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Featured Poet
Songs of Innocence and of Experience, copy Y, 1825 (Metropolitan Museum of Art) object 54 The Voice of the Ancient Bard
The Voice of the Ancient Bard, from William Blake's Songs of Innocence and of Experience. Read more about Blake in Credo Reference.
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General Poetry Resources
Modern American Poetry
Poems, historical background, and analysis, focused on modern American poetry. University of Illinois.

The New Yorker: Poems

NPR Books: Poetry
Reviews of recently published poetry, and poetry news. National Public Radio.

PEN Poetry Series
"Once a week, the PEN Poetry Series publishes work by emerging and established writers from coast to coast." Subscribe to receive a weekly poem by email.

Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry
Resource Type: Web Site
Explore resources on current poet laureate, learn about the position, and find information on past laureates. Library of Congress.

Poetry Foundation
"[A]n independent literary organization committed to a vigorous presence for poetry in our culture." Publisher of Poetry magazine.

Poetry Society of America
Web site includes a blog, information on awards and programs, audio recordings, and features such as Birds and Bards.

Poetry Translation Center
Translation into English of contemporary works from living African, Asian, and Latin American poets. Browse by poet or poem. Podcasts of original and translated work are available. From the Academy of American Poets
Search poetry database by poet, to find biographies and works, or poem. Audio and video recordings, as well as essays and interviews. Academy of American Poets.
Poetry in Boston and Massachusetts
Grolier Poetry Book Shop
In Harvard Square since 1927, the Grolier is "the oldest continuous poetry book shop in the United States." It carries "trade, small press, and university publications as well as books related to prosody, poetry markets, and spoken word CDs," and hosts events and readings.

Mass Poetry
A statewide non-profit that organizes an annual poetry festival as well as other events throughout the year, aiming to "bring poetry to readers of all ages and transform people's lives through inspiring verse."

Massachusetts --
Features Massachusetts poets and poems, poetry lovers of the Bay State, and state literary history. Also offers lists of creative writing programs, literary presses, events, and "poetry-friendly" independent bookstores.

Woodberry Poetry Room
"[F]eatures a circulating collection of poetry monographs and anthologies, ...poetry journals and magazines, recordings, and the Blue Star collection of rare manuscripts, chapbooks and ephemera." Located inside Harvard's Lamont Library, and accessible to members of the public with a valid ID.
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Poetry Out Loud
Favorite Poem Project
Recordings of Americans reading and talking about their favorite poems. Web site also includes information about associated books and DVDs, and resources for educators.

Poetry Magazine Podcast
A free monthly podcast from the editors of Poetry. "The editors go inside the pages of Poetry, talking to poets and critics, debating the issues, and sharing their poem selections with listeners."