The REAL McCoy's
FAT POETRY LINKS
There is an extraordinary large amount of poetry colected on the web - so much that to present and keep updated even a small part (say poets of the African diaspora) of this collection is a major undertaking. After viewing what is available on the web, I decided that job does not need my help. Instead, I will just include very large links pages, very large (100 or more) collections of poems, or certain collections of my special interest. There are two sections: Links to Large Collections of Poetry and THE BEST LINK PAGES to poetry.
Since 1/2/97, visitors to the poetry pages.
Links to Large Collections of Poetry
Interested in the best contemporary poetry? Try the Electronic Poetry Center - you can here the poets too
An Index of Poets in Representative Poetry On-line - this is the largest collection of classic European poetry on the web. After viewing it I was tempted to delete all the classic poetry from my REAL McCoy Poetry Book pages.
The REAL McCoy Fat Poetry Book: This is my own collection of over a 100 (and still growing) poems by the Masters.
My personal work is Phat The African American Poetry Book, another of my pages.
African Amerian Authors for students at Reed College.
Poets' Corner has a good selection of contemporary poetry each with the author's permission.
THE BEST LINK PAGES to poetry - do not ask me to link your pages unless your pages can supplant one of those below or your special interest is not covered.
For pure volume, I suspect no one will out do Yahoo! - Arts:Humanities:Literature:Genres:Poetry:Poets - BUT they don't often update their links and they often list pages with the poet's name, but no poetry.
Michael Hishika's Poet Links - very strong and the first large collection of links I found. He updates frequently and has tips on how to search for a poem on the Internet. If you have a link for him to add, write him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Poets, Poetry, Poetry Resources and Poetry Links - updated faster than Yahoo.
The Poetry Cafe has links to plenty of masters as well as first rate collections by contemporary and unpublished poets.
At The Universal Black Pages look for the written word section. There you will find the largest collection of links to African American poetry on the web - but they seem to take 6 months to update. Someone should devote their energies purely to this project alone and submit it to the above link pages. (see the note blow)
Isis: The Written Word - contains a collection of links to African American women poets but is very slow to update. Someone should devote their energies purely to this project alone and submit it to the above link pages. (see the note blow)
American Authors on the web - Mitsuharu Matsuoka is in the UK and collects poetry pages to a fault. Write him at email@example.com.
Cara's Poetry Pages does not fit in with the above; however, it is by far the most graphically beautiful poetry page I have seen opn the web. Write her at firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE, when submitting a poetry URL to Yahoo, first go to the page Yahoo! - Arts:Humanities:Literature:Genres:Poetry:Poets, unless it is your own poetry, in which case submit it to their personal pages section. They do reject items submitted to the wrong sections!
For submitting a page devoted to poetry by African Americans, enter in the "other category" form: Society_and_Culture/Cultures/African_American/Literature/
If the African American poems are all prior to 1950, also enter Society_and_Culture/Cultures/African_American/History/ in the "other category" form
In addition to informing the Universal Black Pages, also submit the URL to the search engines Altavista, Excite, and Infoseek.
Don't forget the search engines Altavista, Excite, and Infoseek - both for finding a specific poet or submitting a poetry page. I like Excite's review of pages for eliminating the wheat from the chaff. Make sure you use the "&" symbol instead of blank spaces. I like Infoseek because it includes a percentage as a rating, and thus, you can stop your search of thousands of pages when the percentage is below 50%.
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