Electronic Text ArchivesAllspirit Poetry Index - Spiritual poetry from masters such as Rumi, Rabindranath Tagore, Rainer Maria Rilke, Christina Rossetti, Kahlil Gibran, Anna Akhmatova. Includes a full version of Fitzgerald's translation of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam and St. James version of Song of Solomon.
American Verse Project - Part of the Humanities Text Initiative at the University of Michigan, described as "an umbrella organization for the acquisition, creation, and maintenance of electronic texts . . . ."
The Archives of Unusual Poetry - " . . . is a non-profit service that showcases the works of unknown and unsung poets of the recent past. Most of these works were self-published and poorly publicized. Hopefully now they can be brought forth from the darkness into the light."
Art of Europe: The Poetry - "Poems from Apollinaire and Auden, through Baudelaire, Blake and Byron, through Celan and Coleridge, to Rilke, Shakespeare, Shelley, Wordsworth and Yeats."
Bartleby Verse - American & English Poetry: 1250-1920. Complete online texts of six classic poetry anthologies, including The Oxford Book of English Verse, the Yale Book of American Verse, Modern American and British Poetry, Metaphysical Lyrics of the 17th c., and the Golden Treasury.
Bibliomania Poetry Archive - An archive of public domain poetry texts, including the works of Blake, Rupert Brooke, Oscare Wilde--as well as two older editions of Oxford University Press poetry anthologies.
British Poetry 1780-1910: - ". . . a Hypertext Archive of Scholarly Editions: Electronic Text Center, University of Virginia."
CARRIE: A Full-Text Electronic Library - This is actually a extensive links resource, listing texts archived at various locations all across the internet. Also has a searchable database feature.
Caveat Lecteur - " . . . was started to provide a place on the web for poetry lovers unable to find poetry anywhere else." A fair-sized archive of texts by various well-known and lesser-known poets.
Classical Christian Poetry - A large selection of poems from a vast range of Christian poets of various eras.
CMU Poetry Index of Canonical Verse - Full text canonical poems indexed at Carnegie Mellon University.
The CMU Poetry Index of Canonical Verse - A relatively small but searchable archive of online texts from a wide range of recognized poets, both historical and contemporary.
Contemporary American Poetry Archive - An archive of out-of-print collections of contemporary American poetry.
Deadly Nothing's Poetry Gallery - In addition to the site author's own poetry, this site includes online archives of poetry and/or lyrics by a variety of poets and/or songwriters, including Leonard Cohen, Aldus Huxley, Jack Kerouac, Bob Dylan and Jim Morrison.
Electronic Text Center Holdings - The University of Virginia's Electronic Text Center includes the texts of numerous poetic works as well as other forms (in 12 languages including Latin) in its huge archive, as well as numerous links to manuscripts hosted elsewhere on the internet. Also archived are literature-related images, etc.
An Index of Poets in Representative Poetry On-line - "Poetry edited by members of the Department of English at the University of Toronto from 1912 to the present." A large, annotated internet archive.
The Internet Classics Archive - The emphasis here is on writers of Western antiquity, though works by some Eastern masters are included. Over 400 manuscripts are online--including the great poems of Homer, Ovid, Virgil, and Omar Khayyam, as well as the usual works from Plato's agora set. The site includes discussion forums for each work, among other things.
The Internet Poetry Archive - A small collection made up of poems by six contemporary poets: Czeslaw Milosz, Seamus Heaney, Philip Levine, Robert Pinsky, Margaret Walker and Yusef Komunyakaa.
The Library @ Heart's Ease - Selected romantic poets, with brief biographies, works and further resources. Linked within the site to art and music of the period.
Light & Dust Poets - "Ongoing, pluralistic anthology of contemporary poetry. Includes complete out of print books, sub-sites for authors, genres, issues, and interchanges with poets in other countries."
LionHeart - "Full texts of 1,000 love poems from the 1500s to 1900."
Lothlorien - Includes a good-sized personal selection of poems by various well-known poets, including Shakespeare, Coleridge, and Keats.
Lumea - An extensive collection of poetry from a wide range of recognized poets, including works by Blake, Rilke, and Yeats, in a somewhat kitschy but easily-navigated format.
Naked Programmers Page of Poetry - A very small personal selection of poems by recognized poets.
The New Bartleby: A National Digital Library - Son of Project Bartleby (the internet manuscript archive).
One Word Only - "A collection of selected works from contemporary and classical poets."
The Online Medieval and Classical Library - An extensive online archive, includes numerous annotated texts and links to further related resources.
Our Favorite Poems - An extensive and eclectic personal selection of public domain texts of poems from a wide range of authors.
Pete's Best Loved Poems - An extensive personal selection of poems from a wide variety of authors, indexed both by title and by author.
Poems - A highly personal and eclectic but still extensive online collection of poems by many well-known authors (and one or two songwriters).
Poems - A small personal selection of poems by a variety of recognized authors.
Poetic Miscellany - "Poetry by Poe, Shakespeare, Keats, some funky WWI poems . . . ." A personal selection of poems.
Poetry - "A collection of assorted poems written by a small number of more or less famous poets, indexed by author, title, first line and keywords." A a fair-sized personal homepage collection, including a few translations into English with original-language texts as well.
Poetry and Prose of the Harlem Renaissance - Manuscript archive of poetry and prose by various authors.
The Poetry Archives - "An educational resource dedicated to every aspect of researching poetry." This site includes e-texts of over 3,000 poems by 63 poets.
The Poetry Archives @ eMule.com - "An educational resource dedicated to every aspect of researching poetry." Includes an extensive online archive of poetry by numerous recognized poets.
Poetry from All Over - A very broad, eclectic but easily-navigated selection of poems, with texts from various authors of various nations from various time-periods.
The Poetry Page - A large, personal selection of poems by various recognized poets.
The Poetry Ramble - A small collection of late 19th and early 20th century poetry.
Poetry translations in English in Forum for Literature and Art - German, Austrian, French, Catalan and Latin American poetry in English translation.
Poets' Corner - ". . . a diverse collection containing thousands of online works from several hundred poets. Works range from medeival times to the early 20th century."
Project Bartleby Archive - The original internet literary manuscript archive, includes work by numerous well-known and a few lesser known poets, plus a searchable database.
Random Poems - An extensive personal selection of public domain poems is hosted on this homepage.
Representative Poetry On-line - Includes over 2,000 English poems by 310 poets from the early medieval period to the beginning of the twentieth century.
Representative Poetry On-line - "Poetry edited by members of the Department of English at the University of Toronto from 1912 to 1996."
Richard's Poetry Library - An extensive personal selection of poems from a broad range of poets, including some translations of Petrach's sonnets and from the Chinese of Tu Fu, among much else.
A Small Anthology of Poems - Archive of a wide variety of poems used for an English course taught by Professor Seamus Cooney. Many poems are annotated and/or introduced with appropriate commentary, author biographical information, etc.
A small collection of poetry - Poetry by famous British and American poets.
Some Poetry - A fair-sized--and eclectic--selection of poems by many poets, from a personal website.
Texts of Lieder and Art Songs - "Free web archive of original-language texts of Lieder and other classical art songs in Czech, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Latin, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, and Swedish." No few written by famous poets.
World Wide School Library: Literature-Poetry - This online library includes a fair-sized poetry text archive, including a number of rarer works.