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Resistance and Desire: Major American Women Poets from Dickinson to the Present (Fall 2014): Poetry Websites & the Internet

Surfing the Internet

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Useful Poetry Websites

Electronic Poetry Center

"The EPC was founed in 1995 and serves as a central gateway to resources in electronic poetry and poetics at the University at Buffalo, the University of Pennsylvania's PennSound PennSound, UBU web, and on the Web at large. Our aim is simple: to make available a wide range of resources centered on digital and contemporary formally innovative poetries, new media writing, and literary programming."

PennSound

"PennSound is an ongoing project, committed to producing new audio recordings and preserving existing audio archives."

Poetry Foundation

"The Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine, is an independent literary
organization committed to a vigorous presence for poetry in our culture. It exists to discover and celebrate the best poetry and to place it before the largest possible audience.
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Poetry Society of America

"The Poetry Society of America, the nation's oldest poetry organization, was founded in 1910. Its mission is to build a larger and more diverse audience for poetry, to encourage a deeper appreciation of the vitality and breadth of poetry in the cultural conversation, and to place poetry at the crossroads of American life."

Poets.org (Academy of American Poets)

"The Academy of American Poets is the largest membership-based nonprofit organization fostering an appreciation for contemporary poetry and supporting American poets. For over three generations, the Academy has connected millions of people to great poetry through programs such as National Poetry Month, the largest literary celebration in the world; Poets.org, the Academy’s popular website; American Poet, a biannual literary journal; and an annual series of poetry readings and special events. Since its founding, the Academy has awarded more money to poets than any other organization."

Internet Search Tips

Pick one or two search engines and learn how to use them well.

Refer to the HELP features to make sure you can create a search that will find the most relevant items and eliminate marginal and unhelpful sites.

Consider using Google Scholar. A Google Scholar search eliminates the advertising and commercial sites and helps you locate scholarly items.

Use critical thinking skills and evaluate the websites you find.