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Creative Writing - Poetry: Home
This guide will help connect you to online poetry resources related to poetry at YSU as well as to resources from OhioLINK and other helpful poetry websites and recommended texts.
This is the catalog of items available for borrowing from libraries around the state of Ohio. Allow 3-5 business days for delivery.
A combined catalog of over 7.8 million books and other library materials from many of Ohio’s universities, colleges, community colleges and the State Library of Ohio. OhioLINK’s design allows you to transfer a search from your local library catalog to the OhioLINK combined catalog with the touch of a button. The OhioLINK catalog provides immediate access to the library holdings of the whole system, including current availability status. Requested books and other materials are delivered to your library within a few days. Catalog entries for electronic books and journals link directly to those resources.
This site provides biographical information on Modern American poets as well as excerpts of scholarly criticism of their works. The site serves as a companion to the Anthology of Modern American Poetry from Oxford. It provides a good starting point for research on Modern American poets and their major works.
This in-depth bibliographic guide to American literature is maintained by California State University and is divided by time periods and authors and covers the 1700s to the late 20th century. It includes authors of poetry and fiction.
This website includes biographies of poets, sample poems, recordings of poet's reading their works, teaching resources, articles on poets/poems, and many other useful poetry-related resources, including a complete archive of Poetry magazine.
Annenberg Learner provides video documentaries on the lives of 13 seminal American poets including Emily Dickinson, T. S. Eliot, Langston Hughes, and Hart Crane. All videos can be accessed by students for free. The site also includes teacher resources to go along with the videos as lesson plans.
Through Harvard University, the Woodberry Poetry Room's online "Listening Booth" provides streaming access to most of its audio recordings of poetry readings from a large number of prominent American and British poets including Robert Lowell, W. H. Auden, John Ashbery, and Amiri Baraka.
This creative writing MFA program is offered by the consortium of Youngstown State University, Kent State University, Cleveland State University, and the University of Akron. It includes a Visiting Writers Series.
This online magazine publishes the writing of children who participates in Youngstown's SMARTS program. The magazine is a collaboration between YSU's Student Literary Arts Association and Students Motivated by the Arts. Some of the SMARTS classes are taught by YSU staff, students, and members from the community.