"We don't read and write poetry because it's cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for."
- Dead Poet's Society
Poetry Atlas - Mapping the World in Poetry - Search geographically around the world for poems written by poets in the region
Famous Poets - Here you can search poets by year.
Modern Poets of the 20th Century - Here you can search through the best poets of the 1900s.
Contemporary Poets (look for poems in 2000 and beyond) - Here you can do some simple searching and find some modern poetry from the last decade.
Poets.org - Here you can search through an array of poetry from previous centuries.
More Contemporary Poets - Here you can browse more contemporary poetry.
Harriet Monroe Poetry Institute
National Federation of State Poetry Societies
Poets.Org The Academy of American Poets
Project Gutenberg Poetry Bookshelf