Poetry Sites


Academy of American Poetry
Click on links to find information on particular poets or search for a favorite poem. Also contains essays, links to individual poets’ sites, and more.

Atlantic (Monthly) Online Poetry Pages
Fascinating database of articles about poets and poetry. Contains many full texts of poems, old and new. You can listen to poems being read, some by the authors (you may use headphones to listen in school).

Searchable website-great for full-texts of older, copyright free poems. Click on “Verse” tab for classic poetry anthologies. Contains mini-biographies and photos of many poets.

BBC4: Interviews with Poets - look for your favorite poets and find out what they really meant to say in their work.

E-Server Poetry Collection
A collection of many famous full-text poems and links to other poetry sites.

The Favorite Poem Project
Americans reading poems they love. Dig around on this site to see full texts of poems and videos of ordinary and prominent people reciting their favorite poems.

Link to Gale Literary Index to access print and online articles of criticism in Gale* Resources including Poetry Criticism and Poetry for Students in the reference section. The index does not provide full text of criticism or poetry; instead provides the indexing.

Internet Poetry Archive
Presents the works of 7 noted living poets along with biographies and some related material.

Internet Public Library Literary Criticism Collection
See these pages for links to online literary criticism. Some scholarly information can be found on the free Internet, but most is not.

University of Michigan
The American Verse Project of the University of Michigan's Humanities Text Initiative. Searchable poetry archive of volumes of American poetry prior to 1920.

Modern American Poetry
An alphabetical listing of noted American poets, including photographs, interviews, essays, and full texts of poetry from the Anthology of Modern American Poetry~ (Oxford University Press).

Poetry 180
Billy Collins, the former Poet Laureate, presents a collection of full-text poems for high school students.

Poets' Corner
This poetry site provides over 6,700 full-text poems and information on 780 poets. It is searchable by author, title and subject, and provides links to other poetry websites.

Poetry Criticism

And don't forget the MBHS databases:

Passwords for these databases are in your planbook on Edline.


African American Study Center (Oxford) - provides biographical sketch, historical background to the Harlem Renaissance.

Columbia Granger's World of Poetry - provides full texts of many poems, brief biographical sketches, and some commentary.

Poetry for Students - use this e-book to locate information on your poet, his/her background, or discussions of his/her work. See sample entry on "the Tropics in New York" by Claude McKay.

ProQuest Learning: Literature: - you will be able to find criticism by author and biographical materials. Also see the link "Poets on Screen" for video poetry readings. Also contains some poetry, searchable by author under "Literary Works.".

SIRS Knowledge Source - you will be able to find some poetry criticism.

Student Resource Center Gold (Cengage / Gale)* - contains full-texts of some poems, criticism, and biographical sketches of many major poets. Perform an "Advanced Search" to find poems and hyperlinks to poetry explanations.

Research Tools

Noodlebib - use Noodlebib to create a "works cited" list. You will need a password from the media center to create your account.

Turnitin.com - Use Turnitin.com to avoid plagiarism. See your teacher or the media center staff to help get started.


October 20, 2009

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