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  • UbuWeb
    Features visual, concrete, and sound poetry.
  • Wikipedia: Haiku
    Article about the form of traditional Japanese poetry.
  • Beowulf (20)
    Explore the world of Beowulf, the epic Old English heroic poem. Sites feature text of the poem, articles, summaries, and modern-day adaptations of Anglo-Saxon poetry.
  • Bhagavad Gita (8)
  • Ramayana (5)
  • Sonnet Central [*]
    Archive of English sonnets, commentary, pictures, and relevant web links. Includes sonnets from authors around the world, as well as audio clips of classic poems.
  • Wikipedia: Sonnet
    User-created article about the poetic form, the sonnet, including notes on Italian sonnets, English sonnets, and modern interpretations.
  • Aha! Poetry: Haiku
    Articles, samples, links, and features on how to write haiku.
  • Wikipedia: Epic Poetry
    Article on the genre of poetry, including information on traditions in Indian and Hebrew epic poetry, as well as resources on notable epic poems.
  • Haiku Society of America
    Nonprofit organization promoting the writing and appreciation of haiku in English.
  • Poems that Go
    Unites words, design, music, and animation to celebrate poetry through technology. Includes poetic works and critical essays.
  • Wikipedia: Limerick
    Hyperlinked article exploring the tradition of limericks, the form of humorous, often ribald poem.
  • Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form, The (OEDILF) [pick] [read review]
    Dedicated to writing at least one limerick for each and every word in the English dictionary.
  • Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (9)
  • Paradise Lost (6)
  • Modern Haiku
    One of the oldest English language haiku magazines. Publishes contemporary haiku, senryu, haibun, essays, and book reviews.
  • Andrews, Jim
    Features experimental writing and design.
  • Golden Age Spanish Sonnets/Sonetos del Siglo de Oro
    Bilingual anthology of Spanish sonnets from the 16th and 17th centuries. Includes poet links and resources.
  • Wikipedia: Villanelle
    Article about the poetic form.

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