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Creative Writing Resources Guide

Resources for fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry writers at the undergraduate or graduate level.

Featured Poetry Collections

Poet's Guide to Chapbooks and Artist's Books

Poetry Resources


poetry craft books:

theory of poetics:

Reference Databases & Books


Search with Subject Headings

Subject headings provide an easy way to find books on a topic (broad or narrow); they can also help you to discover narrower topic ideas.

Because Poetry is so broad, subject headings are numerous. Below are a few broad options you can start with:

  • Poetry 20th Century (or any other century; each time period is divided into events and topics)
  • Poetry Collections
  • Poetry History and Criticism
  • Poetry Women Authors

To browse subject headings, go to the library catalog and click "Browse" in the box on the right side of the page. Enter a heading into the box provided, then click the "subject" button.

Tip: Browsing for "poetry" will start you out in a list of time periods, like "poetry 20th century." Browsing for "poetry m" will skip past these time periods into topics, like "Poetry Medieval History and Criticism."

You can also browse the subject search for Poets. Browsing using this term will break down the poets into time periods & countries.

  • Poets 19th Century (or any other century; each time period is divided into events and topics)
  • Poets French
  • Poets Latin Biography


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