American poetry

Title pagesecond (posthumous) edition of [[Anne Bradstreet American poetry refers to the poetry of the United States. It arose first as efforts by American colonists to add their voices to English poetry in the 17th century, well before the constitutional unification of the Thirteen Colonies (although a strong oral tradition often likened to poetry already existed among Native American societies). Unsurprisingly, most of the early colonists' work relied on contemporary English models of poetic form, diction, and theme. However, in the 19th century, a distinctive American idiom began to emerge. By the later part of that century, when Walt Whitman was winning an enthusiastic audience abroad, poets from the United States had begun to take their place at the forefront of the English-language ''avant-garde''.

The history of American poetry is not easy to know. Much of the American poetry published between 1910 and 1945 remains lost in the pages of small circulation political periodicals, particularly the ones on the far left, destroyed by librarians during the 1950s McCarthy era. The received narrative of Modernism proposes that Ezra Pound and T.S. Eliot (who was awarded the Nobel prize in literature in 1948) were perhaps the more influential modernist English-language poets in the period during World War I. But this narrative leaves out African American and women poets who were published and read widely in the first half of the 20th century. By the 1960s, the young poets of the British Poetry Revival looked to their American contemporaries and predecessors as models for new kinds of poetry. Toward the end of the millennium, consideration of American poetry had diversified, as scholars placed an increased emphasis on poetry by women, African Americans, Hispanics, Chicanos, Native Americans, and other ethnic groups. Louise Glück is the only contemporary American writer writing primarily poetry who has been awarded the Nobel prize in literature, while Bob Dylan, a songwriter, who has also written poems, has been awarded the same prize. Provided by Wikipedia
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by Horton, George Moses.
Published 1865
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Published 1993
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Published 1989
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by Baraka, Imamu Amiri.
Published 2000
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by Coleman, Wanda.
Published 1998
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by Baraka, Imamu Amiri.
Published 2000
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by Derricotte, Toi, 1941-
Published 1989
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by Walker, Margaret.
Published 2000
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by Coleman, Wanda.
Published 1993
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by Coleman, Wanda.
Published 1983
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by Baraka, Imamu Amiri.
Published 2000
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