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Poets and Poetry

This library research guide provides an introduction to library resources related to both American and International poets and poetry.

Audiovisual Resources

Streaming videos are viewable online. Search for more using the Films on Demand Database or AVON: Academic Video Online.

Rhythms in Poetry—American Passages: A Literary Survey

Amidst the chaos following World War I, Ezra Pound urged poets to "Make it new!" This call was heeded by a large range of poets, ranging from T. S. Eliot to Jean Toomer. This program explores the modernist lyrics of two of these poets: William Carlos Williams and Langston Hughes.

 

 

American Poet Laureates

The U.S. poet laureate has a unique opportunity to shape America’s literary terrain—by fostering public appreciation of poetry and by continuing to produce his or her own work. This NewsHour collection profiles six such honorees at the onset of their terms.