ESL Web Directory




Academy of American Poets

Started in 1996, is the award-winning website of the Academy of American Poets. Visitors can find hundreds of essays and interviews about poetry, biographies of more than 500 poets, over 1700 poems, and audio clips of one hundred and fifty poems read by their authors or other poets. You can also learn all about the Academy and its programs; find local poetry resources on the National Poetry Map and calendar; and much more.

Allen Ginsberg

The Official Web Site of Allen Ginsberg and the Allen Ginsberg Trust, New York

Chaucer- A Basic Glossary

A-Z Glossary of Chaucerian English

Emily Dickinson Electronic Archives

The Dickinson Electronic Archives (DEA) is a website devoted to the study of Emily Dickinson, her writing practices, writings directly influencing her work, and critical and creative writings generated by her work. The DEA is produced by the Dickinson Editing Collective, with four general editors working collaboratively with one another and with numerous coeditors, staff, and users.

Glossary of Poetic Terms

A unique guide for the study of poetry, with an extensive range of definitions, cross-references between related terms, informative sidelights, hyperlinked keywords, phonetic pronunciation guides and numerous examples.

John Betjeman

When John Betjemanís Collected Poems came out in 1958 they made publishing history and have since sold over two and a quarter million copies. But Betjeman was not only a poet. Through his broadcasting and journalism he opened peopleís eyes to the value of the buildings and landscape around them and became Britainís grand champion of its heritage.

John Keats (1795-1821) The greatest romantic poet.

A John Keats community with his poems, an over 100-page biography, a bulletin board, a search engine and more.

Life and Work of Lord Byron

This website is dedicated to the life and work of the great Romantic poet, Lord Byron. Born in 1788, Byron is the most famous and controversial of his contemporaries. He was always a study in contrasts, a melancholy satirist, an aristocratic champion of the common man, handsome and adored but obsessed with a small personal deformity. He fled England to escape scandal and a failed marriage and died of fever in 1824. His natural gift for poetry was the only consistency in his troubled life.

Milton Reading Room

John Milton's poetry and prose, etexts with annotations, hyperlinks and research aids


Devoted to the life, literature and times of John Milton

Home of the Philip Larkin Society

This site has a collection of famous and amateur poems dealing with love, romance, friendship, family. There is new poetry added every day.

Poetry and Poems

On this site you'll find a large collection of selected poems and poetry for wedding, birthday and other occasions.

Poetry Archive

The Poetry Archive is an ever expanding archive of poets reading their own work

Poetry Foundation

The Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine, is an independent literary organization committed to a vigorous presence for poetry in our culture. It exists to discover and celebrate the best poetry and to place it before the largest possible audience.

Poetry Society

The Poetry Society is a membership-based and Arts Council England-funded registered charity, whose stated aims are to promote the study, use and enjoyment of poetry.


The Percy Bysshe Shelley Resource Centre

Sylvia Plath

This Sylvia Plath site contains a lot of bibliographical information, useful resources, links to essays, articles and poems, and a short biography of Sylvia Plath.

T.S. Eliot

This site contains annotated and non-annotated versions of T.S. Eliot's poetry upto 1925, a bibliography, links, background articles, etc.

Ted Hughes Homepage

Index and links to discussion and analysis of Ted Hughes' work

The American Verse Project

The American Verse Project is a collaborative project between the University of Michigan Humanities Text Initiative (HTI) and the University of Michigan Press. The project is assembling an electronic archive of volumes of American poetry prior to 1920.

W.B. Yeats site at the National Library of Ireland

This is the Yeats section of the National Library of Ireland's website. The NLI holds the largest collection of Yeats material in the world and has just launched a major exhibition on the life and work of the poet. Much of the high quality multimedia from the exhibition is due to be added to the website in the coming months...

Walt Whitman Archive

The Walt Whitman Archive is an electronic research and teaching tool that sets out to make Whitmanís vast work, for the first time, easily and conveniently accessible to scholars, students, and general readers.

Wordsworth Variorum Archive

The Wordsworth Variorum Archive (WVA) is a digital archive of the poetry of William Wordsworth. The archive makes available Wordsworth's poetry as it was originally published, arranged by published volume.

Yeats Society Sligo

The Sligo Yeats Society is a non-profit voluntary society established in 1958.It has sought to service the needs of those interested in Yeats and to promote the association of Sligo region with the poet's work. The Yeats Society also contributes many cultural activities to the life of Sligo. The Society operates from the Yeats Memorial Building.