Resources & Readings

Team Versification’s little stash of poetry resources, online sites, books, and more.

WEBSITES:

Poetry.org Resource site for poetry & poets; includes terms, types, and famous poets.

Poets.org – Academy of American Poets. A great community for up and coming poets; with collections of poems, resources, discussions, videos and more.

Poet’s CornerPoet’s Corner was started to help poets showcase their own poems.

Poetry Soup – Interactive international poetry community with resource pages and a poetry database.

Poetry Foundation – Publisher of Poetry magazine.

Haiku Society of America – Founded in 1968, it promotes the writing and appreciation of haiku in English.

I Love E-Poetry – Digital poetry is a poetic practice made possible by digital media and technologies. A genre of electronic literature, it is also known as electronic poetry or e-poetry.

Shadow Poetry – Poetry resource website that includes a list of poetic forms and definitions.


BOOKS:

Writing Poetry from the Inside Out by Sanford Lyne – Poet and national poetry workshop leader, Sandford Lyne, offers the writing exercises, guidance, and encouragement you need to find the poet inside you.

PoemCrazy: Freeing Your Life with Words by Susan Woolridge – Writing workshop leader Susan Wooldridge shows how to think, use one’s senses, and practice exercises that will make poems more likely to happen.

Ten Windows: How Great Poems Transform the World by Jane Hirschfield – Investigating the power of poetry to move and change us becomes in these pages an equal investigation into the inhabitance and navigation of our human lives.

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