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How to find literary criticism about a certain poet or poem in the FIU Libraries website.
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Poetry Indexes

 

Your First Step....Finding Poetry Criticism in Books

Search the library catalog using your poet's name as a subject.

For example: 

 

Wordsworth, William  

as Subject Heading.

 

This will give you books about your poet, rather than just collections of his/her poems.

 

Don't use the title of the poem as a subject heading unless it is also the title of the collection in which the poem was originally published.  Sometimes, (not always) there are entire poetry criticism books written about a single poetry title but only if it is one of the poet's main works, (and the poet is very famous) such as Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass

 

Your second step should be searching for criticism in journals, click on the "Finding Poetry Criticism in Journals" tab at the top of the screen.

 

 

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Poetry Explication

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How to Read a Poem - Edward Hirsch
Call Number: PN1042.H48 1999

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Reading Modernist Poetry - Whitworth, Michael H.
Call Number: e-book
Publication Date: 2010

Videos

The poetry lounge : [self-expression through the spoken word]

Performed and recorded at "Poetry is the Point" fundraiser at The Raleigh Studios in Hollywood, California, July 23, 2004. Summary: Taken from a recent Poetry Lounge event, this program features 2004 National Slam Champions, performing their work and sharing their inspiration. Learn the fundamentals of writing and performing "spoken word" poetry from some of the most accomplished poets of the movement.

Green Library, 5th floor. PS615.P65 2004

      
     

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