Poetry Sites for High School and Adults

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The Atlantic Monthly Poetry Pages These pages are "a new multimedia feature devoted to poets and poetry, both classic and contemporary. This area will be updated regularly, with new readings by poets featured in each issue of the magazine, as well as poetry and essays from The Atlantic's archive." This is a great resource to expose people to a collection of the current definition of great poetry.

The Poetry and Literature Center of the Library of Congress. Includes information and links related to poets and the writing of poetry.

Poetry.com - The definitive source of poetry on the web.

Learn New Poetry Forms Ghazal, haiku, renga, sijo, and tanka forms are explained and commented upon by "Webmistress" Jane Reichhold and members of the AHA! POETRY circle.

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.

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

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

Bartleby Verse: American & English Poetry 1250-1920 The Bartleby project has put online the complete text of The Oxford Book of English Verse, 1919; Yale Book of American Verse, 1912; Modern British Poetry, 1920; Modern American Poetry, 1919; Metaphysical Lyrics & Poems of the 17th Century, 1921; and The Golden Treasury, 1921. Searchable, and indexes include chronologic, author, title, and first line.

Electronic Poetry Center (EPC) This gateway to resources in electronic poetry and poetics, based at State University of New York at Buffalo, focuses on contemporary experimental poetry. It is a combination library, scholarly forum, information clearinghouse, and digital poetry publisher. Its Author pages include biographical information, lists of publications, and samples of the authors' work. Most sound files require RealAudio; help screens are provided for other formats.

Modern American Poetry A collection of over 150 poets that "includes excerpts from interesting analyses of poems, biographical information, relevant illustrations (such as book jackets, broadsides, paintings, drawings, comics, and photographs), manuscripts, 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." The alphabetical list of poets also contains the themes Angel Island Poetry and Japanese American Concentration Camp Haiku. A multimedia companion to the Anthology of Modern American Poetry published by Oxford Press, 2000.

Poetry Center A Comprehensive site for contemporary poetry, from the Poetics Program at SUNY-Buffalo. Includes links to the poetry of more than 100 poets.

Poetry Daily A new poem is posted daily. "Poems are chosen from the work of a wide variety of poets published in the English language. The daily poem is selected for its topical or seasonal interest, as well as for its literary quality." Past poems are archived for a year and arranged by author, title, or date used. News contains links to recent articles, reviews, and interviews of poets

Representative Poetry On-line: Version 2.06 - A historical anthology of English poetry, from the early medieval period to the beginning of the twentieth century, which includes over 2100 poems by more than 330 authors. Works are indexed by poet, first line, title, date, and keyword, with a section on criticism rounding out the collection

Sonnet Central Created as a labor of love, for poetry lovers, this extensive collection of English language sonnets can be approached from different points: an alphabetical list of authors, by time period for sonnets from Great Britain, and by geographical area for everywhere else - including nineteenth and twentieth century American. There is also a timeline which places important sonnet writers, pictures, essays about the sonnet form, Dante Gabriel Rossetti's translation of Folgore di San Gimignano's Of the Months: Twelve Sonnets, criticism, a bibliography, and a listening room with RealAudio recordings.

RhymeZone This rhyming dictionary finds rhyming matches to your word and also allows searches for: definitions, synonyms, homophones, similar sounding words, consonant matches, similar spellings, related words, and phrases.