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Poetry Subject Guide

A pathfinder designed to educate people about poetry.

Electronic Resources

Bloom's Literary Reference Online

Examines great writers, important works, memorable characters, and influential movements and events in world literature.

Curriculum Resource Center

Provides a library of printable teacher-handout material for the middle, high school, and junior college curriculum.

Literature Resource Center

Provides direct access to biographies, bibliographies and critical analysis of authors from every age and literary discipline in a single Internet - searchable service. Covers more than 90,000 novelists, poets essayists, journalists and other writers. Designed to meet the research needs of undergraduate and high school students.

Lit Finder

Provides coverage of all well - known anthologized poems, and in depth coverage and complete works of many poets. 750,000 indexed poems and 70,000 full text poems.\

World Almanac for Kids Online

Presents resources for homework, reports, and projects in a fun format while encouraging online research skills from a trusted source.

Print Resources


Critical survey of poetry / Frank N. Magill, editor Pasadena, CA : Salem Press, c2003. Call # R 809.1 CR

Non Fiction

100 best - loved poems / edited by Philip Smith New York, NY : Dover Publications, c1995. Call # 821.008 ON

Addonizio, Kim and Laux, Dorianne The Poet's companion : a guide to the pleasures of writing poetry New York, NY : W.W. Norton, c1997. Call # 808.1 ADD

The Best American poetry New York, NY : Collier Books, c2012. Call # 811.008 BE

The best of the best American poetry, 1988 - 1997 New York, NY : Scribner, c1998. Call # 811.08 BE

Ciaravino, Helene How to publish your poetry : a complete guide to finding the right publishers for your work Garden City Park, NY : Square One Publishers, c2001. Call # 070.5 CI

Hass, Robert Poet's choice : poems for everyday life Hopewell, NJ : Ecco Press, c1998. Call# 809.1 HA

The new Oxford book of children's verse / edited by Neil Philip Oxford : Oxford University Press, c1996. Call # 821 OX

Oliver, Mary Rules for the dance : a handbook for writing and reading metrical verse Boston, MA : Houghton Mifflin, c1998. Call # 821.009 OL

The Oxford anthology of African - American poetry / edited by Arnold Rampersad Oxford : Oxford University Press, c2006. Call # 811.008 OX

Three centuries of American poetry, 1620 - 1923 New York, NY : Bantam Books, c1999. Call # 811.008 TH

The top 500 poems / edited by William Harmon New York, NY : Columbia University Press, c1992. Call # 821.008 TO

Write on!, write on 2 : selected works of Jersey Cape writers, c1992. Call# 818.54 WR

World Wide Web Resources

Academy of American Poets
The site features Find a Poet - a searchable index of more than 200 poets, with biographies, photos, poems, and some sound files; National Poetry Month - Resources that include an index of major poetry publishers, periodicals, and distributors, award winners, and tipsheets on setting up programs, events, and classes; Awards & Programs - a current list of major American poetry awards with recent recipients; and Calendar of Events - searchable by poet, date, region, or type of event. Their sponsored programs include National Poetry Month (April), poetry awards, and public readings and residencies.

American Verse Project
More than 150 volumes of American verse prior to 1920 online (as of January 2001). Ongoing project of The University of Michigan Humanities Text Initiative, along with the University of Michigan Press. Searchable.

Glossary of Poetic Terms
http:// www.library.utoronto.ca/utel/rp/poetterm.html

Browsed by alphabetical entries of poetic terms, this dictionary features phonetic pronunciation, cross references, and hyper-linked keywords.

The Poetry Archives

The Archives contain over 3700 full-text, non-copyrighted, classical poems from 145 poets, searchable by author, title, and first line. For a browsable list of authors included in the database, see Poet List.

Bartleby Verse: American & English Poetry 1250-1920

The Bartleby project has put online the complete text of the anthologies: The Oxford Book of English Verse, 1919; Yale Book of American Verse, 1919; Modern British Poetry, 1920; Modern American Poetry, 1919; The Oxford Book of English Mystical Verse, 1917; Anthology of Irish Verse, 1922; The Oxford Book of Australasian Verse, 1918; Metaphysical Lyrics & Poems of the 17th Century, 1921; and The Golden Treasury, 1921. Also the full texts of the works of more than two dozen poets from Rupert Brooke to William Butler Yeats. Searchable, and indexes include chronological, author, title, and first line.

Recommended E - Books

Poetry for students. Volumes 1 - 35 [electronic resource] : presenting analysis, context, and criticism on commonly studied poetry / Sara Constantakis, project editor Detroit, MI : Gale, c2010.

She walks in beauty [electronic resource] : a woman's journey through poems / [selected and introduced by] Caroline Kennedy New York, NY : Hyperion Audio, c2011.

Snodgrass, Mary Ellen American poets of the 20th century [electronic resource] : notes Lincoln, NE : Cliffs Notes, c2000.

Recommended Videos

The Augustan poets [videorecording] West Long Branch, NJ : Kultur, c1999. Call # DVD 821 AUG

The Romantic poets [videorecording] West Long Branch, NJ : Kultur, c2006. Call # DVD 821 ROM

The Victorian poets [videorecording] West Long Branch, NJ : Kultur, c1999. Call # DVD 821 VIC

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