PAL: Perspectives in American Literature - A Research and Reference Guide - An Ongoing Project

© Paul P. Reuben

Appendix O: American Poetry

 Outside Links: | The American Poetry Full-Text Database | American Verse Project |

Page Links: | Selected Bibliography 1980-1999 | Selected Bibliography 2000-2005 | Selected Bibliography 2006-Present | MLA Style Citation of this Web Page |

| Appendix F: Elements of Poetry |

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Selected Bibliography 1980-1999

Baker Dorothy Z. ed. Poetics in the Poem: Critical Essays on American Self-Reflexive Poetry. NY: Peter Lang,, 1997.

Blasing, Mutlu K. American Poetry: The Rhetoric of Its Forms. New Haven: Yale UP, 1987.

Bly, Robert. American Poetry: Wildness and Domesticity. NY: Harper & Row, 1990. PS323.5.B63

Brown, Fahamisha P. Performing the Word: African American Poetry as Vernacular Culture. New Brunswick: Rutgers UP, 1999.

Cushman, Stephen. Fictions of Form in American Poetry. Princeton: Princeton UP, 1993.

Daniels, Jim. ed. Letters to America: Contemporary American Poetry on Race. Detroit: Wayne State UP, 1995.

Duke, Charles R. and Sall A. Jacobsen. eds. Poets' Perspectives: Reading, Writing, and Teaching Poetry. Portsmouth, NH: Boynton/Cook, 1992.

Edelberg, Cynthia D. ed. Scars: American Poetry in the Face of Violence. Tuscaloosa: U of Alabama P, 1995.

Erkkila, Betsy, and Jay Grossman. eds. Breaking Bounds: Whitman and American Cultural Studies. NY: Oxford UP, 1996.

Evers, Larry, and Felipe S. Molina. Yaqui Deer Songs, Maso Bwikam: A Native American Poetry. Tucson: Sun Tracks with U of Arizona P, 1987.

Foster, Jeanne. A Music of Grace: The Sacred in Contemporary American Poetry. NY: Peter Lang,, 1995.

Golding, Alan. From Outlaw to Classic: Canons in American Poetry. Madison: U of Wisconsin P, 1996.

Gregory, Elizabeth. Quotation and Modern American Poetry: "'Imaginary Gardens with Real Toads." Houston: Rice UP, 1996.

Hollander, John. ed. American Poetry: The Nineteenth Century, I: Philip Freneau to Walt Whitman. NY: Library of America, 1993.

- - -. American Poetry: The Nineteenth Century, II: Herman Melville to Trumbull Stickney; American Indian Poetry; Folk Songs and Spirituals. NY: Library of America, 1993.

Lee, A. Robert. ed. Nineteenth-Century American Poetry. Totowa, NJ: Barnes & Noble, 1985.

Leo, John R. and James Ruppert. Guide to American Poetry Explication. Boston, Mass.: G.K. Hall, 1989. Ref. PS201.G85x

Morris, Timothy. Becoming Canonical in American Poetry. Urbana: U of Illinois P, 1995.

Mulford Carla. ed. Teaching the Literatures of Early America. NY: Modern Lang,uage Association of America, 1999.

Myers, Jack, and David Wojahn. eds. A Profile of Twentieth-Century American Poetry. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 1991.

Nelson, Cary. Repression and Recovery: Modern American Poetry and the Politics of Cultural Memory, 1910-1945. Madison: U of Wisconsin P, 1989.

Oser, Lee. T.S. Eliot and American Poetry. Columbia: U of Missouri P, 1998.

Parini, Jay, and Brett C. Millier. eds. The Columbia History of American Poetry. NY: Columbia UP, 1993.

Revell, Peter. Quest in Modern American Poetry. London: Vision P, 1981. PS324.R4

Selinger, Eric M. What Is It Then between Us? Traditions of Love in American Poetry. Ithaca, NY: Cornell UP, 1998.

Shucard, Alan. American Poetry: The Puritans through Walt Whitman. Amherst: U of Massachusetts P, 1990. PS303.S58

Shucard, Alan, William J. Sullivan, and Fred S. Moramarco. Modern American Poetry, 1865-1950. Boston: Twayne, 1989. PS323 S5

Smethurst, James E. The New Red Negro: The Literary Left and African American Poetry, 1930-1946. NY: Oxford UP, 1999.

Stetson, Erlene. Black Sister: Poetry by Black American Women, 1746-1980. Bloomington: Indiana U P,1981. PS591.N4 B525

Turco, Lewis P. Visions and Revisions of American Poetry. Fayetteville: U of Arkansas P, 1986.

Waggoner, Hyatt H. American Visionary Poetry. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State U P,1982. PS310.V57 W33

White, Peter, ed. Puritan Poets and Poetics: Seventeenth-Century American Poetry in Theory and Practice. U Park: Pennsylvania State U P, 1985. PS153.P87

Williams, Miller. Patterns of Poetry. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 1986. PN1042.W514

| Top | Selected Bibliography 2000-2005

Axelrod, Steven G., and others. eds. The New Anthology of American Poetry, I: Traditions and Revolutions, Beginnings to 1900. New Brunswick: Rutgers UP, 2003.

Bennett, Paula B. Poets in the Public Sphere: The Emancipatory Project of American Women's Poetry, 1800-1900. Princeton: Princeton UP, 2003.

Burns, Allan. Thematic Guide to American Poetry. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2002.

Costello, Bonnie. Shifting Ground: Reinventing Landscape in Modern American Poetry. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 2003.

Fletcher, Angus. A New Theory for American Poetry: Democracy, the Environment, and the Future of Imagination. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 2003.

Frost, Elisabeth A. The Feminist Avant-Garde in American Poetry. Iowa City: U of Iowa P, 2003.

Gabbin, Joanne V. ed. Furious Flower: African American Poetry from the Black Arts Movement to the Present. Charlottesville: U of Virginia P, 2004.

Gray, Jeffrey. Mastery's End: Travel and Postwar American Poetry. Athens: U of Georgia P, 2005.

Jeffs, William P. Feminism, Manhood, and Homosexuality: Intersections in Psychoanalysis and American Poetry. NY: Peter Lang, 2003.

Kuhnheim, Jill S. Spanish American Poetry at the End of the Twentieth Century: Textual Disruptions. Austin: U of Texas P, 2004.

Lincoln, Kenneth. Sing with the Heart of a Bear: Fusions of Native and American Poetry, 1890-1999. Berkeley: U of California P, 2000.

Loeffelholz, Mary. From School to Salon: Reading Nineteenth-Century American Women's Poetry. Princeton: Princeton UP, 2004.

Nelson, Cary. Revolutionary Memory: Recovering the Poetry of the American Left. NY: Routledge, 2001.

Newcomb, John T. Would Poetry Disappear?: American Verse and the Crisis of Modernity. Columbus: Ohio State UP, 2004.

Quetchenbach, Bernard W. Back From the Far Field; American Nature Poetry in the Late Twentieth Century. Charlottesville: UP of Virginia, 2000.

Rampersad, Arnold, and Mary Herbold. eds. The Oxford Anthology of African American Poetry. NY: Oxford UP, 2005.

Richards, Eliza. Gender and the Poetics of Reception in Poe's Circle. NY: Cambridge UP, 2004.

Schultz, Susan M. A Poetics of Impasse in Modern and Contemporary American Poetry. Tuscaloosa: U of Alabama P, 2005.

Vincent, John. Queer Lyrics: Difficulty and Closure in American Poetry. NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2002.

Woznicki, John R. Ideological Content and Political Significance of Twentieth-Century American Poetry. Lewiston, NY: Mellen, 2002.

| Top | Selected Bibliography 2006-Present

Abbott, Lynn and Doug Seroff. Ragged but Right: Black Traveling Shows, 'Coon Songs,' and the Dark Pathway to Blues and Jazz. Jackson: UP of Mississippi, 2007.

Altieri, Charles. The Art of Twentieth-Century American Poetry: Modernism and After. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2006.

Anderson, Iain. This Is Our Music: Free Jazz, the Sixties, and American Culture. Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P, 2007.

Banerjee, Neelanjana. ed. Indivisible: An Anthology of Contemporary South Asian American Poetry. Fayetteville, AR: U of Arkansas P, 2010.

Cavitch, Max. American Elegy: The Poetry of Mourning from the Puritans to Whitman. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 2007.

Charara, Hayan. ed. Inclined to Speak: An Anthology of Contemporary Arab American Poetry. Fayetteville: U of Arkansas P, 2008.

Churchill, Suzanne W. The Little Magazine Others and the Renovation of American Poetry. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2006.

Cook, Albert and Peter Baker. Forces in Modern and Postmodern Poetry. NY: Peter Lang, 2008.

Dowdy, Michael. American Political Poetry into the 21st Century. NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.

Filreis, Alan. Counter-Revolution of the Word: The Conservative Attack on Modern Poetry, 1945-1960. Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina P, 2008.

Finkelstein, Norman. On Mount Vision: Forms of the Sacred in Contemporary American Poetry. Iowa City: U of Iowa P, 2010.

Gabriel, Daniel. Hart Crane and the Modernist Epic: Canon and Genre Formation in Crane, Pound, Eliot, and Williams. NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.

Goldensohn, Lorrie. ed. American War Poetry: An Anthology. NY: Columbia UP, 2006.

Huntsperger, David W. Procedural Form in Postmodern American Poetry: Berrigan, Antin, Silliman, Hejinian. NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.

Jenkins, G. Matthew. Poetic Obligation: Ethics in Experimental American Poetry after 1945. Iowa City: U of Iowa P, 2008.

Keenaghan, Eric. Queering Cold War Poetry: Ethics of Vulnerability in Cuba and the United States. Columbus: Ohio State UP, 2009.

Lehman, David. ed. Oxford Book of American Poetry. NY: Oxford UP, 2006.

- - -. ed. Lehman, David. ed. The Best American Erotic Poetry: From 1800 to the Present. NY: Scribner, 2008.

McGann, Jerome. The Point Is To Change It: Poetry and Criticism in the Continuing Present. Tuscaloosa: U of Alabama P, 2007.

Metres, Philip. Behind the Lines: War Resistance Poetry on the American Homefront since 1941. Iowa City: U of Iowa P, 2007.

Mikkelsen, Ann M. Pastoral, Pragmatism, and Twentieth-Century American Poetry. NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.

Mookerjee, Robin. Identity and Society in American Poetry: The Romantic Tradition. Amherst, NY: Cambria, 2008.

Phillips, Rowan R. When Blackness Rhymes with Blackness. NY: Dalkey Archive, 2010.

Ramey, Lauri. Slave Songs and the Birth of African American Poetry. NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.

Rosenbaum, Susan B. Professing Sincerity: Modern Lyric Poetry, Commercial Culture, and the Crisis in Reading. Charlottesville: U of Virginia P, 2007.

Sadoff, Ira. History Matters: Contemporary Poetry on the Margins of American Culture. Iowa City: U of Iowa P, 2009.

Shaw, Robert B. Blank Verse: A Guide to Its History and Use. Athens: Ohio UP, 2007.

Stalling, Jonathan. Poetics of Emptiness: Transformations of Asian Thought in American Poetry. NY: Fordham UP, 2010.

Steinman, Lisa M. Invitation to Poetry: The Pleasures of Studying Poetry and Poetics. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2008.

Wheeler, Lesley. Voicing American Poetry: Sound and Performance from the 1920s to the Present. Ithaca, NY: Cornell UP, 2008.

Woodson, Jon. Anthems, Sonnets, and Chants: Recovering the African American Poetry of the 1930s. Columbus: Ohio State UP, 2011.

Yu, Timothy. Race and the Avant-Garde: Experimental and Asian American Poetry since 1965. Stanford, CA: Stanford UP, 2009.

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