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This guide provides resources for information pertaining to literature and literary criticism.

Poetry References

Concise dictionary of American literature

Call Number: REF PS21 .R5

Crowell's handbook of contemporary American poetry

Call Number: REF PS323.5 M3

The Norton anthology of modern and contemporary poetry

Call Number: PS613 .N67

The Norton introduction to poetry

Call Number: PN6101 .N6

Poetry speaks: hear great poets read their work from Tennyson to Plath

Call Number: PS323.5 P58

Reflections on Racism Poetry Jam

Call Number: DVD26


Specific Websites

Directory of Illinois Writers 

Site for independent literary communities including children’s literature, creative non-fiction, fiction, plays and poetry

Free Lunch

Features information on poetry markets and news with particular interest in the work of unpublished poets

Guide to Poetry & Literature Streaming Video

Resource for locating streaming video of poets, fiction writers, and critics as they read and discuss their own and each others work

Illinois Emerging Writer's Competition

Recognize and reward Illinois emerging writers who have not yet published but those on the cusp of accomplishment bradley.e…emerging/index.shtml

Poetic License Inc

Poetry workshops for children and teens including their teachers, counselors and leaders

Springfield Poets and Writers

Non-profit organization that inspires and supports literary arts springfie…