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Maryland Literature

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

Maryland Poets

Below is a short list of a select notable Maryland poets. Use the catalog to search by author to locate and explore works by these poets.

  • Brasseya Allen
  • Linda Pastan
  • Lucille Clifton
  • Edgar Allan Poe
  • Michael Collier
  • Adrienne Rich
  • Roland Flint
  • Karl Shapiro
  • Frances E. W Harper
  • Eli Siegel
  • Josephine Jacobsen
  • Elizabeth Spires 
  • Rodger Kamenetz
  • Afaa M. Weaver
  • Ogden Nash 
  • Reed Whittemore

The following is a selection of works by Maryland poets that are available in Special Collections & University Archives. Search the catalog to locate more titles. All rare books can be requested online and viewed in the Maryland Room, located in Hornbake Library at the University of Maryland College Park.

For more information about requesting books from Special Collections, visit the guide to Using Special Collections and University Archives.