Contemporary Poetry

Contemporary Poetry
Livonia HS Library
October 2011
808.81 ROD
Rodman,Selden,1909-ed. 100 Modern Poems / Selected, with an introduction by Selden Rodman.
New York : Pellegrini & Cudahy,1949. One hundred modern poems by various authors.
808.81 ROT
Rothenberg, Jerome and Pierre Joris, Editors. Poems for the Millennium : The University of
California Book of Modern and Postmodern Poetry : From Postwar to Millennium.
U of California Press, 1998. A chronicle of the second great awakening of experimental
poetry in the twentieth century, from the period of World War II through the cold war up to
the onset of the twenty-first century.
809.1 HAS
Hass, Robert. Poet's Choice : Poems for Everyday Life. 1st ed. Hopewell, N.J.: Ecco Press, 1998.
Drawing from his nationally syndicated newspaper column, "Poet's Choice," the former Poet
Laureate of the United States gathers his favorite selections, including recently published
poems as well as classics
811.008 PLA
The Place my Words are Looking for : What Poets Say About and Through their Work. 1st ed.
New York : Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers, c1990. Thirty-nine United States
poets share their poems, inspirations, thoughts, anecdotes, and memories.
R 809 POE
Poetry Criticism : Excerpt from Criticism of the Works of the Most Significant and Widely
Studied Poets of World Literature. New York : Gale Research, 1991. Excerpts from
criticism of the works of the most significant and widely studied poets of world literature.
Note: an online index to this and other Gale literary reference can be found at:;jsessionid=AC6C6E37EE1A6284B7A10AF0602FB006
R 809.1 C Rev. Ed.
Critical Survey of Poetry. Rev. ed. Pasadena, Ca: SalemPress, c1992.
R 821 OXF
The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-century Poetry in English. Oxford Univ Pr, [c1994]. Identifies
fifteen hundred poets, surveys English poetry around the world, and discusses movements,
magazines, concepts, and terms.
Other Books
Use the library catalog (click on HS Follett Search) to find collections by your poet – in the search box, type
your poet’s name, and then click the “author” button. To find books about poetry or your poet, click on the
“subject” button. Look for books under the sub-headings CRITICISM and INTERPRETATION.
Database Articles
Go to the LCS High School Library Webpage
Click on the “Subscription Databases” button. In the “Login” box (upper left) enter the username and password
from the top of your orange “hot sheet” handout. To access a database, click on its title. Some particularly
helpful resources are:
Gale Virtual Reference Library (Gale E-books) Look for articles from Contemporary Poets and
Poetry for Students
Twayne Author Series Database (one of the Novel Gale Databases)
Biography Reference Bank Full Text Select
NOVEL Gale Periodicals
High School Literature Sites
American Authors on the Web
Author Yellow Pages (searchable directory of author websites)
Brief Timeline of American Literature and Events
The Cambridge History of English and American Literature
Contemporary American Poetry Archive
A Literary Index: Internet Resources in Literature
PAL: Perspectives in American Literature
The Poetry Archive
The Poetry Center at Smith College
Try The Internet Public Library to search for more websites that are accurate and reliable.