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A pathfinder designed to educate people about poetry.
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Electronic Resources

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


Print Resources

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The Poet's Companion - Kim Addonizio; Dorianne Laux
Call Number: 808.1 ADD
ISBN: 0393316548
Publication Date: 1997-09-17

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The Best American Poetry 2012 - David Lehman (Editor); Mark Doty
Call Number: 811.008 BE
ISBN: 1439181527
Publication Date: 2012-09-18

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The Best of the Best American Poetry, 1988-1997 - Harold Bloom; David Lehman (Editor)
Call Number: 811.08 BE
ISBN: 0684847795
Publication Date: 1998-04-02

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How to Publish Your Poetry - Helene Ciaravino
Call Number: 070.5 CI
ISBN: 0757000010
Publication Date: 2003-01-01

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Best New Poets 2014 - Dorianne Laux; Jazzy Danziger (Contribution by)
Call Number: 811.608 BE
ISBN: 9780976629696
Publication Date: 2015-01-12

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Rules for the Dance - Mary Oliver
Call Number: 821.009 OL
ISBN: 039585086X
Publication Date: 1998-07-27

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The Oxford Anthology of African-American Poetry - Hilary Herbold (Editor); Arnold Rampersad (Editor)
Call Number: 811.008 OX
ISBN: 0195125630
Publication Date: 2005-10-01

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The Top 500 Poems - William Harmon (Editor)
Call Number: 821.008 TO
ISBN: 9780231080286
Publication Date: 1992-12-10


Recommended E - Books

She Walks in Beauty - Caroline Kennedy
ISBN: 9781401326012
Publication Date: 2011-04-05

American Poets of the 20th Century - Mary Ellen Snodgrass
ISBN: 0764562789
Publication Date: 2000-07-15


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