Since October, 2018, theLibrary's Poetry Corner Series has offered monthly poetry reading events featuring a range of poets. Events are open to the Skyline College Community. Instructors may also sign up to participate as a class for readings and discussions.
Poetry Corner sessions provide a safe and creative space for students, staff and faculty to express ideas, read original works, declare spoken word and engage in challenging discussions.
LatinX Heritage Readings by students, Poetry Corner Series, September 2019. Photo credit: Marisa Thigpen.
Poetry Research Guide
Check out our Poetry research guide! It's designed to help you find research materials for 20th and 21st century poetry and poets. In addition, you'll find:
New poetry (books) available from the Library
How to find poetry at the Library
Library article databases for researching 20th and 21st century poets and poetry.
Recommended Poetry websites
Skyline Students Poetry and Writings
Past Poetry Events at Skyline College
International Voices: Poetry Books to Read or Borrow
Ancient Enmity [Anthology]: International Poetry Nights in Hong Kong by Shelby K. Y. Chan (Editor) et. al.International Poetry Nights in Hong Kong (IPNHK) is an award-winning biennial poetry festival established by the renowned contemporary Chinese poet Bei Dao. Since its debut in 2009, IPNHK has become the most influential series of international poetry events in sinophone areas, delivered internationally acclaimed poets' thoughts and ideas about poetry to contemporary China, and stimulated Chinese poets' reflection upon their own conditions of reading world poetry. Following the enormous success of previous editions, IPNHK's 2017 event is scheduled to happen from 22-26 November in Hong Kong, with the theme "Ancient Enmity," and invites more than twenty poets and lyricists from different parts of the world to share and read their works in the hope of encouraging exchange among poets and lyricists. Poets include Gabeba Baderoon (South Africa), Javier Bello (Chile), Chen Dongdong (China), Jérôme Game (France), Major Jackson (U.S.), George Szirtes (UK), Anja Utler (Germany), Haris Vlavianos (Greece), and others. The IPNHK anthology includes selections of the most internationally acclaimed contemporary poetry by the invited poets, accompanied by unique Chinese and English translations in bilingual or trilingual formats.
Call Number: E-book
Publication Date: 2018
The Whole Island: Six Decades of Cuban Poetry, A Bilingual Anthology by Mark Weiss (Editor)Cuba's cultural influence throughout the Western Hemisphere, and especially in the United States, has been disproportionally large for so small a country. This landmark volume is the first comprehensive overview of poetry written over the past sixty years. Presented in a beautiful Spanish-English en face edition, The Whole Island makes available the astonishing achievement of a wide range of Cuban poets, including such well-known figures as Nicol#65533;s Guill#65533;n, Jos#65533; Lezama Lima, and Nancy Morej#65533;n, but also poets widely read in Spanish who remain almost unknown to the English-speaking world--among them Fina Garc#65533;a Marruz, Jos#65533; Kozer, Ra#65533;l Hern#65533;ndez Nov#65533;s, and #65533;ngel Escobar--and poets born since the Revolution, like Rogelio Saunders, Omar P#65533;rez, Alessandra Molina, and Javier Marim#65533;n. The translations, almost all of them new, convey the intensity and beauty of the accompanying Spanish originals. With their work deeply rooted in Cuban culture, many of these poets--both on and off the island--have been at the center of the political and social changes of this tempestuous period. The poems offered here constitute an essential source for understanding the literature and culture of Cuba, its diaspora, and the Caribbean at large, and provide an unparalleled perspective on what it means to be Cuban.
Call Number: E-Book
Publication Date: 2009
Poetry As Research: Exploring second language poetry writing by David Ian HanauerPoetry as Research develops an approach that allows poetry writing to be used as a research method for exploring questions relating to second language learners and more broadly for studies within the humanities and social sciences. The book investigates the characteristics of poetry writing and situates poetry writing as a qualitative, arts-based, research process. The book utilizes computational linguistics, qualitative, bibliographic, and philosophical methods and investigates the process of writing poetry, the textual and literary characteristics of second language poetry, poetic identity and inquiry. The developed methodology is exemplified through a poetic inquiry of the study abroad experiences of ESL students. The book provides a comprehensive, informed and innovative approach to the investigation of understandings of personal experience. This book should be of interest to the fields of applied linguistics, stylistics, literary studies, creative writing and composition as well as anyone interested in using writing as a research method.