In this reference book, entries are arranged alphabetically by poet. In order to reflect the influence of tradition as well as invation, poets from various eras will be represented in every volume. Each Poetry Criticism entry covers the poet's major or most commonly read works and discusses his or her most prominent themes and poetic techniques. Entries contain an introductory biographical sketch, excerpts of critical analyses of major poems and sources for additional reading. To help attract and encourage student interest Poetry Criticism is illustrated with author portraits and photographs of significant places, people, or manuscript pages from the poet's career. Special features, such as a descriptive table of contents and three cumulative indexes, will help speed their information search.