Arts Commission announces additions to Indiana’s Digital Poetry Archive


(INDIANAPOLIS) The Indiana Arts Commission (IAC), in partnership with the Indiana State Library, announced today that the works of 57 poets have been added to the State of Indiana’s poetry archive, INverse.

“The promotion, preservation and commemoration of Indiana poetry is a very worthy cause. The INverse Poetry Archive is a terrific project and partnership, and the State Library is honored to be part of this ongoing effort,” said Jacob Speer, Indiana State Librarian.

“We are grateful for the partnership with the Indiana State Library that allows us to showcase the work of Indiana poets,” said Miah Michaelsen, IAC Executive Director. “This collection of poetry is especially important to share during National Arts and Humanities Month. The poets highlighted in this archive are great examples of the arts and humanities talent at work in Indiana.” 

An initiative of former Indiana Poet Laureate Adrian Matejka, INverse celebrates and preserves the diverse range of Indiana poetry for future generations of Indiana writers and readers.

“I’m excited and encouraged that the INverse Poetry Archive constantly adds  more and more Hoosier voices to its diverse collection. Please enjoy the bounties of our state,” said Matthew Graham, Indiana Poet Laureate.

View the list of poets that are now in the archive.