An Anthology of Metered Poetry
Dedicated to the
Caleb Murdock, Editor
Thank you for visiting my web site. This site is an online poetry anthology, with an emphasis on metered poetry, both traditional and modern. Some excellent free verse is also included. After a century in which free verse dominated, metered poetry is making a comeback (although many poets never abandoned it). The purpose of this anthology is to present to the public the many excellent formalist poets who are now publishing, and also to popularize the genre. Unfortunately, some of the best 20th-century poetry is still under copyright and cannot be printed because of the expense of reprint fees.
In addition to poetry, I seek articles and essays on all aspects of poetry and the writing process. The suggestions and comments of readers will be useful in helping me to construct a better site, so please don't hesitate to write.
Navigating the Site
Click on the name of a poet at left, and then click on the name of a poem.
Clicking on Next will take you to the next poet or next poem, depending on the level that you are on.
Viewing the Site
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Please see the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section for information on submitting your poetry for publication in the anthology.