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Research guide for finding poetry and poetry criticism.

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Research Guide for Poetry

This guide was created to help you do research on topics related to poetry.

  • Reference Works includes comprehensive encyclopedias related to poets and poetry, guides to sources of explication, and indexes.
  • Primary Sources provides guidance on finding the work of poets.
  • Secondary Sources directs you towards finding criticism and interpretation of poetic works.
  • Writing Poetry gives links to sources for creative writing in poetry.

Revision Date

Revised and updated on 10/08/2021

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