A selection of the most famous English poets.
External Links to British Poets
- British Poetry 1780- 1910 a Hypertext Archive of Scholarly Editions at University of Virginia
- Scottish Poetry Library This is a website dedicated to Scottish poetry. The emphasis is on contemporary poetry written in Scotland, in Scots, Gaelic and English, but historic Scottish poetry and contemporary works from almost every part of the world feature too.
- List of British Poets at Wikipedia
- Metaphysical Poets – The Metaphysical poets were a loose collection of British poets who developed a new genre of poetry during the 17th Century.
- The Romantics -A section dedicated to those poets associated with the Romantic period of poetry
- British Poets
Books on English Poets
- 100 Great Poets of the English Language
- English Romantic Poets – Essay Criticism
- Samuel Johnson’s Guide to English Poets
This site offers a selection from the works of over 100 the English Poets with an introduction and commentary by Samuel Johnson.
Further Resources on English Poets
- Lives of the Most Famous English Poets by William Winstanley. E Text at Project Guthenburg
- English Poetry at Wikipedia – Discussion of different types of English poetry from the earliest Monastic poetry to the Romantic period, high Victorian poetry such as Tennyson and contemporary English poetry