April is National Poetry Month! NC LIVE offers access to seven different databases of English and American poetry spanning over 1,000 years of literature. Explore the work of great poets ranging from Shakespeare to Audre Lorde with these e-Resources:
- African American Poetry: poems from 1750-1900 including Lucy Terry Prince, Phillis Wheatley, Jupiter Hammon, Paul Laurence Dunbar, and more.
- American Poetry: find poems written from 1650-1920. Includes Anne Bradstreet, Emily Dickinson, Edgar Allan Poe, Phillis Wheatley, Walt Whitman and Herman Melville.
- English Poetry: find poems written from 600 to 1900 including Thomas Percy, Walter Scott, Robert Dodsley, Francis Turner Palgrave, and more.
- Faber Poetry Library: find poems written by modern poets such as Wendy Cope, T. S. Eliot, Thom Gunn, Seamus Heaney, Ted Hughes, Tom Paulin, Sylvia Plath and more.
- 20th Century African-American Poetry: 62 of the most important African-American poets of the last century: Langston Hughes, Jean Toomer, Imamu Amiri Baraka, Audre Lorde and Rita Dove.
- 20th Century American Poetry: a database of modern and contemporary American poetry from the early twentieth century to the present. Presently includes 36,000 poems drawn from 460 volumes by 217 poets.
- 20th Century English Poetry: modernist poems (1900-1999): W.B. Yeats, Rudyard Kipling, Wilfred Owen, Robert Graves, A.E. Housman, D.H. Lawrence, Carol Ann Duffy, and more.
To learn more about these and all our NC LIVE resources, call the Southern Pines Public Library at (910) 692-8235, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.