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April is National Poetry Month - but you can enjoy poetry any time


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Literature Criticism Online has critiques on authors and their works, types of literature and regions, including poets of all eras.  See Details

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Find criticism and biographical or historical background to improve your understanding or enjoyment. Search under the name of the poet.

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    The Poetry Topic section covers poetic forms from epic to beat, world poetry as well as slam poetry; renaissance poetry; love poetry; chinese poetry; war poetry; romantic poetry and metaphysical poetry.


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Here is a sampling of the many thousands of poetry sites. You'll find e-poetry, local readings, contests, how to write and submit poetry.

    A great site for much more than poetry, gives you access to full-text poems from many different anthologies as well as to works of some of the greatest poets in the English language.
  • Representative Poetry Online
    Indexes to classic poetry by poet, title, first line, and keyword, all leading to the texts of the poems.
  • Electronic Poetry Center Links
    A wide-ranging list of links covering poetry e-journals, organizations, and sites from the conventional to the avant-garde.
  • Internet Poetry Archive
    Sponsored by the North Carolina Arts Council and the UNC Press, this site is an archive for selected living poets from around the world, including Seamus Heaney, Czelaw Milosz, Robert Pinsky, Richard Wilbur, and others.
  • Poetry -
    This is a great place to start. Features current news, their top picks, award winners, audio and video poetry, and links to journals and zines, anthologies, publishers, and more.
  • Got Poetry?
    Find the joy of memorzing and reciting poetry, in this essay by Jim Holt.
  • The Academy of American Poets
    Find poems, essays, interviews, biographies, the latest news, and audio clips by/about American poets. Learn about local poetry resources and poetry reading group guides.
    Site for the Academy of American Poets. Features information about National Poetry Month, which they sponsor, an Online Poetry Classroom, and their National Poetry Calendar, and well as links to poets, poems, forums, etc.

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