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American Poetry

Over 40,000 poems by more than 200 American poets from the Colonial Period to the early twentieth century.

Publication Details

  • Time-span Colonial Period - Early 20th Century
  • Subscription Type SUBSCRIPTION
  • Publisher ProQuest
  • Languages English
  • Resource Types E-Books and E-Texts
  • Description The American Poetry database features the works of more than 200 American poets, along with six landmark anthologies of American poetry. The database gathers the works of the most influential American poets, from the Colonial period to the early twentieth century. Its principal bibliographic source was the Bibliography of American Literature, Yale University Press, 1955-1991, with additional poets included in the interest of presenting a more thorough and balanced collection. American Poetry aims not to be absolutely comprehensive, but rather to gather as complete a corpus as possible for major poets and for lesser-known writers of the era. The database is intended to cover American poetry from its earliest years through 1900, although a few poets primarily active after 1900 appear in the collection. (Not updated)