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English 112 (English Composition II) 

Resources for Poetry

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Atlantic Monthly poetry online -  http://www.theatlantic.com/unbound/poetry/poetpage.htm From 1857 to now, from poems by Emerson to Polish Nobel winner Wislawa Szymborska, read and maybe hear (Real Audio) poems and commentary.

Internet Poetry Archivehttp://www.ibiblio.org/ipa/  collects selected works and background information on a few Nobel laureates, currently Czeslaw Milosz, Seamus Haney, and Phil Levine.
Poetry Resources at Iowa State University English Server - http://eserver.org/poetry/  specializes in classical poems but also lists a few original works, a poetry journal, and a few essays about poetry.  The search engine on the page searches for any word match, not whole titles, if you ask it to find a poem. It also links to a few other poetry sites.

American Verse Project - http://www.hti.umich.edu/english/amverse/  from the University of Michigan and the University of Michigan Press is an electronic archive of volumes of American poetry prior to 1920. About half of the poets represented are printed here are women.

Listening Booth at the Academy of American Poets - http://www.poets.org/booth/booth.cfm offers online readings of  many twentieth century poets and frequently anthologized poems such as Jane Cooper's "Rent," Langston Hughes reading his own "The Negro Speaks of Rivers," and Galway Kinnell reading his "After Making Love We Hear Footsteps" before a live, amused audience. You can download free RealAudio to listen.

National Poetry Map - http://www.onlinepoetryclassroom.org/what/map.cfm "Locate poetry resources in your area by using the National Poetry Map, which offers state-by-state listings of poets, journals, poetry organizations, reading series, literary festivals, creative writing programs, and much more."--quoted from the Online Poetry Classroom website 10/23/03


Poetry Poem - http://poetrypoem.com/free.htm allows anyone to post works in accordance with the guidelines of the site. Remember that many are beginners and they admit it, so be encouraging.

Representative Poetry - http://eir.library.utoronto.ca/rpo/display/index.cfm at the University of Toronto is a chronological list of poems era by era, but you can access the list by poet, by title, by first line, and by keyword.  Pre-twentieth-century criticism about poetry is also available here, some in prose, some in verse.

Poetry Daily http://www.poems.com/ focuses on contemporary poetry. Click on the poem featured for the day, or scroll down to see the list of poems featured during the current week.

Robert Frost poetry and criticism -  http://www.aspirennies.com/private/SiteBody/Romance/Poetry/Frost/rfrost.shtml


Isaac Rosenberg's "Break of Day in the Trenches" http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/ltg/projects/jtap/rose/index.html is an interactive hypermedia site about this poet and poem plus other literature and contextual materials related to World War I.

Poetry and Medicinehttp://endeavor.med.nyu.edu/lit-med/lit-med-db/webdocs/webgenres/poem.genre.html

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