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Gale Virtual Reference Library - Provides biographical and bibliographical information on 789 of the world's most important contemporary English-language poets, including 120 new to this edition. Entries include personal and career information, addresses, a detailed bibliography, a list of further reading sources, and more. Each entry also includes a signed critical essay covering each poet's career and works, written by an expert in the field.

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Gale Virtual Reference Library - This resource collects more than 115 volumes from such critically lauded For Students titles as Drama for Students, Novels for Students, Poetry for Students and Short Stories for Students. Volumes in each series explore the most often studied works of literature in detail, providing author information; plot summaries; discussions of principal themes, plot, characters, setting, etc.; age-appropriate historical and cultural commentary; and full text criticism.

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(The Gale Group) -- Access to biographies, bibliographies and critical analysis of authors from every age and literary dicipline. Covers more than 90,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalists and other writers. Coverage of 2,000 of the most studied authors. Searchable by author name, title, genre, literary movement or literary theme. Combines Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Literary Criticism Select, Dictionary of Literary Biography, and more.

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This database is the definitive source for brief plot summaries, character profiles, and critical analyses of the most studied works of literature. It covers works by more than 8,500 long and short fiction writers, poets, dramatists, and essayists, and provides more than 15,000 biographical records. Included are the full texts of Masterplots, Masterplots II, and 35 volumes of Salem Press Critical Surveys.

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This database is the definitive source for brief plot summaries, character profiles, and critical analyses of the most studied works of literature. It covers works by more than 8,500 long and short fiction writers, poets, dramatists, and essayists, and provides more than 15,000 biographical records. Included are the full texts of Masterplots, Masterplots II, and 35 volumes of Salem Press Critical Surveys.

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Websites

Poets.org
Information on poets, their work, and more from The Academy of American Poets
Poetry (Library of Congress)
Poetry information and webcasts
Bartleby
Full text works of many well known poets
The Poetry Archive
Information about poets and their works including audio clips
Youth Speaks
Performance poetry for teens