The Greenwood Encyclopedia of American Poets and Poetry
The most comprehensive reference on American poetry ever assembled, this encyclopedia includes more than 900 alphabetically arranged entries, contributed by approximately 350 scholars. Written for students and general readers, this set covers poetry from the colonial era to the present and gives special attention to contemporary poets and their works. Multicultural in scope, the Encyclopedia covers poets, genres, critics, poetic terms, and movements. Its entries range from Caribbean to Confessional Poetry, from Dada to Eco-poetics, from Gay and Lesbian Poetry to Literary Magazines, New Formalism, and more.
James McCorkle, Jeffrey Gray, and Mary Balkun. The Greenwood encyclopedia of American poets and poetry. Greenwood Press: Westport, Conn., 2006.