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Poetry Criticism Books
"After Mecca" by
Call Number: PS310.N4 C48 2005
Publication Date: 2004
Explores the relationship between the Black Arts Movement and black women writers of the period. Poems by Gwendolyn Brooks, Ntozake Shange, Audre Lorde, Nikki Giovanni, Sonia Sanchez, Jayne Cortez, Alice Walker, and others.
A Poetry Criticism Reader by
Call Number: PS323.5 .P576 2006
Publication Date: 2006
Essays discuss the various ways poets are influenced by traditions from the poetry of the past. Among the poets studied are Donald Justice, Sseamus Heaney, James Tate, Paul Muldoon, Jorie Graham, and Czeslae, Milosz.
Among the Nightmare Fighters by
Call Number: PS310.W68 O67 2011
Publication Date: 2011
Focusing not only on soldier poets, but also on conscientious objectors and those deemed unfit for military service, Among the Nightmare Fighters sheds light on the struggles faced by writers from the onset of the U.S. involvement in the war in Europe to the painful physical and psychological aftereffects soldiers carried with them following their service years.
Youth Poet Laureate, Amanda Gorman
Virginia Poet Laureate Henry Hart
United States Poet Laureate Joy Harjo