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Poetry Resources  

Last Updated: Mar 24, 2011 URL: Print Guide

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Find a Poem: Websites

Poetry Foundation Poems by subject, age or category.

Poetry Resources for Teens    Official website of Academy of American Poets.  Includes interviews about poetry, biographies of more than 500 poets, almost 2,000 poems, and audio clips of 150 poems.

Poetry Archives   Premier online collection of recordings of poets reading their work. You can enjoy listening here, free of charge, to the voices of contemporary English-language poets and of poets from the past.


Poet Websites

Famous Poets and Poems  Poems by well-known and loved poets, including: Langston Hughes, Maya Angelou, Shel Silverstein, Pablo Neruda, e.e. Cummings, Robert Frost, Edgar Allan Poe, Emily Dickinson, Ezra Pound and many more! 

Shel Siverstein

Jack Prelutsky




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    Look for more Poetry information in our databases. If you are searching from home, you will need passwords.  Pick up a Database Password bookmark in the library! 



    What is Poetry?

    Poetry is a type of literature in which the sound and meaning of language are combined to create ideas and feelings.

    "Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance."  ~Carl Sandburg

    "Poetry is thoughts that breathe, and words that burn."  ~Thomas Gray

    "Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words."  ~Robert Frost



    Like butterflies in Spring
    Poetry awakens the Spirit,
    stirs the imagination and explores
    the possibilities with each stroke of its rhythmic wings.
    ~Jamie Lynn Morris


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