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How to Write a Bibliography for a Poem

Write down the author of the poem you are citing in your bibliography. You will want to write the last name first, followed by a comma. Then, add the last name followed by a period. Example: Dibbins, Mary.

In quotation marks, add the title of the poem you are citing. Follow it with a period. Example: "The Art of Citing Poetry."

Add the title of the entire anthology that contains the poem you are citing. The book title should be underlined and followed by a period.

Write "Ed." to signify the editor of the anthology. Follow it with the editors first and last name. The editor will be listed on the cover of the anthology. End the name with a period.

Add the publication information for the anthology. This would be the publisher and copyright year separated by a comma and ended with a period. Example: Oxford Press, 2009.

Add the page numbers where the information you are citing is found. Finished example: Dibbins, Mary. "The Art of Citing Poetry." The Anthology (underlined). Ed. Jay Higgins. Oxford Press, 2009. 222-29.

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Based in Ann Arbor, Mich., Robin Coe has reported on a variety of subjects for more than 15 years. Coe has worked on environmental health and safety issues in communities across Ohio and Michigan. Coe holds a Bachelor of Science in journalism with a double-major in international politics from Bowling Green State University. She has also received training and experience as a nurse aide.