50 American Poets
|Ref PS303 .J63 1980|
|The Cambridge Guide to Women’s Writing in English||Ref PR111 C353 1999|
|Contemporary Literary Criticism||Ref PN771 .C59|
|Contemporary Poets||Ref PR603 .C6 1991|
|A Dictionary of Literary Terms & Literary Theory||Ref PN41 .C83 1991|
|The Feminist Companion to Literature in English||Ref PR111 F45 1990|
|New Princeton Encyclopedia||Ref PN1021 N39 1993|
|Oxford Companion to Twentieth Century Poetry||Ref PR601.09 1994|
|Poetry by American Women||Ref PS151 .R42|
Use the library catalog to search by author, title, subject, or keyword. Use the Library of Congress Subject Headings books (located on shelves near the Reference Desk) for a subject search. Subject heading searching can be more productive than searching by simple keywords. Ask a Librarian for assistance.
|PN1010 – PN1051||Literature (General) Poetry|
|PN6095 – PN6110.Z45||Collections of General Literature – Poetry|
|PR500 – PR611||English Literature – Poetry|
|PS300 – PS325||American Literature – Poetry|
|PS580 – PS620||Collections of American Literature –Poetry|
(For a complete listing go to "Articles and Newspapers.")
A collection of over 30 electronic databases. You can search more than one database at a time. The following databases contain articles on poetry:
A database that contains over 100 core scholarly journals. Most of the articles are at least five years or OLDER. Almost all are full-text.
Another database that contains over 100 core scholarly journals. Most of the articles are at least five years or NEWER. Almost all are full-text.
A database with biographical information on over 220,000 influential historical figures, including writers, politicians, artists, and philanthropists. The database also includes links to pertinent websites, articles, and recent news items related to the figure.
A database that contains citations and some full-text documents on a wide variety of literature. Contains Poem Finder (citations, excerpts, and full-text poems), Story Finder (full-text short stories), and Essay / Speech / Play Finder (all full-text).
Journal articles provide information on current developments, research, trends, and hot topics. There are online databases that cover the literature in the discipline. Some of these databases vary when it comes to full-text availability. If articles are identified which are not available online in full-text format, then look up the journal title in the library’s catalog to see whether or not the library subscribes to that journal. If not, articles may be requested through Interlibrary Loan.
The works of over 500 core poets, from Medieval to Modern, are reproduced on this website. Browse poets and poems by time period, name or poem title. Maintained by the University of Toronto, there is a separate repository of Canadian Poets.
An online repository of works printed in English between the years 1477-1977. From Behn to Shakespeare, many of the most influential works in the English canon are reproduced in full-text form.
American Verse Project
Hosted by the University of Michigan, this site provides full-text access to American poetry written prior to 1920. Nearly 400 poets are featured.
Academy of American Poets
Contains a wealth of information about American poetry in general. Includes biographical information on hundreds of contemporary and classical poets with selections of poems written by the poet. Also features a database of poetry events and festivals held around the nation every year.
Features biographical information and poetry from a wide range of modern poets. Also includes samples of poetry-related college course syllabi.
The Beat Page
This site offers a wide range of information about the Beat poets. Several Beat poets are featured, including Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac.
The poems presented on this website come from Heng-tang-tui-shi’s anthology of Tang Period (618-907 a.d.) poetry. 300 poems are featured with English translations.
British Women Romantic
Poetry written by women in
Contains a vast array of authoritative information on the literature and culture of the Romantic era, as well as scholarly journals, bibliographies, and pedagogies.
Poets of any stripe may submit their poetry or poetry-related websites. Most of the poetry featured on this website is amateur and contemporary.
Online collection of contemporary and past poets reading their own work.
The Poetry Archives
General audience site of 3,000 poems by 140 non-copyrighted authors; also includes discussion boards, biographies, and links to critical sources.
Poetry in English
Gateway to information on 20th century poets; each page includes a poem, a bibliography, and a wide range of links to other information about each poet.
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