A site to which I often return is Bartleby.com. Its an amazing repository of goodies for lovers of literature. In fact I often use it to find my favourite or, indeed new poets.

You can find many complete anthologies without having to go to the trouble of buying them or nipping down to the local library. I’ve very happy memories of leafing through Arthour Quiller-Couch’s Oxford Book of English Verse in the school Library (a vast tome in braille running to some 10 volumes if my memory serves me correctly)! Well I don’t need to pull down 10 volumes anymore as I can access the book at http://www.bartleby.com/101/.

Another good site for poetry lovers is http://www.poemhunter.com. While it also has an excellent sellection of poems it does, unfortunately contain spam advertising for dieting products (the kind of products which we usually hear about via those irritating e-mails which usually end up in our junk folders or, occasionally find their way into our in boxes if we are very unlucky! On the plus side poemhunter does have a feature allowing you to sign up for a daily poem. I used to look forward to opening my inbox to see what had dropped into it. Sadly though despite still being subscribed I haven’t received any mailings for some considerable time.

One of the downsides of reading poetry using my PC is that my access software, Jaws does not put a lot of expression into his/her reading of poetry but I suppose I can’t have it all!



About kevinmorris101

I live and work in London and blog as a hobby. If you would like to contact me please send an email to animalia at shiftmail.com (the address is rendered in this manner in order to try and defeat spammers)!
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