Since coming online in 1997,
The Museum of American Poetics (MAP) has documented major trends in Postbeat poetry through its collection of online exhibits, annual Napalm Health Spa journal, poetics transmissions, and featured MAP Channel video presentations. Celebrating the diversity of experimental and outrider poetries leading up to the Beat Generation and in its aftermath, MAP has expanded its coverage of poetry around the world, with special emphasis on poets on the front lines against oppression. Dedicated to the energy and vitality that characterizes the distinct shapeliness of ars poetica, the Museum of American Poetics is dedicated to the persistent lucid spirit of bards and the contribution of American language arts to planetary consciousness.

What's New

Home of the Blues: More Selected Poems by Andy Clausen
(Museum of American Poetics Publications, 2013, 272 pp. Introduction by Eliot Katz.)
"Home of the Blues" cover painting by Michael Wojzcuk.

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MAP Channel

Our youtube poetry offerings and favorites.


Writings on and about the art of poetry.

Legacy Transmissions
Postbeat Poets Activist Scholarship Project

Napalm Health Spa Archive

MAP's annual online poesy magazine.


International Exhibits

Old Globe Masterminds
20th Century International Bards
Today's World Voices

Diversity Exhibits

African American Poezee
Asian/Pacific American Verse Beings
Daughters of Stein
EuroAmerican Shapeshifters
Ghost Rangers of the Wild
Golden Bodies
Invisible Empires of Beatitude
Latino/a Web Heads
Middle Eastern American Poets
Native American Words Between Worlds
Pioneer Masters
Postbeat Era
The Sexuals

Medium Exhibits

Audio Exhibit
Beat Generation Films
Postbeat Generation Films
Magnificent Rainbow: Kids Form Poems
Poets & Painters

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