Recommended biographies on modern American poets
Richard Poirier's The Work of Knowing - Dated but still one
of the best; there aren't any really good recent bios.
William H. Pritchard's Frost: A Literary Life Reconsidered.
Hugh Kenner's The Pound Ezra - Still the bible; difficult, more
like an encyclopedia of modernism than a book on EP.
Noel Stock's The Life of Ezra Pound
Wendy Flory's The American Ezra Pound
Lyndall Gordon's 2-volumn Eliot's Early Years and Eliot's
Peter Ackroyd's T.S. Eliot
Bonnie Costello's Marianne Moore
Grace Schulman's study, Marianne Moore: The Poetry of Engagement
John Unterrecker's Voyager: The Life of Hart Crane - Dated
but good; there is no recent bio.
Arnold Rampersad's 2-volumn bio, Life of Langston Hughes - Considered
William Carlos Willams
Paul Mariani's William Carlos Williams: A New World Naked -
Probably the best bio to date.
Milton Bates' Wallace Stevens: A Mythology of Self - An excellent
Joan Richardson's 2-volumn bio Wallace Stevens.
Rachel Blau DuPlessis' H.D.: The Career of That Struggle
Janice Robinson's H.D.: The Life and Work of an American Poet
Any of the work on H.D. by Susan Stanford Friedman