Poetry websites, poems

Poetry websites, poems, awards, festivals, love poetry, readings, verse forms; a guide to websites

See also: Digital Poetry Projects

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Arabic poetry *

Arabic poetry, Wikipedia entry.

Arabic poetry online. Read and listen to audio readings.
Princeton University

Assonance *

Assonance. A definition.

Assonance
Wikipedia entry.

Assonance. A sample.

 

Atlas of poems about places.
Poetry Atlas is mapping the world with Poetry. Search for a place on Google maps. The Poetry Atlas

Audio readings

Awards *

Academy of American Poets awards.

American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medal in Poetry

Bridport Prize, UK.

Griffin Poetry Prize

International English-language poetry contests. Poetrykit.org

Montreal International Poetry Prize

National Book Award, US.

National Book Award for Poetry

Poetry Society of America Awards

T. S. Eliot Prize

Wikipedia international list of poetry awards.

B

Backdoor guide to e-poetry culture from  e-poets.net.
Anthologies & reviews, arts organizations, film, video & television, literary press, reference, music & theater, online arts & new media.

Blogs, poetry forums *

See also: Literary blogs, discussion, forums

Poetree
The poetry discussion community POETREE @ Dreamwidth features content by poets, amateur and professional, as well poetry enthusiasts. Past weekly hosts include Rabbi Rachel Barenblat (Velveteen Rabbi blog), Luisa A. Igloria, and Dave Bonta, as well as a mix of artists, spoken word performers, translators, editors, and others. One need not be a Dreamwidth user in order to participate; comments are open to OpenID (http://www.dreamwidth.org/openid/) and anonymous commentators, and guest hosts can send content to one of the admins to post on their behalf.

Poetry Blog Rankings
The Top 100 Poetry Blogs’

The Most Interesting Poetry Blogs
Links to the ‘most interesting poetry blogs’, with poets’ journals, diaries and notebooks.

Poetry Blog Catalogue Poetry Matters Now
An online collection of readings and video interviews with poets.

32 Poems, with Deborah Ager.

Silliman’s Blog
Contemporary poetry and poetics.

 

British Library Sound Archives
Drama and literature pages.

British Poetry 1780-1910: a Hypertext Archive of Scholarly Editions:
Electronic Text Center, University of Virginia

C

Chapbooks, samples from The Drunken Boat literary journal.

Children’s poetry *

Children’s Poetry Archive
A searchable database from Poetry Archive.org.

Classic poems for children. Story-It.com Poetry for Kids
Funny children’s poems.

Nursery rhymes. Classical nursery rhymes, printable and illustrated. Story-It

Chinese poetry, Wikipedia entries.

Concrete and visual poetry *

UbuWeb. Concrete and visual poetry. An excellent, comprehensive online archive of poetry, as well as historical audio and filmed recordings.
UbuWeb’s historical section primarily documents the trajectory of visual and concrete poetry, beginning with Simias Rhodius’s “Wings of Eros in Theocritus”, dating from 1516, and continuing all the way into the late 1970s.

The Gates of Paradise, by David Daniels, plus many other visual poems by other poets.

Contemporary poetry *

Contemporary American Poetry Archive

Academy of American Poets (Poets.org)
Browse American poetry. The Academy of American Poets was founded in 1934 to support American poets at all stages of their careers and to foster the appreciation of contemporary poetry.

Contemporary online poetry.
Electronic Poetry Center (from Buffalo University).

Contemporary Poetry Review
An online journal. Reviews, new poems, audio clips.

Poetry Corner
An extensive name index of poets, with live texts.

D

Digital Poetry Projects

E

Essays on poetry *

Explicator.com essay service.

T. S. Eliot essays on poetry. The Sacred Wood

Etexts, online poetry archives *

See also: Online literary texts

Project Gutenberg searchable archive of poetry. Over 100,000 titles are available.

Poetry Corner
An extensive name index of poets, with live texts.

Poetry Daily
A new poem every day.

Poetry and Poems
This website is a large collection of selected and famous poems for birthdays, weddings and a lot of other occasions.Poems are listed under 12 different categories so you can easily find a poem for a specific occasion.

The Poetry Foundation
Search thousands of poems by theme, occasion, and subject in their poetry archive; read poet biographies, poetry news, comics and articles about poets.

The Poetry Kit
Poetry events, listings, poet directory, poetry interviews, poetry magazines, poetry articles.


Ethnopoetics *

UbuWeb
A collection of ethnopoetic openings, a sampler of what they take to be the second great breakthrough of the modernist poetry project. The search here is for a range of poetries outside the domain of customarily accepted literature.

F

Family Friend Poems
Relationship Poems about Family and Friends. A collection of poems describing the special relationship between brothers and sisters, the love for one’s mother or father, the love of a mother for her child, the love between a grandmother and grandfather for their children.

Festivals/Poetry festivals *

Poetry festival web directory from Poetrykit.

Bath Literature Festival

Berlin International Literature Festival

Cheltenham Literature Festival, U.K.

Los Angeles Poetry Festival

Moscow International Festival of Poets

Poetry Slam Festival

Rottterdam International Poetry Festival

St Anza Poetry Festival, Scotland.

French poetry *

See also: French Literature

French literature, French poetry.
Poésie contemporaine, Poésie moderne.

French poets and poetry (in French).
The Open Web Directory. Poésie, Poètes.

Poésie et Citations d’Amour
La poésie la plus romantique sur le web. Des poèmes et des citations sur le thème de l’amour.

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Indian poetry, Wikipedia entries.

Journals *

See also: Literary magazines and journals

Poetry Daily  A new poem every day.

Poetry Café
Contemporary poetry online. Poetry readings and poetry talk on audio and video. Forums, discussions, submissions.

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Love poetry *

See: Love Poetry

M

Modernist poetry in English, Wikipedia entry.

MoontownCafe
A poetry resource to help get your poetry read, critiqued, and published.

N

The National Poetry Foundation, U.S.

P

Persian poetry
Wikipedia entry.

Poetic metre, prosody, poetic terms *

Assonance, a definition.

Assonance
Wikpedia entry.

Blank verse
A definition from The Poetry Archive.

Couplets
Examples of poems using couplets.

Epic poetry.
Wikipedia entry.

Heroic couplet
Wikipedia entry.

Iambic pentameter, Wikipedia entry.

Iambic pentatmeter
Examples from the Poetry Foundation website.

Poetic terms, a glossary from Answers.com.

Poetic theory.
Links to poetic theory websites from LitRefs, Cambridge University.

Metre
Wikipedia entry.

Narrative poetry
Wikipedia entry.

Ode
Wikipedia entry.

Forms of poetry, a list of poetic forms with examples from well-known poets.
The Poetry Foundation

Rhyming

Rhyme schemes, Wikipedia entry.

Poet and Know it
Poet and Know It! Rhyming Dictionary and Forums. Poet and Know It! Rhyming Dictionary is a a  rhyming dictionary database of over 120,000 words is freely accessible and growing. Find anything from rhymes to character names and more.

 

Scansion
A definition and description from The Poetry Archive.

Sonnet form, Wikipedia entry.

Stanza, Wikipedia entry.

Poetics *

Journal for Cultural Poetics. Kulturpoetik

Museum of American Poetics

Poetry websites, directories, portals *

Academy of American Poets (Poets.org)
Browse American poetry. The Academy of American Poets was founded in 1934 to support American poets at all stages of their careers and to foster the appreciation of contemporary poetry.

Best Poems Encyclopedia
Register now and publish your best poems or read and bookmark your favorite popular famous poems.

Poem Hunter
Search for famous poems and poets.

Famous Poets and Poems
A large collection of poems and quotes from over 550 poets.

Poets.org
Poetry, Poems, Bios & More

Poetry Corner
An extensive name index of poets, with live texts.

Poetry Daily
A new poem every day.

The Poetry Foundation
Search thousands of poems by theme, occasion, and subject in their poetry archive; read poet biographies, poetry news, comics and articles about poets.

The Poetry Kit
Poetry events, listings, poet directory, poetry interviews, poetry magazines, poetry articles.

Poetry Out Loud
The U.S. National Recitation Contest. Created by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation.

Poetry Today Online
Contemporary poetry on the internet.

Poetry Café
Contemporary poetry on line. Poetry readings and poetry  talk on audio and video. Forums, discussions, submissions on line.

Prose poetry *

The Prose Poem
An International journal of contemporary prose poetry (Web del Sol).

Prose poetry, Wikipedia entry.

Charles Baudelaire’s Les Fleurs du Mal

Arthur Rimbaud’s Un Saison en Enfer

Readings: poetry readings online *

See: Poetry Readings

Russian poetry *

Russian poetry, a list of Russian poets from Wikipedia.

Russian Literature, a guide to websites.

Sonnet form *

Edmund Spenser’s Sonnets

Francesco Petrarch’s sonnets, English translations.

Sonnets. Sonnet Central
An archive of English sonnets, commentary, and relevant web links and a forum for poets to share and discuss their own work. Sonnets.org

Edmund Spenser’s Sonnets

The Elizabethan Sonnet,
by Prosser Hall Frye.

Francesco Petrarch’s sonnets,
English translations.

Sonnet Central
An archive of English sonnets, commentary, relevant web links and a forum.

Sonnet form, metrics, history of the sonnet, Shakespeare’ s sonnets.
An introductory course from the J Sargeant Reynolds Community College.

Sonnet Writers,
a comprehensive collection of sonnets.

Sonnet Central
An archive of English sonnets, commentary, and relevant web links and a forum for poets to share and discuss their own work. Sonnets.org

The Sonnet,
Wikipedia entry.

Traditional songs, hymns and spirituals *

Traditional American and British songs, hymns and spirituals,
a collection of etexts from Poet’s Corner.  The goal of this project is to create a user-friendly library of works that promotes browsing and exploring through a site that spans thousands of works by hundreds of authors covering thousands of years.

Isaac Watts, British hymnwriter. Wikipedia entry.

Isaac Watts. Cyberhymnal

Urdu poetry *

Urdu Poetry Archive 
Urdu poetry archive with ghazals, nazms, articles, mailing lists and links to related websites.

UrduPoint.com, Urdu Poetry of famous Urdu Poets from Pakistan

Urdu Poetry | Urdu Poems & Ghazals
Urdu Poetry by Pakistan famous poets including Ahmed Faraz, Allama Iqbal.

Urdu Poetry Blog

Verse forms *

Ballade
Ballades definition with examples.

Poetry. A Dictionary of Poetic Terms
Prosody, metre, verse forms, rhetorical terms, literary terms, etc.

Sonnet form, metrics, history of the sonnet, Shakespeare’ sonnets.
An introductory course from the J Sargeant Reynolds Community College.

Guide to Verse Forms
Descriptions and examples by Bob Newman of a variety of verse forms.

Poetic Verse and Form
Poetry Meter and Poetry Rhythm. Iambic, Aneapest, Trochee, Dacty, Spondaic.

Sestina
Wikipedia entry.

Sestina
Definition and examples from Poets.org.

Terza Rima
Terza rima defined.

Terza Rima
A brief description of the form from an English handbook at Emory University with examples.

Traditional Verse Forms

Verse Forms
Descriptions with examples of the triolet, terzanelle, terza rima, villanelle, and clerihew.

The Verse Forms of Shakespeare and Edward de Vere, the Seventeenth Earl of Oxford


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