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ENGL 2111 and 2112 World Literature: Poets

Fireside Poets

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

John Greenleaf Whittier

Oliver Wendell Holmes

New York School

"This group of poets in the United States flourished from the 1950's through the 1970's. They were intellectuals who possessed wit, learning, and energy, and were interested in French culture, modern music (particularly jazz), modern art, and urban life. Experimental in form and inspired by abstract expressionism, they wrote highly personal, vivid poetry, often with complex imagery" (Literary Reference Center). 


Frank O’Hara

John Ashbery 

Kenneth Koch

Barbara Guest

James Schuyler

Victorian Poets

Alfred Lord Tennyson

Matthew Arnold

Robert Browning

Elizabeth Barrett Browning