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Poets Without Borders

Poets without Borders

Poets Without Borders (PWB) is a consortium of international poetry organizations that shares information and promotes publications, readings, festivals and contests, in an effort to bring greater visibility to writers, poetry and other art forms, at a global level.   PWB members include:  Cross-Cultural Communications (USA), Immagine & Poesia (Italy), Shabdaguchha (Bengal), The Seventh Quarry (Wales), The Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College (USA), Voices Israel, and World Poetry Canada.

As of July 2013, a partnership was formed between CROSS-CULTURAL COMMUNICATIONS AND IMMAGINE & POESIA 

Stanley H. Barkan, Poet/Publisher
Cross-Cultural Communications
239 Wynsum Avenue
Merrick, NY 11566-4725/USA
Tel: 516/868-5635; 868-5635
Fax: 516/379-1901


Reviews: www.thepedestalmagazine (Apr 21-Jun 21, 2010, Issue 57, Reviews)




Voices Israel Group of Poets in English


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Voices was founded in August, 1971 by Leslie Summers, Reuben Rose, Moshe Ben-Zvi and Jacob Katwan. From this small beginning of fourmembers, the organization has grown to a membership of about 150 poets in Israel and many other countries. Our goals are:

  • to provide an outlet for writers of English poetry in Israel
  • to encourage new poets in their art
  • to promote international friendships through poetry


 Members read their work at monthly meetings held in Tel Aviv, Haifa, Jerusalem and other towns in Israel, and in Boston, USA and London UK and participate in workshops held regularly during the course of the year in Israel.





Peter Thabit Jones is the Founder and Editor of THE SEVENTH QUARRY, a poetry magazine published in Swansea, Wales, with an international perspective, which appears twice a year, in winter and summer.

The first issue was launched at The the Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea, in January 2005.
THE SEVENTH QUARRY Swansea Poetry Magazine aims to publish quality poems from around the world. 
Poets from the U.K., America, Argentina, Australia, Bulgaria, Belarus, Canada, Catalonia, China, the Czech Republic, France,
Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Holland, India, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Portugal, Romania, Russia,
Serbia, Sicily, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, and Switzerland have already appeared in its pages.

New York's Vince Clemente, as the magazine's Consultant Editor: America, ensures a steady stream of American poets.
Each issue features a Poet Profile, a batch of pages given over to a chosen poet. 
The policy is to try to alternate between a British poet and a non-British poet. 
There is also a Books and Magazines page, which provides details and brief comments on received publications.

The magazine is a cooperating partner with CROSS-CULTURAL COMMUNICATIONS PUBLISHERS, New York.
The partnership has already contributed to the magazine being displayed at several prestigious literary events in America and the publication in QUARRY of work by the late, Pulitzer prize-winner,  
American Poet Laureate Stanley Kunitz.

The magazine has also been contracted to THE POETRY LIBRARY'S (Royal Festival Hall, London) 
prestigious digitization project, which will ensure copies of the magazine are featured on its very popular website: regarded by many as the best source for poetry in the U.K. 

QUARRY was featured in THE GUARDIAN, one of Britain's leading daily newspapers, in April 2006. It was awarded SECOND BEST SMALL PRESS MAGAZINE IN THE U.K. 2006 by PURPLE PATCH (U.K.).

Peter Thabit Jones organizes THE SEVENTH QUARRY/CROSS-CULTURAL COMMUNICATIONS POETRY EVENTS, which have taken place at the Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea, Dylan Thomas Birthplace, Swansea, and The Boathouse in Laugharne; and the first solo participant of the Series was America's Stanley H. Barkan.





The WORLD POETRY was created by Ariadne Sawyer and Alejandro Mujica-Olea in 1997. Its goal was to give recognition to multicultural and multilin­gual poets and writers, who have written in more than 100 languages spoken in Canada. Later on, the following were created:

  • The World Poetry Reading Series at the Vancouver Public Library.
  • The World Poetry Cafe – a radio show aired every Tuesday night from 9 – 10 pm on Vancouver Co-op Radio (CFRO 102.7 FM)
  • The World Poetry Electronic Newsletter
  • The World Poetry Publishing
  • The World Poetry Workshop Series
  • The World Poetry Night Out
  • The World Poetry International

The World Poetry foundation is built upon respect, honor, support, peace and love for all through the power of the arts and education. World Poetry boasts a strong Canadian and First Nations compo­nent; in the Lower Mainland alone, we are connected with over 500 poets, musicians and writers from 64 countries of origin. The World Poetry Electronic Newsletter is distributed to 7,000 readers in 25 coun­tries. The World Poetry Cafe radio show can be listened throughout the world on the internet.

We host the popular monthly World Poetry Reading Series at the Vancouver Public Library, where we present events featuring multicultural and multilingual poets, writers, and musicians for your enjoyment, enlightenment, and edification.

The World Poetry Café Radio Show airs every Tuesday night from 9-10 PM on Vancouver Co-op Radio (CFRO 102.7 FM), with your ever-eloquent hosts, Ariadne Sawyer and Alejandro Mujica-Olea. Guest hosts are Lucia Gorea and Angelo Moroni. You can find the latest shows on this site.

The World Poetry e-Newsletter is distributed to 5,030 readers in 25 countries. To subscribe to or (Gasp!) unsubscribe from our newsletter, please specify your preference in an email to

We welcome volunteers for our special events and the daily work of World Poetry Canada and World Poetry International.


Who We Are

The World Poetry Reading Series is a unique society that encompasses:

  • World Poetry Vancouver
  • World Poetry Night Out New Westminster
  • World Poetry Richmond
  • World Poetry Youth Team UBC
  • World Poetry Canada
  • World Poetry Canada International Peace Festivals
  • World Poetry Special Events
  • World Poetry Publishing
  • World Poetry Cafe Radio Show
  • the site:

We are a unique group with the goal of bringing out the voices of those who need to be heard, in respect, honor, support, peace and love.

Our community partners are carefully chosen for their conscience, integrity and trust. The partners will mention World Poetry and as needed display our logo.

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Shabdaguchha is an international bilingual poetry journal edited and founded by Hassanal Abdullah, a Bangladeshi-American poet.
Shabdaguchha and Immagine & Poesia. 
"We are celebrating the 15th anniversary of Shabdaguchha. Over these years, the magazine tried to publish the finest poems, both in English and Bengali. There were lots of difficulties fulfilling this goal, nevertheless we believe that we have been pretty successful. The help and support we have received from poets of different languages living in different parts of the world are tremendous. Though poetry is not something that can be sketched successfully in a day or two; continuous effort however makes a poet somewhat confident of what he wants to achieve. Same thing is applicable for a magazine too. 
Continuous search for good poems allowed us to come this far. Yet, we know that poetic achievement can never be measured by numerical scales. It always runs beyond standards and keeps on moving to set up new ones. We, therefore, would have to go miles before the end of this journey. 
Along the way, we established the Biannual Shabdaguchha Poetry Award in 2001. So far, this award was given to five Bengali poets living in Dhaka, Kolkata and New York. There will always be some critics. Still, we are deeply indebted to the people; the judges, the patrons, and the nominees; who helped us to make it possible. We believe that the bridge we have built between the poets of the East and west through Shabdaguchha would always be there throughout our journey and beyond. Therefore, we will not make any mistakes to thank our readers and contributors, who actually are the real heroes in our eyes. Without their gracious help and non-ending supports we would not be able to celebrate this day." 

Paterson Literary Review Cover - 41September 2013 - ANNOUNCING THE PARTNERSHIP OF Paterson Literary Review and Immagine & Poesia. 
Paterson Literary Review
Forms: Art,  Fiction,  Poetry
Format: Print
Frequency: Annual
Reading period: December 1 to March 31
Response time:  1 - 6 months
Payment:  copies
Simultaneous submissions:  Yes
Accepts reprints:  No
Reading fee:  No
Founded:  1977
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Poetry, Fiction and Essays by Marge Piercy, Steve Kowit, Jim Daniels, Gary Fincke, Nin Andrews, Joe Weil, Laura Boss, Kwame Dawes, Michael Cirelli, M.L. Liebler, Stanley Barkan, Maria Famá and others. 
The cost of the Paterson Literary Review #41 is $13.00 for each copy plus $5.00 for shipping and handling for the first copy and $1.00 for each additional copy. 
Send to: 
Maria Mazziotti Gillan, Editor
The Poetry Center
Passaic County Community College 
One College Boulevard  
Paterson, New Jersey 07505-1179; 07505-1179 

The Poetry Center was named a Distinguished Arts Project and awarded several Citations of Excellence, and is funded, in part, by a grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, and by funds from the National Endowment for the Arts.

The PLR is a Literary Review established in 1979 featuring work by well-known writers, as well as by writers whose work is so good it should be better known.

Passaic County Community Center

September 2013

Announcing the partnership of Korean Expatriate Literature and Immagine & Poesia

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