Andresen, Lee. "Battle Notes: A Teaching Tool." 22 May 2001. BattleNotes. 13 July 2003 http://www.battlenotes.com/Battle_Notes_A_Teaching_Tool.html>. This site has a tremendous listing of songs listed by typeprotest, patriotism, war, etc.and a fairly useful lesson plan.
Asher, Levi. “Annotated Howl.” 2002. 25 May 2003 http://www.charm.net/~brooklyn/Poems/Howl.html>. This site offers the words to Ginsberg's "Howl" along with annotations concerning direct references and allusions as well as commentaries on the poem's reception.
Brown, Calvin S.
Music and Literature: A Comparison of the Arts
. Hanover: UP of New England, 1987. A work that furthers the discussion of poetry and music lyrics.
Carmichael, Gary. 2002.
. 25 May 2003 http://school.discovery.com/lessonplans/programs/revwar1/>. This site offers the lyrics to the Revolutionary War songs as well as a standard lesson plan.
Words for Music
. Cambridge: The University Press, 1941. A bit out-dated, but this is an excellent source of information on the earlier examples of poetry and music's tangled relationship.
Critical Inquiry. Summer 1987. 25 May 2003 http://www.uchicago.edu/research/jnl-crit-inq/v1-v19/v13n3.html>. This site boasts an interesting article concerning political poetry and social reform if you can track it down.
Damsker, Matt. Rock Voices:
The Best Lyrics of an Era
. New York: St. Martin's, 1980. This is an excellent collection of lyrics to classic rock songs, complete with commentary and analysis of each of the songs.
"Ernst Toller." Spartacus. 25 May 2003 http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/FWWtoller.htm>. This is an excellent site that offers poems with annotations along with a biographical sketch of Toller's life.
Fisher-Reed, Terri. "Connecting Songs and Stories."
Classroom Notes Plus
April 2001: 4-5. This article offers an interesting lesson plan that utilizes popular songs and lyrics as connectors to the high school classic literature.
Ginsberg, Allen. "America." 19 January 1999. University of Pennsylvania. 25 May 2003 http://www.english.upenn.edu/~afilreis/88/america.html>. This site offers the complete text of Ginsberg's poem "America."
Poems for the Nation: A Collection of Contemporary Political Poems
. New York: Seven Stories, 2000. Really the title says it all; I'd recommend it.
Gourly, Catherine. "How Does Music Change Your Mood?"
January 2001: 9-11. This is an article geared toward students that discusses how various poems and music can alter mood. It is a follow-up to the next citation that surrounds using lyrics to teach poetry.
Kizis, Sarah. "The Lyrics of Rebellion."
January 2001: 4-7. This is an article summarizing a detailed lesson on studying the art of lyrics and creating lyrics.
Kunstler, William Moses.
Hints and Allegations: The World in Poetry and Prose
. New York: Four Walls Eight Windows, 1994. This is a well-written text that explores, among other things, the relationship between politics and poetry.
“Merwin on Political Poetry.”
Modern American Poetry.
25 May 2003 http://www.english.uiuc.edu/maps/poets/m_r/merwin/political.htm>.This is agreat (and short) piece about the political and its place within poetry. A must read!
Morrison, Lillian, ed.
Rhythm Road: Poems to Move to
. New York: Morrow, 1988. This text is a collection of song lyrics and poems that celebrate rhythm.
New, Christopher M. "Loyalist, British Songs & Poetry of the American Revolution." 1996. 25 May 2003 http://users.erols.com/candidus/music.htm>. This is a great collection of song lyrics and poems from both sides of the American Revolution.
Olson, Alix. "Written WordAmerica." 2003. Alix Olsen. 29 March 2003http://www.alixolsen.com/written.html>. This is Alix Olsen's official site, where one can find lyrics, recordings, etc.
Perone, James E.
Songs of the Vietnam Conflict
. Westport: Greenwood Press, 2001. This text offers readers a good overview of the songs that most readily represent the Vietnam Conflict, from both perspectives.
Pinsky, Robert. "Poetry and War, Again." 14 March 2003. MSN. 25 May 2003 http://slate.msn.com/id/2080074/>. This is kind of a funny article that pokes fun at the First Lady's attempt at a poetry event with no poets willing to attend for political reasons.
"Political Poetry: Eratosphere" 29 July 2002. Able Muse. 25 May 2003 http://www.ablemuse.com/erato/ubbhtml/Forum15/HTML/000108.html>. This site is actually a message board with hundreds of posting regarding the debate concerning whether there is a place for the political within poetry.
Pordon, Judith. "Social, Political and Antiwar Poems." 30 April 2003. 25 May 2003 http://judithpordon.tripod.com/poetry/id125.html>. This is an interesting site, but not quite the poems you'd think.
"Reading Poetry in Times of War." 17 May 2003. University of Texas-Austin. 25 May 2003 http://www.cwrl.utexas.edu/~schonberg/rhe309s03/Eliana/>. This site was created by a class at UT-Austin regarding political poetry and its effects on people during times of war and conflict.
"Rock & Roll through Literary Terms." 2003. Rock & Roll Library. 13 July 2003 http://www.rocklibrary.com/Education/Lessons/literary.html>. This site is really great. I can't wait to teach some of its ideas to my students. If nothing else, it offers a good listing of classic songs and the poetic tools their authors used to create them.
Santovasi, Susan. "The Poetry We Sing." 2001. Yale New Haven Teachers Institute. 13 July 2003 /curriculum/units/2001/3/01.03.07.x.html>. This is a link to my last YNHTI Curriculum Unit, which contains a number of valuable resources including a concise list of literary terms and definitions.
Line Break: Poetry as Social Practice
. Seattle: Bay Press, 1988. This text is lacking the more recent poetic responses to social and political responses, butthat which it does include is very helpful.
Stark, David and Michael Randolfi.
Inspirations: Original Lyrics and the Stories behind the Greatest Songs Ever Written
. New York: Sanctuary, 1999. This is a great book on lyrics and their origins.
"Twentieth Century Poetry and War." Learn Peace. 25 May 2003 http://www.ppu.org.uk/learn/poetry/index.html>. This is a peace-loving foundation's site that shares the findings of its research studies.
Vassar, Phil. "This is God." Coquet-Shack.com. 8 April 2003 http://www.coquetshack.com/lyrics/Lyrics T/This Is God 1866.htm>. This site includes lyrics to the song.
"Wilfred Owen-Poetry." 1999. Wilfred Owen Association. 25 May 2003 http://www.1914-18.co.uk/woa/>. This is the official site of Wilfred Owen and his poetry.
Worley, Darryl and Wynn Varble. "Have You Forgotten." AnySongLyrics.com. 2003 http://www.anysonglyrics.com/lyrics/d/darrylworley/haveyouforgotten.htm>. This site offers lyrics to the song.