Use Library of Congress Subject Headings* in the Library Catalog to locate books on your topic. Click image below to be brought to the Browse search function in CATQuest. Remember to select "By subject" in the pull-down menu.
Some examples of Library of Congress subject headings on poetry and poetry topics:
Poetry by group or region: american poetry women authors -- american poetry african american authors -- american poetry vermont -- american poetry new england -- english poetry irish authors -- irish poetry
Poetry by time period: american poetry 19th century -- american poetry 20th century -- american poetry 21st century -- english poetry -- old english, ca. 450-1100 -- english poetry Middle English, 1100-1500 -- english poetry early modern 1500-1700 -- english poetry 18th century -- english poetry 19th century -- english poetry 20th century
Poetry criticism and scholarly study: american poetry history and criticism -- english poetry history and criticism -- irish poetry history and criticism note: look for the subheading "history and criticism" under other poetry subject headings