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Granger's World of Poetry Online

The Columbia Granger's World of Poetry Web site is perhaps the largest compendium of online poetry in existence, containing over 30,000 complete poems, 300,000 poem citations, an extensive glossary of terms and definitions, and biographies of different poets. While complete access to the World of Poetry requires paying a fee, there is a free trial account that will allow potential customers...
The Swinburne Project

Best known for his fine use of meter and eccentric personality, Algernon Charles Swinburne was one of the best-known poets of Victorian-era England. Edited by John Walsh of Indiana University, the Swinburne Project currently contains four volumes of Swinburne's poems, two volumes of his prose from the Bonchurch Edition of _The Complete Works of Algernon Charles Swinburne_, and his second classical...
Robert Penn Warren: The Academy of American Poets

Born in 1905 in Guthrie, Kentucky, Robert Penn Warren was a giant of American letters through the twentieth century; he was exceptionally versatile when writing poetry, novels, and literary criticism. As a young man, Warren entered Vanderbilt University at the age of 16, where he came under the tutelage of Allen Tate, John Crowe Ransom, and Andrew Lytle. Warren spent many years as a college...
Poetry Atlas

"Everywhere has been written about," writes the team behind the Poetry Atlas, an interactive tool that helps poetry fans find location-specific poems. Poems are arranged by a series of pins across a google map of the world; thus, visitors will find Evelyn Scott's "Autumn Dusk in Central Park" via a pin marking Central Park; Carl Sandberg's "Omaha" is marked in the Nebraska city (the poem is also...
Laboring-Class Poets Online

Laboring-Class Poets Online is a new, extensive database that allows visitors to explore over 2,000 poets from the laboring class who wrote between 1700 and 1900. This collection, headed by John Goodridge of Nottingham Trent University and developed in collaboration with an international team of English literature scholars, mostly features poets from the British Isles. Visitors can explore this...
Academy of American Poets: Poem-a-Day

Since we last featured Poem-a-Day in the 2018-01-19 Scout Report, this resource continues to provide readers with an ever-increasing database of new and classic poems. The Academy of American Poets' Poem-a-Day is, "is the original and only daily digital poetry series featuring over 2500 new, previously unpublished poems by today's talented poets each year." Every day this website features a new...