Sometimes I try to work my way through compilations of American poetry. Sometimes I write about said attempts. Results go here.


Library of America: 17th and 18th centuries

Library of America: 19th century volume 1, Freneau to Whitman

Philip Freneau: [general] (November 12, 2016)
John Barlow: Columbiad (November 13, 2016)
Manoah Bodman: An Oration on Death (November 20, 2016)
John Quincy Adams: [general] (December 04, 2016)
James Kirke Paulding: The Backwoodsman (December 06, 2016)
Clement Moore: A Visit from St. Nicholas (December 07, 2016)
Francis Scott Key: Defence of Fort McHenry (December 07, 2016)
Washington Allston: The Sylphs of the Seasons (December 17, 2016)
Washington Allston: Sonnets (December 18, 2016)

Library of America: 19th century volume 2, Melville to Stickney

Library of America: 20th century volume 1, Adams to Parker

Library of America: 20th century volume 2, Cummings to Swenson

The Voice that is Great Within Us (20th century; ed. Hayden Carruth)

Robert Frost: Mowing (August 16, 2015)
Robert Frost: More on Mowing (August 16, 2015)
Robert Frost: Out, Out – (August 24, 2015)
Carl Sandburg: Carl Sandburg (August 25, 2015)
Vachel Lindsay: Vachel Lindsay (June 01, 2016)
Wallace Stevens: Evening Without Angels (June 11, 2016)
Wallace Stevens: No Possum, No Sop, No Taters (June 12, 2016)
William Carlos Williams: Between Walls (April 15, 2017)
H.D.: Acon (April 30, 2017)