The National Association for Poetry Therapy, as a membership organization, provides the following list as a resource for those interested in organizations and projects related to poetry. This list is for informational purposes only and does not constitute any specific endorsement from NAPT.
Forward Arts Foundation – Forward Arts Foundation is a literary charity committed to widening poetry’s audience, honoring achievement, and supporting talent through various means, including National Poetry Day, the Forward Prizes for Poetry, and the Forward Book of Poetry—an annual anthology of the yeear’s best poems. The foundation is run by Deborah Alma, an “emergency poet,” who takes her poetry all over England, prescribing poems along the way. To see “Emergency Poetry” in action, view: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-29352405
Poetry Archives @ eMule.com – This poetry archive has thousands of copyright-free, classical poems by such authors as Emily Dickinson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Robert Frost, and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. The database is searchable by first-line, author and poem title by key words.
Modern American Poetry – The Modern American Poetry site is an educational and training resource for the study of modern and contemporary American poetry. It contains interviews with, excerpts from and essays on 161 modern American poets. Users can search for poets alphabetically, chronologically by date of birth, by race/ethnicity, and by group/school of poetry. Additionally, the poems appearing on this site are available in “Anthology of Modern American Poetry” (Oxford Press).
Poetry Foundation – An independent literary organization, the Poetry Foundation site is rich with poems organized and accessed by subject, along with information on poets, poetry programs and initiatives, podcasts, and articles for teachers and students.
PoetryPoetry – PoetryPoetry is a web site hosted by Charlie Rossiter that features audio poetry. In addition to poets reading their poems aloud, this site includes a poetry workshop of writing ideas, poetry news and reviews, and links to poetry sites around the world, as well as audio and print open mics for your own work.
Poetry Spoken Here – A bi-weekly, half-hour podcast series, hosted by Charlie Rossiter, that features interviews with poets, reviews of poetry books, examinations of individual poems, and investigations of themes in poetry. New episodes are posted the first and third Friday of every month. The series may also be accessed by subscribing free at the iTunes store.
Episode #009 examines the theory and practice of Poetry Therapy. Dr. Lynn Kapitan, recent past-president of the American Art Therapy Association, discusses poetry therapy in the context of Creative Arts Therapies; clinical psychologist, Dr. Beth Jacobs, talks about her use of poetry and expressive writing in her practice; and Professor Nick Mazza, founding and current editor of the Journal of Poetry Therapy, talks about current developments in the field. Access this episode here: https://soundcloud.com/poetry-spoken-here/episode-009-poetry-therapy
Power Poetry – Power Poetry is the world’s first and largest mobile poetry community for youth. Devoted to helping youth find their voice to change their lives and the world, the Power Poetry site features Action Guides such as 7 Tips for Writing Poetry on Civil Rights and How to Write Poetry About Body Image. It also includes digital slams, nearly 200,000 poems, and a database of local poetry groups across the U.S.