Poetry Resources

Poetry Resources

I started to write about poetry resources at the Clermont County Public Library and got this sense of déjà vu after realizing I was writing more or less the same things I wrote in an On the Same Page blog entry last year.  So in the spirit of 2017, I’m focusing on some other less obvious poetry-related resources than I did before.

Emily Dickinson

Magazines and Journals

First, we have two separate online resources for magazines.  The Zinio for Libraries app gives you access to The New Yorker, which publishes poetry every week.  To read journals and magazines through Overdrive and the Ohio Digital Library,  you’ll download the Nook app, after which you’ll have access to The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, and The Nation.

You can also access full-text journals that publish poetry through our eResources.  Just use the Advanced Search function in our catalog, choose “poetry” as the subject and “ePublication” as the format.  You’ll get access to multiple years of full text from The Hiram Poetry Review, The Beloit Poetry Review, The American Poetry Review, and more.

eBooks

We also have eBooks of poetry and writing about poetry.  Some examples are The Poetry of Nursing: Poems and Commentaries of Leading Nurse-Poets, The Anthology of Really Important Modern Poetry: Timeless Poems by Snooki, Donald Trump, Kanye West, and Other Well-Versed Celebrities, Marilyn Nelson’s How I Discovered Poetry, and Poetry Slam: the Competitive Art of Performance Poetry.  You can read them using our Overdrive, Freading, and other apps for your phone or tablet.

Individual Poems

You can also limit a search within our databases to choose only poems:  First, go to eResources and choose the second database from the top (Academic Search Premier).  Next, choose Advanced Search, click Full Text, and then choose “poem” under “Document Type.”  You’ll then get to choose from (as of April 6, 2017), 68,726 poems from publications as diverse as Legal Studies Forum and Journal of Humanistic Mathematics, as well as from more traditional poetry publishers like Raritan and the Sewanee Review.

 

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