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A General Guide: Poetry

Guide to resources for researching poets and their poetry.

Research Guide for Poetry

Words for poetsWelcome to the research guide for the study of poetry. This guide provides information about the Michael Schwartz Library's poetry collection as well as the resources that will assist you in exploring and researching all aspects of poetry including poets, criticism, analysis, and composition.

If you have questions or comments after using this guide or would like to set up an individual appointment with your personal librarian, please see the contact information at right.

Essential Resources

Contemporary Poetry Collection

The Hazel Collister Hutchison Contemporary Collection and accompanying reading area, jointly managed by the Library and the CSU Poetry Center, houses a major collection of contemporary poetry books and journals founded on gifts from the Cleveland poet, Hazel Collister Hutchison and from the CSU Poetry Center. The collection, which can be found on shelving immediately outside the Poetry Room, is open to students, writers, and the community.

Poetry Room

The room is used often for Poetry Center workshops and meetings, and occasionally for creative writing classes. This is the only collection of its kind in northern Ohio.  The Poetry Center is located on the fourth floor of the Michael Schwartz Library.  

For more information call (216) 687-6997.

Open Educational Resources (OERs)

Open Educational Resources are free educational materials that are open for anyone to use. Some of these materials are available under Creative Commons licenses that allow users to re-mix, customize, and re-distribute material for use in the classroom.