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Literature Poetry  

The Poet Speaks of Art    - A fascinating site built on the premise of the connection between poetry and painting, with a large selection of poems by various authors combined with online reproductions (in JPEG format) of the images which inspired/provoked them.

Selected Prose on Poetry: A Handbook    - From Professor Kenneth Hope's homepage--an excellent introduction to the inner workings of poetry, with texts culled from a wide range of sources. The emphasis here is on formal poetry, prosody and metrics.

The Academy of American Poets - " . . . the largest organization in the country dedicated specifically to the art of poetry, supports American poets at all stages of their careers . . . [to] foster the appreciation of contemporary poetry." This comprehensive website is an excellent internet starting-point for anyone interested in contemporary American poetry, poets and poetics.

Archflambeoth - The Dreamworld created by Sparrow Hawk,The Master Storyweaver. It includes mainly Prose, Poetry, and Stories, but it is a good place to visit regardless of what you wish to find on your journey.

Bad Poetry - An introduction to bad poetry, though not necessarily by bad poets, with texts of various exemplary poems. As selected and annotated by Professor Seamus Cooney.

The Bat Poet Page - Sundry poems about bats. That's right--bats.

Burning Press - experimental/avant guard/exploratory poetry, visual literature, audio art, and intermedia, using any means necessary to forward the language arts . . . ."

Comprepoetica - Features a survey form for poets, critics, editors, publishers and readers. Its main purpose is to provide data for the biographical entries in the Comprepoetica Dictionary of Contemporary American Poetry, Poetics and Poets.

DayTips' Poem-a-Day - "From Walt Whitman to Carolyn Forche, we send a poem by exceptional poets (with brief bio and commentary) to your e-mail in-box daily Monday through Friday." The service is ad-supported and free.

Electronic Poetry Center - "The EPC serves as a central gateway to resources in electronic poetry and poetics produced at the University at Buffalo [New York] as well as elsewhere on the Internet." Includes an extensive audio-file library as well as links to further poetry resources.

English 88 - Website based on the University of Pennsylvania's online poetry course--includes lists of poetic terms as well as links to online poetry resources.

EnviroArts - Emphasizes the literary and visual arts in relation to nature, with poetry and essays by contemporary authors (culled mostly from the pages of Orion and Orion Afield magazines--which co-sponsor this site) and information on historic naturalism and naturalist literature.

Erin's Poetry Palace - A personally-built website devoted to poetry, these pages include several sections devoted to specific poets, a large selection of texts of favorite poems , essays on the reading, study and discussion of poems, and a small but discriminating selection of links to poetry-related websites on the 'net.

Favorite Poem Project - Invites all Americans to submit favorite poem, along with a short paragraph describing the reasons for choosing it.

Fooling with Words - Website for the PBS television special hosted by Bill Moyers includes performances and interviews with some of America's most accomplished poets.

Forgotten Ground Regained - "Poetry is not just for poets . . . . This site is for those who think poetry can be more than confessional free verse or recycled Victorian sentiment - whether poets, educated readers, or the casual poetic websurfer. It is both a webzine and a poetry resource: It contains original poems, essays, translations, links to alliterative poems on the web and original medieval epics and verse romances . . . ."

Index of Terms - A brief glossary of literary terms, focusing on poetic terms in particular.

Isle of Lesbos: Lesbian Poetry - An extensive selection of lesbian poetry by various authors, beginning with Sappho up to more contemporary poets, mostly by women.

KHpoetry - A section, devoted to poetry, of Professor Ken Hope's Home on a Page personal homepage --includes an extensive "anthology" of poetry in English, both older and more contemporary, a section of Classical poetry (i.e., ancient Greek and Roman), and a small section on Chinese Poetry, as well as a section devoted to criticism.

Mathematical Poetry - A Small Anthology - A fascinating selection of poems by various poets based on the seemingly incongruous aesthetic and theme of mathematics.

Passions in Poetry - Love Poems Friendship Poems and More - Submit your poems to this site, or browse their huge collection of contemporary poets.

Poem of the Day - At killdevilhill.com. Features an online chat, and users can sign up to have the selected poem automatically delivered to their mailboxes daily.

Poetic Terms - "A unique guide for the study of poetry, with an extensive range of definitions, cross-references between related terms, informative sidelights, hyperlinked keywords, phonetic pronunciation guides and numerous examples."

Poetica--Self-Study Route - An excellent, interactive self-study course in poetry, "Poetica uses hypertext structures to integrate electronic digital course material into the teaching and learning of poetry and stylistic analysis of poetry."

"Poetry" - Marianne Moore's famous poem.

Poetry - From Steven Robert Heine, a site is for teachers and students which features poems, and ideas on poetry.

Poetry Cafe - "Publishes contemporary poetry, promotes literary community, & maintains an online library of internet resources. Collections include well known & new authors in text, video & audio. Internet broadcasts celebrate poetry, poets, & the audience. Free poetry & other surprises."

Poetry Daily - " . . . online web anthology and bookstore. A new poem every day . . . ." A good introduction to poetry today, this site focuses on the mainstream of contemporary poetry, with regular news features, an archive of previously featured poems and poets, and brief "featured journal" coverage.

The Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church - "A forum for innovative and experimental poetry which offers a bimonthly web-publication . . . archives, the 'Tiny Press Center,' information on membership, workshops, upcoming events . . . ."

Poetry Today Online - A comprehensive online resource for those interested in reading, studying and writing poetry--with articles on publishing, profiles of contemporary and historic poets, information on contests, etc.

A Poetry-Lover's Guide to the World Wide Web - "90 great poems expressing love, tenderness, despair, wistfulness, rage; 65 links to other web poetry collections and guides." A personal website, somewhat disorganized, but very eclectic and also large, with links to numerous online texts and resources.

Poets Anonymous - "Los Angeles based organization dedicated to the promotion of poetry in everyday life. Campaigns include . . . billboards with thoughtfully picked lines of poetry placed around Los Angeles."

Poets Corner - - "An open formum for poets--features the works of amateur and professional poets, news, links . . . ."

Starbuck.com Classical Poetry Port - "Devoted to traditional poets and poetry, from Homer to Dickinson to Shakespeare." Includes numerous online forums, etc., for the discussion of poetry and poets.

Tangerine! - "Poetry Site Extrordinaire." An extensive site, though apparently not updated in some time, that includes sections on poetic forms, famous poets, links to poetry related resources, and so on.

World Poetry - An anthology of work by poets from many countries.

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