Poets.org – The Academy of American Poets
The Academy of American Poets is a non-profit organization that aims to support poets in the US at providing economic grants and scholarships, plus encourage the publicity and enjoyment of contemporary poetry. At the site, users will be able to read poems, essays, biographies and see photos of poets, historical and thematic poetry exhibits, events calendars, discussion forums, and award information.
The site also presents general information that will result extremely useful for anyone that loves, writes, studies or teaches literature, as the amount and quality of the information available for free at the site is easy to understand and clearly displayed. The site carries a large archive of sound files at which users will be able to hear their favorite poets reading theirs and other creator’s work, plus records of interviews and conferences. Other than these resources pertaining US poets, there is extensive information on international creators and current interpretation trends and critique. Take a look at the site’s store to check out what are the recommended poetry collections and merchandise, plus several autographed copies and first editions.