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This database contains over 40,000 poems by more than 200 poets, covering the Colonial period to the early twentieth century, and drawn from over 1,200 printed sources. The entire text of each poem has been included. Any accompanying text written by the poet and forming an integral part of the poem, such as dedications, notes, arguments and epigraphs, is also generally included. The bibliographic basis of this database is the Bibliography of American literature (Yale University Press, 1955-1991).
Contains more than 183,000 poems, comprising essentially the complete canon of poetry in English from the 8th century to the early 20th. Drawn from nearly 4,900 sources, the collection represents the work of more than 2,700 poets. The main bibliographic source is the New Cambridge bibliography of English literature, 1969-1977. Also includes poetry written in English by authors from Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and other parts of the world.
Database of African-American Poetry
Database of African American Poetry (DAAP): This database covers the works of 54 African-American poets writing in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and, through their writings, provides a unique portrait of early America.
A general poetry source arranged by Author and Title. Reprints selected poems by a variety of authors, though they lack citations for print versions of the poems.
Representative Poetry Online
University of Toronto's searchable full-text database of English poetry from the medieval period to the early twentieth century.