Twentieth Century American Poetry


American poetry



  • modern and contemporary American poetry
  • major works of the modernist period – including the poems of Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams, and e.e. cummings
  • contemporary works including the poems of Robinson Jeffers and Edna St. Vincent Millay
  • representive movements, including:
    • the Black Mountain school of Charles Olson and Robert Duncan
    • Deep Image poetry of Robert Bly and James Wright
    • underground literature by the Beat poets
    • influential feminist works of Adrienne Rich
    • selected major African American writers
  • the Yale Series of Young Poets and the University of Pittsburgh's Pitt Poetry Series