Representative Poetry Online

 http://rpo.library.utoronto.ca/

I thought this would be a good place to share my favorite poetry site with some like-minded individuals.  The RPO site has a large collection of major English-speaking poets from many eras.  As it stands on canon, there are fewer present-day poets than might be desired by some, but there is no real use in expecting any one site to have everything.

 The collection, after all, is large enough that no one could can feasibly read through it all.  A function I enjoy greatly is the random poem button.  You can press it, and it will keep refreshing with a random poem, which I skim briefly, see if it looks promising to me, then move on.  I’ve collected a number of poems I like a lot this way, even if it is fair to say that I’ve unfairly skipped a lot of poems that way as well.

 I’ll link one such poem here.

http://rpo.library.utoronto.ca/poem/1206.html

 

One Response to “Representative Poetry Online”

  1. Jim says:

    Great resource, Jason.

    Thank you!