Useful links

International Literature Organisations

International PEN promotes friendship and intellectual co-operation among writers everywhere and fights for freedom of expression.

English PEN works on behalf of persecuted writers around the world, especially those in prison, and promotes freedom of expression.

Based in Rotterdam, the Poetry International website contains thousands of poems by modern poets from around the world in their original language and translated into English.

African Writing Online is a UK based magazine dedicated to promoting the best of African literature today.

Sampsonia Way is an online magazine sponsored by City of Asylum/Pittsburgh celebrating literary free expression and supporting persecuted poets and novelists worldwide.

City of Asylum/Pittsburgh provides sanctury to writers exiled under threat of death, imprisonment, or persecution in their native countries.

Wasafiri literary magazine publishes and promotes contemporary international literature.

UK Poetry Organisations

The Poetry Archive houses the largest online collection of English-language poets reading their poems.
The Poetry Library in London holds the most comprehensive and accessible collection of modern poetry in the UK.
The Poetry Society is the leading organisation promoting poetry in the UK.
The Poetry School offers a programme of classes to teach adults to write poetry.
The Scottish Poetry Library in Edinburgh has a large collection of poetry in English, Scots and Gaelic
Held annually in St Andrews, StAnza is Scotland’s largest international poetry festival.
The Academi, the Welsh national literature promotion agency, runs events, courses and competitions.
As well as organising The Aldeburgh Poetry Festival, The Poetry Trust offers a year-round live and digital programme.