Talking to poets

I do appreciate reading poems. I can read them in English, Spanish and of course my sweet and beloved mother language, Portuguese (in my case all varieties of it).  Today I was searching for some reading on American Culture and I came accross some poems by Emily Dickinson. I like them! But I have found my favorite. Here it goes:

XXVIII

Experiment to me
Is every one I meet.
If it contain a kernel?
The figure of a nut

Presents upon a tree,
Equally plausibly;
But meat within is requisite,
To squirrels and to me.

But, coming back to my search, I did find many useful sites about American culture. If you would want to have a look at them, here they are:

http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/explore/dgexplore.cfm?topic=all&collection=PicturingAmerica1497&col_id=190

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLzo9pOXa-s&feature=related

http://xroads.virginia.edu/~hyper/hypertex.html

Any further reading?

CAMPBELL, Neil and Alasdair Kean, American Cultural Studies. An Introduction to American Culture, London and New York: Routledge. 2008.
AGNEW, Jean-Christophe and Roy Rosenzweig, eds., A Companion to Post-1945 America, Oxford: Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 2006. (selecção de textos)
RANGNO, Erik V. R., Contemporary American Literature, 1945-Present: American Literature in Its Historical, Cultural, and Social Contexts, (N.Y.: Facts on File, Inc., 2005)
HUTNER, Gordon, American Literature, American Culture, New York, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999. (selecção de textos)
SLOTKIN, Richard, Gunfighter Nation: The Myth of the Frontier in the Twentieth-Century America, New York: Atheneum, 1998.
Other bibliography and a list of films will be specified in the complete course description.

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