The LRC features biographical and bibliographical information about authors. Three standard reference works are included (in addition to many others): Dictionary of Literary Biography, Contemporary Literary Criticism Select, and Contemporary Authors.
Finds books reviews in many disciplines published in core journals and trade publications. Bonus: almost all reviews are available online. To search for book reviews only, scroll down to "search options" and click on "book reviews" under "document type."
Finds book reviews in a variety of newspapers and popular magazines. To find reviews, "search the news" using the title of the book and the word "review" (example: "harry potter and the deathly hallows review").
Use the Library catalog to find books about your selected poet. Tip: Select "Subject Heading" and search for your poet by Last Name, First Name. This will return a list of works written about your poet rather than works both by and about your poet.