Explore haiku, hip hop, sonnets, ghazals, epics, limericks — all kinds of poets and poetry from around the world.
|Poets of the Middle Eastern World|
|Mahmoud Darwish, Palestinian Poet of Loss and Exile, 1942-2008: “Palestinian poet, essayist and political activist whose voice was among the most powerful and resonant in late 20th century Arab literature. He spoke for two generations of Palestinians mostly abandoned by the Arab world, oppressed and infantilized by Israel, and betrayed by their own array of corrupt and self-serving Palestinian leaders.” |
Poetry connecting civilizations in conflict — Coleman Barks honored by Iran for his translations of Rumi
|Allen Ginsberg There is no doubt who was the American Bard for the end of the 20th century: Allen Ginsberg was a mountain of possibility, growing tree of life, beyond-laser zap for poetry expansion and integration into the life of the citizenry. His American Sentences are a unique modern variation on the ancient Japanese form of haiku. |
Walt Whitman — The quintessential American bard of liberation
|Poetry in the Common Language|
|Australian Rhyming Slang how to decipher the rhyming slang you might hear Down Under at “the Rubbity-Dub” (pub). |
Limericks — another traditional form of poem commonly found in the pub
Keep on going global -
- Lyrik International
- Poetry International Web
- Poetry In Translation, An electronic archive of browsable and downloadable English translations of major European and Chinese Classical poets. Also offers original poetry & critical works
- Mantis | A journal of poetry and translation
- International poetry in English translation - German, Austrian, French, Catalan and Latin American poetry in English translation.
- Open Directory - Poetry: In Translation