January 20, 2022

The Poetry Foundation Relaunches Website and Now Includes Access to Complete Poetry Magazine Archive

From a Poetry Foundation Announcement:

The Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine, is pleased to announce a redesign of its award-winning website. Audiences are invited to explore the updated site at www.poetryfoundation.org, which now features the full archive of Poetry magazine dating back to 1912 and a richer, faster browsing experience, among other improvements.

Poetryfoundation.org boasts a browsable archive of more than 10,000 poems and 1,800 poets. The new site makes finding poems and poets even easier with multiple search categories. Users can now conduct very specific queries—find, for example, that spring-themed 19th-century poem that mentions England—and share their findings with friends.

In addition to making specific poems simpler to find, the user-friendly site makes new poetry even easier to discover, offering poem recommendations via a dynamic browsing carousel on the sidebar of each page. Plus, regular users of the site may now register and keep a list of their favorite poems and poets at their virtual fingertips.

But Wait…There’s More!

In advance of Poetry’s centennial, the entire archive of the magazine will be available on the site for the first time. With PDFs of poems dating back to 1912, users will be able to see some of the most recognizable poems of the 20th century—like T.S. Eliot’s “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” —as they were originally presented in the magazine. On Harriet, the Foundation blog, the editors of Poetry will highlight poems and prose from the historical archive and offer fresh perspectives and content that complements the current print issue, as well as take closer looks at other aspects of the magazine, including its cover art.

Here’s Another Overview of the New Site (With Screenshots)

See Also: Full Text of Announcement

Hat Tip and Thanks: @jstor



About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.