Poetry Resources

Famous Poets and Poems 
Browse among 550 popular poets and 22,000 poems. Find portraits, short biographies, quotes, bibliographies and links to other resources dedicated to a particular poet. Poets are organized by name, birth date, nationality, and other factors.

Subject: Literature--Authors; Online Texts--Poetry

Favorite Poem Project 
Robert Pinsky, a poet and the author of this site says, "If a poem is written well, it was written with the poet's voice and for a voice. The purpose of this site is to share the Favorite Poem Project with the widest possible audience." The Favorite Poem Project shows audio and video of people reading their poems.

Subject: Literature; Poetry

John Keats: A Comprehensive Study of His Life and Work 
This site includes a biography of the poet; a timeline of his life and work; portraits of him, his friends, and his family; selections from his works; information on his houses in Rome and London; and more on this romantic English poet.

Subject: Literature--Authors; Online Texts--Poetry

Modern American Poetry 
This site is a collaborative effort that aims to provide "a single clearinghouse for some of the best criticism on the best poets of our time." One can find biographical information, bibliographies, criticism, commentary, and links to online copies of works on major modern American poets.

Subject: Literature; Literature--Criticism; Homework Help--Subject Area Help----English and Literature; Poetry

This database of nearly 36,000 poems, modern and classic, allows searching by poet name, poem title, and poem text. More than 5000 poets are included and the site allows poets to submit poems as well. This site does have a large number of pop-up ads.

Subject: Literature--Authors; Online Texts--Poetry

Poetry Foundation 
This site contains a vast amount of information on poetry and poets including a search tool for poetry, reading guide and online journal, and provides many resources for events related to poetry.

Subject: Literature; Online Texts--Poetry 

Poets and Writers 
"Poets & Writers (P&W) believes in literature's fundamental contribution to contemporary culture. For the past 29 years, P&W has focused on the source of literature, providing support and exposure to writers at all stages in their development. P&W assists authors in their search for career-related information and outlets for their work

Subject: Literature--Authors; Literature--Writing

This site is produced by the Academy of American Poets to provide an original online resource for poems, poets’ biographies, essays about poetry, and resources for K-12 teachers. 

Representative Poetry Online 
"Representative Poetry Online, edition 6.0, is a web anthology of 4,800 poems in English and French by over 700 poets spanning 1400 years." Poems are indexed and can be browsed by poet name, date, title, or first line. They can also be searched by keyword. Also contains works on poetry criticism.

Subject: Online Texts--Poetry