New additions to the American Verse Project

Date:     Wed, 14 Jan 1998 18:16:51 CST
Reply-To: Chris Powell <sooty@UMICH.EDU>
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From:     Chris Powell <sooty@UMICH.EDU>
Subject:  New additions to the American Verse Project

The Humanities Text Initiative at the University of Michigan is pleased to announce the addition of 35 new texts to the American Verse Project. Works by little-known women and African-American authors not contained in other electronic text collections have been added, as have works by well-known authors such as Emily Dickinson.

The American Verse Project is a collaborative project between the University of Michigan Humanities Text Initiative (HTI) and the University of Michigan Press. The project is assembling an electronic archive of volumes of American poetry prior to 1920. The full text of each volume of poetry is being converted into digital form and coded in Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML) using the TEI Guidelines. The texts are searchable and can be viewed in HTML as well as SGML.

The American Verse Project is located at:

A complete list of added texts follows:

Christina Powell
Coordinator, Humanities Text Intiative
University of Michigan