Table of contents for Twentieth-century American poetry / Christopher MacGowan.


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Contents  
Acknowledgements
How to use this Book
Chronology: Significant Dates and Events
Introduction
1. SOME HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL CONTEXTS OF 20TH CENTURY AMERICAN POETRY
The Romantic Legacy and the Genteel Tradition
Transatlantic Connections
Tradition, and the Rise of the Universities
Rebellion in the Fifties and Sixties: The Two Anthologies
The Poetry of Change
2. WRITERS
Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869-1935)
Robert Frost (1874-1963)
Carl Sandburg (1878-1967)
Wallace Stevens (1879-1955)
William Carlos Williams (1883-1963)
Ezra Pound (1885-1972)
H.D. (1886-1961)
Robinson Jeffers (1887-1962)
Marianne Moore (1887-1972)
T.S. Eliot (1888-1965)
John Crowe Ransom (1888-1974) 
Claude McKay (1889-1948)
E.E. Cummings (1894-1962)
Hart Crane (1899-1933)
Langston Hughes (1902-1967)
Louis Zukofsky (1904-1978)  
Robert Penn Warren (1905-1989)
George Oppen (1908-1984)
Theodore Roethke (1908-1963)   
Charles Olson (1910-1970)
Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979)
John Berryman (1914-1972)  
Robert Lowell (1917-1977)  
Gwendolyn Brooks  (1917-2000)  
Robert Duncan (1919-1987)
Richard Wilbur (b. 1921)  
Denise Levertov (1923-1997)  
James Dickey (1923-1997)
A.R. Ammons (1926-2001)
Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997)  
Robert Creeley (b. 1926)
Frank O'Hara (1926-1966)
James Merrill (1926-1995)
John Ashbery (b. 1927)  
Galway Kinnell (b. 1927)
W.S. Merwin  (b. 1927)   
Anne Sexton (1928-1974) 
Adrienne Rich (b. 1929) 
Gary Snyder (b. 1930)
Sylvia Plath (1932-1966) 
Amiri Baraka  (b. 1934) 
Sonia Sanchez (b. 1934) 
Audre Lorde (1934-1992)
Susan Howe (b. 1937)
Louise Gluck (b. 1943)
Jorie Graham (b. 1951)
Gary Soto  (b. 1952)  
Rita Dove (b. 1952)  
3. KEY TEXTS  
Ezra Pound, ed. Des Imagistes (1914)
Robert Frost, North of Boston (1914)
Edwin Arlington Robinson, The Man Against the Sky (1916)
T.S. Eliot, The Waste Land (1922)
Claude McKay, Harlem Shadows (1922) 
William Carlos Williams, Spring and All (1923)
Wallace Stevens, Harmonium (1923)
Marianne Moore, Observations (1924)
Hart Crane, The Bridge (1930) 
Theodore Roethke, The Lost Son and Other Poems (1948) 
Elizabeth Bishop, North & South(1946)
Ezra Pound, The Pisan Cantos (1948)
Allen Ginsberg, Howl and Other Poems (1956)
Robert Lowell, Life Studies (1959)
Donald Allen, ed.  The New American Poetry (1960)
Sylvia Plath, Ariel (1965)
John Berryman, The Dream Songs (1969)
Amiri Baraka, Black Magic: Poetry 1961-1967 (1969)
Anne Sexton, Transformations (1971)
John Ashbery, Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror (1976)
James Merrill The Changing Light at Sandover (1977-82) 
Galway Kinnell, The Book of Nightmares (1978)
Adrienne Rich, The Dream of a Common Language (1978)  
Carolyn Forche, The Country Between Us (1981)
Rita Dove, Thomas and Beulah (1986)
4. TOPICS
20th Century American Poetry and the other Arts
Continuities and Nationality in 20th Century American Poetry
American Poetry and a Century of Wars
The 20th Century American Long Poem
Anthologies: Polemical and Historical
Guide to Further Reading
Index
 

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: American poetry 20th century History and criticism