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American Poetry Review.
Available via the library web page
The American Poetry Review is dedicated to reaching a worldwide audience with a diverse array of the best contemporary poetry and literary prose.
ttps:// -- Verse.
With tens of thousands of poems by thousands of authors, offers one of the largest and oldest free full-text collections of verse on the web.

Bill Moyers Journal -- Poets and Poetry
Public Affairs Television.

Poetry, once the language of stories around campfires and popular entertainment, has lately seemed a rarefied art. And though poets are not yet again able to garner national theater or radio audiences as Edna St. Vincent Millay did in the 1930s and 1940s, poetry may be making a comeback.

Contemporary Vers 2 Inc.

is the vision-quest of Contemporary Verse 2: The Canadian Journal of Poetry and Critical Writing (CV2) to get as many readers as possible to try poetry and like it. It is a mission we take very seriously. To this end, CV2 publishes an exciting range of interviews, essays, articles and reviews together with new poetic writing to create a lively discussion on the art of poetry, the poets, and the issues. CV2 currently features content primarily in English, but continues to accept the same range of writing in French for publication.

Collected Poems of Sylvia Plath
Sonnets and a Lover's Complaint
Introducing the Psalms

Ghazal Radio.
Listen to old and new ghazals: Persian, Arabic, Urdu, and sometimes English love poetry mixed with religious meaning and often tunes to bolster the lyrics.
Eileen H. Kramer

Poetry: Explore NPR's Poetry Reviews, Readings, Author Interviews and Recommendations.
National Public Radio.

Read or listen to stories about poets and their work. Stories include written/spoken poetry samples, links to the poet's work, and also to related NPR stories.
Eileen H. Kramer

Poetry Magazine
Poetry Foundation.

Founded in Chicago by Harriet Monroe in 1912, Poetry is the oldest monthly devoted to verse in the English-speaking world. Harriet Monroe's "Open Door" policy, set forth in Volume I of the magazine, remains the most succinct statement of Poetry's mission: to print the best poetry written today, in whatever style, genre, or approach.

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Books of Sacred Poetry

Bloch, Ariel and Chana Bloch. The Song of Songs: A New Translation with an Introduction and Commentary..
New York: Random House, 1995.
Call # Dunwoody BS1483 .B56 1995
Next to Genesis, no book in the Hebrew Bible has had a stronger influence on Western literature than the Song of Songs. This attractive and exuberant edition helps to explain much of its power, while leaving its mystery intact.

Ghalib, Mirza Asadullah Khan and Ahmad Aijaz. Ghazals of Ghalib: Versions from the Urdu.
New York: Columbia University Press, 1971.
Call # PK2198.G4 A6 1971a
This imaginative approach to the work of the Urdu poet Ghalib (1797-1869) presents highly original renderings, made by seven well-known American poets, of Ghalib's ghazals.

Mitchell, Stephen. A Book of Psalms: Selected and Adapted from the Hebrew..
New York: HarperCollins, 1993.
Call # BS1424 .M58 1993
When the ancient rabbis named the anthology tat we know as the Book of Psalms they called it sefer tehillim, or the Book of Praises. That is the dominant theme of the Greatest of the Psalms: rapturous praise, a deep exuberant gratitude for beign here.
Mitchell, Stephen. "Foreword." A Book of Psalms: Selections Adapted from the Hebrew. New York: Harper Collins, 1993. Print.

Pope, Marvin H. The Song of Songs: A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary.
Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1977.
Call # BS192.2.A1 1964 .G3
No composition of comparable size in world literature has provoked and inspired such a volume and variety of comment and interpretation as the biblical Song of Songs In adding to the already bloated body of literature no lcaim is made that the present study supplies the master key to the inner sanctum of the mysteries of Solumon's superb Song, which the savant Saadia sulong ago likened to a lock for which the key had been lost. The quest for the supposedly lost key has been futile, for the door to the understanding of the Song was not locked, nor even shut, but has been wide open to any who dared to see and enter.
Pope, Marvin H. "e;Proem." Song of Songs: A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1977. 17. Print.

Seybold, Klaus. Introducting the Psalms
New York: T & T Clark, 1990.
Call # Academic EBooks on EBSCOHost BS1430.2 .S48013 1990
A new general introduction to the Psalms. Seybold guides the reader through the most important aspects of the history and literary form of the Psalm texts and the major questions of critical scholarship, and discusses all leading writers on the subject.

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April is National Poetry Month Celebrate poetry this April with books and websites that feature: works by classic authors, best loved poems, sacred poems, children's poems, poems from many cultures, poems about crime, and more!

Books by Individual Poets.

Angelou, Maya. The Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou.
New York: Random House, 1994.
Call # PS3551.N464 A17 1994
Maya Angelou's poetry - lyrical and dramatic, exuberant and playful - speaks of love, longings, partings; of Saturday night partying and the smells and sounds of Southern cities; of freedom and shattered dreams.

Angelou, Maya. Now Sheba Sings the Song.
New York: E.P. Dutton, 1987.
Call # PS3551.N464 N67 1994
seamless collaboration between renowned Inaugural poet Maya Angelou and Caldecott Award-winning illustrator Tom Feelings, this intensely sensuous work combines verse with sepia-toned illustrations in a beautiful paean to Black women.

Alvarez, Julia. Homecoming: New and Collected Poems.
New York: Plume, 1996.
Call # PS3551.L845 H6 1996
Gathers the poems included in the author's first book, which focused on her bilingual and bicultural heritage, thirteen new poems, and the author's reflections on her first book.

Frost, Robert. The Poetry of Robert Frost: The Collected Poems.
New York: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1969.
Call # PS3511 .R94 1969
This comprehensive volume of Frost's verse comprises all eleven volumes of his poems; this collection has been the standard Frost compendium since its first publication in 1969.

Hacker, Marilyn. Selected Poems, 1965-1990.
New York: W.W. Norton, 1994.
Call # PS3558.A28 A6 1994
Poems from five previous collections deal with feminism, politics, and human sexuality.

Hughes, Langston. Selected Poems of Langston Hughes.
New York: Vintage Books, 1990.
Call # Decatur PS3515.U274 A6 1990
The poems Hughes wrote celebrated the experience of invisible men and women: of slaves who "rushed the boots of Washington"; of musicians on Lenox Avenue; of the poor and the lovesick; of losers in "the raffle of night." They conveyed that experience in a voice that blended the spoken with the sung, that turned poetic lines into the phrases of jazz and blues, and that ripped through the curtain separating high from popular culture. They spanned the range from the lyric to the polemic, ringing out "wonder and pain and terror-- and the marrow of the bone of life."

Water Mark  Best Poems in the English Language

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Mistral, Gabriela and Stephen Tapscott. Selected Prose and Prose-Poems.
Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, 2002.
Call # PQ8097.G6 A28 2002
This Spanish-English bilingual volume gathers the most famous and representative prose writings of Gabriela Mistral, which have not been as readily available to English-only readers as her poetry.

Plath Sylvia and Ted Hughes. The Collected Poems.
New York: Harper & Row, 1981.
Call # PS3566.L27 A17 1981
A new edition of Sylvia Plath's Pulitzer Prize-winning Collected Poems, edited and with an introduction by Ted Hughes.

Pound, Ezra. Selected Poems.
New York: J. Laughlin, 1957.
Call # PS3531.O82 A6 1957
The verse and criticism which he produced during the early years of the twentieth century very largely determined the directions of creative writing in our time; virtually every major poet in England and America today has acknowledged his help or influence. Pound's lyric genius, his superb technique, and his fresh insight into literary problems make him one of the small company of men who through the centuries have kept poetry alive—one of the great innovators.

Sederat, Roger. Ghazal Games: Poems.
Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 2011.
Call # Academic eBooks on EBSCOHost PS3619.E33 G43 2011
As an Iranian American poet, Roger Sedarat fuses Western and Eastern traditions to reinvent the classical Persian form of the ghazal. For its humor as well as its spirituality, the poems in this collection can perhaps best be described as "Wallace Stevens meets Rumi."

Marilyn Hacker: Collected Poems 1965-1990.   Now Sheba Sings the Song

Shakespeare, William. The Sonnets; And A Lover’s Complaint.
New York: Penguin, 2009.
Call # PR2848.A2 K47 2009
The 154 sonnets - all but two of which are addressed to a beautiful young man or a treacherous 'dark lady' - contain some of the most exquisite and haunting poetry ever written, and deal with eternal subjects such as love and infidelity, memory and mortality, and the destruction wreaked by Time.

Silverstein, Shel. A Light in the Attic.
New York: Harper, 2009.
Call # S3569.I47224 L5 2009
A collection of humorous poems and drawings.

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Collections of Multiple Poets' Work and Poetry Criticism.

Best Poems.
Palo Alto, CA: Pacific Books, 1948 – 1976.
Call # PR1225 .B65
[Winners of the] Borestone Mountain poetry awards 1949-1976....A compilation of original poetry published in magazines of the English-speaking world.

Bloom, Harold. The Best Poems of the English Language: From Chaucer through Frost.
New York: HarperCollins, 2004.
Call # PR1175 .B4566 2004
A collection of key works of English language poetry encompasses works that have been written over the course of six centuries and shares some of the selector's critical reflections from the past half century.

Courtney-Clarke, Margaret.
Maya Angelou: The Poetry of Living.
New York: C. Potter, 1999.
Call # PS3551.N464 Z55 1999
A visual tribute to the great African American poet reveals Angelou at work and play and includes chapters highlighting her virtues.

Fellerman, Hazel. The Best Loved Poems of the American People.
Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1936.
Call # PR1175 .F4 1936b
More than 1,500,000 copies in print! Over 575 traditional favorites to be read and reread. Categorized by theme, and indexed by author and first line, this is a collection that will be treasured.

Giovanni, Nikki. The 100 Best African American Poems (But I Cheated).
Napierville, IL: Sourcebooks MediaFusion, 2010.
Call # NonPrint PS591.N4 A15 2010
ontains one hundred poems from classic and contemporary African American poets, as selected by an award-winning black poet and activist, including such writers as Robert Hayden, Mari Evans, Kevin Young, and Rita Dove.

Goodman, Jonathan. The Bloody Versicles: The Rhymes of Crime.
Kent, OH: Kent State University Press, 1993.
Call # eBooks on EBSCOHost PR508.C79 G66 1993
An updated and enlarged edition of an annotated collection originally published more than 20 years ago. Bloody Versicles serves as two books in one: an anthology of ribald, moralistic, sad, yet amusing and entertaining verse relating to specific crimes; and a small encyclopaedia of select criminals and their wrongdoings.

McGann, Jerome J. The New Oxford Book of Romantic Period Verse.
New York: Oxford University Press, 1994.
Call # PR1222 .N48 1994
The poets whom we call the Romantics--Wordsworth, Coleridge, Burns, Blake, Byron, Shelley, and Keats--belonged to an age in which many other kinds of poetry written and published as well. In this new volume, Jerome McGann explores the full range of verse that was published in Britain between the years of 1785-1832, one of the most fertile periods for English writing.

Oxford Book of Children's Verse  100 Best African American Poems

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Opie, Iona Archibald and Peter Opie. The Oxford Book of Children's Verse.
New York: Oxford University Press, 1973.
Call # PN6110.C4 O529
chronologically arranged anthology of 332 selections spanning five hundred years of American and British poetry, from Chaucer to Ogden Nash.

Palgrave, Francis Turner and John Press. The Golden Treasury of the Best Songs & Lyrical Poems in the English Language.
New York: Oxford University Press, 1964.
Call # PR1175 .P34 1964
This little Collection differs, it si believed, fromothers in the attempt to include in it all the best, original Lyrical pieces and Songs in our language…and none beisdee the best.
Palgrave, Francis Turner. "Preface." The GoldenTreasury of the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems in the English Language. Francis Turner Palgrave and John Press. 5th ed. New York: Oxford University Press. Print.

Strand, Mark and Eavan Boland. The Making of a Poem: A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms.
New York: Norton, 2000.
Call # PR1175 .M275 2001
Two beloved and esteemed poets have collaborated on this intimate and useful anthology illuminating the history, practice, and wonder of our most elusive art. Intended for all those who love poetry, including teachers, readers, writers, and students, The Making of a Poem will be especially valued by those who feel that an understanding of form—sonnet, ballad, villanelle, sestina, etc.—would enhance their appreciation of poetry, but are daunted by the terms, the names, and the histories of various poetic forms.

Tran, Barbara et. al. Watermark: Vietnamese American Poetry & Prose.
New York: Asian American Writers’ Workshop, 1998.
Call # PS153.V57 W37 1998
This collection of poetry and prose ventures into the fringes of the Vietnamese American psyche, resetting the boundaries and constraints of the traditional focus of the theme of war. The fiction and poetry reflect and refract on adolescence, sexuality, language, death and distance.

Wood, Marcus. The Poetry of Slavery: An Anglo-American Anthology.
New York: Oxford University Press, 2003.
Call # PR1195.S44 P64 2003
This is the first book to collect the most important works of poetry generated by English and North American slavery. Mixing poetry by the major Anglo-American Romantic poets (Blake, Coleridge, Wordsworth, Shelley, Keats, Whittier, Longfellow, Lowell, Whitman, Melville, Dickinson) with curious, and sometimes brilliant verse by a range of now forgotten literary figures, the anthology is designed to aid students and teachers address the Anglo-American cultural inheritance of slavery.

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