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Resource Central - Overview
Posted by: Desi (Moderator)
Date: August 17, 2005 11:23AM

Please feel free to comment/improve and or give additions. I removed some that did not exist any longer, or that I found inappropriate for whatever reason (not very interesting, for example, or not related to poetry).

With thanks to Hugh Clary for his comments and help.


“The time has come the walrus said
To talk of many things,
Of shoes and ships and ceiling wax
RESOURCES and such things.” (with apologies to Lewis Carroll)
- David Madison

A. Websites:

Literary resources and texts:
[www.emule.com] /> [www.bartleby.com]

[www.gutenberg.org] /> [www.gutenberg.org] /> (Gutenberg search page)

[www.perseus.tufts.edu] (Perseus Project classics)
[www.digital.library.upenn.edu] (Online Books)
[www.cs.rice.edu] (Wandering Minstrels)
[eir.library.utoronto.ca] (Toronto University)
[www.ntl.matrix.com.br] (song lyrics)
[www.english.uiuc.edu] (modern American poetry)
[www.classicreader.com] (Classic books online)
[www.amazon.com] (Inside book search)
[www2.eng.cam.ac.uk] (Cambridge University Poets)
[www.knowledgerush.com] (Online Books)
[www.hti.umich.edu] (Michigan University)
[www.stoa.org] (Horace)

poetry & writing related (not the texts):
[www.emule.com] /> [windpub.com] (Worst Poetry Contests)
[www.wvup.edu] (Poetry Trivia Quiz)
[www.poeticbyway.com] (poetry terms)


[www.firesides.net] (Poetry tips)
[www.poets.org]
[www.alsopreview.com] (Alsop Review poetry lessons)
[www.everypoet.org] (Everypoet site)
[www.eosdev.com] (Infallible Poetry Critic - Humor)
[tinablue.homestead.com] (Essays on poetry)
[www.nationallampoon.com] (Writing tips)
[www.poetrykit.org] (Poetry compositions & contests)
[www.poetrykit.org] (Home page for the above)
[www.poetrymagic.co.uk] (Poetry Magic site)
[www.gardendigest.com] (visual poetry)

To find books:
[www.used.addall.com] /> www.amazon.co.uk
[www.amazon.com] /> [www.bootlegbooks.com] />
interviews with poets:
[www.bbc.co.uk] />
Articles:
[www.hti.umich.edu] (Michigan Univ. Online books)
[www.timesonline.co.uk] (Times newspaper article on Coleridge poem)

Blake:
[www.blakearchive.org] /> [www.english.uga.edu] (Songs of Innocence)
[www.english.uga.edu] Search engine
[www.english.uga.edu] complete Blake archive

Burns:
[www.scotsindependent.org] />
Chaucer:
[www.bl.uk] />
Shakespeare:
[www.shakespeares-sonnets.com] (All sonnets – great site!)
[www-tech.mit.edu] (All Shakespeare plays - no poetry)
[www.cs.usyd.edu.au] (Great search engine here)

cliché finder:
[www.westegg.com] />
summaries:
[www.pinkmonkey.com]
[www.sparknotes.com] />
copyright related:
[www.gutenberg.org] /> [creativecommons.org] /> [www.electronic-copyright.com] /> [www.iusmentis.com] />
Search engines:
www.google.com
[www.ask.com] /> www.yahoo.com
[www.refdesk.com] />
Dictionaries & otherwise word-related:

[rhyme.lycos.com] (Replace with [www.rhymezone.com] ?) (Below also)
[onelook.com] (Reverse dictionary)
[www.global-language.com] (Century dictionary – like OED but free)
[www.tatumweb.com] (Lots of dictionaries)
[humanities.uchicago.edu] (Thesaurus)
[phrontistery.info] (Word origins and resources)
[yourdictionary.com] (Mispronounced words)
[www.onelook.com] /> [www.rhymezone.com] (See above)
[www.oedilf.com] (Dictonary definitions in limerick form)
[www.trussel.com] (Pseudonums & aliases)
[www.wolinskyweb.net] (Wordplay)
[kith.org] (Words and Stuff)
[www.plateaupress.com.au] (Word for Word)
[home.earthlink.net] (Word Weenie)
[www.wordspy.com] (Word Spy)
[www.bryson.ltd.uk] (Crossword puzzle solver, also good for finding rhymes)

Explanatory sites:
[humanities.byu.edu] (Dictonary of rhetorical terms)
[www.infoplease.com] />
biographies:
[www.multcolib.org] />
encyclopedias:
[www.fas.org] /> [en.wikipedia.org] /> [80.1911encyclopedia.org] />
(lists of) resources:
[www.teacherxpress.com] (Myriad links for teachers)
[www.archive.org] (various archives)

Guidelines, writing:
[owl.english.purdue.edu] /> [owl.english.purdue.edu] /> [www.internet-resources.com] /> [web.uvic.ca] />
cultural:
[writersalmanac.publicradio.org] /> [sunsite.sut.ac.jp] (Art)
[www.abcgallery.com] (Art)
[www.cde.ca.gov] /> [www.yuni.com] (Latin Phrases)
[www.findagrave.com] find-a-grave site
[web.archive.org] (Wayback Machine)


concerning URL’s and internet:
[www.hugeurl.com] /> [www.geocities.com] /> [www.w3.org] /> [web.archive.org] /> [www.samspade.org] />

Books:

Roget’s Thesaurus (Linked above)
The Chicago Manual of Style (http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/cmosfaq.html)
(Strunk is the other major English grammar reference [www.bartleby.com] /> The McGraw-Hill Handbook of English (Nothing online)
The Complete Rhyming Dictionary (http://www.rhymer.com/) (http://www.writeexpress.com/online2.html)
(http://rhyme.poetry.com/) (http://rhymes.ansme.com/)
The Thesaurus of Slang (http://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~wrader/slang/)
Proverb Wit and Wisdom (http://www.wiseoldsayings.com/index.html)
The Oxford Book of Quotations (http://www.bartleby.com/100/) (http://www.bartleby.com/63/) (http://www.bartleby.com/66/)
(Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase and Fable [www.bartleby.com] /> (Bartleby’s reference pages (http://www.bartleby.com/reference/)
Random House Word Menu
Descriptionary: A Thematic Dictionary
The Holy Bible
Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible (to know who and where the devil things are)
French/ Spanish/ Italian/ German/ Latin/ Yiddish/ Chinese/ Japanese/English dictionaries
Penguin dictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory – J.A. Cuddon
Longman Pronunciation dictionary – J.C. Wells
the Cobuilt English dictionary
an Introduction to Poetry – X.J. Kennedy & Dana Gioia (http://www.danagioia.net/essays/ecreative.htm)
Cambridge: English grammar in Use - Murphy

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/21/2006 05:51PM by Desi.


Re: Resource Central - Overview
Posted by: Hugh Clary (192.168.128.---)
Date: August 17, 2005 02:01PM

The neurotic poets site is of value:

[www.neuroticpoets.com] />


Re: Resource Central - Overview
Posted by: Linda (192.168.128.---)
Date: August 17, 2005 03:40PM

I couldn't see this site [www.poetrymagazines.org.uk] of poetry magazines in the list.

If it's there or you choose to add it to the list or think it's no use, please feel free to delete this post to keep the thread managable.


Re: Resource Central - Overview
Posted by: Hugh Clary (192.168.128.---)
Date: August 18, 2005 11:33AM

An interesting site, thanks. Their search engine could use some help, though. Searching for Philip Larkin, for example, produced many results for each of the words philip and larkin, but looking for "philip larkin" produced only one, eliminating many of the positive matches. Very strange - perhaps I am doing it wrong.

In a constantly changing world, these resources will never be complete, obviously. Manageable? Probably not that either. A monumental task, Desi, but a useful one.


Re: Resource Central - Overview
Posted by: lg (Moderator)
Date: August 18, 2005 12:07PM

Desi, thanks for going through a huge pile of stuff and making some sense of it all.
Having it in a shorter list should make it more useable for us readers.


Les


Re: Resource Central - Overview
Posted by: Linda (192.168.128.---)
Date: October 14, 2005 03:22PM

Bump, cos I just had to search for it for a site I knew was here.


Re: Resource Central - Overview
Posted by: lg (Moderator)
Date: May 18, 2006 11:58PM

Desi, please add this to our poetry websites, it deals with visual poetry: [www.gardendigest.com] />
Les

Thanks Desi, yes I think it is in the correct list.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/21/2006 06:43PM by lg.


Re: Resource Central - Overview
Posted by: Desi (Moderator)
Date: May 21, 2006 05:52PM

done. Is it in the right spot?




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