These sources are available to anyone in the library or on campus, and from off campus to Humboldt State University faculty, staff, and currently enrolled students only.
Modern American Poetry is a scholarly, comprehensive site hosted by the Department of English, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, filled with commentary and criticism on many poems and poets.
These sources are in the Reference Collection.
For books of poetry criticism, use the HSU Library Catalog. You can search for general criticism, criticism of movements, or of individual authors or even poems. When you start with keyword searching, remember to check the Subject(s) for other terms or forms of the words you've used. These will often find more items than your keyword search did.
Books about an author often include analysis of major works. To find books in our general collection, try a keyword search in the HSU Library Catalog, using the author's name and the words criticism and interpretation, for example:
"seamus heaney" criticism interpretation
If this search finds nothing, try:
"rita dove" criticism
Long poems may have entire books written about them. In this case, their titles are part of the subject heading, e.g.:
Eliot, T.S. (Thomas Stearns), 1888-1965. Waste Land.
To find these books, use Advanced Search in the HSU Library Catalog, and search for eliot and waste land in subject. If that search returns nothing, you may be able to find criticism of individual books with a keyword search, in Basic Search, like this:
heaney "station island" criticism