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Critical Reading: A Guide

John Lye, a professor in the Departments of English and Communication Studies at Brock University (Canada), offers this resource designed for beginning literature students. Critical Guide contains sections on poetry, fiction, prose in fiction, and writing analytical essays. Though not exhaustive, this guide forms a useful framework to help beginning students think critically about the literature...
Electronic Poetry Center

Created in 1995 by Loss Peque'o Glazier, the Electronic Poetry Center (EPC) serves as a "central gateway to resources in electronic poetry and poetics at the University of Buffalo, the University of Pennsylvania's PennSound, UBU web, and the Web at large." The EPC site makes a wide range of material dealing with digital and innovative poetry available to the general public. The homepage is quite...
For Better For Verse

For Better for Verse is "an interactive online tutorial that can train you to scan traditionally metered English poetry." Created by the University of Virginia Department of English, this site allows visitors to learn the Rules of Thumb for scanning poetry, look up key terms related to the craft of scanning in the Glossary, and try their hand at scanning a number of poems by famous authors. To...
No Good Poetry Podcast

Readers in search of a new podcast exploring the practice and craft of poetry may enjoy No Good Poetry, a "podcast that explores the good, the bad, and the ugly of poetry." With just over one hundred episodes (as of this write up), the podcast has been running since March 2017. The hosts, both named Joseph, are often joined by professional poet guests to discuss particular themes and their own...