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National Poetry Library

Home to "the largest public collection of modern poetry in the world," the National Poetry Library is an invaluable resource for poetry readers and writers. Poets T.S. Eliot and Herbet Read opened the library in 1953 with support from the Arts Council, and it has been a resource for creativity ever since. Though the building is currently closed due to COVID-19, the robust online poetry collection allows readers to enjoy prose from afar. The Online Poetry page (found via the menu bar) facilitates browsing access. The Poems section (found by following the "see all poems" link on the home page) contains more than 70 pages of poetry, sortable by format (e.g. "text" or "audio") or topic (e.g. "arts and sciences" or "human experience"). On the Search the catalogue page, readers can download poetry anthologies in ebook formats (readers should note that this requires signing up for a free membership, which is only available to UK users). Members also gain access to audiobooks, and, for readers with visual impairments, Braille materials delivered by mail. The rest of the website has many other resources to explore. For example, those interested in writing poetry may want to check out the Advice for Emerging Poets section of the Write & Publish page.
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October 9th, 2020
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September 25th, 2020 at 1:50pm
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October 5th, 2020 at 10:33am
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