Resources

Poetry Center Digital Archive

Poetry Center Digital Archive makes available significant portions of early audio recordings from The Poetry Center's American Poetry Archives collection, from 1954 forward. Beginning with Fall 2015, all new programs are being featured as streaming video: check out our Current Season.

Digital Information Virtual Archive

Digital Information Virtual Archive, based at San Francisco State University, is a web-based tool for storing, sharing and collaborating over files and other content. DIVA also provides a growing collections area containing resources of general interest to the public, including the San Francisco Bay Area Television Archive and Poetry Center Digital Archive.

Poetry Center Chapbook Exchange

Poetry Center Chapbook Exchange, a project of The Poetry Center created and developed by Melissa Eleftherion and Elise Ficarra, provides a space for poets to correspond, convene, and collaborate. The Chapbook Exchange will be a community-curated space for poets to both access and preserve chapbooks.

Grants for the Arts

Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund, established in 1961, is an internationally admired model of municipal funding and support of the arts and culture. Its chief goal is to promote and support the widest possible variety of arts and culture activities in the city to both visitors and residents.

National Endowment for the Arts

The National Endowment for the Arts enriches our nation and its diverse cultural heritage by supporting works of artistic excellence, advancing learning in the arts and strengthening the arts in communities throughout the country.

Small Press Distribution Inc.

Small Press Distribution gives the public access to the broad spectrum of literature published today by distributing books to bookstores, libraries and readers.

Poetry Flash

Poetry Flash is dedicated to providing the widest possible access to poetry and literature. Unique in format and in community support, Poetry Flash is an important communication forum and vehicle for generating audience and interest in literary issues and events.

Poets & Writers

Poets & Writers Inc. is the primary source of information, support and guidance for creative writers. Founded in 1970, it is the nation’s largest nonprofit literary organization. Its national office is  in New York City; its California branch is in Los Angeles.

SF Arts Online

A comprehensive website of arts and cultural events in San Francisco.

PEN USA West

PEN USA West, founded in 1943 and incorporated as a nonprofit association in 1981, includes membership of more than 1,400 writers includes poets, playwrights, essayists, novelists (for the original letters in the acronym, “PEN”) and television writers, screenwriters, critics, historians, editors, journalists and translators.

California Arts Council

The California Arts Council, a state agency, was established in January 1976 to encourage artistic awareness, participation and expression; help independent local groups develop their own arts programs; promote employment of artists and those skilled in crafts in the public and private sector; provide for exhibition of artworks in public buildings throughout California; and enlist the aid of all state agencies in the task of ensuring the fullest expression of our artistic potential.