Poetry (from the Greek 'poiesis'/ποίησις [poieo/ποιέω], a making: a forming, creating, or the art of poetry, or a poem) is a form of literary art in which language is used for its aesthetic and evocative qualities in addition to, or in lieu of, its apparent meaning. Poetry may be written independently, as discrete poems; or, may occur in conjunction with other arts, as in poetic drama, hymns, lyrics, or prose poetry.
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Section of the Writers Write web site devoted to poetry, a resource with links to classic poetry literature web sites, other resources for poets, poetry publications, poetry books and other resources for poets.
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Web site specializing in the types of poetry, including definitions and examples for each type; the web site is created and maintained by Shadow Poetry, an organization dedicated to poetry writing and education. The site also includes links to other sites with listings of resources, collections, magazines and contests.
Comprehensive guide to locating poetry resources available on the Library of Congress’s web site; major areas of the Library’s web site include links to webcasts, American Memory, Today in History, Exhibitions, Civil War Poetry, State Poet Laureates, Official State Poems and much more.