Early American Poets

Early American Poets

american-poet Walt Whitman american-poet Emily Dickinson
american-poet Ralph Emerson american-poet Henry Longfellow
american-poet William Bryant american-poet Henry Thoreau


Early American poetry stretches back from the beginning of the Colonial period, around 1600, to the early twentieth century. These pioneering poets all left their own unique mark on American poetry and influenced future generations.

Modern American Poets

Other: American Poets – Including more contemporary American Poets

Books on Early American Poets

“Here is the poetry of early America, revealing the spirit, the scenes, and the turbulence of the period, and setting forth the works of over forty accomplished poets, many of whom are forgotten to all but the literary historian. This collection in devoted to the expanding spirit as well as the formative genius of America” – from introduction

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