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Maryland Authors

A guide to Special Collection resources focusing on authors associated with the state of Maryland.

Maryland Poet Laureates

The following is a list of works by Maryland Poet Laureates, arranged chronologically , that are available in the Maryland Room.  Click on the titles to see the full bibliographic record from the University of Maryland library catalog.  For a more extensive list of Maryland poets, visit the Poetry section of this guide.

Additional information on Maryland Poet Laureates, past and present, is available online.

Stanley Plumly (Poet Laureate of Maryland, 2009-)

Boy on the Step : Poems New York.  1989, 1st edition.

Giraffe : Poems Baton Rouge. 1973.

The Marriage in the Trees Hopewell, N.J. 1997, 1st edition.

Nostalgia  Zumbro River Press. 2003

Now that my Father Lies Down Beside Me : New & Selected Poems, 1970-2000 New York. 2000.


Michael S. Glaser (Poet Laureate of Maryland, 2004-2009)

A Lover’s Eye : Poems Washington, D.C. 1989.

Being a Father : Poems St. Mary's City, Maryland.  2004


Michael Collier (Poet Laureate of Maryland, 2001-2004)

Bardo Wisconsin. 2003. 70 copies printed from handset Bembo types by Allison Quam.

Dark Wild Realm Boston. 2006.

The Folded Heart Middletown, Conn. 1989, 1st edition


Roland Flint (Poet Laureate of Maryland, 1995-2000)

Easy Baton Rouge.  1999.

Pigeon Rocky Mount, NC. 1991.

Stubborn Urbana. 1990


Linda Pastan (Poet Laureate of Maryland, 1991-1995)

Even as We Sleep Athens, Ohio. 1980, 1st edition.

The Imperfect Paradise New York. 1988, 1st edition.

Queen of a Rainy Country New York. 2006, 1st edition.


Reed Whittemore (Poet Laureate of Maryland, 1985-1988)

Fifty Poems Fifty Minneapolis. 1970.

Poems, New and Selected Minneapolis. 1967.

The Self-made Man, and Other Poems New York. 1959. 

Ten from Ten & One More Takoma Park, MD. 2006.


Lucille Clifton (Poet Laureate of Maryland, 1979-1985)

 Good News About the Earth New York. 1972, 1st edition.

Mercy Rochester, NY. 2004, 1st edition.

Voices Rochester, NY. 2008, 1st edition.


Vincent Godfrey Burns (Poet Laureate of Maryland, 1962-1979)

Poetry is Fun : an Aid for the Poets Washington, D.C. 1971.

Red Fuse on a World Bomb Washington, D.C. 1969.

The Sunny Side of Life; a Book of Poems  Washington. 1970.

World on Fire; a Play in Three Acts with Prologue  Washington. 1969.


Maria Briscoe Croker (Poet Laureate of Maryland, 1959-1962)

Land of the Singing Rivers; and Other Poems

Vision and Verity: Poems by Maria Briscoe Croker  Baltimore, Maryland.  1926.