The Facts on File Companion to American Poetry

The Facts on File Companion to American Poetry

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Prepared with high school and college students in mind, this two-volume reference presents some 1,100 signed entries ranging in length from 500 to approximately 3,500 words, on writers, individual works, themes, genres, movements, terms, and historical places. The first volume covers to 1900; the second, which picks up from 1900 to the present, is a revised and updated edition of The Facts on File Companion to 20th-Century American Poetry (approximately 100 entries have been added). Each volume contains alphabetically arranged entries and its own introduction, index, and bibliography. Shaping work from a long list of contributors are three editors: Huff is recently retired from university teaching; Kimmelman teaches at the New Jersey Institute of Technology; and Cone is affiliated with the United States Naval Academy. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Facts on File
The Facts On File Companion to American Poetry is a new and indispensable encyclopedic guide to American poetry with more than 1,100 entries, ranging in length from 500 to more than 3,500 words. Intended for high school and college students, this invaluable resource explores the various writers, works, themes, and movements of this intriguing literary genre.

Volume 1 contains entirely new material, including new entries on poems, and extensive, new coverage on poets before 1900. Volume 2 is a revised and updated edition of The Facts On File Companion to 20th-Century American Poetry, with more than 100 new entries added on important poems and recent poets. Appendixes include a general bibliography and a list of winners for major poetry prizes.

Coverage includes:
  • Poets, representing a range of styles, influences, and ethnicities, from the Puritan period to today's avant-garde and from the most widely studied and anthologized to the obscure but influential
  • Major poems
  • Important literary schools and movements in American poetry, including Abolitionist, Transcendentalist, Romantic, Beat, Imagist, Fugitive, Black Mountain, Deep Image, Objectivist, Language, and others
  • Influential periodicals, critical essays, and poetry collections
  • Major poetry awards and societies.

Publisher: New York : Facts On File, c2008
Edition: New ed.
ISBN: 9780816069507
Branch Call Number: R 811.509 FAC
Characteristics: 2 v. ; 25 cm


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