Answered By: Deborah Kelley-Milburn
Last Updated: Jul 15, 2015     Views: 66

After Google Books, The Columbia Grangers World of Poetry Online is the best place to look.  There are also several excellent Literature Online (LION) databases:

African-American Poetry (Lion) (1750-1900)

Database of Twentieth Century African-American Poetry (Lion) (1901-1998)

American Poetry (Lion) (1600-1900)

Twentieth Century American Poetry (Lion) (1914-1997)

English Poetry (Lion) (600-1900)

Twentieth-Century English Poetry (Lion)


The Readers Guide Retrospective database can locate citations for poems published in popular magazines such as The New Yorker.  Choose "Document Type," poem.


The Library of Congress has a research guide for finding poems.


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