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English / History War Project Links

Before engaging in google fu, here are some links that may be helpful for your War Project.

War Poets / War Poems

Poetry of WW2 – Poetry Foundation – Timeline of the war in poems.
https://www.poetryfoundation.org/features/articles/detail/91359

World War 2 Poets (Sampler from Poetry Foundation)
https://www.poetryfoundation.org/features/articles/detail/91440

War Poems Throughout History:
https://www.poemhunter.com/poems/war/

Top Ten War Poems a few from WW2
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/jul/30/top-10-war-poems-first-world-war-jon-stallworthy

Vietnam War Poetry
http://voiceseducation.org/node/394
Sources to begin a search: http://voiceseducation.org/node/432

60’s Poems / Vietnam War
http://www2.iath.virginia.edu/sixties/HTML_docs/Resources/Poetry.html

American Experience 5 Poems about Vietnam War
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/vietnam/reflect/quintana.html

Iraq Soldier Describes War in Poetry
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5126583



General Search for Poets  / Poetry Reference Center:

Search the Poetry Foundation Site
https://www.poetryfoundation.org/


Browse for poets and poems at the Academy of American Poets site.
https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/browse-poems-poets

EBSCO Poetry and Short Story Reference Center  (find Biographies of Poets)
http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=prc

 

Media of the Time

Magazines: Browse "Poetry" Magazines since 1912

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/archive

Magazines: Life Magazines 1930s – 1970’s (on Google Books)
https://books.google.com/books?id=N0EEAAAAMBAJ&hl=en#all_issues_anchor

Music: Billboard Top Songs of the Year (US)
http://www.bobborst.com/popculture/top-100-songs-of-the-year/?year=1990

Novels: Good Reads Most Popular Books in Year ____
https://www.goodreads.com/book/popular_by_date/1953

Dance  - Timeline of Popular Dances 
http://www.streetswing.com/histmain/d5timlne.htm

US Movies: IMDB - Most popular feature (by year) change the year in the web address
http://www.imdb.com/search/title?sort=moviemeter,asc&title_type=feature&year=1949,1949
(or google: IMDB + Most Popular feature +year

US Movies: Oscars Movie award site - Who won what and when?
http://www.oscars.org/oscars/ceremonies/1942

Movies International:  What movie was popular worldwide during the year of your choice? Find out here.  http://www.worldwideboxoffice.com/   Change the drop-down menu to fit your research (as best as it can).

Movies Int'lhttp://www.boxofficemojo.com/intl/  For movie box office data (for some countries) from the early 2000's on, click on a country and click yearly.

Movies International: Does your country currently have a theater? Maybe a website? If you're lucky, email them (use google translate) and ask about popular movies in the year ___.    http://cinematreasures.org/theaters

Newspapers: Search and read the Chicago Tribune (many dates available online)
http://archives.chicagotribune.com/

Newspapers/Magazines - Mid-1980s on - Proquest Newspaper Database:
http://search.proquest.com/news/index?accountid=37929

Newspapers: 1798- 1924 Newspapers from Library of Congress 
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/

Poetry:  Timeline of major poetical and historical events:
http://rpo.library.utoronto.ca/timeline


Online Map Libraries

University of Texas Map Library  http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/

David Rumsey Historical Map Collection  http://www.davidrumsey.com/

Library of Congress Map Library  https://www.loc.gov/maps/



Even More About Poetry

Big List of Online Resources from Poetry Foundation:
https://www.poetryfoundation.org/learning/resources#general

How Poetry Works
http://entertainment.howstuffworks.com/arts/literature/poetry.htm

Understand a Poem
http://www.wikihow.com/Understand-a-Poem

Poetic Devices: 
http://www.chaparralpoets.org/devices.pdf

Examples of Poetic Forms
https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/collection/poetic-forms

50 Poetic Forms:
http://www.writersdigest.com/whats-new/list-of-50-poetic-forms-for-poets

Really big list of possible poem forms:
http://www.thepoetsgarret.com/list.html

Big List of poets (with some poems) from The Poet’s Corner 
http://www.theotherpages.org/poems/authors.html

BBC’s Small List of really Famous Poets :
http://www.bbc.co.uk/poetryseason/poets/

Paris Review: Interviews of writers  1950’s to today (sorted by decades):
https://www.theparisreview.org/interviews/1950s

Poetry International Rotterdam / search from European perspective
http://www.poetryinternationalweb.net/pi/site/home

Hear Poetry: SFSU Digital Archive of Poetry Readings (Hear 1950’s and 60’s Famous Poets Reading their work  https://diva.sfsu.edu/collections/poetrycenter

Watch Poetry: VOCA, the University of Arizona Poetry Center's Audio Video Library
http://voca.arizona.edu/

Poemage (poem+image) is a visualization system for exploring the sonic topology of a poem.  You might have to install this at home or ask IT for help on this one.
http://www.sci.utah.edu/~nmccurdy/Poemage/

 

Good luck on your projects!

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