February 28, 2015

Primary Source Spotlight: Poetry

Painting "Poetry" in south atrium ceiling of Federal Complex, Erie, Pennsylvania
April certainly is not the cruelest month if you’re looking for poetry resources from the Library of Congress. LOC.gov has loads of treasures to choose from.

Teaching resources

Primary Source Learning: Poets & Poetry

PSN poet primary source collections

Sherwood Anderson

James Weldon Johnson

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Archibald MacLeish

Edgar Allan Poe

Phyllis Wheatley

Digitized poetry materials

Poetry books

William Blake collection

Little Ann and Other Poems by Jane and Ann Taylor; illustrated by Kate Greenaway (1883) Page Turner – PDF – Bibliographic Information

The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe; illustrated By Gustave Doré; (1884) Page Turner – PDF – Bibliographic Information

From the Catbird Seat: Poetry & Literature at the Library of Congress (blog)

Multimedia & music

Poetry webcasts & podcasts

Poetry image set

Songs about poets (audio)

Poetry sheet music

Poetry online exhibition materials

A Century of Creativity: The MacDowell Colony 1907-2007

Revising Himself: Walt Whitman and Leaves of Grass

Walt Whitman and the Civil War

A Whitman Notebook

Anne Bradstreet, Colonial Poet

Edna St. Vincent Millay, “Renascence”

Poetry of Robert Frost

Poetry, Narrative, and Surinomo   (scroll down to access section)

Shakespeare in America

Civil War Poetry Resources
Presidential poetry resources

George Washington

Thomas Jefferson

James Madison

John Quincy Adams

John Tyler

Abraham Lincoln

Jimmy Carter

Barack Obama

Frequently Asked Questions

U.S. poets laureate resources

Current poet laureate

Poetry in America (essays, readings, discussions)

American life in poetry

Favorite poem project

Poetry 180

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