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The Facts On File Companion to World Poetry, 1900 to the Present
  • Format
  • Authored by: R. Victoria Arana
  • From the Series: Companion to Literature
  • Trim Size: 7-3/8 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0816064571
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-6457-1
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $85.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 11/01/2007
  • Dewey Number: 809.1
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 544


The Facts On File Companion to World Poetry: 1900 to the Present is a comprehensive introduction to 20th and 21st-century world poets and their most famous, most distinctive, and most influential poems. Containing approximately 500 entries that span the globe and cover the most prominent writers from each continent and many of the world’s islands, this indispensable guide is the perfect companion to poetry courses. Appendixes include a general bibliography, a list of poets by geographic region, and a list of Nobel Prize winners.

Coverage includes:

  • Poets, including Rainer Maria Rilke, Pablo Neruda, Léopold Senghor, Aimé Césaire, Derek Walcott, Anna Akhmatova, Rabindranath Tagore, Federico García Lorca, Bei Dao, and many more
  • Major poems, such as The Poems of Dr. Zhivago, Sonnets to Orpheus, and "Ode To Walt Whitman"
  • Important concepts and movements, such as field poetics and French rap.


Index. Appendix. Bibliography. Cross-references.

About the Author(s)

R. Victoria Arana received her Ph.D. from George Washington University and is a professor of English at Howard University. She has published many scholarly articles and guest-edited scholarly journals, and is the editor of the Dictionary of Literary Biography’s volume Contemporary "Black" British Writers and of the essay collection "Black" British Aesthetics Today.

Reviews and Awards

"...well written and packed with valuable biographical and critical information...Recommended for high-school, public, and academic libraries."

"...[a] valuable reference tool."
American Reference Books Annual

"As with other titles in this series, the volume’s ease of use and inclusion of contemporary poets and movements make it a useful addition to most collections. Recommended."

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