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Page Contents: PoetsWest Affiliations | Music | Poetry Resources | Organizations | Publishers | Writing Programs and Resources | Arts


KSER 90.7 FM
The independent commercial-free public radio voice for Everett, Snohomish County and beyond. The radio voice for the weekly broadcast of PoetsWest. Help keep PoetsWest on the Air - Donate to KSER through its secure Donate Now! link. We thank you for supporting KSER!
A service of Pacifica Radio in California. PoetsWest programs are listed on the website under WEEKLY programs and made available to any non-profit community radio station around the globe.
Todd Boyle – Independent videographer for cable and Internet:


Voyager Recordings
The co-producer of the PoetsWest recording. Voyager specializes in traditional, acoustic fiddle and pioneer music recordings.
Reem Kelani
The UK-based singer and musician whose songs include those based on Palestinian poets.
Leon Rosselson
Another favorite UK-based musician and singer.
Victory Music
Longtime source for acoustic music in the Northwest. Includes reviews and venues for weekly open mics.
Noah Peterson
Formerly from Portland and now based in San Antonio, saxophonist Noah Peterson and his group perform live music, especially jazz, and offer CDs and other offerings.
Jet City Stream
Digital entertainment platform in Seattle for local music.
Don't Ask
Favorite local folk music group headlined by Todd Christoffel.

Reed College
Schedule of events open to the public. Most events are free, unless noted otherwise.

City Arts
Platform for arts and culture in the Puget Sound region and includes City Arts, a monthly magazine, and a variety of music and arts events, including Art Walk Awards.


SuperSummary ( In-depth study guides on a variety of contemporary novels.

Create Your Websites
Step-by-step guide to help you create your own website without the need for having a technical background.

This guide will explain exactly how you can start your own blog; everything from START to FINISH so there’ll be no more procrastinating.

Apps That Teach Creative Writing
An article about different apps that will help you teach creative writing

Professional Children's writing
A guide on different skills and techniques you can improve throughout the course.
Free resource to help people become better writers and better bloggers.
Easy to follow guide will show you how to start a blog.
As Seen on Forbes, Entrepreneur & The Huffington Post.
Learn how to grow your blog's traffic by over 312%. /how-to-start-a-blog/
3 Steps to Building Yout Own Website!

Plateau Area Writers Association
A gathering of accomplished and aspiring writers dedicated to forming writer's critique groups, encouraging writers' creative efforts, publishing a quarterly magazine, and providing community services.
Step-by-step tutorial on how to make a website.

Between the Bars
A weblog platform for people in prison, through which the 1% of America which is behind bars can tell their stories.
Blog site teaches people how to get started online with different blogging platforms such as,typepad and more recently WordPress.
Jamie Spencer email:

Start Up Your Blog
How to Easily Write Your First Ever Blog Post in 5 Easy Steps. This guide suggested by Nate Hay

Step-by-step guide to website/blog building guide for anyone who cannot code.
How to Start Your Blog. Free Step by Step Guide Over 7 years of teaching people how to get started online with different blogging platforms such as blogger, typepad and more recently WordPress.
Free step-by-step guide for creating a website from scratch.

Start A Blog 123
A step-by-step guide on how to start a blog, including choosing a domain name and hosting company, setting up WordPress, and publishing your first post.

GNOSIS - A Poetry Journal™
Submissions welcome. Please see the Editor's Note in the current issue for information on how to submit.

My Poetic Side
A list of reviewed poets, blog and free online publishing system and options such as converting your poems into a pdf book or creating a poem with the collaboration of other poets.

Open Culture
Free web source for cultural & educational media
Free step-by-step tutorial on how to create a blog.

Rhyme Desk
A worthy resource with rhyming dictionary and other useful language tools for poets and songwriters.

Academy of American Poets
The largest membership-based nonprofit organization supporting contemporary poetry and American poets.

Seshendra Poetry. Seshendra : Visionary poet of the millennium His literature is a unique blend of the best of poetry and poetics.

Subprimal Poetry Art
An online poetry journal from editor Victor David Sandiego, living in the high central desert of Mexico. Many of the poetry pieces have an audio recording while you read the text.

World Poetry Movement
Founded in Medellin Colombia, in July 2011 by poet Fernando Rendón, the movement advances free expression, a high level of participation in poetic actions by the poets belonging to this planetary movement.
Website created by Freelance writer and blogger Mike Wallagher that gives step by step tutorials on how to start and maintain a blog.

The Muse
An International Journal of Poetry from India.

100 Thousand Poets for Change
Where poets, writers, musicians, artists get together to create and perform, educate, and demonstrate with like-minded groups around the world.

Shakespeare: Neologist
An Online Guide to Shakespeare the Neologist. This site suggested by Deborah Ward’s Seventh Grade class in Delaware.

Multnomah Arts Center
Portland-based literary program and part of Portland Parks and Recreation. Offers classes in poetry and prose, as well as literary excursions throughout the city.
Outsider poetry and art from Seattle and beyond.
Puget Sound Poetry Connection
Events at PSPC, how to contact us, and the monthly featured poet for our Distinguished Writers Series on the 2nd Friday of every month at Kings Books, Tacoma. Follow our PSPC Blog for postings of events, etc.
The Independent Writers Studio
Based in Bellingham, Washington, IWS provides writers a 6-week group on a continuous basis.
Poets Against the War
Organized by Sam Hamill, this is the host site of the largest anthology of poets speaking out against the attack on Iraq and other wars. This site is now archived at Ohio State University.

Hanksville Storytellers
Web site for Native American poets and writers and links to individual web sites of Sherman Alexie, Gloria Bird, Elizabeth Cook-Lynn, Philip Red Eagle, and other Native American writers throughout North America, including Canada.

World’s largest open mic website. Martin
Blog and web site for poetry and book reviews by Martin Abramson.
Belva's List
An entertainment resource for Seattle, the Puget Sound and Western Washington residents and visitors. Also a resource to sell your books.
Quill & Parchment
Website for writers and poets, readers, photographers, painters and anyone who enjoys life. Sharmagne Leland-St. John is Editor-in-Chief.

Pongo Teen Writing Project
Features online writing activities for youth who have led difficult lives and downloadable information for teachers, etc.

Promotes spoken word performances and resources that support poetry.

Book/Mark Quarterly Review
Online network of literary journals, book publishers, online literary journals, and writers, as well as eclectic literary reviews.
Denney Juvenile Justice Center Poetry
Poetry workshop facilitated by Snohomish County Children's Writer, Mindy Hardwick. Teens write about their lives and experiences and the poems are published in chapbooks.
The Crow and the Moon
Warren Gossett’s site devoted to short form Japanese poetry.
A Word with You Press
Based in San Diego, this web site caters to artists, writers & poets; posts free literary contests & feedback.
Sampsonia Way
An online magazine sponsored by City of Asylum/Pittsburgh celebrating literary free expression and supporting persecuted poets and novelists worldwide.
Words Without Borders
International exchange for a global literary conversation through translation, publication, and promotion of the best international prose and poetry. We connect international writers to the general public, to students and educators, and to print and other media.
Verse Wisconsin
Publishes poetry and serves the community of poets in Wisconsin to each other and to the larger literary world, fosters critical conversations about poetry and builds the audience for poetry.
Shmoop Poetry
Shmoop offers in-depth and fun-to-read online learning guides and teacher resources, written by Ph.D. students from top U.S. universities.
The Poetry Page
Poetic voice of the California Central Coast with lots more links.
A rich resource to the life and work of William Stafford as well as other poetry and literary resources.
The Temple Book Store
Charles Potts's web site for his virtual bookstore and information on his bricks and mortar store and school.
Pierre Joris's blog and a place for tracings, translations, meanderings, explorations of a mainly writerly nature.
Gently Read Literature
Internet journal and forum for review, criticism and analysis of contemporary literature, specifically contemporary poetry and literary fiction.
Rain Taxi
Quarterly print and online publication of reviews of literary fiction, poetry, and nonfiction.
Empty Mirror Books
An on-line bookseller specializing in the Beat Generation & modern poetry, with a particular interest in small press poetry. They're located in Mukilteo, north of Seattle.
International Poetry Forum
Home of the Poets-in-Public series celebrating the oral presentation of poetry by internationally recognized poets, actors and musicians.
J.W. Goethe
Site dedicated to Goethe's poetry.
Wheelock’s Latin
Official web site of the Wheelock’s Latin Series with much to offer in readings and study of Latin.
Poetry Daily
Posts a new poem every day. Selections are made from publications, large and small, known and little known.
An online poetry journal of new writing published three times a year by John Tranter from Sydney, Australia.
The Poetry Society
Established in 1909, one of Britain's most dynamic arts organizations, the Poetry Society is a membership organization open to all.
Online video showcase featuring established and emerging poets at various venues throughout Southern California.
Bathroom Poetry Project
Places original works of poetry in non-traditional spaces. Current project installations in Boulder CO, Chicago, Austin, Raleigh NC, and in Portland OR.
Ordinary Madness
Arts & Entertainment podcast with host Steve Barker in interviews with musicians, writers, comedians, and artists about their work and upcoming projects.
An electronic journal of poetry and poetics where you can "fast load" for a "slow read."


Academy of American Poets
The largest membership-based nonprofit organization supporting contemporary poetry and American poets.

Credible Threat
A collection of collaborative artists committed to exploring challenging contemporary social issues through performance. Source material ranges from adaptations of classic science fiction novels, Greek and Roman Tragedies to original contemporary texts and performance art.

Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater
High quality performing arts outlet in Snohomish County providing affordable programs, education and artistic leadership to the entire community.

Encore Pathways
Dedicated to issues engaging us in the third chapter of our lives when we have the experience, energy and enthusiasm to contribute to our communities and families.

Pirate Television
Cable television series on public affairs produced by Ed Mays. Seen on SCAN- Seattle Community Access Network and PSA-Puget Sound Access in King County WA. Also produces shows for Free Speech TV and audio for David Barsamian’s Alternative Radio. Also some cool music.

Subud International Cultural Association (SICA)
Global nonprofit organization based in Austin, Texas that provides programs and services to individuals and organizations working in the fields of art, culture and creativity.

Mukilteo Arts Guild
Sponsor a number of activities including Writers Group: A literary salon for writers and open to writers from all genres.

Curates performance arts and events, including annual Festival of Books in the Methow Valley, WA.

Listen Up! Northwest - Reclaim the Media programs on public affairs and community issues. Produced by Yuko Kodama at KBCS.
Artist Trust - Nonprofit organization supporting Washington State artists in all creative disciplines.
Floating Mountain Poets
Seattle-area based consortium of poets coming together to share their work. Contact
West Of Lenin
Live performance venue of AJ Epstein and his production company, the Ethereal Mutt. An 88-seat black box theatre and studio space in Seattle’s Fremont district.
Freehold Theatre - Studio, lab and center for the practice of theatre. Freehold offers theatrical performances and acting, directing, improv, and playwriting classes taught by working professional artists.
A Seattle-based organization of parents, teachers, writers, booksellers, and librarians with a mission to turn boys into lifelong readers.
Pongo Publishing
Web site of the Pongo Publishing Teen Writing Project. A non-profit, volunteer program in Seattle. We help teens in distress (incarcerated youth, street youth, hospitalized youth, etc.) to write poetry about their lives.
Voices Education Project – Seattle-based home for groups giving voice to peace.
Seattle Youth Speaks
Non-profit literary arts organization for youth serving Seattle and greater Puget Sound region.
NW Haiku Society
Poets from the greater Puget Sound area of WA state dedicated to writing, studying, and appreciating haiku and related genres of poetry written in English.
Bent Arts, a non-profit organization based in Seattle, is the only queer writing institute in the nation.

Artist Trust
A not-for-profit organization based in Seattle, whose mission is to support and encourage individual artists working in all disciplines in order to enrich community life throughout Washington State.

Oregon Poetry Association
The web site of the Oregon poets with a mission to help Oregon poets develop their talents and skills, to stimulate an appreciation of poetry and to raise public awareness of Oregon poets.
The Miracle Theatre Group– Home of El Centro Milagro in Portland, Oregon for Spanish and Latin American arts and culture.
Northwest SPokenword LAB
The Northwest SPokenword LAB is an intergenerational spokenword Performance, Resource and Outreach center based in Auburn, WA.
Mountain Writers Series
Portland, Oregon-based organization features authors of regional, national, and international reputation in a variety of events including readings, lectures, workshops, and master classes presented in diverse venues and formats throughout the region.
PEN Washington
State chapter of PEN USA and part of the international organization of professional writers founded in 1921. PEN has 130 centers in Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and the Americas with a total membership of approximately 15,000.

PEN American Center
Founded in 1922, works to advance literature, to defend free expression, and to foster international literary fellowship.

Hibulb Cultural Center and Natural History Preserve
Supports the history and culture of the Tulalip Tribes. Free tours every Wednesday from 1-4 pm with the cost of admission. Free admission every first Thursday.

Seattle Free Lances
Social and professional networking group and one of the oldest associations in Seattle for published writers of the Northwest. For information, contact

Arts Washington
Washington State Arts Commission for the advancement of arts in our communities. Supports poetry competition by students at


Poetic Matrix Press
John Peterson's press based in Madera, California and home to poets and lovers of poetry in the belief that poetry has or should have a say in the quality of contemporary culture. Site has a link to Poetic Matrix Blog. Check it out!
We have been helping authors self-publish for the past 15 years. We are a self-publishing company and book printer with both offset and digital capabilities. We format books, ebooks and perform custom illustration work, among other services.
Famous and inspirational poetry pages and a page where you can submit your own poems

Worldwind Books
Imprint of Amador Publishers through which Zelda Gatuskin, Editor-in-chief, Amador Publishers, LLC, publishes poetry.

Gazoobi Tales
Publishing imprint run by Thomas Hubbard.

Rose Alley Press
Run by David D. Horowitz. Publishes rhymed and metered poetry, cultural commentary, and pamphlets about writing and publication.

Dos Madres Press
Robert Murphy's press based in Ohio and publisher of really beautiful books. A not-for-profit corporation and a 501(c) 3 qualified public charity. Contributions are tax-deductible.

Raven Chronicles
Journal of literature, art, reviews, edited by Phoebe Bosche.

Airlie Press
Run by writers, the press produces one or two full-length volumes a year, offering poets who live in the Pacific Northwest a local, shared-work publishing alternative.

Indigo Editing & Publications
Indigo offers a variety of editing services from developmental editing to proofreading, professional revision guidance, proposal development for independent authors seeking traditional publication, and self-publishing consultations.

Schiel & Denver Book Publishers
Leading provider of ISBN book publishing, editing, marketing and book distribution services to independent authors, in every genre. Member of New York Center for Independent Publishing and United Nations Global Compact Office.
Little Eagle Press
Located in Wisconsin and dedicated to publishing books of poetry and short prose in combination with visual imagery. Ralph Murre is Editor/Publisher.
Gorham Printing
Northwest printer in Centralia, Washington specializing in design and printing of self-published books. Excellent resource for first-time writers as well as veteran authors. Ask for a copy of their printed guide.
Manzanita Writers Press
Nonprofit literary press devoted to publishing and promoting authors in the California gold country region and beyond.
Duotrope's Digest
Free writers' resource listing over 2800 current Fiction and Poetry publications.
Copper Canyon Press
The premier publisher of poetry founded by Sam Hamill.
Burnside Review
An independently published poetry journal from Portland, Oregon.
Kalavinka Press - Publishing arm of Kalavinka Dharma Association, founded by Bhikshu Dharmamitra and dedicated to translation and publication of important texts from the early Indian and Chinese Buddhist traditions.
Alice James Books
Nonprofit cooperative poetry press founded in 1973. Manuscripts are selected from regional and national competitions.
Knockout Literary Magazine
Twice yearly publication edited by Jeremy Halinen and others. Half of proceeds of sales of current issue go to Valentino Achak Deng Foundation helping those affected by the civil war in Sudan.
SSO Press
Publishing outfit operating out of Olympia WA. They work to bring you the best unknown poetry they can find.
An independent publisher of poetry, fiction, and lifestyle books, that strives to give a voice to emerging and established writers.
The Montserrat Review
Good writing and good reviews.
Pregnant Moon Review
Expression is vital to living, and that is why we publish poets at all stages of their creative prowess.
Dreamriver Press
An independent publishing house that aims to print books in the fields of mind-body-spirit, environment and sustainable living, as well as inspirational fables for all age groups.
Istanbul Literature Review
Beautiful web site with the vision "to deliver literature everywhere." Its ILR Mobile Edition makes available interesting stories, poems and other pieces.
The latest in book marketing strategies and techniques, new indie titles, industry news, and information about writing, publishing and promoting independently published books.
California Authors
An independent online publication for California's literary scene. They promote and give a voice to California authors, publishers, booksellers, and readers.

Page with all of University of Washington’s Writing, Editing, and Publishing programs, with links to each specific program. Entry link for those students interested in the literary arts, but who may not yet know which program is the “best fit” for them.

Antioch University
Literature and Creative Writing degree program

How to Search the Invisible Web
Online provides a comprehensive guide to academic information and resources on the web to college students, educators and the rest of us. Feedback is always appreciated.

Submit Press Release
We offer social media connectivity & content distribution and always try to help people get their published works out to as many people as possible.

Village Books Writes
Village Books in Bellingham hosts writing groups in poetry, fiction and nonfiction.

Creative Writing Now
An online resource for beginning poets and fiction writers, offering advice, writing prompts, and ideas as well as an introduction to various aspects of craft.
Pacific MFA in Writing
An exceptional brief-residency writing program in Oregon. Enter the program in January on the Oregon coast or in June on the Forest Grove campus.
Richard Hugo House
Center for literary arts that supports writers and promotes the creation of new writing.
Oregon Writers Colony
Listing of useful links to writing resources and organizations, workshops, bookstores, and individual writers' home pages.
Reed College
Master of Arts in Liberal Studies, or MALS, is a flexible, interdisciplinary graduate program for lifetime students of all ages.
Log Cabin Literary Center
From Boise, Idaho comes this web site dedicated to providing resources in reading and the art of writing.
Poets & Writers
Online resource for poets and writers in the global literary community.
Internet Public Library
Hosted by the School of Information at the University of Michigan, this site includes links to references, on-line texts, literary criticism, periodicals, the Favorite Poem Project, and other resources valuable to the writer.
Casa de Escritores or House of Writers
This literary hub (casa) promotes the use of the Spanish language through literature.
Poetry in the Arts
Based in Austin, Texas. Has extensive on-line compilation of resources for poets and writers, including indexes of publishers, literary competitions, workshops, etc.
Encyclopedia Mythica
Good resource on mythology, folklore and legend.
Directory of literature-related websites and discussion groups.

Posters and prints from Ansel Adams to Vincent Van Gogh in styles including Abstract art, Cubism, Impressionism, Pop Art, Renaissance, and more.

Extensive collection of artistic posters and prints. Shipping fee $1.99, and most art prints ship the next business day. Money-back guarantee for up to 30 days after your purchase.

Rob Schouten Gallery
At Historic Greenbank Farm on Whidbey Island, this gallery provides consistent exhibitions of original and beautiful art that connects and inspires. Also the site of frequent poetry and music events.

Electric Voodoo
Experimental images in photography. Some really cool stuff.

Warren Gossett Fine Art
Web site of Idaho artist, Warren Gossett. Gorgeous paintings.
Arts Directory
The Arts Directory
Comprehensive online directory to various art fields, including literature, radio, theatre.
Alliance for Arts
The Greater Vancouver (that's British Columbia) Alliance for Arts and Culture promotes the activities of the arts. Their web site includes a comprehensive calendar of upcoming events in music, art, literary, etc. in the Greater Vancouver area.
Collaborative web site for creative people in all media: artists, musicians and composers, writers, performing artists, computer designers, and those seeking a new edge in their work.

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