A History of American Poetry presents a comprehensive exploration of the development of American poetic traditions from their pre-Columbian origins to the present day.
- Offers a detailed and accessible account of the entire range of American poetry
- Situates the story of American poetry within crucial social and historical contexts, and places individual poets and poems in the relevant intertextual contexts
- Explores and interprets American poetry in terms of the international positioning and multicultural character of the United States
- Provides readers with a means to understand the individual works and personalities that helped to shape one of the most significant bodies of literature of the past few centuries
Keywords: American poetry, American poem, poetry in the United States, imagism, objectivism, the fugitive movement, Walt Whitman, war poetry, Whitman and the American Identity, American individualism, American populism, American experimentalism, American mysticism, formalism, American poetry since WW2, African American poetry, postmodern poetry, postmodern American poetry, New Formalists, Asian-American poetry, T.S. Eliot, twentieth century American literature, 20th century American literature, 21st century American poetry, American literary culture, American literary criticism and history, Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, William Carlos Williams, Allen Ginsberg, American Literature, Literary Criticism & History, American Literature, Literary Criticism & History