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Resource Guide:
Modern American Poetry

Sample Call Numbers

Topic Call Number
American Literature, 20th centuryPS 221-228
American Literature PoetryPS 301-326
Collections of American Literature Poetry by FormPS 593
Collections of American Literature Poetry by periodPS 601-617
Individual Authors 1900-1960PS 3500-3549
Individual Authors 1960-2000PS 3550-3576
Individual Authors 2001-PS 3600-3626
United States History, Twentieth CenturyE 740-837.7
United States History, Later Twentieth Century 1961-2000E 838-889

Sample Subject Headings

Start by searching the catalog by keyword. Use whatever terms you think best describe your topic. When you find a record that matches what you are looking for, view the record and see what subject headings were used. Then search again using that term as a subject search.

  • American Poetry - 20th century
  • American Poetry - 20th century - History and Criticism
  • American Poetry - 20th century - Collections
  • American Poetry - 21st century
  • American Poetry - Bibliography
  • American Poetry - English Influence
  • American Poetry - African American Authors
  • American Poetry - Women Authors
  • Dickinson, Emily 1830-1886 - Criticism and Interpretation
  • Cummings E.E. (Edward Estlin) 1894-1962 - Manuscripts
  • Frost, Robert 1874-1963 - Interviews
  • Beat generations - poetry

Sample Materials at Von Canon Library

Title Call Number
Poetry CriticismREF PN 1010 .P6 v.1-53
Contemporary poetsREF PR 603 .C63 2nd ed
Alone with America : ... the art of poetry in the United States since 1950PS 323.5 .H6x 1971
American craft today : poetry of the physicalNK 808 .S634
The American moment : American poetry in the mid-centuryPS 323.5 .T48
American poets since World War IIREF PS 221 .D5 v. 5 pt. 2
American scream Allen Ginsberg's Howl and the making of the Beate-Book
The Cambridge companion to Emily Dickinsone-Book
Conceptions of reality in modern American poetryREMOTE PS 324 .D45 1966
Feminist avant-garde in American poetrye-Book
Modern poetic sequence : the genius of modern poetryREMOTE PR 601 .R58 1983
Poetry of Black America; anthology of the 20th centuryREMOTE PS 591 .N4 A32 1973
William Carlos Williams and alterity : the early poetryPS 3545 .I544 Z55 1994

Research Databases

Relevant Journals and Magazines

  • Poetry
  • American Literature
  • American Poetry Journal
  • American Poet Magazine
  • Contemporary Poetry Review
  • Poet Lore
  • Rhino Magazine
  • Shenandoah
  • Valparaiso Poetry Review
  • Free Verse
  • Poetry Northwest
  • The Emily Dickinson Journal

These are just examples. To find more, or to look for a specific journal or periodical, search our Journals.

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