Text Box: Selected Books on Poetry

Roy Cook, 101 Famous Poems (New York: McGraw-Hill, 2003)
Robin Behn, The Practice of Poetry: Writing Exercises from Poets Who Teach (Harper, 1992)
Mary Oliver, A Poetry Handbook (Orlando: Harcourt, 1994)
Edward Hirsch, How to Read a Poem (San Diego: Harcourt, 1999)
Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet (W.W. Norton, 1993)
Mark Strand and Eavan Boland (eds.) The Making of a Poem: A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms (New York: Norton, 2001)
Jay Parini, Why Poetry Matters (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2008)
Robert McDowell, Poetry as Spiritual Practice (New York: Free Press, 2008)
Jonathan Bate, The Song of the Earth (Harvard University Press, 2000)
John Felstiner, Can Poetry Save the Earth? A Field Guide to Nature Poems (Yale University Press, 2009)

William Higginson and Penny Harter, The Haiku Handbook -25th Anniversary Edition: How to Write, Teach, and Appreciate Haiku (New York: Kodansha, 2010) 

Bill Moyers’ The Language of Life: A Festival of Poets, edited by James Haba (New York: Doubleday, 1995) based on the PBS documentary film; The Language of Life on DVD

Poetry Resources

Text Box: Rumi Poetry Club
Text Box: Celebrating Inspirational Words & Perennial Wisdom
Text Box: Open Directory Project: List of Poetry Magazines
Text Box: Poetry Directories & Societies
Text Box: Poetry.org
http://poetry.org/ A great source of information on poetry contests,  academic programs, conferences, publishers, etc.
Text Box: Poetry Today Online
www.poetrytodayonline.com  Subtitled, “Your source for poets and online poetry,”  this is another online directory of all things poetry. 
Text Box: Poetry Super Highway
Text Box: Poetry Chaikhana
www.poetry-chaikhana.com  “Sacred Poetry from Around the World.” Happy reading! Thanks to Ivan Granger!

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Text Box: On the Shoulders of Giants

Nobel Prizes in Literature since 1910
Pulitzer Prize in Poetry since 1918
Poetry Magazine Prizes since 1914

“A poets’ gift?

What else can it be other than a new poem (s)he deposits it with a good mind?”

Rumi in the Masnawi


Text Box: Electronic Poetry Center (EPC)     http://epc.buffalo.edu/
Text Box: Haiku World                                                http://haikuworld.org
Text Box: Academy of American Poets
Text Box: The Poetry Society UK
Text Box: UNESCO
www.unesco.org  United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
Text Box: Audiovisual Resources

BBC on Poetry

PBS on Literature

Literary Visions (1992)
With Fran Dorn, 24 episodes in 6 DVD discs
Distributed by Annenberg Media

Voices & Visions (1988)
13 renowned American poets, 7 DVD discs
Distributed by Annenberg Media

Lannan Literary Videos  (1988-2002)
Featuring major poets and writers of our time

Master Poets Collection
DVDs distributed by Monterey Media Inc.

Famous Authors Series
DVDs distributed by KULTUR

Six Centuries of Verse (1984)
16 episodes (Athena DVD, 2010)
Companion Book by Anthony Thwaite
Healing Words: Poetry & Medicine 

Bill Moyers’ The Language of Life: A Festival of Poets, edited by James Haba (New York: Doubleday, 1995) based on the PBS documentary film; The Language of Life on DVD
Elise Paschen and Rebekah Presson Mosby (eds.) Poetry Speaks Expanded: How Poets Read Their Own Works From Tennyson to Plath, Book with CD (Sourcebooks MediaFusion, 2007). 
Poetry Hall of Fame Collection (2003).        2 DVD discs 240 minutes, 133 of the world’s famous poems in English; program host William Perry; distributed by www.montererymedic.com.       Amazon.com
Text Box: Support Your Local Bookstores!
Text Box: Poetry Society of America
Text Box: National Federation of State Poetry Societies (USA)
Including Utah State Poetry Society

You will never be alone with a poet in your pocket.”

John Adams (2nd US President) in a letter to his son, John Quincy


“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. “

Albert Einstein            The World As I See It

Text Box: Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest  www.poetryoutloud.org