Schools of American Poetry

Modernist
T.S. Elliot
Ezra Pound
E.E. Cummings

Imagist
T.E. Hulme
Richard Aldington

Harlem Renaissance
Langston Hughes
Claude Mckay
Weldon Johnson
Countee Cullen

Beat Poetry
DRUGS, SEX, GAY RIGHTS, BUDDHISM
Allen Ginsberg
Jack Kerouac
Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Confessionalists
Sylvia Plath
Anne Sexton
John Berryman
Robert Lowell

Black Arts Movement
Imamu Amir Baraka
Gwendolyn Brooks
Nikki Giovanni

Black Mountain School
Denise Lebertov-

Chicano Poetry
Lorna Dee Cervantes-
Juan Felipe Herrera- Mexican American, Poet Laureate

Contemporary
Maya Angelou- Civil Activist, Caged bird
Billy Collins- alcoholic
Naomi Shihab Nye- one with the cute and not so cute poems
Gary Soto- one with the oranges

Slam Poetry
Lemon Andersen- “Please don’t take my Air Jordan’s” guy
Edwin Torres- Nuyorican