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Online Poetry Archive

The online poetry archive is a collection of poets reading aloud their own works. The recordings can be browsed by poet, author, theme, or form. The archive also features historical recordings. Includes the Children's Poetry Archive.

Bartleby Verse

Bartleby has thousands of poems by hundreds of authors. Includes English, American and Australian poetry. This large collection is fully searchable.

Poets' Corner

Poets' Corner currently has 6,700 poems by 780 authors, both well known and more obscure poets are well represented. You can search the collection or browse by author or title. To avoid copyright issues all poems are pre-1900.

Site of the Academy of American Poets which supports American poets at all stages of their careers and fosters the appreciation of contemporary poetry.

Representative Poetry Online

Over 3,000 poems in English from over 500 poets, dating from the Old English period to the present day.