Poetry

Research Poetry and Poets

Encyclopedia entries are a great source for general background on a poet or poetic term.

If you didn't find your term in the encyclopedias above, try these broader reference databases:

Or search Reference Universe to find out which of the SMC Library's encyclopedias have an entry on your term or poet.

Looking for a longer exploration of a poet or poetic movement? Looking for books of poetry?

Search the Library catalog to see what books we have about your poetic term or poet:

If the SMC Library doesn't have the book you're looking for, click the Link+ button above to request it from our 60 partner libraries.

Scholarly journals publish academic critiques of poetry.

The Library's databases of scholarly journals and books will help you find critical writings and reviews related to your poetic term or poet.

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