Algarin. Old School slammin'. Don't miss it.
Poets House: A Place for Poetry Newly renovated and fantastically beautiful: a vast library of poetry books; literary center for readings and performances.
St. Mark's Poetry Project Started in 1966, the Poetry Project was one of the inspirations for the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. In addition to weekly readings and workshops, they hold a 24-hour poetry reading on New Year’s Day each year.