New sources for American poetry

Special Collections has recently acquired copies of several important 19th and early 20th century anthologies of American poetry and literary criticism. These are wonderful resources for students of  American poetry, providing information about literary reception and canon formation in the 19th century as well as publishing the work of  many long-forgotten poets of the period. These new sources include:IMG_0213

Rufus W. Griswold, The Poets and Poetry of America (1842) Rare Book Collection PS 583 .G7 1842

Caroline May, The American Female Poets (1848) Rare Book Collection PS 589 .M3 1848

Thomas W. Higginson, Carlyle’s Laugh and Other Surprises (1909) Alcott Collection PS 1927 .C3 1909

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