Happy Birthday Walt Whitman! Explore Leaves of Grass in Artemis Literary Sources at #LVCCLD

leaves of grassIn honor of Walt Whitman’s birth, we used topic finder in Gale Artemis Literary Sources to uncover materials on his best works. You can use this feature to explore literary criticisms any day of the month!

Do you love poetry? Then April is your month, it’s National Poetry Month!

13M-GL0335With your library card you have access to host of resources for Poetry Criticism.  Using Artemis Literary Sources, enter your search terms such as a name of a poem or “poetry criticism”.  Artemis returns a host of resources for your search terms.  What’s really cool about Artemis is the Topic Finder which provides a visual of which words and subjects are found most often in the text of your search results. There are a variety of types of resources it searches which include Poetry Criticism Online and Poetry for Students.

New Stamp Just for National Poetry Month

America’s Best Poets
The U.S. Postal Service is marking National Poetry Month with the release on April 21 of a new stamp pane honoring 10 of America’s best 20th-century poets. Each of the stamps features a black-and-white photo of one of the acclaimed poets: Elizabeth Bishop, Joseph Brodsky, Gwendolyn Brooks, E.E. Cummings, Robert Hayden, Denise Levertov, Sylvia Plath, Theodore Roethke, Wallace Stevens and William Carlos Williams. Mailing a love letter? Adorn it with a stamp of E.E. Cummings, whose many well-known poems include the wistfully romantic “I carry your heart with me.” Crafting a letter of apology? Consider a stamp of William Carlos Williams, who penned “This Is Just To Say” as a half-hearted apology to his wife for eating those famous plums. You can also enjoy more of the work of these noted poets and many others by checking out The Penguin Anthology of 20th Century American Poetry, a new collection edited by former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove.

Literature Criticism Online

Looking for criticism of a novel, play, poetry or drama?  Literature Criticism Online is just what you need.

We just added these new titles to our vast collection of literature criticism:

  • Contemporary Literary Criticism Vol 311
  • Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism Vol 246
  • Poetry Criticism Vol 121
  • Short Story Criticism Vol 156


Recently we got ask this question  – Where are the anthologies?

The library has many anthologies including these online resources:

The Literature Resource Center has a host of anthologies as well as information about them.

Also Student Resources in Context is a good source for anthologies.

Besides the anthologies in print the eMedia Catalog has 25 anthologies in ebook and eaudio format.