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English: Biographical Sources

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).  

Author Websites

Current authors 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 might be appropriate for classroom presentations and short assignments.  The following are just a selection of websites for current authors.

 

Biographical reference Sources (Print)

The following are just a small selection of reference books that provide biographical information about a variety of authors.