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Poetry: Finding Articles About Poetry or Poems

An introduction to reading and writing about poetry

Finding Articles

Q: I have a poem. How can I find scholarly articles about it?

A: Response, analysis, and interpretation of literature, such as poems, fall under a category called Literary Criticism. Library article databases provide resources on criticism of poetry. 


You can begin by searching for your poem's title, author, or both in our OneSearch bar, and clicking on the "Articles" section of the dropdown menu. 


Gale Literature Book Review Index

Gale Literature: LitFinder

Gale Literature Resource Center


Poetry Databases and Journals Through JSTOR

Criticism: A Sample of Articles About Poems or Poetry

From PBS (Freely Available to Anyone)

A search of the PBS website for "Poetry" returns thousands of results. I've included just a few below.