The Advance of English Poetry in the Twentieth Century – William Lyon Phelps, professor of English at Yale, looks at the change in poetry after the Victorian era, up until about 1918. British, Irish, and American poets are studied in this book.
Against National Poetry Month As Such – Poet and critic Charles Bernstein explains why National Poetry Month is bad for poetry.
American Literary Review – An academic journal that includes poetry reviews.
Aristotle’s Poetics – Heavily annotated translation at the Perseus Project’s website.
The Art Bin – An online arts journal coming out of Sweden.
The Art of English Poetry – Complete text of the work by Edward Bysshe, published 1702.
The Atlantic Monthly’s Poetry Pages – An archive of interviews, readings, reviews and articles on poets and poetry – past and present.
Babel – A progressive literary journal examining multicultural ideas and literary criticism.
The Barcelona Review – An international review of contemporary writing.
BeeHive – A “hypertext hypermedia literary journal.”
berniE-Zine: Rants, Raves & Reviews – Book reviews and more at the home page of Bernadette “bernie” Geyer.
Callaloo – Journal of African and African-American writing containing original work by and critical studies of black writers worldwide.
Can Poetry Matter? by Dana Gioia – A 1991 essay examining why poetry has vanished as a cultural force in America.
Canadian Women Poets: Two Reviews by E. Russell Smith – Reviews of Stephanie Bolster’s White Stone: The Alice Poems and Louise Bernice Halfe’s Blue Marrow.
Critical Inquiry – An academic journal relating to critical analysis of the literary arts.
Criticizing the Poetry Slam by John Brady – An article that examines the “free-for-all” atmosphere of performance poetry.
Danny Yee’s Book Reviews: Poetry – A collection of poetry reviews. Authors reviewed include Ursula K. Le Guin and Robert Graves.
DiversityBay: Book Reviews – Reviews of gay writing coming out of Australia.
earthstepper/the ocean is very shallow by Seitlhlamo Motsapi – A review by Peter Horn.
Electric Acorn: The Journal of the Dublin Writers’ Workshop – Online literary quarterly based in Dublin. Includes poetry, criticism and reviews.
Electronic Book Review – An online literary review.
Electronic Poetry Review – Reviews of contemporary poetry.
Expansive Poetry & Music Online – A monthly Web journal of reviews, news, and excerpts from contemporary work in the Expansive Poetry movement. Also includes occasional reviews of music.
The Genealogy of Postmodernism – An essay by Albert Gelpi.
The Grounds of Criticism in Poetry – Excerpts from The Grounds of Criticism in Poetry by John Dennis, 1704.
IndiaStar Review of Books – A literary review site for Indian writing.
An Introduction to “Lexical Lattice” – An analytical overview of a poem done in experimental hypertext form.
It Is, As It’s Elsewhere – Report by Lynette Abel of a class given by Eli Siegel on the meaning of poetry. In it, he discusses Carl Sandburg’s “To a Contemporary Bunkshooter.”
Lagniappe – An academic journal of poetry and poetry reviews. Also contains essays on poetics.
League of Canadian Poets – Home page of the League, with reviews of current poetry.
Life, love, death, and poetry in the work of Brian Patten – An essay on the work of Brian Patten, one of the Liverpool Poets.
Lost Poets of the Great War – A site featuring analyses of poetry from the First World War.
Luminarium – One of the finest collections of classical literary criticism on the Internet (1350 to 1660 A.D.)
The Man with the Hoe: Labor and Society Debated – Edwin Markham’s poem and the debate it sparked.
Maqabane (comrades) poems by Tatamkhulu Afrika – A review by Peter Horn.
Metaphysical Reviews – Poetry reviews by New Age author Richard Fuller.
Modern American Poetry – Critical and historical essays and syllabi on modern American Poetry. Many of the works relate to poems in the Oxford Anthology of Modern American Poetry.
Modern Poetry – Studies of twentieth and twenty-first century poetry which focus on the “modernist” shift in style and subject matter.
Monsoon: South Asian Literature and Culture – A resource for critical studies of South Asian writing and the South Asian Diaspora.
The Morning After – An essay on today’s poetry and how we feel about, the morning after National Poetry Month. At goodreports.net.
Offcourse: A Literary Journey – An online literary journal featuring critical essays, poetry, and book reviews.
Online Literary Criticism Collection – The Internet Public Library’s enormous database of literary criticism.
Other Places by Sarah Ruden – A review by Anette Horn.
Plagiarist.com Poetry Articles – Articles about poets, poems, and poetry in general. Includes book reviews, student guides, and articles on writing poetry.
Poetry Book Review – Reviews of contemporary and classic English or English-language poetry collections.
Poetry Criticism of Daniele DiGiacomo – A selection of critical papers by Daniele DiGiacomo on poetry ranging from Old English to Sylvia Plath.
Poetry Magic – A resource centre for the theory and craft of writing poetry.
Poetry of the Eighties: Deconstructive Readings – An article on the poetry of the Eighties in Finland, using deconstructive close-reading. Also, three articles upon the subject in Finnish.
Poetry Previews – Read Reviews and Chat About Poetry – A large site hosting a number of resources for poetry lovers. Includes a message board and chat room as well as reviews.
Poetry Snark – Attacks on contemporary American poets. Featuring “Where Are They Know? Lost Poets of the 70s.”
Rebels: Painters and Poets of the 1950s – An essay on the “Rebel Poets of the 1950s” by Steven Watson.
Representative Poetry On-line – An on-line anthology covering the entire history of English poetry. A teaching resource hosted by the University of Toronto.
Richmond Review – London-based review keeping an eye on British, European and American writing. Contains critical reviews and poetry.
The Rivers Which Connect Us to the Past by Peter Horn – A review by Andries Walter Oliphant.
The Romanticism of Charlotte Turner Smith: Plurality of Vision – A research Paper by C. Fernandez on the multicultural aspects of the romantic poetry of Charlotte Turner Smith.
Seeker Magazine – A forward-looking literary magazine in search of the new, the unique and the bold.
Selected Poems 1961-1994 by Patrick Cullinan – A review by Peter Horn.
Sonnet Central – A large archive of sonnets and sonnet criticism from around the world.
Standards: The International Journal of Multicultural Studies – A journal for the critical study of how cultural diversity impacts literature.
Those Who Lie Like Truth – Senior thesis comparing modern and Classical Latin confessional poetry.
A Total Absence of Critical Acumen – An article by South African poet-critic Peter Horn lamenting the South African reviewing scene–particularly the Southern African Review of Books.
The Trouble With Poetry – An essay by Robert Jaunsen that looks at what is wrong with poetry today.
University of Cape Town’s Poetry Web – A resource site for material relating to South and Southern African literature. Administered by Peter Horn.
Verticals of Troy: A Study of Trojan Mythography in Medieval English Literature – An examination of the Troy myth in medieval English literature.
Voices and Visions: 13 Great American Poets – A variety of media resources – including audio and video files – relating to 13 modern American poets: Bishop, Crane, Dickinson, Eliot, Frost, Hughes, Lowell, Moore, Plath, Pound, Stevens, Whitman and Williams.
A Volcano in the Night of Oppression: Reflections on the Poetry of Mongane Wally Serote – An essay by Peter Horn on the poetry of South African poet Mongane Wally Serote.
Welcome to the Thoughts of a Shark – A site about poetry and writing, including poems that I have writing, along with family pictures and other fun stuff.
Whose New American Poetry? – Anthologizing in the nineties. An essay by Marjorie Perloff.