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Poet Biographies

The Academy of American Poets
The Academy of American Poets presents poems, biographies of poets, historical and thematic poetry exhibits, events calendars, discussion forums, contest information, and much more.

About Poetry
THE starting place for exploring contemporary poetry on the Net: links, feature articles, a lively discussion forum, how-to outlines, everything from Whitman to Rich, Yeats to Ginsberg, sonnets to slam, poetry text archives to the newest hypertext cyberpoems... from your About Poetry Guides, Bob Holman & Margery Snyder.

Modern American Poetry
A Multimedia Companion to Anthology of Modern American Poetry
(Oxford University Press, 2000) Edited by Cary Nelson

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Biographies for Young Readers

Scholastic's Author Studies
Links to author biographies for young readers.

Children's Authors & Illustrators on the Web
The Internet has become a great source of information about a great many children's writers and illustrators. The websites listed here include authors' personal websites and websites maintained by fans, scholars, and readers.

Kay E. Vandergrift's Learning about the Author
Many readers are curious about the creators of the books they enjoy. The more than six hundred links to author/illustrator sites included here will help to satisfy that curiosity.

Penguin Putnam's Young Reader's Author Bios
Part of the much larger Young Reader's section at Penguin Putnam. Good bios of some hard to find authors.

HarperChildren's Meet the Author
The top source for finding out about authors published by Harper.

Mona Kerby's The Author Corner
A place for students in the middle grades (3-8) to meet authors and illustrators of children's books.

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Poet Homepages

Brod Bagert
Brod Bagert's poems are written in the voice of a child, for children to read out loud to perform. Most of his poems are loud and funny, a few are quiet, and all of them are about how kids really feel. Read them out loud with expression and HAVE FUN!

Lewis Carroll
This page is dedicated to information related to Lewis Carroll (AKA Charles Lutwidge Dodgson), a mathematician, logician, photographer, poet, clergyman, professor, and the author of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Many of the links are Alice related.

Charles Ghigna "Father Goose"
Charles Ghigna (aka 'Father Goose') is a poet, children's author and nationally syndicated newspaper writer.

Mary Ann Hoberman
Mary Ann Hoberman is a poet and the critically acclaimed author of many, many books for children, including the beloved A House Is a House for Me, winner of a National Book Award.

Sara Holbrook
Includes her poems as well as student poems, plus a "cheat sheet" for doing a report on Ms. Holbrook.

Don Marquis
This Web site celebrates the work of Don Marquis, a New York newspaper columnist, playwright, poet, humorist and short-story writer in the early decades of the last century who won lasting fame as the beloved "boss" of Archy the cockroach and his friend, Mehitabel the cat.

Pat Mora
Welcome! ¡Bienvenidos! Greetings from Santa Fe, New Mexico. Wander through Ms. Mora's electronic word house.

Kenn Nesbitt
Guaranteed to make you giggle! It's funny, whimsical, clever and zany, and it's the biggest collection of hilarious poetry for kids anywhere on the net.

Margriet Ruurs
"I love to use my imagination and to dream up stories" says this creator of many books for children. Ms. Ruurs lives in British Columbia, Canada and is the editor of KidsWWwrite.

Colin West
Shortly after graduating in 1975, his first book, a collection of nonsense verse was published. Since then he has written over fifty more children's books, and aims to continue till he runs out of ideas!.

EPC Author Home Page Library
A list of authors containing poets, critics, and writers in the hypertextual electronic media.

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Children's Poetry

The Mother Goose Pages
Mother Goose, Nursery Rhymes, & Children's Songs

KidzPage - Poetry and verse for kids of all ages. A place where kids can publish their own poetry.

Nursery Rhymes
This is a great list of nursery rhymes.

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Find - A - Poem

Contains a large number of "classics" on-line that are easy to search.

HTI American Verse Project
Fast simple text searches of their large poetry archive.

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

Favorite Poem Project
US Poet Laureate Robert Pinskey's archive of America's Favorite poems with video documentaries of various Americans reading their favorite poems.

Poet's Corner
Poets' Corner is a massive online collection of poetry, with thousands of works from hundreds of poets. Works range from medieval times to the early 20th century. Author, Title, and Subject indicies available. Updated frequently. Online since 1995.

The Internet Poetry Archive
Sponsored by the University of North Carolina Press and the North Carolina Arts Council. The archive includes the work of living poets from around the world.

Bibliomania's Poetry Index
Include a small, but complete selection of classic poems by Blake, Brooke, Browning, Chaucer, Cowper, Dryden, Keats, Khayyam, Whitman, Wilde, and Virgil. Also includes some general collections of work by various authors. Under "read" choose the "poetry section."

Representative Poetry On-line
Poetry edited by University of Toronto Department of English faculty from 1912 to 1967 and re-edited online from 1994 to the present by Ian Lancashire.

University of Virginia's Electronic Text Center
Search the Publicly Accessible part of the Modern English Collection of Poetry.

eMule.com Poetry Archive
An ever expanding archive of classical poetry. If you are in search of a poem and cannot find it in their database, you can post a request to the discussion forum.

Atlantic Monthly's Poetry Pages
Atlantic Unbound's Poetry Pages - Atlantic Monthly poetry, An Audible Anthology, and articles on poets and poetry -- past and present.

PBS Poetry Series with Bill Moyers
The Web companion to FOOLING WITH WORDS WITH BILL MOYERS explores the world of poetry, featuring educational materials for teachers and students, video clips of prominent poets performing their works, an online forum, information on the television series, and much more.

Poetry Society of American's Poetry Atlas
Limited permission has been granted to the Poetry Society of America from publishers and poets to use the poems and publisher information appearing on this website.

Project Gutenburg's Poetry Books to Download
Nearly 2 million ebooks downloaded each month. Project Gutenberg is the oldest producer of free ebooks on the Internet. Our collection was produced by hundreds of volunteers.

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Poet Pride

Show the world your affinity of alliteration. See our Products Page for neat Poetry Wearables, Journals, Audio CDs and Books.

Poem of the Month (POTM) Page