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  • American Poetry
    Colonial Period - Early 20th Century

    Over 40,000 poems by more than 200 American poets from the Colonial Period to the early twentieth century.

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  • American Verse Project

    The Humanities Text Initiative (HTI) has assembled an electronic archive of volumes of American poetry. Most of the archive is made up of 19th century poetry, although a few 18th century and early ...

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  • Emily Dickinson Archive

    Emily Dickinson Archive makes high-resolution images of Dickinson’s surviving manuscripts available in open access, and provides readers with a website through which they can view images of manuscr...

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  • English Poetry
    8th century to the early 20th century

    English Poetry, Second Edition contains 183,000 poems, essentially comprising the complete canon of English poetry of the British Isles and the British Empire from the 8th century to the early 20th, and representing more than 2,700 poets.

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  • Lyrikline
    1999-to date (updates vary)

    lyrikline is an international website for experiencing the diversity of contemporary poetry. Here you can listen to the melodies, sounds, and rhythms of international poetry, recited by the authors...

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  • New Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics
    Current

    This Encyclopedia assesses 106 national poetries, with coverage of every significant poetry tradition in the world. Updated for the times, gone are such entries as Negro poetry American; Afro-Ameri...

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  • PennSound
    Contemporary 20th and 21st century

    PennSound is a Web-based archive and distribution site of more than 1,500 digital recordings of poets and others reading and discussing poetry. There are interviews with poets and writers also. It ...

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  • Walt Whitman Archive

    The Walt Whitman Archive is an electronic research and teaching tool that sets out to make Whitman's vast work easily and conveniently accessible. It contains multiple U.S. and foreign editions of ...

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