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Poetry in the Library

Books of poetry and periodicals that include poems may be found by searching in the library catalog. Using the advanced search function is the most efficient way to run these searches.

To find poetry books by a specific person, put the author's name in the search bar, then set the search field to say author/creator. Once you run your search, you can filter your results to poetry books.

If you do not have a specific book in mind, you can set the search field for subject and look for a specific area of poetry, for example "American Poetry."  

Poetry books may be called collections of poems or anthologies of poems as well. Anthologies usually have poems by several authors in them. 

For more information about advanced searching, check out our searching tips help guide.

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