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Modern & Contemporary American Poetry & Poetics

Using Subject Terms in Primo

Locating books by specific poets in Primo

Just as we saw above, you can use the author line in Primo to search for monographs by specific poets and use the Subject line to search for books about those poets, including biographies, histories, and works of criticism and interpretation.

For Example:

  • John Ashbery
  • Elizabeth Bishop
  • Lucille Clifton
  • Mark Doty
  • Robert Frost
  • Nikki Giovanni
  • Louise Gluck
  • Robert Hayden
  • Joyce Kilmer
  • Philip Larkin
  • James Merrill
  • Marianne Moore
  • Frank O'Hara
  • Adrienne Rich

Dictionary of Literary Biography

There are many places to find biographical information about poets online, but one of the classic scholarly resources in the Dictionary of Literary Biography. The entries in this collection are written by scholars and often include useful bibliographies to guide you toward further research. This source is recommended in addition to any others you may find here or online.