BISAC Subject Headings List

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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)".

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

As of Version 2.2, the geographic subheadings in this section are available for single-author or multiple-author collections.  Subjects with a place or group of people, e.g., "POETRY / American / Hispanic & Latino" or "POETRY / Canadian" are intended for works by authors commonly identified as being from the country or region specified.  They are not meant to indicate the setting or language (original or translated) of a work.  For multinational authors, or authors not associated with the country in which they were born, use your discretion in deciding which location the author is most commonly identified with.

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

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

POE030000   POETRY / Indigenous *

POE011010   POETRY / Indigenous Peoples of Turtle Island

POE028000   POETRY / Jewish


POE022000   POETRY / Medieval

POE013000   POETRY / Middle Eastern

POE015000   POETRY / Native American

                      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

POE023020   POETRY / Subjects & Themes / Love & Erotica

POE023080   POETRY / Subjects & Themes / Motivational & Inspirational *

POE023040   POETRY / Subjects & Themes / Places

POE023060   POETRY / Subjects & Themes / Political & Protest

POE003000   POETRY / Subjects & Themes / Religious

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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