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early 20th-century poets

Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)

William Butler Yeats (1865-1939)

Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869-1935)

Robert Frost (1874-1963)

Carl Sandburg (1878-1967)

Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892-1950)

imagist poets

Amy Lowell (1874-1925)

William Carlos Williams (1883-1963)

D.H. Lawrence (1885-1930)

Ezra Pound (1885-1972)

H.D. (1886-1961)

modernists

Gertrude Stein (1874-1946)

Wallace Stevens (1879-1955)

Mina Loy (1882-1966)

William Carlos Williams (1883-1963)

Ezra Pound (1885-1972)

D.H. Lawrence (1885-1930)

H.D. (1886-1961)

Marianne Moore (1887-1972)

T.S. Eliot (1888-1965)

Conrad Aiken (1889-1973)

E.E. Cummings (1894-1962)

Hart Crane (1899-1932)

Laura Riding (1901-1991)

poets of world war 1

Siegfried Sassoon (1886-1967)

Rupert Brooke (1887-1915)

Isaac Rosenberg (1890-1918)

Wilfred Owen (1893-1918)

Robert Graves (1895-1985)

David Jones (1895-1974)

Edmund Blunden (1896-1974)

poetry of world war 1

objectivist poets

Charles Reznikoff (1894-1976)

Lorine Niedecker (1903-1970)

Louis Zukofsky (1904-1978)

George Oppen (1908-1984)

harlem renaissance poets

James Weldon Johnson (1871-1938)

Claude McKay (1889-1948)

Jean Toomer (1894-1967)

Melvin Tolson (1898-1966)

Sterling Brown (1901-1989)

Langston Hughes (1902-1967)

Countee Cullen (1903-1946)

The Harlem Renaissance

new criticism & formalist poets

John Crowe Ransom (1888-1974)

Allen Tate (1899-1979)

Yvor Winters (1900-1968)

Robert Penn Warren (1905-1989)

Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979)

Randall Jarrell (1914-1965)

Robert Lowell (1917-1977)

James Merrill (1926-1995)

oxford group

Cecil Day Lewis (1904-1972)

W.H. Auden (1907-1973)

Louis MacNeice (1907-1963)

Stephen Spender (1909-1995)

midwestern poets

Theodore Roethke (1908-1963)

Robert Hayden (1913-1980)

Gwendolyn Brooks (1917-2000)

James Wright (1927-1980)

Philip Levine (b. 1928)

confessional poets

John Berryman (1914-1972)

Robert Lowell (1917-1977)

W.D. Snodgrass (1926-2009)

Anne Sexton (1928-1974)

Sylvia Plath (1932-1963)

Sharon Olds (b. 1942)

the new york group poets

Barbara Guest (1920-2006)

Kenneth Koch (1925-2002)

Frank O'Hara (1926-1966)

John Ashbery (b. 1927)

Ted Berrigan (1934-1983)

black mountain school poets

Charles Olson (1910-1970)

Robert Duncan (1919-1988)

Paul Blackburn (1919-1971)

Denise Levertov (1923-1997)

Robert Creeley (1926-2005)

Edward Dorn (1929-1999)

beats, san francisco renaissance & the left coast

Robinson Jeffers (1887-1962)

Kenneth Rexroth (1905-1982)

William Everson (1912-1994)

Lawrence Ferlinghetti (b. 1919)

Charles Bukowski (1920-1994)

Philip Whalen (1923-2002)

Bob Kaufman (1925-1986)

Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997)

Gregory Corso (1930-2001)

Gary Snyder (b. 1930)

Amiri Baraka (Leroi Jones) (b. 1934)

Anne Waldman (b. 1945)

about the beats

nature & ecology poets

A.R. Ammons (1926-2001)

Frost, Robert

Hall, Donald

Hughes, Ted

Merwin, W.S.

Oliver, Mary

Snyder, Gary

other mid- & late-century american poets

Bly, Robert (b. 1926)

Boyle, Kay

Brodsky, Joseph

Bronk, William

Collins, Billy

Dickey, James

Kunitz, Stanley

Ozick, Cynthia

Rich, Adrienne

Simic, Charles

Soto, Gary

Stafford, William

Wakoski, Diane

Walcott, Derek

later african american poets

Alexander, Elizabeth

Angelou, Maya

Baraka, Amiri

Brooks, Gwendolyn

Clifton, Lucille

Dove, Rita

Giovanni, Nikki

Harper, Michael

Hayden, Robert

Kaufman, Bob

Lorde, Audre

Walker, Alice

20th-century english, irish, and welsh poets

Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)

William Butler Yeats (1865-1939)

Mina Loy (1882-1966)

Siegfried Sassoon (1886-1967)

Rupert Brooke (1887-1915)

Isaac Rosenberg (1890-1918)

Hugh MacDiarmid (1892-1978)

Wilfred Owen (1893-1918)

Robert Graves (1895-1985)

David Jones (1895-1974)

Edmund Blunden (1896-1974)

Stevie Smith (1902-1971)

Cecil Day Lewis (1904-1972)

W.H. Auden (1907-1973)

Louis MacNeice (1907-1963)

Stephen Spender (1909-1995)

Dylan Thomas (1915-1953)

Philip Larkin (1922-1985)

Denise Levertov (1923-1997)

Ted Hughes (1930-1998)

Geoffrey Hill (b. 1932)

Seamus Heaney (b. 1939)

Eavan Boland (b. 1944)

Paul Muldoon (b. 1951)


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