The Academy of American Poets
Academy of American Poets was founded in 1934 to support American poets at all
stages of their careers and to foster the appreciation of contemporary poetry. To
fulfill this mission, the Academy administers a wide variety of programs, including
National Poetry Month (April), the largest literary celebration in the world; online
educational resources providing free poetry lesson plans for high school teachers;
the Poetry Audio Archive, a collection of over 700 recordings dating back to the
1960s; and Poets.org, our award-winning website which provides a wealth of content
on contemporary American poetry and receives a million unique users each month.
Amnesty International USA
in London in 1961, Amnesty International is a Nobel Prize-winning grassroots
activist organization with over 1.8 million members worldwide. Amnesty International
undertakes research and action focused on preventing and ending grave abuses of the
rights to physical and mental integrity, freedom of conscience and expression, and
freedom from discrimination, within the context of its work to promote all human
rights. Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) is the U.S. Section of Amnesty
Arba Sicula: Journal of Sicilian Folklore and
Arba Sicula is a Sicilian-American, nonprofit organization
founded by Gaetano Cipolla, with the principle objective of preserving,
studying and promoting the language and culture of Sicily. The name is ancient
Sicilian for "Sicilian Dawn," representing the organizations's optimism for the
future and preservation of Sicily's distinct cultural heritage in the face of
assimilation into a more generic Italian milieu.
Arts & Letters Daily
aesthetics, literature, language, ideas, criticism, culture, history, music, art,
trends, breakthroughs, disputes, gossip. A service of The Chronicle of Higher
The Association of Writers & Writing Programs
A nonprofit association working for the benefit of writers, writing programs,
and teachers of writing. Since 1967 AWP has supported writers and writing programs
around the world. AWP now supports over 28,000 writers at over 400 member colleges
and universities and eighty-six writers' conferences and centers.
dedicated to the novels, short stories, essays, and other writings of Italo Calvino
(1923-1985), one of Europe's greatest and most popular writers.
Chicago Historical Society
privately endowed, independent institution devoted to collecting, interpreting,
and presenting the rich multicultural history of Chicago and Illinois.
Coastal Ecosystems Research Foundation
Coastal Ecosystems Research Foundation is a Canadian non-profit organisation which
conducts ecological research along the Pacific coast of North America. Its
activities are currently centered around the grey and humpback whales of British
Columbia and Baja California.
Institute engages people worldwide in scientific field research and education to
promote the understanding and action necessary for a sustainable environment.
The Feminist Press
Press is an independent nonprofit literary publisher that promotes freedom of
expression and social justice. We publish exciting authors who share an activist
spirit and a belief in choice and equality. Founded in 1970, we began by rescuing
"lost" works by writers such as Zora Neale Hurston and Charlotte Perkins Gilman, and
established our publishing program with books by American writers of diverse racial
and class backgrounds. Since then we have also been bringing works from around the
world to North American readers. We seek out innovative, often surprising
books that tell a different story.
Human Rights Watch
Human Rights Watch is
dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world. We stand with
victims and activists to prevent discrimination, to uphold political freedom, to
protect people from inhumane conduct in wartime, and to bring offenders to justice.
We investigate and expose human rights violations and hold abusers accountable.
We challenge governments and those who hold power to end abusive practices and
respect international human rights law. We enlist the public and the international
community to support the cause of human rights for all. Human Rights Watch is an
independent, nongovernmental organization, supported by contributions from private
individuals and foundations worldwide. It accepts no government funds, directly or
Inside Higher Ed
for news, opinion and career advice and services for all of higher education.
Italian American Studies
Our Association is devoted to the interdisciplinary study of
the culture, history, literature, sociology, demography, folklore, and politics of
Italians in America. IASA seeks to explore and disseminate authentic information and
interpretation of the wide-ranging experiences of Italians in America.
A free daily
email from Italy for Italy lovers everywhere.
i-Italy: Italian/American Digital Project
We are a group of journalists, academics and public intellectuals determined to
create an authoritative point of encounter, information, and debate on the Internet
concerning Italy and Italian America.
The James Joyce Centre
Joyce Centre is dedicated to promoting an understanding of the life and works of
James Joyce and aims to provide a unique, personal view of the man, his work and
his minutely observed origins. The Centre is an active, vibrant and ever-evolving
tribute to one of the world's most profound surveyors of the human landscape, a
starting point from which to begin a personal odyssey through Joyce's life, work and
source of inspiration.
Magna GRECE: Ethno-Cultural Journal
for People of Southern-Italian Descent
Magna GRECE is the online voice of
Nuova Patria Meridionale (New Southern Homeland), a metapolitical think-tank dedicated
to the traditional folkways of Europa with an explicit focus on Southern Italians
and Sicilians. Our objective is to provide an English language forum on important issues
concerning our historic communities, the most imperative of which is the realization of
self-determination, the cornerstone of any group's ability to survive.
National Endowment for the Arts
arts reflect the past, enrich the present, and imagine the future. The National
Endowment for the Arts, an investment in America's living cultural heritage,
serves the public good by nurturing the expression of human creativity, supporting
the cultivation of community spirit, and fostering the recognition and
appreciation of the excellence and diversity of our nation's artistic
PEN American Center
PEN American Center is the
largest of the 141 centers of International PEN, the world's oldest human rights
organization and the oldest international literary organization. International PEN
was founded in 1921 to dispel national, ethnic, and racial hatreds and to promote
understanding among all countries. PEN American Center, founded a year later, works
to advance literature, to defend free expression, and to foster international
Poetry Daily is an
anthology of contemporary poetry which each day brings you a new poem from books,
magazines and journals currently in print.
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 serving poets,
fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers.
Una Storia Segreta: When Italian Americans Were
Una Storia Segreta (the words in Italian mean both "a secret story"
and "a secret history") was developed by the American Italian Historical Association's
Western Regional Chapter. The site is dedicated to those who endured the confusions
and losses of World War II largely in silence. By giving them voice now, we hope that
others will be encouraged to fill out this story further -- one we believe is not only
worth telling but crucial to understanding what has shaped us all.
Studs Terkel: Conversations with America
Studs Terkel's multifacted life has produced an equally rich and varied
legacy of research materials. Conversations with America is a collection of the
interviews he conducted for his books and for his radio program. It showcases
the remarkable depth of his personal knowledge of his diverse subjects explored
in his interviews and his ability to get others to talk about themselves and what
they do best.
And They Came to Chicago: The
And They Came to Chicago traces the 150-year
history of Italian settlement in Chicago, from early arrivals who laid the foundations
for burgeoning Italian enclaves to the Italian-American contribution to politics and
labor, the arts, and culture. Combining rare historical footage and photographs,
interviews with prominent Italian Americans, authors, historians, and individuals
who came of age in Chicago's Little Italies, this documentary journeys to the heart
of one of the city's most vibrant, and misunderstood, communities for an unforgettable
look at Chicago's Italian-American legacy.
Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Welcome to the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute's web site for the Universal
Declaration of Human Rights. On December 10, 1998, the world marked the
Declaration's 50th anniversary. In the United States, a national coalition was
formed to promote action that would advance respect for human rights both at home
and abroad. This web site was originally designed to support the coalition's work,
and has been maintained as a resource for all those who want to join in the ongoing
struggle for human rights.
WomenWatch is a
central gateway to information and resources on the promotion of gender equality and
the empowerment of women throughout the United Nations system, including the United
Nations Secretariat, regional commissions, funds, programmes, specialized agencies
and academic and research institutions.
The Writer's Almanac
Poems and literary history of the day, from Garrison Keillor. Be well, do
good work, and keep in touch.