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Resource Guide:
Postwar American Poets

Digital Open Education Resources

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.

  • Ashbery, John
  • Bishop, Elizabeth, 1911-1979
  • Lowell, Robert, 1917-1977
  • Gluck, Louise
  • Graham, Jorie
  • Pinsky, Robert
  • American Poetry
  • American literature -- 20th century
  • American Poetry -- History and Criticism
  • American Poetry -- 20th Century
  • Postmodernism
  • Confessional Poetry

Research Databases

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.

  • American Literary History
  • American Literature
  • The American Scholar
  • The Kenyon Review

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
Robert Lowell: An Introduction to the PoetryPS 3523 .O89 Z856 1983
The Veiled Mirror and the Woman Poet: H.D., Louise Bogan, Elizabeth Bishop, and Louise GlückPS 151 .D63 1992
Alone with America: Essays on the Art of Poetry in the United States Since 1950PS 323.5 .H6
Self and Sensibility in Contemporary American PoetryPS 325 .A38 1984
How Poets See the World: The Art of Description in Contemporary PoetryPS 310 .V57 S67 2005
The Music of What Happens: Poems, Poets, CriticsPS 325 .V46 1988
The Confessional PoetsPS 323.5 .P5 1973
The Craft of Poetry: Dialogues on Minimal InterpretationeBook 2015
Rebound: The American Poetry BookeBook 2004
The Poet Resigns: Poetry in a Difficult TimeeBook 2013
The Cambridge Introduction to Twentieth-Century American PoetryeBook 2003