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Poetry Information and Resources

About.com: Poetry

Features articles, interviews, poems, links guides, the Museletter, and a lively forum for conversation.

Academy of American Poets

Provides membership information, poetry reviews, poet resources, and forums.

Aha Poetry

Compilation of poems such as haiku, tanka, renga. Includes forums and pieces for oral reading.


Collection of rhyming poems on a variety of themes or topics including appreciation, encouragement, retirement, nature, life, and safety.


Contains an archive of classic English poetry, biographical information of the poets, and more.

Glossary of Literary and Rhetorical Terms

Compiled by Jack Lynch under Rutgers University. Showcases study guides for grammar and styles in poetry.

Inspired Poems

Collection of inspirational poems together with its preface and history.

National Poetry Slam

Annual poetry slam championship tournament, where teams of poets gather to share their work with the community and to compete against each other for the national team title. https://www.facebook.com/NationalPoetrySlam NationalSlam

Poem Hunter

Searchable database of poems and poet profiles. With song lyrics, music tablatures, and speech quotations.

Poet Seers

A collection of spiritual and illumining poetry from poets around the world, including Sufi and Buddhist poets, and Nobel Prize winning poets.


Comprehensive information about poetry – its forms, history, types, and terminologies.

Poetry Archive

Categorized selection of great poems sourced from different parts of the world.

Poetry Daily

Daily poems, poetry news, book reviews, and resources.

Poetry Express

Information and guides on creating, sharing, editing, and publishing poems for various purposes.

Poetry Online

Database and community site for poems and poets. Serves as a platform for the practice and presentation of poetry.

Read Write Poem

Gathering place for lovers of poetry. Read, or discuss, or even write at this online resource.

Seamus Cooney

Literary analysis on the characteristics of a “Bad Poetry” with emphasis on nature and verse of the poems.

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