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Introduction for English Majors: Poetry

This guides is designed for new undergraduate students in English

Poetry databases

Poetry Foundation <>


This is a source for locating a poem in anthologies on library shelves, including a series of related print and electronic titles.
It includes public-domain poems in full text (250,000); excerpts from in-copyright poems; 450,000 poem citations indexed by title, first line, last line, author, subject; and searchable also by keyword, commentaries, biographies, bibliographies, and author category (Asian-American, Irish, Polish, etc.). Poems date back to the ancient world. It includes poetry published in such journals as Poetry Magazine, The Southern Review, and Poetry Northwest.