Nationality words link to articles with information on the nation's poetry or literature (for instance, Irish or France).
April 1 — Foetry.com Web site is launched for the announced purpose of "Exposing fraudulent contests. Tracking the sycophants. Naming names." Members and visitors contribute information which links judges and prize winners in various poetry contests in attempts to document whether some contests have been rigged.
Samizdat poetry magazine, founded in 1998, ceases publication.