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Poemhunter

www.poemhunter.com

Fully searchable database of over 25,000 poets and 300,000 poems. Carries advertising and features a list of the 'top 500' poems as voted by site visitors. William Wordsworth's I wandered lonely as a cloud comes in at number 20, just below Spike Milligan's On the Ning Nang Nong.

 

The Poetry Foundation

www.poetryfoundation.org

Another well-established American web-site. The Poetry Foundation offers articles, news, readings, podcasts, blogs, books, videos, plus links to poetry tours, children's verse, awards, and an e-newsletter. Links to many other poetry sites and resources.

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American Academy of Poets

www.poets.org

This is the website of the Academy of American Poets, a non-profit organisation founded in 1934 to support American poets and create interest in contemporary poetry.

Probably the most extensive poetry site on the web, it receives over a million visitors a month. In addition to thousands of poems, transcripts, readings and videos, it also hosts the a poetry audio archive, a bi-annual literary journal, several poetry awards and prizes, a poetry gift shop, and help for teachers of poetry.