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Poets.org, the official website of the Academy of American Poets, offers poet bios, poems, essays, audio clips and more.

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  • Inside Bright Star
    Read about Jane Campion's film Bright Star, chronicling the love affair between John Keat and his neighbor Fanny Brawne, as well as the poems and love letters featured in the biopic.


  • Poems about Aliens
    While it is seems even literary science fiction pieces are rarely categorized as literature, many serious poets have written poems on the topic of life beyond our world.


  • Spotlight Poet: Denise Duhamel
    The author of numerous books and chapbooks or poetry, Duhamel writes poems that communicate "the ache of human existence."


  • Paul Lawrence Dunbar: In Summer
    Oh, summer has clothed the earth / In a cloak from the loom of the sun! / And a mantle, too, of the skies' soft blue...


  • Poems of the American Revolution
    The American Revolution inspired a vast body of literature, much of which attempts to allegorize the fledgling nation's birth and cast its genesis in the language of archetypal struggles and timeless human themes.