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Works under MDS 811.50935
- Democracy, Culture and the Voice of Poetry (The University Center for Human Values Series) by Robert Pinsky
- Civil Disobediences: Poetics and Politics in Action by Anne Waldman
- Great Meetings! Great Results by Dee Kelsey
- Last Looks, Last Books: Stevens, Plath, Lowell, Bishop, Merrill (A W Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts) by Helen Vendler
- Night Errands: How Poets Use Dreams by Roderick Townley
- Poems of Nation, Anthems of Empire: English Verse in the Long Eighteenth Century by Suvir Kaul
- Made in America: Science, Technology, and American Modernist Poets by Lisa M. Steinman
- One Kind of Everything: Poem and Person in Contemporary America by Dan Chiasson
- History, Memory, and the Literary Left: Modern American Poetry, 1935-1968 (Contemp North American Poetry) by John Lowney
- The Muse in the Machine: Essays on Poetry And the Anatomy of the Body Politic (The Life of Poetry: Poets on Their Art and Craft) by T. R. Hummer
- Interpreting the Indian : twentieth-century poets and the Native American by Michael Castro
- The Muse is Music: Jazz Poetry from the Harlem Renaissance to Spoken Word by Meta DuEwa Jones
- Blue Studios: Poetry and Its Cultural Work (Modern & Contemporary Poetics) by Rachel Blau DuPlessis
- Jazz Poetry: From the 1920s to the Present (Contributions to the Study of Music and Dance) by Sascha Feinstein
- Purple Passages: Pound, Eliot, Zukofsky, Olson, Creeley, and the Ends of Patriarchal Poetry (Contemp North American Poetry) by Rachel Blau DuPlessis
- Acquainted with the night : the shadow of death in contemporary poetry by Jeffrey Johnson
- The Revolutionary Imagination: The Poetry and Politics of John Wheelwright and Sherry Mangan by Alan M. Wald
- Walks in the World: Representation and Experience in Modern American Poetry by Roger Gilbert
- Jazz griots : music as history in the 1960s African American poem by Jean-Philippe Marcoux
- the other orpheus: a poetics of modern homosexuality by Merrill Cole
- The End of the Mind: The Edge of the Intelligible in Hardy, Stevens, Larking, Plath, and Gluck (Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory) by DeSales Harrison
- The Edge of Modernism: American Poetry and the Traumatic Past by Walter Kalaidjian
- Creating Another Self: Voice in Modern American Personal Poetry by Samuel Maio
- Castings: Monuments and Monumentality in Poems by Elizabeth Bishop, Robert Lowell, James Merrill, Derek Walcott, and Seamus Heaney by Guy Rotella
- Pastoral, Pragmatism, and Twentieth-Century American Poetry (Modern and Contemporary Poetry and Poetics) by Ann Marie Mikkelsen
- The Creative Crone: Aging and the Poetry of May Sarton and Adrienne Rich by Sylvia Henneberg
- Nuclear Annihilation and Contemporary American Poetry: Ways of Nothingness by JOHN ROY GERY
- A poetics of global solidarity modern American poetry and social movements by Clemens Spahr
- Notes to Make the Sound Come Right : Four Innovators of Jazz Poetry by T. J. Anderson, III
- Behind the Lines: War Resistance Poetry on the American Home Front since 1941 (Contemp North American Poetry) by Philip Metres
- Poems Containing History: Twentieth-Century American Poetry's Engagement with the Past by Gary Grieve-Carlson
- The Poetics of the American Suburbs (Modern and Contemporary Poetry and Poetics) by Jo Gill
- Black Music, Black Poetry: Blues and Jazz's Impact on African American Versification by Gordon E. Thompson
- Black Protest Poetry: Polemics from the Harlem Renaissance and the Sixties (Studies in African and African-American Cult by Margaret Ann Reid
- Reading Race in American Poetry: An Area of Act
- Genders, Races, and Religious Cultures in Modern American Poetry, 1908-1934 (Cambridge Studies in American Literature an by Rachel Blau DuPlessis
- The Poetics of the Limit: Ethics and Politics in Modern and Contemporary Poetry by Tim Woods
MDS classes with significant recommendations overlap, excluding ones under the same top-level class.
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