| Poetry Portals for the World Wide Web
Dear Friends of Poetry,
Donna Reiss, Tidewater Community
College-Virginia Beach, and Dona Hickey,
University of Richmond, developed this site in 1996 as a gateway to resources that would
be helpful to our students and colleagues. However, we no longer update the site, in part
because so many excellent and comprehensive literature gateways now are available online.
We remain grateful to the colleagues who contributed to the
original Poetry Portals.
The Cyberdon(n)as, March 2001
Academy of American Poets is a
place for poets, poetry lovers, and poetry teachers. Poetry news is featured.You can
listen to a poetry reading--usually by the author--and read the text at the same time;
join a poetry discussion forum or the Poetry Book Club; locate literary organizations,
prizes, publications, and resources.
Electronic Poetry Center at
SUNY-Buffalo links to authors' home pages (okay, James Joyce probably didn't know any
HTML, but the EPC has made him a page), old and new poetry, journals and magazines, and
other online poetry sites. If you'll be teaching poetry or wanting to do some
"exercises" to get yourself started as a poet, visit their Poetry Experiments List
and tour their Poetics link.
Internet Poetry Archive
at UNC features only a few poets but they are contemporary poets whose online texts are
accompanied by audio files. This site may have been one of the first online project to
archive poets reading.
Electro Magnetic Poetry
from Prominence.com--better than solitaire. (While you're at it, try their Can You Draw This interactive
artboard--better than etch-a-sketch.)
General Gateways That Include Poetry Links
EServer:Accessible Online Publishing at
the University of Washington (formerly at Carnegie Mellon University) links to full texts
of works in various genres and fields, including drama, fiction, and poetry works,
commentary, and criticism.
Internet Public Library Online
Literary Criticism from the University of Michigan offers a browsable index
by author, title, nation, and literary period.
Literary Resources on the
Net is maintained by Jack Lynch of Rutgers, updated regularly, and classified
by topic, time period, or nationality. The annotations within the categories are helpful,
and his recommendations are reliable. Here's your gateway to such author archives as the
Whitman, Blake, and Dickinson projects.
Project Gutenberg is the
twenty-year effort to make as many texts as possible as widely available as possible by
volunteers digitizing out-of-copyright works.
Voice of the Shuttle by Alan Liu at
University of California Santa Barbara is the best starting place for general humanities
Original Contributors: Rhoda Carroll, Robert
Drake, Yitna Firdyiwek, Richard Long, Charles Philips, David Roberts , Jan
site developed 1996 for our students and no longer updated; last revision March
2001 by Donna Reiss and Dona Hickey, University of Richmond