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The Academy of American Poets
Organization presenting poems, biographies of poets, historical and thematic poetry exhibits, events calendars, discussion forums and contest information.

Aha! Poetry
Consists of a resource for writers and readers of poetry, emphasizing Asian and orientalizing forms such as cinquain, ghazal, haiku, renga, sijo and tanka.

Bad Poetry
An introduction to bad poetry, though not necessarily by bad poets, with texts of various exemplary poems. As selected and annotated by Professor Seamus Cooney.

Features a survey form for poets, critics, editors, publishers and readers. Its main purpose is to provide data for the biographical entries in the Comprepoetica Dictionary of Contemporary American Poetry, Poetics and Poets.

A random walk through eight centuries of English-language verse, updated daily. Visitors can add their poems by email, and webmasters can link to individual poems. Indexed by poet and title. Illustrated.

Dragon Valley Poetry
Poetry and some prose by vintage and young poets. The young poets are in the main a local group of West Wales based writers, with biographical information.

Emphasizes the literary and visual arts in relation to nature, with poetry and essays by contemporary authors (culled mostly from the pages of Orion and Orion Afield magazines--which co-sponsor this site) and information on historic naturalism and naturalist literature.

Erin's Poetry Palace
A personal website devoted to poetry, these pages include several sections devoted to specific poets, a large selection of texts of favorite poems, essays on the reading, study and discussion of poems, and a small but discriminating selection of links to poetry-related websites on the Internet.

Fooling with Words
Website for the PBS television special hosted by Bill Moyers includes performances and interviews with some of America's most accomplished poets.

Forgotten Ground Regained
Webzine and poetry resource offering original poems, essays, translations and links to alliterative poems, original medieval epics and verse romances.

Glossary of Literary and Rhetorical Terms
A brief glossary of literary terms, focusing on poetic terms in particular.

Glossary of Poetic Terms
"A unique guide for the study of poetry, with an extensive range of definitions, cross-references between related terms, informative sidelights, hyperlinked keywords, phonetic pronunciation guides and numerous examples."

Infinitum Poetry
Poetry by well known poets, their biographies, and short stories by the site owner. Poets include Robert Frost, Walt Whitman, William Wordsworth, Robert W. Service, Maya Angelou, and Anne Sexton.

Inspired Poems
A bilingual English and German anthology of poems inspired by other poems and poets.

Modern Poets - University of Vermont
An introduction to the reading of poetry, with short introductions to several well known modern poets and audio files with discussions or readings of their works.

Online Poetry Database
Read feature poems, see user-submitted poetry videos and browse through a directory of famous poets.

Passions in Poetry
Archive of contemporary and user-submitted poetry with categories dedicated to love, sadness, friendship and life.

Poem of the Day
At Features an online chat, and users can sign up to have the selected poem automatically delivered to their mailboxes daily.

Poems for a Long Winter's Night
A selection of poems about winter, snow, and ice from Charles Baudelaire, Yves Bonnefoy, John Hollander, Victor Hugo, Gail Mazur, Robert Pack, and Paul Verlaine.

Poetry at BellaOnline
Resource offers archived features, categorized links and recommended reading.

A Poetry-Lover's Guide to the World Wide Web
Personal collection of links to online texts and resources of traditional and "imagist" poetry.

Selected International Poems
Poems in English, French, Arabic, German, some Russian, Turkish, Persian, Hebrew. Mostly by famous poets, mostly Marxist, revolutionary, or otherwise political. Classified by author, country, and date. Classical Poetry Port
Devoted to traditional poets and poetry including Dickinson and Shakespeare. Includes online forums, commentary and links.

Includes sections on poetic forms, famous poets, links to poetry related resources.

Timeless Poetry
An eclectic mix of poems from the classics to postmodern. Includes some biographical information and listing of selected poetry resources online. Suitable for children, young adults and adults.

Wikipedia: Poetry
Article discussing the nature of the form, its history, terminology and the different traditions.    XML Feeds: