»  36 Great American Poems — The Poets

 

 

These are the poets represented on the CD, some of them with more than one poem.

 

  Poet   Dates Birthplace
Bradstreet Anne Dudley Bradstreet 1612-72 Northampton, England
Bryant William Cullen Bryant 1794-1878 Cummington, MA
Emerson Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803-82 Boston, MA
Longfellow Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

    (For my take on
        Longfellow, see here.)
1807-82 Portland, ME
Whittier John Greenleaf Whittier 1807-92 Haverhill, MA
Poe Edgar Allen Poe 1809-49 Boston, MA
Whitman Walter Whitman 1819-92 Huntington, NY
Dickinson Emily Elizabeth Dickinson 1830-86 Amherst, MA
Riley James Whitcomb Riley 1849-1916 Greenfield, IN
Lazarus Emma Lazarus 1849-87 New York, NY
Wilcox Ella Wheeler Wilcox 1850-1919 Johnstown, WI
Robinson Edwin Arlington Robinson 1869-1935 Head Tide, ME
Frost Robert Lee Frost 1874-1963 San Francisco, CA
Stevens Wallace Stevens 1879-1955 Reading, PA
Pound Ezra Weston Loomis Pound 1885-1972 Hailey, ID
Kilmer Alfred Joyce Kilmer 1886-1918 New Brunswick, NJ
Seeger Alan Seeger 1888-1916 New York, NY
Eliot Thomas Stearns Eliot 1888-1965 St Louis, MO
Porter Cole Albert Porter 1891-1964 Peru, IN
MacLeish Archibald MacLeish 1892-1982 Glencoe, IL
Parker Dorothy RothschildParker 1893-1967 West End, NJ
Hughes James Langston Hughes 1902-67 Joplin, MO
Nash Ogden Nash 1902-71 Rye, NY
Auden Wystan Hugh Auden 1907-73 York, England
Bishop Elizabeth Bishop 1911-79 Worcester, MA
Jarrell Randall Jarrell 1914-65 Nashville, TN
Wilbur Richard Purdy Wilbur 1921- New York, NY
Levertov Denise Levertov 1923-97 Ilford, England