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Poets and Poetry: Poets: Biographical Sources

Biographies/Autobiographies/Memoirs

The following books are just a selection from biographies/autobiographies/memoirs of poets available at the Standish Library

Biography Databases

Poets

Contemporary Authors and Scribner Writers Series definitely include poets, but take a look at the following for up-to-date biographical information (and more).  

More Biographies/Autobiographies/Memoirs

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Current Poet Websites

Current poets often have websites that include biographical information, a list of writings, public appearances, and contact information.  The best websites provide links to interviews and, sometimes, videos.  These sites are generally not appropriate sources for academic research papers, but may be appropriate for classroom presentations and short assignments.  The following are just a selection of websites for current poets. Some poets are also active on social media, e.g. Twitter.