The Index of American Periodical Verse is an important work for contemporary poetry research and is an objective measure of poetry that includes poets from the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean as well as other lands, cultures, and times. It reveals trends in the output of particular poets and the cultural influences they represent. The publications indexed cover a broad cross-section of poetry, literary, scholarly, popular, general, and "little" magazines, journals, and reviews.
Rafael Catala poet and critic, has published numerous books of poetry and articles on literary criticism. James D. Anderson is Professor in the School of Communication, Information, and Library Studies at Rutgers University.