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Poetry Guide

This guide will help you find poems by subject and conduct background research for your own poetry.

Where are the poetry books?

Search the library catalog for specific authors, or just use "poetry" as one of your keywords along with a topic, like "nature and poetry."

Literary Journals

You can browse current literary journals on the 3rd floor, near Starbucks. Here are a few to look for, with call numbers:

Paris Review - AP4.P245

Kenyon Review - AP2. K426

North American Review - AP2. N7

Epoch - AP2. E68

Chicago Review - AP2. C5152

Tin House - PN 6010.5 T56

Parnassus: Poetry Review  - PN 6099.6 P36

Beloit Poetry Journal - PS 301.43

Bat City Review - PS 536.2 B299

American Poetry Review - PS 581. A44

Poetry - PS 580. P63


An excellent way to find poems from a variety of authors/eras that you might not have come across otherwise. Search for more through the catalog.