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Resource Guide:
Modern American Poetry

Selected Call Numbers

Call numbers are the shelving locations for each item. Browsing in the following areas of the library will help you find materials for your topic.

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

Selected 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

Selected 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

Selected Research Databases

Selected Journals and Magazines

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

Selected 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.