Critical Survey of Poetry: Contemporary Poets Review

"Edited by independent scholar D. Alan Dean, Contemporary Poets focuses on poets active from the 1960s to the present and fills a gap in Salem Press’s "Critical Survey of Poetry" series. The two-volume set features profiles of 200 poets and 21 essays on movements and themes, supplemented by a glossary, a timeline, a list of major award recipients, and an index. Each poet profile provides a listing of principal works, a brief biography, a discussion of major works, and a selection of further readings. Some contributors hold academic credentials, but nearly two-thirds are independent scholars... the set serves as a suitable entry point for high school and college students investigating contemporary poets. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-division undergraduates and general readers, including, in particular, high school students."