The Index is an important resource for contemporary poetry research, serving as a continuing record of trends in the output of famous and lesser-known poets and the cultural influences they represent. The Index includes contemporary poets from the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean, as well as other lands, cultures and times. Continuing the tradition of this helpful reference source, this twenty-seventh annual volume of the Index was produced with the cooperation of 290 participating periodicals from Canada, the United States, and the Caribbean. More than 7,200 entries for individual poets and translators are included, with more than 20,000 entries for individual poems. A separate index provides access by title or first line.
Rafael Catala, poet and critic, has published nuemrous books of poetry and articles on literary criticism. James D. Anderson is Professor at the School of Communication, Information, and Library Studies at Rutgers University.