November 2004

Poetry International

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In 2001, Poetry International established the 'Poetry International Web' (PIW) Foundation, which set out to give people access to poetry from many countries in the world by the hell of the Internet. The website is a great success, now attracting some 1200 unique visitors a day from all over the world. And each week we welcome more. Poetry and the Internet are hitting it off far better than many of us expected. In 2003, Holland's outgoing poet laureate Gerrit Komrij, inaugurating a poetry site for the Koninklijke Bibliotheek in The Hague, spoke these immortal words: “Poetry at last has found its ideal partner. It has made it more fluid, more agile, you name it. Paper is after all more like

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