Poetry: Contemporary Poetry

This guide provides general information regarding a selection of KU resources and websites pertaining to poetry and its wide range of forms. Main focus is on poetry in English, though some resources may span multiple languages.

Contemporary Poetry Online Resources

Below are some links that may also prove useful in finding works by contemporary poets. Also take a look at the links listed under the Web Resources Tab for more ideas one where to find contemporary poetry.

Contemporary Poetry Resources - Library Catalog

Finding contemporary poetry can require a little ingenuity since current author's works are often too new to be well-known or renowned.

Try using a subject heading search in our catalog.

The subject heading  American Poetry -- 21st century, for example, will lead you to a list of books by poets of the 21st century.

Also try using a keyword search such as "South African poetry" which will lead to books with a variety of useful subject headings such as South African poetry (English)--21st century

If KU Libraries doesn't carry a title you need -- remember you can request it through InterLibrary Borrowing or submit a Suggest a Purchase request if you believe the book is essential for our library collections.

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