Poetry Videos at PCC

PCC Library keeps a collection of poetry DVD's, VHS, and audio CD's for your enjoyment and learning.

Featured Titles

Story of King Hrothgar, the monster Grendal and the hero Beowulf, one of Europe's greatest epics.

Bukowski at Bellevue
This pioneer reading (only his fourth ever) was videotaped in black-and-white using two cameras by students at Bellevue Community College.

A Touch of Greatness
A documentary on the work of Albert Cullum... a pioneer in modern American public education. Championing an unorthodox educational philosophy, Cullum regularly taught his elementary school children literary masterpieces, most notably the works of Shakespeare, Sophocles and Shaw.

Voices and Visions
The lives and works of 13 renowned American poets are interpreted through dramatic readings, archival photographs, dance, performances, and interviews.


  • Academic OneFile
    Academic OneFile is a starting point for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources. Covering the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects, it contains millions of articles available in full-text. Includes full-text New York Times content from 1995 to present.
    Full text of about 600 scholarly journals in the arts and sciences, from their earliest issues up to 3-5 years ago. Does not include current issues of the journals.
  • Literature Criticism Online
    Includes the Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism, Contemporary Literary Criticism, and Poetry Criticism databases. Literary criticism for authors who lived during the 19th century. Includes scholarly and popular commentary from broadsheets, pamphlets, encyclopedias, books and periodicals. Search for a poet or a poem. Look for the list of relevant pages in each article.
  • Literature Resource Center (LRC)
    Biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of authors from every age and literary discipline. Covers more than 120,000 novelists, poets, journalists, and other writers, with in-depth coverage of 2,500 of the most-studied authors.
  • Popular Culture Collection
    This collection, focused on pop cultural issues, provides useful information for any researcher in a social science, history, art or liberal arts course. This collection is made up of 100 subject-appropriate full-text periodicals.

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Find more!  The Library search box is your starting point to find books, ebooks, DVDs, articles, and other materials.

Catalog Searches


To search Portland Community College's collection of poetry journals for the information you need, use the following steps:

  • Go to the library catalog
  • Make sure the "PCC Library" tab is selected
  • Enter a journal title into the search box
  • Click the "Search" button
  • On the left side of the screen, look for the "Format" section and select "Journals." (select the "More options" link if you don't see "Journals" in the list)
  • Electronic journals: If PCC Library subscribes to the title electronically, you will see the words "Online Access" next to a green dot. To access the journal/magazine electronically
    • Select the "View it" link to see which databases provide the title
    • Select one of the links shown to go directly to the title
    • From there you can browse by date, or look for links like "Search within this publication" to look for articles
  • Print journals: If the library has it in print you will see the words "Available at" followed by a campus location next to a green dot
    • To see the exact location, select the "Get it" link. This will display campus locations and journal/magazine dates available
    • Select one of the links next to the "Request Options" heading to request particular issues of a journal or magazine

Here are some titles in PCC's collection to get you started:

The American Poetry Review

Contemporary Authors
A Bio-Bibliographical Guide to Current Writers in Fiction, General Nonfiction, Poetry, Journalism, Drama, Motion Pictures, Television, and Other Fields.

Ka Mate Ka Ora
A New Zealand Journal of Poetry and Poetics.

Poetry Magazine

Special Thanks

to Patrick Wohlmut, who updated this subject guide.

Last Update: 17 Sep 19:50