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50,000 poems by American poets from the early 20th century to the present.

This database includes the works of most major poets of the twentieth century, beginning with the traditionalists, continuing through the American modernists represented by such poets as Wallace Stevens, and moving onward to the contemporary poetry of America's 1990s. The broad coverage of Twentieth-Century American Poetry includes collected works and individual volumes of poetry from all of the major movements and schools of twentieth-century American poetry, including the modern movement, the New School, the Chicago School, the Southern School, the Confessionals, the Beats and the Black Mountain poets.This unparalleled collection includes 50,000 poems drawn from 750 volumes by over 300 poets, including Adrienne Rich, Andrei Codrescu, Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams, Denise Levertov, Langston Hughes, Lucille Clifton, and Cathy Song.

Coverage Dates: 
1919 - present
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