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Pittsburgh Resources

3 Poems by... Poetry Discussion Group
Join us every second Thursday of the month (except July, August and December) at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh for lively discussions of three poems by a selected poet or about a selected topic. Discussions are free and open to the public.
  • Pittsburgh Literary Calendar
    Pittsburgh Literary Calendar aspires to provide a comprehensive list of literary readings and events of all members of Pittsburgh's diverse literary community, whether they are independent or associated with an organization. Pittsburgh Literary Calendar is a project of City of Asylum/Pittsburgh and its online magazine Sampsonia Way.
  • Autumn House Press
    Publishes poetry and fiction and has an annual Fiction Prize, Poetry Prize and Chapbook Award.
  • Pittsburgh Poetry Exchange
    is a community-based organization and information exchange that promotes poets and poetry.
  • Squirrel Hill Poetry Workshop
    The Squirrel Hill Poetry Workshop is a group of poets, representing a diversity of viewpoints and poetic styles, in the Pittsburgh area who gather twice a month at the Squirrel Hill branch of Carnegie Library to discuss their work.



Web Sites

  • The Academy of American Poets
    Use this site to find a Poet or Poem.
    • Poem Flow
      Got an iPhone? Get this poetry app!!
    • Listening Booth
      Listen to more than 300 audio clips from the Academy of American Poets, including "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost and "We Real Cool" by Gwendolyn Brooks, both read by the authors!
  • The American Verse Project
    The American Verse Project from the University of Michigan is an electronic archive of American poetry prior to 1920.
  • Bartleby Library
    Includes online editions of poetry by Robert Frost, Emily Dickinson, T.S. Eliot, Thomas Hardy, John Keats, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Walt Whitman, Oscar Wilde, William Wordsworth, William Butler Yeats, as well as Modern American Poetry and Modern British Poetry edited by Louis Untermeyer and The Oxford Book of English Verse.
  • The Borzoi Reader Poem-a-day
    Browse their collection of poetry books, learn more about their authors, and read exerpts from their works. From Knopf Publishing Group. And you can also sign up for their year-round Poem-A-Day at Daily Lit.
  • Canadian Poetry
    Information on Canadian poets from the University of Toronto English Library
  • Cowboy
    Read and celebrate classic cowboy and western poetry during Cowboy Poetry Week, April 17-23rd, 2011.
  • Favorite Poem Project
    Includes a collection of videos you can view online of people reading their favorite poems and talking about themselves.
  • Library of Congress: Poetry 180: A poem a day for American High Schools
    Poetry 180 is designed to make it easy for students to hear or read a poem each day of the 180 days of the school year.
  • Modern American Poetry
    An Online Journal and Multimedia Companion to Anthology of Modern American Poetry (Oxford University Press, 2000), edited by Cary Nelson.
  • Poetry Daily
    Poetry Daily is an online anthology of contemporary poetry published by the nonprofit Daily Poetry Association
  • Poetry Foundation
    Features a Poem of the Day as well as a "Poetry Tool" for searching for poems and poets.
  • Poetry Slam Inc.
    An organization that promotes performance poetry, especially through its National Poetry Slam.
  • Writer's Almanac
    Listen to this short daily Public Radio program by Garrison Keillor. Includes a selected poem and literary and historical notes for the day. Available is also an archive of programs.