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Literature

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

Websites

Specific Websites

Directory of Illinois Writers 

Site for independent literary communities including children’s literature, creative non-fiction, fiction, plays and poetry www.litline.org/iwd/

Free Lunch

Features information on poetry markets and news with particular interest in the work of unpublished poets www.poetsfreelunch.org

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 loc.gov/rr/program/bib/

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 poeticlicenseinc.net

Springfield Poets and Writers

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