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Maryland Literature

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

Maryland Poet Laureate Collections

Maryland Poet Laureates

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

  • Stanley Plumly (Poet Laureate of Maryland, 2009-)
  • Michael S. Glaser (Poet Laureate of Maryland, 2004-2009)
  • Michael Collier (Poet Laureate of Maryland, 2001-2004)
  • Roland Flint (Poet Laureate of Maryland, 1995-2000)
  • Linda Pastan (Poet Laureate of Maryland, 1991-1995)
  • Reed Whittemore (Poet Laureate of Maryland, 1985-1988)
  • Lucille Clifton (Poet Laureate of Maryland, 1979-1985)
  • Vincent Godfrey Burns (Poet Laureate of Maryland, 1962-1979)
  • Maria Briscoe Croker (Poet Laureate of Maryland, 1959-1962)

The following is a selection of works by Maryland Poet Laureates 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.