Today, Thursday 8 October 2015, marks the 21st anniversary of National Poetry Day. Why not watch some video clips or listen to some audio recordings of modern and contemporary poets reading their own works as well as works of others through Literature Online that the University Library subscribes to.
Literature Online contains the following vast amount of poetry material, national and international, in text and multi-media formats:
- Poets On Screen [880 clips] — 880 video clips of poets reading their own and other poets works.
- Poetry Archive Audio [921 poems] — 921 links to poetry readings at The Poetry Archive, containing high quality historic audio recordings of poets reading their own works.
Literature Online also provides access to the full-text of 10,161 volumes of poetry by 2,820 authors:
- Anglo-Saxon Poetry, 600-1100 (7 volumes by 6 authors)
- Renaissance English Poetry, 1500-1660 (1748 volumes by 627 authors)
- Poetry of the American Colonial Period, 1607-1765 (37 volumes by 21 authors)
- Poetry of the Revolutionary and Early American Period, 1765-1830 (276 volumes by 69 authors)
- Poetry of the American Romantic and Realistic Periods, 1830-1900 (1239 volumes by 192 authors)
- American Poetry of the Modernist Period, 1899-1945 (347 volumes by 145 authors)
- Irish Poetry, 1582-present (562 volumes by 136 authors)
- Poetry from Scotland, 1376-present (710 volumes by 198 authors)
- Poetry from Wales, 1544-present (113 volumes by 32 authors)
- South African Poetry, 1834-present (26 volumes by 17 authors)
- Poetry from South Asia, 1828-present (25 volumes by 16 authors)
- Poetry from Australia and New Zealand, 1823-present (224 volumes by 79 authors)
- Canadian Poetry, ca.1610-present (744 volumes by 169 authors)
- Caribbean and West Indian Poetry, 1832-present (34 volumes by 18 authors)
- Major Anthologies of English Poetry (6 volumes)
Also reference works:
- Encyclopedia of American Poetry: The Nineteenth Century
- The New Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics