Alex E. Blazer Curriculum Vita Teaching Portfolio

English 260

Introduction to Poetry

Syllabi and Assignments

Autumn 2001 Syllabus

Autumn 2001 Assignments

Winter 2002 Syllabus

Winter 2002 Assignments

Autumn 2002 Syllabus

Autumn 2002 Assignments

Supporting Documents

What Is Poetry?

What Is Reading?

Poetry Analysis


Paper Organization

MLA Style

MLA Style Template: Microsoft Word | Corel WordPerfect

Online Research Methods in the Literature Classroom

Evaluating Sources: Print and Web

Research Redux from CCL: Print: Books: OSCAR | Journals: Research Databases

Web: Search Terms | Search Engines | Evaluation

Web Page Construction from CCL: Netscape Composer

Audiovisual Presentations from CCL: PowerPoint

Online Resources


American Heritage Dictionary

Oxford English Dictionary Online

General Poetry Sites Contemporary Poetry

Academy of American Poets

American Poets & Poetry (Academic Info)

Electronic Poetry Center

Electronic Poetry Review

English 88, Modern and Contemporary Poetry (Al Filreis, University of Pennsylvania)

Bob's Byway: Glossary of Poetic Terms

Michael Meyer, Poetry: An Introduction

Modern American Poetry Site

Norton Poets

Poets House (includes Directory of American Poetry Books)

Library Catalogues and Databases


Ohiolink Language and Literature Databases

The Ohio State University Libraries

The Ohio State University Language and Literature Databases

Primary Text Sites

African-American Poetry Database

American Poetry Database

Chadwyck-Healey Individual Literature Collections

The CMU Poetry Index of Canonical Verse

English Poetry Database

U of Toronto's Representative Poetry On-Line

Specific Poet Sites

Autumn 2002 Annotated Links Page (compiled by students)

Ashbery, John: John Ashbery (Electronic Poetry Corner)

John Ashbery (Modern American Poetry Site)

Andrews, Bruce: Bruce Andrews Home Page (Electronic Poetry Center)

Blake, William: The William Blake Archive

William Blake Online (The Tate Gallery Online)

Blake's complete poetry online (The Blake Digital Text Project)

Browning, Robert: The Browning Pages

Browning's complete poems online (English Poetry Database)

Coleridge, Samuel Taylor: Island of Freedom

Samuel Taylor Coleridge Poetry Archive

Coleridge's complete poetry online (Chadwyck-Healey Literature Collection: English Poetry (600-1900))

Dickinson, Emily: Emily Dickinson (The Academy of American Poets)

Emily Dickinson (Modern American Poetry Site)

Dickinson's complete poems online ( | (Bartleby)

Eliot, T. S.: The T. S. Eliot Hypertext Project

Eliot's collected poems online (The Faber Poetry Library)

Ferlinghetti, Lawrence: Lawrence Ferlinghetti at the Blue Neon Alley

listen to [See it was like this when] (password protected)

listen to "Underwear" (password protected)

Frost, Robert: Robert Frost (The Academy of American Poets)

Hölderlin, Friedrich: Friedrich Hölderlin (Mythos & Logos)

Howe, Fanny: Fanny Howe (Academy of American Poets)

Fanny Howe, Selected Poems

Hughes, Langston: Teacher Resource File - Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes (Academy of American Poets

Langston Hughes (Modern American Poetry Site)

Hughes complete poetry online (Chadwyck-Healey, Twentieth-Century American Poetry)

Keats, John: John Keats, Romantic Poet

Keat's complete poems online (Chadwyck-Healey Individual Literature Collection: English Poetry (600-1900)

Keat's complete poems online (English Poetry Database)

Kinnell, Galway: Galway Kinnell (The Academy of American Poets)

McKay, Claude: Claude McKay (Modern American Poetry Site)

Niedecker, Lorine: Lorine Niedecker (Modern American Poetry Site)

Oppen, George: George Oppen (Academy of American Poets)

George Oppen (Modern American Poetry Site)

Plath, Sylvia: Sylvia Plath: "A celebration, this is"

Plath's complete poems (The Faber Poetry Library)

listen to "Ariel" (password protected)

listen to "Daddy" (password protected)

listen to "The Thin People" (password protected)

Rich, Adrienne: Adrienne Rich Station

Rilke, Rainer Maria: Rainer Maria Rilke (The Academy of American Poets)

Sexton, Anne: Anne Sexton (Academy of American Poets)

Sexton's complete poetry online (Chadwyck-Healey, Twentieth-Century American Poetry)

Shakespeare, William: Mr. William Shakespeare and the Internet

Shakespeare's complete sonnets online: | | Project Gutenberg

Shelley, Percy Bysshe: Unacknowledged Legislators - Percy Bysshe Shelley

Stein, Gertrude: Gertrude Stein Online

full text of Tender Buttons online (Bartleby)

Stevens, Wallace: Wallace Stevens (Modern American Poetry Site)

listen to "The Idea of Order at Key West" (password protected)

listen to "So & So Reclining on Her Couch" (password protected)

Stevens' complete poetry online (Chadwyck-Healey, Twentieth-Century American Poetry)

Watten, Barrett: Barrett Watten Homepage

Whitman, Walt: The Whitman Project

full text of Leaves of Grass online (University of Virginia)

full text of Leaves of Grass (1891 edition) online (Chadwyck-Healey)

listen to "America" (password protected)

Williams, William Carlos: William Carlos Williams (Modern American Poetry Site)

Yeats, William Butler: William Butler Yeats (Academy of American Poets)

William Butler Yeats (Internet Poetry Address Book)