20th Century American Poetry (ProQuest)
Includes 52,000 poems drawn from 750 volumes by more than 300 poets, including Adrienne Rich, Andrei Codrescu, Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams, Denise Levertov, Wallace Stevens, Langston Hughes, Lucille Clifton, and Cathy Song. The majority of the poems included are copyright works specially licensed from print publishers such as New Edition, City Lights Books, Houghton Mifflin, W. W. Norton, and Yale University Press. The collection reflects the variety and dynamism of American poetic voices in this century of change: all major movements and schools are represented, from the traditionalism of Robert Frost to the modernism of H.D. (Hilda Doolittle), the confessional poetry of Anne Sexton to the proletarian poems of Muriel Rukeyser. The Imagists, Beat Poets, Harlem Renaissance, Black Mountain, and Deep Image schools are all featured. In addition, many contemporary writers of the 1980s and 1990s who have gained recognition through national poetry awards or inclusion within leading print anthologies are also represented. Provided by UT Southwestern and TexShare.