At a Glance


Read hundreds of poems by major and lesser known figures.

Al Filreis, University of Pennsylvania

Modern and Contemporary American Poetry

Photo, Jack Kerouac

This site consists of hundreds of poems by major and minor figures--from Emily Dickinson to William Carlos Williams and Allen Ginsberg to contemporary artists and writers--hundreds of links to poetry resources, and a "readings schedule" for a course in American poetry. Also offers materials as diverse as audio clips, newspaper articles, and television spots. Although the organization is haphazard, this is a rewarding and eclectic site packed with primary documents and leads for further work.