Corpus of Middle English Prose and Verse

The Corpus of Middle English Prose and Verse contains 146 full text items. There are also links to a HyperBibliography, a Middle English Dictionary and related sources. The Collection was assembled from works contributed by the University of Michigan and from texts provided by the Oxford Text Archive, as well as works created specifically for the Corpus.

The Poetry Archive

The Poetry Archive is a treasure-trove of English-language poets reading their own work. Some are historic recordings, some have been made especially for the Archive – which means its range is the widest possible: from Tennyson at the end of the 19th century, to poets such as Allen Ginsberg and Langston Hughes in the middle of the 20th century, to contemporary poets including Seamus Heaney, Ruth Padel and Kathleen Jamie… You can browse poems by theme and by form…Alongside the recordings you will find a wealth of background material on the poets, which will help you understand the context for their work. There are filmed interviews with some of them, so you can see and hear them giving the inside story on their writing lives”. The Archive’s president is Seamus Heaney and one of its directors is Andrew Motion, a former Poet Laureate. There is a video Welcome Introduction to the Poetry Archive by Andrew Motion.

The First World War Poetry Digital Archive

The First World War Poetry Digital Archive contains over 7000 items of text, images, audio, and video for teaching, learning, and research. You can access the digitised manuscripts as well as the poetry texts. There are biographies of the poets, photographs and correspondence, and links to their biographies in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. The database has more to offer. The history student can access photographs, video clips and propaganda posters in the Great War Archive and there are links to 31 online resources such as Art of the First World War. Its educational resources include an exhibition in the three-dimensional virtual world Second Life. This a University of Oxford and JISC project.

John Hewitt Collection

The Ulster Poetry Project website is dedicated to the study of Ulster poetry and Irish Book History at the Universtiy of Ulster. The site will provide information on research at Ulster and resources for those interested in Irish Book History. As part of this project a number of books have been digitised from the John Hewitt collection and added to the website.John Hewitt Bookplate