The Poetry Toolkit: The Essential Guide to Studying Poetry

Welcome to the Bloomsbury companion website for The Poetry Toolkit. Created to augment the print and e-editions of the book, this website offers additional tools to help students and readers better engage with poetry in all its forms. Click the links above to find: 

  • ‘think pieces’ on the notions of poetry and theory, examining expression, language, the audience and a defense of poetry as an art form.
  • 'think pieces' on the multiude of forms in which we experience poetry in 'Material Contexts'.
  • examples of poetry 'in practice' from the poet nick-e melville.
  • over 2 and a half hours of audio recordings featuring introductions to different poetic metres and poetry readings of writers such as Rossetti to Gerard Manley Hopkins, all designed to demonstrate the effect of different poetic techniques.