Our graphic novel collection is divided into three sections:
- Juvenile section (J GNC)
- Young Adult (YA GNC)
- Adult collection (GNC)
All items have GNC (Graphic Novels & Comics) in the call number.
Within those sections, books are organized by author's last name and series number.
We have an extensive poetry collection. Items are arranged alphabetically by category . Items in the entire poetry collection have a poetry sticker above the call number. The call numbers are arranged in categories by the type of content (Anthology, General, Poetry), followed by geographic area and either the author's name or the title of the book.
To illustrate how the call numbers are labeled, you will see the book title in MLA format followed by a call number:
Heaney, Seamus. The Redress of Poetry. New York: Noonday, 1996. Print.
Below you can see a slideshow illustrating the breadth of our print poetry collection's holdings. We have examples of all the Whiting Award winners from 1985 to present.
Academy of American Poets
offers hundreds of essays and interviews about poetry, biographies of more than 500 poets, over 1,700 poems, and audio clips of one hundred poems.
founded to remedy the under-representation and isolation of African American poets in the literary landscape, Cave Canem Foundation is a home for the many voices of African American poetry and is committed to cultivating the artistic and professional growth of African American poets.
Critical Reading: A Guide
is designed for first year college students. This is a basic guide to what you might look for in analyzing literature, particularly poetry and fiction. For poetry, includes sections on genre, speaker, structure, setting, and imagery. For fiction, topics include plot, character, setting, figurative language, world-view. Also has a section on writing an analytical essay.
Favorite Poem Project
was started by Robert Pinsky, former Poet Laureate of the United States who created this audiovisual poem project to reflect America’s diversity. Brief videos, the heart of the site, show Americans describing and reciting a personally meaningful poem. Other features include poem texts, teaching suggestions, and an invitation to submit a favorite poem. This project is contained in the Library of Congress Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature.
From the Fishouse
promotes the oral tradition of poetry. The free online audio archive showcases emerging poets (defined for this purpose as poets with fewer than two published books of poetry at the time of submission) reading their own poems, as well as answering questions about poetry and the writing process.
creates new audio recordings of poets and preserves existing audio archives. On the Web site, part of the University of Pennsylvania Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing.
makes and acquires recordings of poets from around the English-speaking world and makes substantial excerpts from them freely available online.
posts a new poem daily. “Poems are chosen from the work of a wide variety of poets published in the English language. The daily poem is selected for its topical or seasonal interest, as well as for its literary quality.” Past poems are archived for a year and arranged by author, title, or date used. News contains links to recent articles, reviews, and interviews of poets.
is a fantastic resource that offers the online journal Poetry; a poetry database including some of every major poet's work (searchable by form, era, subject, occasion, etc.), as well as critical essays on poetics and the Harriet Blog on news in contemporary poetry and much more.
is a literary organization based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. It aims to present quality poetry from the Netherlands and worldwide to an international readership, encouraging poetry translation, stimulating the international exchange of knowledge about poetry, and facilitating an international community of poetry readers.
Poetry 180: A Poem a Day
was started by Billy Collins, poet laureate of the United States who compiled a list of poems that can be read aloud to students every day school is in session. Each poem has publishing and copyright information related to it. From the Library of Congress site.
Poetry Out Loud
was “created by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation to encourage youth to learn about great poetry through memorization and performance.”
The Poetry Society
represents British poetry both nationally and internationally and publishes The Poetry Review.
is “[a] language arts reference tool and comprehensive search engine for words. Includes the functions of a rhyming dictionary, thesaurus, and spelling checker, as well as an integrated full-text search engine for all of Shakespeare’s works and thousands of quotations and poems.”
Split This Rock
cultivates, teaches, and celebrates poetry that bears witness to injustice and provokes social change. It calls poets to a greater role in public life and fosters a national network of socially engaged poets.
a trove of audio recordings of avant-garde poetry.
Verse - Bartleby.com
is a site with a combined database of more than twenty respected reference works and several anthologies and individual works of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction. In addition to out-of-copyright editions of classic works such as Bartlett’s,Bulfinch, and the Cambridge History of English and American Literature the collection also includes recent editions of theColumbia Encyclopedia, The World Factbook, Roget’s II: the New Thesaurus, the American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, and much more. Searchable.
republishes one new poem a day from fine literary magazines and books, Verse Daily promotes poets and their publishers while providing a wealth of excellent poetry to the public free of charge. Verse Daily makes its selections from review copies of all magazines and books it receives.
The Writer’s Almanac
is a site for “a daily program of poetry and history hosted by Garrison Keillor,” broadcast on public radio. Provides a brows-able list of poetry read on the show, as well as a searchable archive of the programs (in audio as well as print). “Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.”
Our short story collection is divided into three sections:
All items have SC in the call number.
Within those sections, books are organized by author's last name and works with multiple authors are organized by title.
For example, Tenth of December by George Saunders has the call number: SC SAU
or New American Stories edited by Ben Marcus has the call number: SC NEW
In addition, the PEN/Malamud awards winners from 1988 to present are found in the collection. The following poster is a sampling of the depth of the collection: