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 Society of America
Poets and Poems
Famous Poets and Poems
Favorite Poem Project
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
How to Write Funny Poetry
Rhymes and Misdemeanors
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!
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.