eBook American Poets and Poetry: From the Colonial Era to the Present, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1610698320
  • ISBN-13: 9781610698320
  • DDC: 811.009
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 896 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released June 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015
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Overview

Written for high school and undergraduate students, this two-volume encyclopedia covers U.S. poetry from the Colonial era to the present, offering full treatments of hundreds of key poets of the American canon. What sets this reference apart is that it also discusses events, movements, schools, and poetic approaches, placing poets in their social, historical, political, cultural, and critical contexts and showing how their works mirror the eras in which they were written. Readers will learn about surrealism, ekphrastic poetry, pastoral elegy, the Black Mountain poets, and "language" poetry. There are long entries on modernism and postmodernism, as well as entries related to formal and technical dimensions of American poetry. Particular attention is paid to women poets and poets from various ethnic groups. Poets such as Amiri Baraka, Nathaniel Mackey, Natasha Trethewey, and Tracy Smith are featured. The encyclopedia also contains entries on a wide selection of Latino and Native American poets and substantial coverage of the avant-garde and experimental movements. Throughout the volumes, sidebars illuminate key points, while photos and illustrations help students visualize important poets and topics.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Preface.
Introduction.
Chronology.
1: African American Poetry.
2: Ammons, A.R. (1926–2001).
3: Angelou, Maya (1928–2014).
4: Ashbery, John (1927– ).
5: Asian American Poetry.
6: Auden, W.H. (1907–1973).
7: Baraka, Amiri (1934–2014).
8: Barlow, Joel (1754–1812).
9: Bay Psalm Book (1640).
10: Beat Poetry.
11: Benét, Stephen Vincent (1898–1943).
12: Bernstein, Charles (1950– ).
13: Berryman, John (1914–1972).
14: Bidart, Frank (1939– ).
15: Bishop, Elizabeth (1911–1979).
16: Black Arts Movement.
17: Black Mountain School.
18: Bleecker, Ann Eliza (1752–1783).
19: Bly, Robert (1926– ).
20: Bradstreet, Anne (1612–1672).
21: Brooks, Gwendolyn (1917–2000).
22: Bryant, William Cullen (1794–1878).
23: Caribbean Poetry.
24: Clifton, Lucille (1936–2010).
25: Collins, Billy (1941– ).
26: Concrete Poetry.
27: Confessional Poetry.
28: Cooke, Ebenezer (ca. 1667–ca. 1732).
29: Crane, Hart (1899–1931).
30: Crane, Stephen (1871–1900).
31: Creeley, Robert (1926–2005).
32: Cullen, Countee (1903–1946).
33: Cummings, E.E. (1894–1962).
34: Deep Image.
35: Dickinson, Emily (1830–1886).
36: Dunbar, Paul Laurence (1872–1906).
37: Dwight, Timothy (1752–1817).
38: Ecopoetics.
39: Elegy.
40: Eliot, T.S. (1888–1965).
41: Emerson, Ralph Waldo (1803–1882).
42: Forché, Carolyn (1950– ).
43: Forten, Sarah Louisa (1812–1884).
44: Free Verse.
45: Freneau, Philip (ca. 1752–1832).
46: Frost, Robert (1874–1963).
47: Ginsberg, Allen (1926–1997).
48: Graham, Jorie (1950– ).
49: Griffits, Hannah (1727–1817).
50: Guiney, Louise Imogen (1861–1920).
51: Halleck, Fitz-Greene (1790–1867).
52: Hammon, Jupiter (1711–[Between 1790 and 1806]).
53: Harlem Renaissance.
54: Harper, Frances Ellen Watkins (1825–1911).
55: H.D. (1886–1961).
56: Holmes, Oliver Wendell (1809–1894).
57: Horton, George Moses (ca. 1797–ca. 1883).
58: Howe, Julia Ward (1819–1910).
59: Hughes, Langston (1902–1967).
60: Hugo, Richard (1923–1982).
61: Imagism.
62: Jarrell, Randall (1914–1965).
63: Jeffers, Robinson (1887–1962).
64: Johnson, James Weldon (1871–1938).
65: Jordan, June (1936–2002).
66: Juana Inés de la Cruz, Sor (1648/1651–1695).
67: Key, Francis Scott (1779–1843).
68: Kinnell, Galway (1927–2014).
69: Koch, Kenneth (1925–2002).
70: Kumin, Maxine (1925–2014).
71: Kunitz, Stanley (1905–2006).
72: Language Poetry.
73: Lanier, Sidney (1842–1881).
74: Larcom, Lucy (1824–1893).
75: Latino Poetry in the United States.
76: Lazarus, Emma (1849–1887).
77: Levertov, Denise (1923–1997).
78: Lewis, Richard (ca. 1699–1783).
79: Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth (1807–1882).
80: Lowell, James Russell (1819–1891).
81: Lowell, Robert (1917–1977).
82: Lyric Poetry.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Masters, Edgar Lee (1868–1950).
2: Mckay, Claude (1889–1948).
3: Melville, Herman (1819–1891).
4: Merrill, James (1926–1995).
5: Merwin, W.S. (1927– ).
6: Millay, Edna St. Vincent (1892–1950).
7: Modernism.
8: Moore, Clement Clarke (1779–1863).
9: Moore, Marianne (1887–1972).
10: Morton, Sarah Wentworth (1759–1846).
11: Narrative Poetry.
12: Nash, Ogden (1902–1971).
13: Native American Poetry.
14: New Criticism.
15: New Formalism.
16: New York School.
17: Objectivist Poetry.
18: O‘Hara, Frank (1926–1966).
19: Olds, Sharon (1942– ).
20: Olson, Charles (1910–1970).
21: Parker, Dorothy (1893–1967).
22: Pastoral.
23: Performance Poetry.
24: Pinsky, Robert (1940– ).
25: Plath, Sylvia (1932–1963).
26: Poe, Edgar Allan (1809–1849).
27: Postmodern Poetics.
28: Pound, Ezra (1885–1972).
29: Projective Verse.
30: Prose Poem.
31: Prosody and Versification.
32: Rexroth, Kenneth (1905–1982).
33: Rich, Adrienne (1929–2012).
34: Riley, James Whitcomb (1849–1916).
35: Robinson, Edwin Arlington (1869–1935).
36: Roethke, Theodore (1908–1963).
37: Sandburg, Carl (1876–1967).
38: San Francisco Renaissance.
39: Schoolcraft, Jane Johnston (1800–1841).
40: Sexton, Anne (1928–1974).
41: Sigourney, Lydia Huntley (1791–1865).
42: Snyder, Gary (1930– ).
43: Stein, Gertrude (1874–1946).
44: Stevens, Wallace (1879–1955).
45: Stockton, Annis Boudinot (1736–1801).
46: Strand, Mark (1934–2014).
47: Taylor, Edward (ca. 1642–1729).
48: Thayer, Ernest Lawrence (1863–1940).
49: Thoreau, Henry David (1817–1862).
50: Tompson, Benjamin (1642–1714).
51: Toomer, Jean (1894–1967).