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ENG 437 Twentieth-Century American Poetry (Peterson): Home
This class will examine the craft of poetry through the major poets and poetic schools of twentieth-century American literature.
This class will examine the craft of poetry through the major poets and poetic schools of twentieth-century American literature. Thus, our focus will lie in fleshing out poetry’s foundational elements, while also seeking to understand the means by which great poets from the past century have synthesized these elements into poems that embody an aesthetic vision that is responsive to their historical and cultural moment. Students will write their own poems in order to understand the mechanics of poetry more fully, as well as interpretive essays that examine the complexities of the assigned reading. No previous experience in writing or studying poetry is needed, merely an interest in exploring the rich and exciting possibilities of this art form.
An index of journal articles, books, and dissertations; links to full-text are available for many articles. You can search by the author, title of a poem, or title of a book of poetry. Keep in mind that while a single poem may not be indexed, the collection in which it appears may be indexed. You can limit your results to scholarly journal articles.
In addition, The MLA Directory of Periodicals and the association's proprietary thesaurus used to assign descriptors to each record in the Bibliography are included.
Access the journal archives Arts & Sciences I, II, & III, IV, and over 40,000 ebooks on the JSTOR platform; book chapters and journal articles are cross-searchable. JSTOR is an extensive archive of interdisciplinary journals and books, covering subject disciplines in Arts, Business & Economics, History, Humanities, Law, Science & Mathematics, Social Sciences, and Religion.
Project MUSE offers full-text current and archival articles from 600+ scholarly journals from major university presses covering literature and criticism, history, performing arts, cultural studies, education, philosophy, political science, gender studies, and more. Updated continually.
Contains readings by hundreds of poets, including a number of real historical gems from those who have passed away. The homepage contains links to a number of educational resources for teachers or for those looking for a brief introduction to reading poetry.