BISAC Subject Headings List

Poetry

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POETRY

Use subjects in this section only for poetic works. Subjects may be used alone (for individual works or collections by one author) or with "POETRY / Anthologies (multiple authors)". Note that as of Version 2.2, the geographic subheadings in this section are available for single-author or multiple-author collections.

Critical works should be assigned "LITERARY CRITICISM / Poetry" and any other subjects needed in the LITERARY CRITICISM section (and should not be assigned any subjects in the POETRY section).

POE000000

POETRY / General

POE007000

POETRY / African

POE005010

POETRY / American / General

POE005050

POETRY / American / African American & Black

POE005060

POETRY / American / Asian American & Pacific Islander

POE005070

POETRY / American / Hispanic & Latino

POE015000

POETRY / American / Native American

POE008000

POETRY / Ancient & Classical

POE001000

POETRY / Anthologies (multiple authors)

POE009000

POETRY / Asian / General

POE009010

POETRY / Asian / Chinese

POE009020

POETRY / Asian / Japanese

POE010000

POETRY / Australian & Oceanian

POE011000

POETRY / Canadian

POE012000

POETRY / Caribbean & Latin American

POE005030

POETRY / European / General

POE027000

POETRY / European / Eastern *

POE005020

POETRY / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh

POE017000

POETRY / European / French

POE018000

POETRY / European / German

POE019000

POETRY / European / Italian

POE020000

POETRY / European / Spanish & Portuguese

POE014000

POETRY / Epic

POE025000

POETRY / Haiku

 

POETRY / History & Criticism see LITERARY CRITICISM / Poetry

POE011010

POETRY / Indigenous Peoples of Turtle Island

POE028000

POETRY / Jewish *

POE021000

POETRY / LGBTQ+

POE022000

POETRY / Medieval

POE013000

POETRY / Middle Eastern

 

POETRY / Nursery Rhymes see JUVENILE FICTION / Nursery Rhymes

POE016000

POETRY / Russian & Soviet

POE026000

POETRY / Shakespeare

POE029000

POETRY / Sonnets *

POE023000

POETRY / Subjects & Themes / General

POE023030

POETRY / Subjects & Themes / Animals & Nature

POE023010

POETRY / Subjects & Themes / Death, Grief, Loss

POE023050

POETRY / Subjects & Themes / Family

 

POETRY / Subjects & Themes / Humorous see HUMOR / Form / Limericks & Verse

POE003000

POETRY / Subjects & Themes / Inspirational & Religious

POE023020

POETRY / Subjects & Themes / Love & Erotica

POE023040

POETRY / Subjects & Themes / Places

POE023060

POETRY / Subjects & Themes / Political & Protest *

POE023070

POETRY / Subjects & Themes / War *

 

POETRY / Turkic see Middle Eastern

POE024000

POETRY / Women Authors

If your title does not have subject content, i.e. a blank book, please use the Non-Classifiable term below. Otherwise, use the Subject/General term in the closest descriptive area. NON000000 NON-CLASSIFIABLE

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