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Poetry: Finding Books & Articles

Use this guide to learn more about poetry books, journals, genres, websites, internet publications, contests, awards, and much more...

Poetry & Poetics @ Tutt Library

Poetry Keywords

Listed are some possible keywords for a poetry search.



English Poetry

American Poetry

Poetry Collections

Juvenile Poetry

Indians of North America Poetry

Nature Poetry

Women Poetry

Erotic Poetry

Poetry, Modern 20th Century

Arabic Poetry

Colorado Poetry

Poetry Indexes

Poetry Criticism


Book Reviews & Online Resources

Book reviews can also be found in many databases, such as Academic Search and the MLA International Bibliography

Most sources of scholarly articles also contain less scholarly reviews. Be aware of the requirements for your paper, and think critically about what you're reading!

Some Ways of Thinking about Poems and Poets

  • Regionally:  Poets from the Southeast, Southwest, British Islands
  • Thematically:  Poems about death, love, nature, God, conflict
  • Temporally: Poets from the Harlam Renaissance, from World War I, from the Jazz Age
  • Demographically: Black women poets, gay male poets, poets who are mothers
  • Philosophically:  Existential poets, Beat poets, Romantic poets, revolutionary poets

Use Tiger to find books & more at Colorado College

Search Tiger by 

Tiger, the CC library catalog, will tell you what we own (books, DVDs, CDs, etc.) or subscribe to (journals, databases, etc.) at Colorado College. It will not help you find articles in journals.

Use Prospector to request books & more from across Colorado

If you can't find a book, DVD, CD, or other item you need in Tiger, you can use Prospector to search libraries across Colorado and then request that they be sent to the Tutt Library circulation desk for you to check out here.

Find Journals by Title

You can see if Tutt Library subscribes to a journal by searching Find Journals. If the title you're looking for is available online in one of our databases, you'll be able to search within it to find articles. 

Noteworthy Poetry in Tutt Library

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