Representative Poetry Online
A web anthology of 4,700 poems in English and French by over 700 poets spanning 1400 years.
The Parliamentary Poet Laureate
Features profiles of Canada's Poet Laureates, information about the nomination process, and "Poems of the Week." Check out the site to find even more to explore.
First World War Poetry Digital Archive
The First World War Poetry Digital Archive is an online repository of over 7000 items of text, images, audio, and video for teaching, learning, and research. The archive consists of collections of highly valued primary material from major poets of the period, including Wilfred Owen, Isaac Rosenberg, Robert Graves, Vera Brittain, and Edward Thomas.
Rebels: Painters and Poets of the 1950s
This exhibit explores the innovative works of American painters and poets following the end of World War II. The site features essays about each of these groups, with discussions about…poets from "four overlapping constellations: the Beat Generation, the San Francisco Renaissance, the Black Mountain poets, and the New York School poets."
Shakespeare and His Critics - Index
This site contains a mixture of historical and modern documents related to Shakespeare and Renaissance drama, including a couple of essays written by 19th centure women about Ophelia.
Hamlet - Shakespeare in quarto
With digital images of early references to Hamlet, this site by the British Library includes a history, a discussion on early performances, the creation of the play and Shakespeare's influences in writing it. It also provides audio archives of famous actors reading from Shakespeare.
Authors & Poets
Jane Austen Biography
Critical essay addressing the life and works of 19th century English author Jane Austen. Includes a discussion of her early writings and of her mature works such as "Pride and Prejudice" and "Emma." Also includes a list of works by Austen, a bibliography, and links to related sites.
The Edith Wharton Society
This site offers a FAQ and student queries archive that is aimed at high school and college students.
John Steinbeck Collections
Stanford has significant holdings of Steinbeck materials, including manuscripts, notes, correspondence, photographs, and ephemera".
Into the Wardrobe - a C. S. Lewis web site
This site offers current news, biographies, articles about Lewis and his writings, links to other websites, and much more.
This classroom guide features details about the literature, life, and times of writer Edgar Allan Poe. Features a timeline, videoclips, primary source documents, lesson plans, and related resources. Includes a bibliography and a list of Poe sites (museum, gravesite, and more) in the Baltimore, Maryland, region.
Brief biographies of 25 poets of the First World War
These brief outlines are taken from Minds at War - the Poetry and Experience of the First World War.