Equip Students for National Poetry Month


Posted on March 22, 2016

By Candy Jones-Guerin

April 2016 marks the 20th anniversary of National Poetry Month.  Started in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets, it has become the largest literary celebration in the world.  Each year schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers and poets take time in April to celebrate how poetry has shaped our world and cultures.

Let’s begin the celebration with some of these great Gale resources.

Encyclopedia of American Poetry, 2nd Edition
December 2016
Encyclopedia of American Poetry, Second Edition is an indispensable guide to American poetry with more than 1,100 entries, ranging in length from 500 to more than 3,500 words. Part of the Companion to Literature series, this updated and invaluable resource explores the various writers, works, themes, and movements of this intriguing literary genre.

Poetry for Students
December 2015
Each volume of Poetry for Students contains easily accessible and content-rich discussions of the literary and historical background of 16 poems from various cultures and time periods. Each poem covered in this resource was specially chosen by an advisory panel of teachers and librarians — experts who have helped us define the information needs of students and ensure the age-appropriateness of this reference’s content.

American Poets and Poetry: From the Colonial Era to the Present, 1st Edition
June 2015
Written for high school and undergraduate students, this two-volume encyclopedia covers U.S. poetry from the Colonial era to the present, offering full treatments of hundreds of key poets of the American canon. What sets this reference apart is that it also discusses events, movements, schools, and poetic approaches, placing poets in their social, historical, political, cultural, and critical contexts and showing how their works mirror the eras in which they were written.

Encyclopedia of World Poetry, 1900 to the Present, 2nd Edition
January 2016
Encyclopedia of World Poetry: 1900 to the Present, Second Edition, part of the Companion to Literature series, is a comprehensive introduction to 20th- and 21st-century world poets and their most famous, most distinctive, and most influential poems. Containing approximately 500 updated entries that span the globe, this indispensable guide is the perfect companion to poetry courses.

Enjoy these titles and many more with an instant trial to Gale’s eBook platform (GVRL). Learn more about National Poetry Month.

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