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Best of the Web: Arts & Humanities » Literature & Linguistics » General Literature Resources » Poetry
American Verse Project
Searchable collection of hundreds of collected works of poetry, mostly from the 19th century, although a few 18th and early 20th century texts are included. From the University of Michigan.
Bartleby Library Great Books On Line
Many reference books published on the web
Bartleby Library of Reference and Verse
Many famous poems online
British Poetry 1780-1910: a Hupertext Archive of Scholarly Editions
From the holdings of the Electronic Text Center at the University of Virginia Library. Archive currently holds work by Coleridge, Tennyson, Lewis Carroll, and many others.
Cambridge Poets Online
Includes the works of Robert Browning Oliver Wendell Holmes John Keats Henry Wadsworth Longfellow James Russell Lowell John Milton Alexander Pope Edmund Spenser Alfred Tennyson John Greenleaf Whittier and William Wordsworth. Also includes a section on Elizabethan dramatists.
Contemporary American Poetry Page
This Connecticut College site "is an electronic archive designed to make out-of-print volumes of poetry available to readers, scholars, and researchers. The books are stored as individual text-only files accessible via the World Wide Web on the Internet." Arranged alphabetically by author. In some instances, limited biographical information about the poets is provided.
Electronic Poetry Center
This State University of Buffalo site contains an alphabetical list of poets, critics, writers, and an in-progress list of poetry-related sites and resources, both electronic and in print.
Glossary of Poetic Terms
Poetic terms and their definitions. Browsable alphabetically.
Light and Dust Anthology of Poerty
International anthology of contemporary poetry.
Lyrical Legacy: 400 Years of American Song and Poetry
This site "helps teachers explore eighteen American songs and poems from the digital collections of the Library of Congress. Each song and poem is represented by an original primary source document, along with historical background information and, in many cases, sound recordings and alternate versions."
Modern American Poetry
A multimedia companion to Anthology of Modern American Poetry (Oxford University Press, 2000). This massive site devoted to critical information and resources on American poets contains analyses of poems, biographical information on poets, relevant illustrations, drafts of poems, bibliographies, historical background, statements on poetics, interviews, mini-essays on important issues pertinent to the poet, book reviews, archival resources, and study questions.
Modern and Contemporary American Poetry
Provides links and related background material.
Online News Hour: Poetry Series
Audio and videos with transcripts of PBS NewsHour reports on contemporary poets and poetry.
Amazing site of e-text poems by classic/famous poets
Poetry Links Library
Links to Online Poetry journals, Poetry resource sites, West Coast Independent Bookshops, Japanese forms, Poets of Great Renown, and Contemporary Poets on the Web.
Provides links to poetry events and courses book news competitions text links to e-zines audio poetry literary appreciation, criticism and reviews plus sources to improve your own writing and get it published.
Poetry Resource Page
Information for poets.
Poetry Society of America (PSA)
Organization for poets and readers.
Poets.org: The Academy of American Poets
Home page of the Academy of American Poets. Founded in 1934 to support American poets at all stages of their careers and to foster the appreciation os contemporary poetry, this is the largest organization in the country dedicated specifically to the art of poetry
Representative Poetry On-line
Includes 3,162 English poems by 500 poets from Caedmon, in the Old English period, to the work of living poets today.
Twentieth Century Poetry in English
A guide to 20th poets and their poems
Web Concordances and Workbooks
Concordances of poetry by Shelley, Coleridge, Keats, Blake, Wordsworth, and Hopkins.