. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1953.
This book, her only novel, written in poetic prose, traces a typical Black girl’s life from childhood to maturity.
Bronzeville Boys and Girls
. New York: Harper & Row, 1956.
This book of poetry is intended for children. Each poem is named for a child. The poems celebrate people, ideas, and events which to a child are filled with wonder.
Colón, Emilio M., editor.
Julia de Burgos Antolog’a Poética
. Mexico: 1968.
This second edition of Julia de Burgos’ poetry is printed in Spanish by her friend, Emilio M. Colon, of Ediciones Roringuen Editor’al Cogquó. It is a volume that contains her one poem written in English.
Erkkila, Betsy. “Emily Dickinson on Her Own Terms”,
The Wilson Quarterly
, Spring, 1985, pp.98-109. This article characterizes Dickinson’s love as her devotion to poetry.
Koch, Kenneth and Farrell, Kate.
Sleeping on the Wing
. New York: Vintage Books, Random House, 1982. This is an anthology of modern poetry with essays on reading and writing. The comments and selections were prepared by master teachers and are excellent for those teachers who need guidance in teaching poetry.
Leach, MacEdward, editor.
The Ballad Book
. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1955.
This is a fine collection of ballads. It contains a wealth of material from England and Scotland and the United States. There are many ballads about Robin Hood.
Elements of Poetry
. New York, London, Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1969.
A small and excellent paperbound book which helps a student or a teacher to read poetry. It is packed with valuable information about all kinds of poetic devices and writing patterns with a significant poem to analyze for most.
Spaulding, Henry, editor.
The Encyclopedia of Black Folklore
. New York: Jonathan David Publisher, Middle Village, N.Y. 11379, 1978.
This is a revised edition. It is a very funny collection of stories, poems, songs, and recipes.
Spiller, Thorp, Johnson, and Canby, editors.
Literary History of the United States
. New York: The MacMillan Company, 1948.
This is an old and excellent literary history of prose and poetry. The article “Experiments in Poetry: Sidney Lanier and Emily Dickinson” is taken from the second volume.
Todd, Mabel Loomis, and Higginson, T.W., editors.
Collected Poems of Emily Dickinson
. New York: Chatham River Press, 1983.
This is an ornamental edition of Emily Dickinson’s poetry which contains titles and punctuation not in her original manuscripts.
Untermeyer, Louis, editor.
The Golden Treasury of Poetry
. New York: Western Publishing Company, Inc., Golden Press, 1959.
There is a complete set of poetry in the teacher’s materials resource packet which is in the Yale-New Haven Teachers’ Institute Library. All of the poems mentioned in this unit are there and in addition there is a large supply if a teacher wants to make his or her own selection.