Man, this is so cool. Poets.org has a National Poetry Map so you can click on a state and find out about local poets and poetry, the state Poet laureate, literary organizations, poetry friendly bookstores, writers conferences, etc. For example, when I click on Illinois I find out that Li Young Lee is one of our local Chicago poets (already knew that) and that Kevin Stein is our Illinois Poet laureate (didn't know that).
This is a great resource for finding local stuff as well as expanding your horizons. The more I use Poets.org, follow their RSS feed, and listen to their Poetcast (podcast), the more I love this site. Get on it.