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  List of poets - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
People on this list should ideally have articles of their own, and be in some way noteworthy for their poetry.
Frances E. Harper, poet, novelist, lecturer and activist in turn of the century temperance and racial uplift movements.
Petar Petrovic Njegos, (1813-1851), Serb poet and ruler
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_poets   (753 words)

 Poetry of the United States   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Poetry was created by Native Americans in various languages forthousands of years before establishment of the colonies that became the United States of America.
The modernist torch was carried in the 1930 mainly by the group of poets known as the Objectivists.
The main poets involved were Robert Creeley (born 1926), Robert Duncan (1919 - 1988), Ed Dorn (1929 - 1999), Paul Blackburn (1926 - 1971), Hilda Morley (1919 - 1998), John Wieners (1934 - 2002), and Larry Eigner (1927 - 1996).
www.therfcc.org /poetry-of-the-united-states-11386.html   (1939 words)

 Untitled Document
Poets whose work was chosen at least twice were dubbed best of the century.
Five poets in the composite list are women: Elizabeth Bishop, Gwendolyn Brooks, Marianne Moore, Sylvia Plath, and Gertrude Stein.
While she refused to compile a list of the best poems of the century for the new anthology, Gl├╝ck consented to write an explanation of her decision.
www.pw.org /mag/larimernews.htm   (685 words)

 The Sonnet in American Literature
The American poets of major or minor rank who have not, according to their ordinarily accepted collected works, used the sonnet form at all are not very numerous.
Briefly, then, it is the opinion of the author of this study that once the American sonnet had passed out of its apprentice years and been given the example of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, it became a serious rival, both in bulk and in artistic worth, of its English contemporary.
The American sonnets written in the fourth quarter of the eighteenth century and those written in the first quarter of the twentieth are alike in prosodic execution.
www.sonnets.org /sterner.htm   (3750 words)

 Criticism of a D.H. Lawrence essay   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Claims are made that Whitman is "the greatest of the Americans" and "one of the greatest poets of the world." (842) Yet no evidence, inductive or otherwise, is presented to prove this point.
His minor premise, that all Americans have had a sense of guilt when bucking the status quo, is again a hasty generalization.
Lawrence proves his logic somewhat at the bottom of page 843: "And this is what all the Americans do, beginning with Crêvecoeur, Hawthorne, Poe..." He backs up his hasty generalization of American poets with a list of American poets.
mattbrundage.com /publications/lawrencecriticism.html   (1280 words)

 Modern American Poets
This list might prove useful to you as you weave together oral histories to construct a shared history of subjects.
Each poet has his or her own biographical sketch, a list of available poems, a comprehensive list of collections and works, and a very handy list of links.
Poets are grouped by their years of birth.
people.bu.edu /randolph   (1110 words)

 Her Heritage: A Biographical Encyclopedia of Famous American Women: Famous American Poets (list)@ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Her Heritage: A Biographical Encyclopedia of Famous American Women: Famous American Poets (list)@ HighBeam Research
Her Heritage: A Biographical Encyclopedia of Famous American Women; 12/20/1995; McHenry, Robert (ed.)
The above preview is from Her Heritage: A Biographical Encyclopedia of Famous American Women, December 20, 1995.
www.highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1P1:28015315&refid=ip_encyclopedia_hf   (171 words)

 Issues from Bitter Oleander Press
This issue features the work of the young Romanian poet, Ruxandra Cesereanu plus an in depth interview with the poet about her growing up under the Ceausescu regime, her new interpretations of freedom in life and language since 1989, and her thoughts on perception and the individual methodology that drives her poetry.
Along with an interview of the poet is a selection of her poetry and excerpts from her memoir.
American poets represented by their fine work are such notables as Ray Gonzalez, Robert Bly, Christine Boyka Kluge, Carolyn Stoloff, Anthony Seidman, Alan Britt, Jen Besemer and George Kalamaras.
www.bitteroleander.com /issues.html   (1741 words)

 List of poets   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Petar Petrovic Njegos, (1813-1851), Serb poet & ruler
Suleiman the Magnificent, ruler of the Ottoman Empire and Islamic poet
Jane Wilde, (1826-1896), Irish poet and nationalist, wife of Sir William Wilde, mother of Oscar Wilde
www.1-free-software.com /en/wikipedia/l/li/list_of_poets.html   (890 words)

 American Poets List - Poetry Depot   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Academy of American Poets presents poems, biographies of poets, historical and … Browse the list by poet.
List of American poets … See also poetry, United States poetry, List of poets, List of English language poets, list of women poets
List of American poets The poets listed below were either born in the United States or else published much of their poetry while living in that.
www.ezurbub.com /american-poets-list.html   (458 words)

 American Literature Web Resources-Review: Ishikawa's American Lit Resources
Some of the sections are very small, the American drama page featured only six links, but since Ishikawa clearly updates and searches for new content, one would expect the under-represented categories to fill out, eventually.
For example, clicking on "American Women Poets" led me to a page that was about Dexter Wallace (pseud for Edgar Lee Masters) rather than the expected link to a list of American women poets.
The graphic on the site's first page, Grant Wood's American Gothic, leads to an interesting discussion of the painting; however, the directly quoted material is not correctly cited and sets a poor precedent for students who may be learning how to incorporate research into their own work.
www.millikin.edu /aci/crow/reviews/ishikawa.html   (660 words)

 African American Poets — www.greenwood.com
Including representative poets from the Revolutionary period to the present day and identifying the writers' themes and artistic concerns, Pettis provides an excellent succinct and comprehensive reference for teachers and mature students of poetry.
The poets are situated within their historical and literary context, and for each a brief biographical sketch is given, with information on the poet's personal history, education, influences, and accomplishments.
For further research, each essay concludes with a list of the poet's published book-length works, anthologies where their poetry appears, and information on reference resources.
www.greenwood.com /books/BookDetail.asp?sku=GR1117   (434 words)

 Powell's Books - Poetry
In this masterful portrait of the poet who dazzled an era and prefigured the modern age of celebrity, noted biographer Eisler draws on previously unavailable material to offer a fuller, more complex vision than readers have yet been afforded of George...
He encourages the poet to write from experience and demonstrates how the process from...
This little volume, collected and edited by beloved author Helen Blackshear, features the work of nine writers who have served as poet laureates of the state, including that of Blackshear herself and of acclaimed writer and present poet laureate Helen...
www.powells.com /usedbooks/Poetry.75.html   (733 words)

 American Literature Sites
Richard Horwitz, Professor of American Studies at the University of Iowa, has compiled this very useful cross-disciplinary list of recommended links in an easy-to-use tabbed format.
The New York Public Library, which has the Schomburg Collection of nineteenth-century African American women writers, has just made a number of other digital collections of images available online; it is especially rich in text and images about New York, maps, the performing arts, and African American history.
The Research Society for American Periodicals (RSAP) maintains an excellent collection of links for study in the field.
www.wsu.edu /~campbelld/amlit/sites.htm   (1654 words)

With metaphorical writing, poets are able to eliminate an overused description like, 'My summer was fun." Instead, they can say 'my summer was a barometer,' or 'my summer was a glance at the moon.' Metaphors create images and comment on how people live their lives.
In the poem on the right, the poet writes about the stones as though they are people having thoughts, giving answers, and wearing clothes.
The verbs poets use in their writing, in part, determine whether readers see pictures or hear about them.
www.rocklin.ca /languagepoetry.htm   (3112 words)

 A Canon of American Poets   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The list below of American poets will be the basis for the class website project, which then will constitute the material for the final exam.
A brief biography of the poet, giving dates of birth and death (if dead), education, residence (where significant), major life events.
A brief excerpt from the poet's work, where that work is in public domain or where you have obtained express permission to reproduce it.
www.uta.edu /english/tim/courses/3342s99/canon.html   (216 words)

 Literary Resources -- American (Lynch)
Extensive collection of American resources, including a superb collection of annotated links, on-line exhibits from the Museum for American Studies, many hypertext editions of American works, historical maps, the Capitol Project, virtual classrooms, and an extensive site on America in the 1930s.
Facsimiles of front matter of anthologies of early American literature from 1878 to the present, with attention to their role in shaping the canon.
American Memory -- Dozens of collections on American history, literature, and culture.
andromeda.rutgers.edu /~jlynch/Lit/american.html   (2116 words)

 Poets' Corner - Home Page
If your favorite poem or poet is missing, please keep in mind that copyright resticts us to materials published in some form or other before 1923 in the U.S. or those we have explicit permission to use.
There is an index of Suggestions for Further Reading for further reading, which lists many excellent modern poems suggested by our editors and contributors, as well as a growing index of published books of poems, listed by author.
There is also a Bibliography of some suggested hardcopy sources -- including many which were used to compile parts of this collection, a list of credits for those who have contributed to the collection, and lastly a brief Guide to works found elsewhere on the Web.
www.theotherpages.org /poems   (777 words)

 ipedia.com: List of English language poets Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Poets who wrote or write much of their poetry in the English language.
List of English language poets Article - ipedia.com
See also: list of poets, list of English people, list of people by occupation, list of people by nationality, list of women poets, List of American poets, List of Irish poets, List of English poets, List of Canadian poets, List of Chicano poets
www.ipedia.com /list_of_english_language_poets.html   (192 words)

 The Williamsburg Regional Library   |  Web Links
As the poet J. McClatchy notes in his introduction to The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Poetry, "for poetry in English, this has been the American century.
The following list begins with some anthologies of contemporary American poetry and continues with an alphabetical list of some American poets of the last half of the 20th century.
The library has books by all of these poets, which can be found by searching in the catalog using the poet's name as author.
www.wrl.org /bookweb/booklists/poetry.html   (249 words)

 This Month's Websites: American Poets and Poetry
Their website is a treasure trove for finding biographical information about poets, finding the texts and audiofiles of poems, finding poetry journals, learning about literary events, and more.
Pages for each poet are extensive; Sherman Alexie's, for instance, offers biographical information, essays, exerpts of criticism, reviews and background information, even dustjackets of Alexie's books.
Louise Gluck is the current Poet Laureate; she succeeded Billy Collins on August 28, 2003.
personal.ecu.edu /thomasw/DepartmentNewsletters/Volume2/AprilWebsites.htm   (610 words)

 Poets & Writers Magazine
The inaugural volumes of the American Poets Project will be available April 1 and will feature the work of Walt Whitman, edited by Harold Bloom; Edna St.Vincent Millay, edited by J.D. McClatchy; Karl Shapiro, edited by John Updike; and an anthology of World War II poetry, edited by Harvey Shapiro.
"The American poets of the Second World War," he says, "left us a body of work that is yet to be recognized for its clean and powerful eloquence." The book contains verse by 62 poets, 40 of whom served in the military.
Harvey Shapiro, along with some of the poets featured in the World War II anthology, will read on April 12 at the public library in Southampton, New York, and on April 26 at the main branch of the Brooklyn Public Library.
www.pw.org /mag/0303/newswilder.htm   (735 words)

 American Poets
Academy of American Poets Poetry Exhibition: Robert Frost: This site includes a nice collection of annotated links, several recordings of Frost reading his poetry.
Poetry Exhibit on Sylvia Plath, The Academy of American Poets.
Academy of American Poets Poetry Exhibit: Ezra Pound: Perhaps the place to introduce oneself to Pound's poetry, although it's somewhat disappointing that no recordings of Pound reading appear here.
library.marist.edu /diglib/english/americanliterature/american-poets-to-1975.htm   (1562 words)

 American Literature: General Resources
American Literature On-Line (Michael O'Conner, Univ of Missouri)
American Writers and Their Works: 16th through 19th Centuries (Bill Fleming, Sam Houston State University)
Making of America -- a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction.
www.lang.nagoya-u.ac.jp /~matsuoka/AmeLit-G.html   (301 words)

 ALA | Events and Conferences
The American Library Association, made up of eleven divisions and fifteen offices, sponsors numerous conferences, meetings, forums, institutes, library promotions and other events.
A listing of upcoming conferences, forums, institutes, meetings and other events, organized by sponsoring division or office.
A listing of upcoming conferences, forums, institutes, meetings and other events, organized by date.
www.ala.org /ala/events/eventsconferences.htm   (203 words)

 The Brutal Kittens: 08/31/2003 - 09/06/2003
Or I should say that Ginsberg WAS the most influential poet, until I landed in a course at UC Santa Cruz called The Poetics of Light.
I realize that this list has its problems, one being that there are only two women included and two being its complete whiteness.
He read through the list, giving little nuggets of biographical data on each poet, such as, "Ezra Pound was an anti-semite supporter of fascism and ended up in the loony bin." Before he allowed the class to pick their poets, he said "Meetze!
tougherthanblog.blogspot.com /2003_08_31_tougherthanblog_archive.html   (553 words)

 Welcome to the English Teacher Resource Center   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
This site gives short biographies of American poets and list their accomplishments and famous poems or collections.
There is the option to listen to selected poems and there is an option to search the United States by state and look up poets from the chosen state and their work.
American Literature Resources: A collection of teaching resources — including an online video catalog listing widely taught titles at the lowest prices; links to teacher-evaluated websites on some of the writers you are most likely to teach; collaborative projects; and other teaching aids developed by teachers like you.
www.wanderlustteachers.org /EnglishResource.html   (1203 words)

 Amazon.com: Eight American Poets : An Anthology (Vintage): Books: Joel Conarroe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
As a sequel to Conarroe's Six American Poets, issued in 1991 and offering a view of Whitman, Dickinson, Frost, Stevens, Hughes, and Williams, this one brings readers up to date, in reasonable detail and depth, with later writers who are almost certain to last-and whose influence on many poets writing now is visceral and intricate.
The poets of "Eight" are Theodore Roethke, Elizabeth Bishop, Robert Lowell, John Berryman, Anne Sexton, Sylvia Plath, Allen Ginsburg, and James Merrill.
Like Conarroe's "Six American Poets", the anthology introduces us to each poet with a short biography that is presented before the poet's work.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0679776435?v=glance   (1722 words)

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