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Resource Guide:
Modern American Poetry

Websites and Digital Archives

The following websites are librarian-evaluated to provide trustworthy information for your topic. They include digitized collections connected to your topic.

Subject Headings

Subject headings are selected terms to represent a topic. Searching subject headings in the library catalog will bring the most complete list of results. Below are some example subject headings. More subject headings can be located in the red books at the reference desk.

  • 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

Research Databases

The following databases are specifically useful for your topic. You can search them individually on the databases page.

Online Journals

The following journals supply articles to the library’s databases. You can see if a specific journal supplies articles to our databases by searching the journal title on the library journal page.

  • 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

Print Materials at the Von Canon Library

Below are some selected materials in the library with their shelving locations. Browsing in the listed areas of the library will help you find more materials for your topic.

Title Call Number
Alone with America : ... the art of poetry in the United States since 1950PS 323.5 .H6
American craft today : poetry of the physicalNK 808 .S634
The American moment : American poetry in the mid-centuryPS 323.5 .T48
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 poetryPR 601 .R58 1983
William Carlos Williams and alterity : the early poetryPS 3545 .I544 Z55 1994