Start by searching the library catalog for literary and poetry criticism (yes, in print form, mostly):
by KEYWORD [author name, title of poem or collection]
but also by SUBJECT BEGINS WITH
Walcott, Derek -- Criticism and interpretation (as an example, or just enter Lastname, Firstname of your poet and browse the list of subject headings from there)
Commonwealth literature (English) -- History and criticism
Caribbean literature (English) -- History and criticism
Caribbean poetry (English) or Caribbean poetry (English) -- History and criticism
MLA International Bibliography (1926 to present)
Covers critical scholarship on literature, language, linguistics, and folklore.
Academic Search Premier (date coverage varies)
Full-text articles from over 3,600 journals in the social sciences, arts and humanities, and sciences.
Arts & Humanities Full Text
Full-text publications that focus on art, architecture, design, history, philosophy, music, literature, theatre and cultural studies.
Book Review Digest (1908 to present)
Reviews of English-language fiction and nonfiction books from U. S., Canadian, and British periodicals.
Discover: Start here for books, articles & more
Simultaneously search research databases plus the Five Colleges Libraries Catalog to find full-text articles, books and more.
Searchable full-text archives for 17 periodicals (Harper's, Commonweal, Dissent, the New Yorker, the National Review, and more) known for commentaries and reviews on politics, culture, and the arts.
Literature Resource Center
Full-text critical studies, biographies of authors; covers all genres, all time periods, and all regions.
Contemporary Literary Criticism
Extensive collection of critical essays and biographical information on contemporary authors.
Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the present
Essays on all aspects of recent African American history: people, events, places, etc.
Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History
Articles surveying all aspects of the black diaspora; strongest on U.S.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
70 reference e-books, including multivolume works like the Encyclopedia of Religion, American Decades, and more.
Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism
300 alphabetically arranged entries on critics and theorists, schools, and movements.
Oxford English Dictionary
Key dictionary of English language on historical principles.
Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms
A handy guide to words, concepts, phrases, etc. used in the serious study of literature.
Twentieth-Century Caribbean and Black African Writers: First, Second, and Third Series [Ref / PR 9205 A52 T88]
Illustrated biographies of selected major authors from Caribbean region and Africa. Lists both original and critical publications.
Encyclopedia of Caribbean Literature [Ref / PN 849 C3 E53 2006]
Newer but not as substantial as some other reference works.
African Caribbeans: a Reference Guide [Ref / F 1629 B55 A37 2003]
Chapters covering history and culture of selected Caribbean islands and countries. A place to begin, not end, a search for background.
Encyclopedia of Post-Colonial Literatures in English [Ref / PR9080.A52 E53 2005]
Digital Library of the Caribbean
Cooperative digital library for Caribbean cultural, historical and research materials currently held in archives, libraries, and private collections.
Poems, audio, video, essays, and commentary
BIM [Frost stacks / PR9230.45 .B542]
Jamaica Journal [Frost Stacks / F1861 .J33]
Kunapipi [Frost Stacks / PR9080.5 .K8]
Savacou [Frost Stacks / F1601 .S26]