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National Poetry Month
Explore activities and poetry resources. Includes downloadable / printable guides.
Poetry: Websites + Library Resources
Find poems, listen to poetry read aloud, learn about poetry, and more!
Poetry Criticism & Analysis Databases
For members of Thrall.
Poets & Poetry in the Library Catalog
Poems, poetry topics, poets, and more.
Why Like Poetry?
Explore some of the many wonderful reasons to read or write poetry. PDF.

Websites about Poetry & Poets
The Academy of American Poets
Numerous features and articles about poetry. Includes Essays on poetry, biographies of more than 450 poets, text of more than 1400 poems, audio of one hundred poems read by their authors or other poets, other audio / video performances, and a poets / poems search engine.
Bartleby Project - American and British Poetry
American and British Poetry. "Over 10,000 poems from the largest freely available collection of classic poetry anthologies on the web-as well as the complete works of many well-known poets."
How Poetry Works
Topics include: Types of Poetry, Sound Effects, Structural Effects, Poetic Meter, Visual Effects, Literary Effects, Poetry Terms and Poetic Traditions, The Evolution of Poetry, Poetry in the 20th Century and Today. From How Stuff Works.
Glossary of Poetry Terms
Browse literary/poetic terminology alphabetically. From the Poetry Archive.
National Poetry Month
Featured poets and poems, frequently asked questions, articles, and more. From the Academy of American Poets.
Poem Topics
From PoemHunter.com.
Poems and Poets (formerly Poetry Tool)
Locate poems and find poets using a variety of themes or criteria in this search engine from the Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine.
Poet Laureates of the United States
Current U.S. poet laureate and past poets. Includes news, articles, and podcasts. From the U.S. Library of Congress. See also their United States Poets Laureate: A Guide to Online Resources page.
Poetry Archive
"The Poetry Archive exists to help make poetry accessible, relevant and enjoyable to a wide audience. It came into being as a result of a meeting, in a recording studio, between Andrew Motion, soon after he became U.K. Poet Laureate in 1999, and the recording producer, Richard Carrington. They agreed about how enjoyable and illuminating it is to hear poets reading their work and about how regrettable it was that, even in the recent past, many important poets had not been properly recorded." Text and audio. Browse or search.
Poetry Through the Ages
Topics: Background, Famous Forms, Classic Forms, Obscure Forms, 21st Century forms. From the Institute for Dynamic Educational Advancement (IDEA).
Poets & Writers Online
"Resources for Creative Writers", contests, grants & awards, Directory of Writers.
Top 500 Poets
Top searches in "Poemhunter". From better known poets, such as Pablo Neruda, Maya Angelou and Shakespeare to lesser knowns such as Henry Kendall and Gwen Harwood. Includes a brief biography and the text of selected poems.

Writing & Publishing Poetry
How to Write a Poem
Tips and 13 steps to writing a poem.
Poetic Asides
"Are you passionate about writing poetry? Check out Robert Lee Brewer's blog, Poetic Asides. You'll find poetry prompts, solid tips on writing poetry, interviews with poets, and blog posts highlighting poetic forms like chant, haibun or nonet poems, rispetto, and prose poetry. Sit back, relax, and learn more about the craft of poetry!" From Writers Digest.
Poetic Forms and Terms
Links to full text "poems that contain or serve as examples of certain poetic forms and terms." From Alliteration to Villanelle. From Poetry Out Loud.
Rhyming Dictionaries
Find words which rhyme or sound alike.
Writer's Markets
Poetry publishers, journals, and more.
Writing and Publishing FAQ
Advice for poets seeking publication. From the Academy of American Poets. See also:
How Do You Begin a Poem?
Writing Contests FAQ
Writing Poetry
Topics include: haiku, meter, rhyme, sonnets, tanka, and more. From Dummies.com.
Writing Poetry
A quick start to writing poetry. Includes types of poetry, publishing, poetry terms and ideas to get you started.
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