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American Verse Project

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American Verse Project is assembling an electronic archive of volumes of American poetry. Most of the archive is made up of 19th century poetry, although a few 18th century and early 20th century texts are included. Notables Include: Edgar Allen PoeCarl SandburgRalph Waldo Emerson, Emily Dickinson (Series [1][2][3]), Hilda Doolittle (H.D.)James Russell Lowell.


The full text of each volume is being converted into digital form and coded in Standard Generalized Mark-up Language (SGML) using the TEI Guidelines.(1) The volumes already on-line, which include books of poetry by a number of African-American and women poets, represent an interesting selection. In many cases, the texts selected are the only existing editions of the author’s work.


Written by thebeliever07

June 19, 2009 at 9:58 am

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