More and more often, teachers and librarians tell us of the growing trend of studying poets and their works as a method to introduce students to the field of literature. Poets: American and British is the perfect reference material to assist them in this process. This new three-volume set includes essays on English-language poets studied most intensively in American schools. The 71 signed essays have been drawn from the acclaimed American Writers and British Writers series. Arranged in alphabetical sequence and extending from Chaucer to late twentieth century poets, this affordable subset belongs in every library serving literary term-paper writers. The set is well-written by distinguished contributors and gives thorough biographical as well as critical information on each poet presented. The inclusive and comprehensive treatment of the material encourages readers to learn about poets and their works, while the extensive bibliography will lead readers in directions which supplement the essays contained in the set.