Department of English

University of Toronto

15.0 Poetry

(see also Annual Bibliographies of Literary Scholarship, Histories of Literature, Biographical Reference Works, and Manuscripts and Archives)

Brogan, T. V. F. English Versification, 1570-1980: A Reference Guide with a Global Appendix. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins UP, 1981. [Z 2015 V37B76--ROBAREF]
Updated by: Brogan, T. V. F. Verseform: A Comparative Bibliography. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins UP, c. 1989. [Z 7156 V6B76 1989--ROBAREF]

The Columbia Granger's Index to Poetry. Ed. Edith P. Hazen and Deborah J. Fryer. 10th ed., rev. New York: Columbia UP, 1994. [PN 1021 G7 1994--ROBAREF]
See also: Katz, William, and Linda Sternberg Katz. The Columbia Granger's Guide to Poetry Anthologies. 2nd ed. New York: Columbia UP, 1994. [PN 1021 K38 1994]

Columbia History of American Poetry. Ed. Jay Parini. New York: Columbia UP, 1993. [PS 303 C64 1993]

Critical Survey of Poetry. English Language Series. Rev. Ed. Frank N. Magill. 8 vols. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Salem, 1992. [PR 502 C85 1992--VICREF]

Faverty, Frederic E., ed. Victorian Poets: A Guide to Research. 2nd ed. Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, c. 1968. [PR 593 F3 1968--ROBAREF]

Gingerich, Martin E. Contemporary Poetry in America and England, 1950-1975. American Literature, English Literature, and World Literatures in English Information Guide, ser. 41. Detroit, MI: Gale, c. 1983. [Z 1231 P7G56 1983--VIC]

Guide to British Poetry Explication. Boston, MA: Hall, 1991. [Z 2014 P7M341991--ROBAREF]
Vol. 1: Old English-Medieval, by Nancy Martinez and Joseph G. R. Martinez (1991).
Vol. 2: Renaissance, by Nancy Martinez and Joseph G. R. Martinez (1992).
Vol. 3: Restoration-Romantic, by Nancy Martinez, Joseph G. R. Martinez and Erland Anderson (1993).
Vol. 4: Victorian-Contemporary, by Nancy Martinez, Joseph G. R. Martinez and Erland Anderson (1995).

Hoffman, Herbert H., and Rita Ludwig Hoffman, comps. International Index to Recorded Poetry. New York: Wilson, 1983. [PN 1022 H63 1983]

Kuntz, Joseph M., and Nancy C. Martinez. Poetry Explication: A Checklist of Interpretation Since 1925 of British and American Poems Past and Present. [3rd ed.] Boston, MA: Hall, 1980. [Z 2014 P7K8 1980-ROBAREF]
Continued by: Ruppert, James, and John R. Leo. Guide to American Poetry Explication. 2 vols. Boston, MA: Hall, 1989. [Z 1231 P7G85 1989--ROBAREF]

Marcan, Peter, comp. Poetry Themes: A Bibliographical Index to Subject Anthologies and Related Criticism in the English Language, 1875-1975. Hamden, CT: Linnet 1977. [PN 1022 M3]

Master Index to Poetry: An Index to Poetry in Anthologies and Collections. 2 vols. Great Neck, NY: Poetry Index, Roth, c. 1988. [PN 1022 M37--ROBAREF]

Preminger, Alex, ed. The New Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics. Rev. ed. Princeton, NJ: Princeton UP, 1993. [PN 1021 E5 1993--ROBAREF Short Term Loan]

---, ed. Princeton Handbook of Poetic Terms. Princeton, NJ: Princeton UP, c. 1986. [PN 1021 E5 1986]

Turco, Lewis. The New Book of Forms: A Handbook of Poetics. Hanover, NH: UP of New England, 1986. [PN 1042 T795 1986--ROBAREF]

Williams, Miller. Patterns of Poetry: An Encyclopedia of Forms. Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State UP, c. 1986. [PN 1042 W514 1986]

Young, Robyn V., ed. Poetry Criticism: Excerpts from Criticism of the Works of the Most Significant and Widely Studied Poets of World Literature. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1991- . [PN 1010 P614--ROBAREF]

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British

Anderson, Emily Ann. English Poetry. 1900-1950: A Guide to Information Sources. American Literature, English Literature, and World Literatures in English Information Guide, ser. 33. Detroit, MI: Gale, c. 1982. [Z 2014 P7A54--ROBAREF]

Beale, Walter H. Old and Middle English Poetry to 1500: A Guide to Information Sources. American Literature, English Literature, and World Literatures in English Information Guide, ser. 7. Detroit, MI: Gale, c. 1976. [Z 2014 P7B34--ROBAREF]

Brown, Carleton, and Rossell Hope Robbins. The Index of Middle English Verse. New York: Index Society, 1943. [Z 2012 B86--ROBAREF]
Continued by: Robbins, Rossell Hope, and John L. Cutler. Supplement to the Index of Middle English Verse. Lexington, KY: U of Kentucky P, c. 1966. [Z 2012 B86 Suppl.--ROBAREF]

Cambridge Companion to English Poetry, Donne to Marvell. Ed. Thomas N. Corns. Cambridge, New York: Cambridge UP, 1993. [PR 541 C36 1993]

Case, Arthur E. A Bibliography of English Poetical Miscellanies, 1521-1750. Oxford: Bibliographical Soc. 1935. [Z 2014 P7C3--ROBAREF]
This must be supplemented by using the first of "Poetical Miscellanies, Song Books, and Verse Collections of Multiple Authorship," cols. 327- 430, in NCBEL.

Columbia History of British Poetry. Ed. Carl Woodring. New York: Columbia UP, 1994. [PR 502 C62 1994]

Foxon, David F. English Verse, 1701-1750. A Catalogue of Separately Printed Poems with Notes on Contemporary Collected Editions. 2 vols. New York: Cambridge UP, [1975]. [ref Z 2014 P7F69--FISHER]

Frank, Joseph. Hobbled Pegasus: A Descriptive Bibliography of Minor English Poetry, 1641-1660. Albuquerque, NM: U of New Mexico P, 1968. [Z 2014 P7F7]

The Grolier Club's Catalogue of Original and Early Editions of Some of the Poetical and Prose Work of English Writers from Langland to Prior. Rpt. 4 vols. in 1. London: Holland, 1964. [Z 2012 G869 1964--ROBAREF]

Jackson, J. R. de J. Annals of English Verse. 1770-1835: A Preliminary Survey of the Volumes Published, Garland Reference Library of the Humanities. 535. New York. Garland, 1985. [Z 2039 P6J32 1985--ROBAREF]

---. Romantic Poetry By Women: A Bibliography 1770-1835. Oxford: Clarendon, 1993. [Z 2013.5 W6J33 1993]

Jordan, Frank, ed. The English Romantic Poets: A Review of Research and Criticism. 4th ed. New York: MLA, 1985. [PR 590 J6 1985--ROBAREF]

Martinez, Nancy, and Joseph G. R. Martinez. Guide to British Poetry Explication. See Kuntz, Joseph M., and Nancy C. Martinez under Poetry, above. 

Mazzeno, Laurence W. Victorian Poetry: An Annotated Bibliography. Metuchen, NJ: Salem, 1995. [Z 2014 P7M35 1995--ROBAREF]

Mell, Donald C. English Poetry, 1660-1880: A Guide to Information Sources. American Literature, English Literature, and World Literatures in English Information Guide, ser. 40. Detroit, MI: Gale, c. 1982. [Z 2014 P7M44--ROBAREF]

Nokes, David, and Janet Barron. An Annotated Critical Bibliography of Augustan Poetry. New York: St. Martin's, c. 1989. [Z 2014 P7N65 1989--ROBAREF]

Omond, T. S. English Metrists: Being a Sketch of English Prosodical Criticism from Elizabethan Times to the Present Day. New York: Phaeton, 1968. [PE 1505 053]

Reiman, Donald H. English Romantic Poetry, 1800-1835: A Guide to Information Sources. American Literature, English Literature, and World Literatures in English Information Guide, ser. 27. Detroit, MI: Gale, c. 1979. [Z 2014 P7R46--ROBAREF]

Ringler, William A. Bibliography and Index of English Verse Printed 1476-1558. London: Mansell, 1988. [Z 2014 P7R48 1988--ROBAREF]

---. Bibliography and Index of English Verse in Manuscript, 1501-1558. London: Mansell, 1992. [Z 2014 P7R475 1992--ROBAREF]

Shields, Ellen F. Contemporary English Poetry: An Annotated Bibliography of Criticism to 1980. New York: Garland, 1984. [Z 2014 P7S53 1994]

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U.S.

Congdon, Kirby. Contemporary Poets in American Anthologies 1960-1977. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow, 1978. [Z 1231 P7 C65--ROBAREF]

Crowell's Handbook of Contemporary American Poetry. Ed. Karl Malkoff. New York: Crowell, 1973. [PS 323.5 M3--ROBAREF]

Davis, Gwenn. Poetry by Women to 1900: A Bibliography of American and British Writers. Toronto: U of Toronto P, 1991. [Z 2013.5 W6D38 1991]

Davis, Lloyd, and Robert Irwin. Contemporary American Poetry: A Checklist. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow, 1975. [Z 1231 P7D38--ROBAREF]

---. Contemporary American Poetry: A Checklist. 2nd Ser., 1973-83. Metuchen: NJ: Scarecrow, 1985. [Z 1231 P7D38 Suppl.--ROBAREF]

Directory of American Poets. New York: Poets & Writers, 1973-75. Biennial. [PS 323.5 D57]
Continued as: Directory of American Poets and Fiction Writers. 1980-. [PS 129 D57]

Gershator, Phillis. A Bibliographic Guide to the Literature of Contemporary American Poetry, 1970-1975. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow, 1976. [Z 1231 P7G47--ROBAREF]

Gray, R. American Poetry of the Twentieth Century. London: Longman, 1990. [PS 323.5 G73 1990]

Guide to American Poetry Explication see Kuntz, Joseph M., and Nancy C. Martinez under Poetry, above 

Irish, Wynot R., comp. The Modern American Muse: A Complete Bibliography of American Verse, 1900-1925. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse UP, 1950. [Z 1231 P717]

Jason, Philip K. Nineteenth-Century American Poetry: An Annotated Bibliography. Pasadena, CA: Salem, c. 1989. [Z 1231 P7J37 1989--SIGR]

LeMay, Joseph A. Leo. A Calendar of American Poetry in the Colonial Newspapers and Magazines and in the Major English Magazines through 1765. Worcester, MA: American Antiquarian Society, 1972. [Z 1231 P7L46]

McPheron, William. The Bibliography of Contemporary American Poetry. 1945-1985: An Annotated Checklist. Literary Bibliographies. Westport, CT: Meckler, c. 1986. [Z 1231 P7M37 1986--ROBAREF]

Reardon, Joan, and Kristine Thorsen. Poetry by American Women, 1900-1975: A Bibliography. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow, 1979. [Z 1229 W8R4]

Reardon, Joan. Poetry by American Women, 1975-1989: A Bibliography. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow, 1990. [Z 1229 W8R4 1990]

Ruppert, James, and John R. Leo. Guide to American Poetry Explication. See Kuntz, Joseph M., and Nancy C. Martinez under Poetry, above

Sixty American Poets, 1896-1944. Selected by Allen Tate. Rev. ed. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1969. [Z 1231 P7U55 1969]

Wegelin, Oscar. Early American Poetry: A Compilation of the Titles of Volumes of Verse and Broadsides by Writers Born or Residing in North America North of the Mexican Border, 1650-1820. 2nd ed. 2 vols. in 1. New York: Peter Smith, 1930. [Z 1231 P7W4 1930--ROBAREF]

Zulauf, Sander W., et al. Index of American Periodical Verse. 1971- . Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow, 1973- . [Z 1231 P7147--ROBAREF]

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Canadian


Canadian Writers and Their Works. Poetry Series. Ed. Robert Lecker, Jack David, and Ellen Quigley. 12 vols. Toronto: ECW, 1983-96. [PS 8141 C37--ROBAREF]

Centre de recherches de littérature canadienne-française de l'université d'Ottawa. La poésie canadienne-française: perspectives historigues et thématiques, profils de poètes témoignages, bibliographie. Archives des lettres canadiennes. IV. Montreal: Fides, 1969. [PS 9141 P6--ROBAREF]

Fraser, Ian Forbes. Bibliography of French-Canadian Poetry. New York: Institute of French Studies, Columbia U, c. 1935. [Z1377 F8F8--ROBAREF]

Lochhead, Douglas G., comp. A Checklist of Nineteenth-Century Canadian Poetry in English. Sackville, NB; Centre for Canadian Studies, Mt. Allison U, 1987. [Z 1377 P7L63 1987--ROBAREF]

McQuarrie, Jane, Anne Mercer, and Gordon Ripley, eds. Index to Canadian Poetry in English. Toronto: Reference, 1984. [Z 1377 P7M28 1984--ROBAREF]

Stevens, Peter. Modern English-Canadian Poetry: A Guide to Information Sources. American Literature, English Literature, and World Literatures in English Information Guide, ser. 15. Detroit, MI: Gale, c. 1979 [Z 1377 P7S79--ROBAREF]

Stuart, Ross, and Thomas B. Vincent. A Chronological Index of Locally Written Verse Published in the Newspapers and Magazines of Upper and Lower Canada, Maritime Canada, and Newfoundland Through 1815. Kingston, ON: Loyal Colonies, 1979. [Z 1377 P7S84--ROBAREF]

Woodcock, George. Canadian Poets, 1960-1973. Ottawa: Golden Dog, 1976. [Z 1377 P7W6--ROBAREF]

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