Working-Class Poetry

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Factory Girls and Serving Maids: Victorian Working Class Women Poets Archive

Labouring-Class Writers Project
Includes Database of British and Irish Labouring-Class Poets and some short biographical sketches)

The Local Press as Poetry Publishers 1800-1900
Commentaries on poems – and sometimes their authors – published in 19C local newspapers

Minor Victorian and Poets Archive
Named after the Chartist poet Gerald Massey, the site includes biographical sketches or authors, transcripts of their work etc, memoirs and poetry)

Working-Class Poems
Online collection of contemporary poetry by and about the American working class. Also links to anthologies and critical studies. Compiled by Ron Morhing’s class, Lycoming College)

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