Skip Navigation

Scout Archives

Home Projects Publications Archives About Sign Up or Log In

Browse Resources

Poetry -- Collections

Resources
University of Michigan Humanities Text Initiative: American Verse Project

The American Verse Project, a part of the University of Michigan Humanities Text Initiative, is assembling an electronic archive of volumes of American poetry prior to 1920. Full texts are being made available in both HTML and SGML (Standard Generalized Markup Language). Authors include William Cullen Bryant, Emily Dickinson, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Edna St. Vincent Millay, and...

https://quod.lib.umich.edu/a/amverse/
The Poetry Archives

Provided by eMule.com and maintained by three University of Georgia students, this free "classical" poetry archive will find ready use in literature classrooms. Currently containing over 3,600 non-copyrighted poems by 137 poets, the archive is browseable by author name or searchable by keyword. Search results also display the first line of each poem returned. Users may wonder at the omission of...

http://www.emule.com/poetry/
Bartleby Verse: American and English Poetry, 1250-1920

The New Bartleby Library has added the texts of five additional poetry anthologies covering American and English poetry, 1250-1920, to its Verse page, which previously hosted The Oxford Book of English Verse (see the August 23, 1996 Scout Report). The new additions include the Yale Book of American Verse (1912), Modern British Poetry (1920), Modern American Poetry (1919), Metaphysical Lyrics and...

https://www.bartleby.com/verse/
Canadian Poetry Archive

Hosted by the National Library of Canada, the Canadian Poetry Archive features selected poems from over 100 nineteenth- and twentieth-century English- and French-language Canadian poets. The database is searchable by author, title, keyword, and date. Author, title, and date indexes are also available for browsing. Biographies of six prominent Canadian poets are featured, including "photographs,...

https://epe.lac-bac.gc.ca/003/008/099/003008-disclaimer.html...
National Poetry Month

April 2000 marks the fifth occurrence of National Poetry Month, the month-long celebration of poetry sponsored by the Academy of American Poets. The event "brings together publishers, booksellers, literary organizations, libraries, schools, and poets around the country to celebrate poetry and its vital place in American culture." This year's celebration features public service announcements...

https://poets.org/national-poetry-month/
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...

http://www.columbiagrangers.org
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...

https://webapp1.dlib.indiana.edu/inharmony/welcome.do
Poetry 180: A Poem a Day for American High Schools

Getting high school students interested in poetry can be a formidable task, so this helpful website created by the Library of Congress will be a welcome addition for many educators. Poetry 180 presents 180 poems, selected by Billy Collins (the current U.S. Poet Laureate), with the hope that high school students will read one of the poems a day, one for each school day in the academic year. All 180...

https://www.loc.gov/programs/poetry-and-literature/poet-laur...
Poetry Archive

Poetry is often seen by some as inaccessible, which is quite a shame, considering the beauty that can be contained within a single stanza, or in some cases, the mere elocution of one word. Hearing poetry read is a wondrous joy, and The Poetry Archive is a great way to enter this world. Established in 1999, The Poetry Archive contains readings by hundreds of poets, including a number of real...

https://poetryarchive.org/
Poetry Foundation

The Poetry Foundation, established in 2003, was created through a fund provided by Ruth Lilly. Since its creation, the Foundation has grown by leaps and bounds, and one of their best public outreach efforts is this website. With a well-thought out visual design, their homepage is a great starting point for learning more about the world of poetry. Sections on the homepage include “Publishing”,...

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/
Next →