Poets.org from the Academy of American Poets

Posted on Friday, September 12, 2008

Poets.org is one of the best websites about poetry on the Internet. It was created in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets - a nonprofit organization - and provides an excellent collection of poetry resources, including poems, poet biographies, essays, interviews, and recordings.


  • Database of more than 500 poet biographies, 2,500 poems, and 400 pieces of prose, which can be browsed alphabetically or searched by keyword, title, author's name, movement, theme, or form
  • Audio and video clips featuring poetry readings, lectures, and symposia (transcripts available for most recordings)
  • Poetry map and events calendar, designed to inform users of literary events and resources in all states of the US
  • Tools and materials for teaching poetry, with discussion forums, lesson plans, essays, teaching tips, and links to further online resources
Site URL: http://www.poets.org/index.php

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