Finding information about Contemporary Poets and Poetry
Contemporary American Poetry defined its selection criteria as "poets born in 1920 and concluding with poets born in the 1970s."
Finding information about poets who are alive and still actively writing poems can be a challenge. You will need to get scholarly information for your assignments. "Finding stuff by Google" can lead you to information that is not reliable. You must pay careful attention and evaluate the website for its reliablity by comparing it to other information you find elsewhere. To help you I searched for reliable information about poets for this guide. It put my search skills to task as I evaluated Google results for you.
"Yusef Komunyakaa" audio site:.edu Try this link to get a Google search for audio of poet Yusef Komunyakaa.
Glossary of poetry terms for when you want to look up a word:
Many poets have their own web site that I linked to and there are many places to find audio of interviews and poetry readings. Use this guide as a starting piont for your web research. It is especially useful when you can't find information through the library's resources.
Andrew Heiz, Electronic Services Librarian
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