Tuesday, April 5, 2016

One Stop Poetry Shoppe for Writers and Lovers of Words

In case you didn't know, April is National Poetry Month.


As an academic librarian, I'm often asked to hunt down good resources for patrons. So to save you some legwork and celebrate National Poetry Month I've gathered twenty of my favorite poetry resources for you to enjoy.

Academy of American Poets
Poetry Foundation
Poetry Society of America

Poets and Poems
Famous Poets and Poems
Favorite Poem Project
Poetry Magazine

Ebooks and Databases
American Verse Project
Bartleby Verse Collection
Project Gutenberg Poetry Page

Reference and Resources
Library of Congress, Poetry Resources Guide
Modern American Poetry Guide
Poetry & Literature, Library of Congress
Rhyme Zone (Rhyming Dictionary)
Scansion: The Basics
Understanding and Explicating Poetry

Writing Poetry
How to Write Funny Poetry
Rhymes and Misdemeanors
Rhyme Weaver
Writing Stories in Rhythm and Rhyme

Whether you want to find out more about poetry organizations, hang out with your favorite poets, explore poetry collections, learn how to properly scan poems, or even write them there is a link on this page for you. So I hope you'll make use of these resources to grow your appreciation for poetry and/or improve your writing craft.

And now... for a random dance party!

Party Time

Why? Because there weren't enough emotes in this post.

Oh, and one more thing... a silly poem for writers.

Stories are read, poems are too.
Writing is sweat, but worth the dew!

You may commence with the throwing of things at the screen.



  1. Here's to poetry and its creators, Joseph! Nice goofy stanza you got there :)
    Wonderful resource links. Thank you for the post.

    1. You're welcome! Glad you liked my links and the goofy stanza. ;)