Deaf Poets: Introduction


This InfoGuide focuses on selected Deaf poets who publish their works in English, and their works are in our collections. If you are interested in ASL poets, please see the InfoGuide link below. There are many Deaf poets, and if you come across a poet that you think I should add, please let me know of their works so they can be ordered, and we can add them. 

Please note that the Tactile Mind, Deaf Poets' Society,  and Kiss-Fist magazines also have poems. Also, check out The Heart of Deaf Culture literature section. All are linked below. 

Most of the books are available as an e-book. A few print books are "off-site" in building 99. Please use the request tab above the record to get the item. It takes a day or two to get the item delivered to the Circulation Desk at the library, where you can pick it up.  If you are faculty/staff, you can request the item be delivered and can skip the request step by filling out the form. 

Use the Gallaudet Encyclopedia and Sage Deaf Studies Encyclopedia to find poets. If you are interested in Deaf Republic, there is an InfoGuide linked below. The Poetry Handbook may be helpful to you in understanding the poetical structure, meter, and terms. 

Deaf Studies Archives (3rd floor) has the Robert Panara Poetry collection. If interested in reviewing the collection, make an appointment with the archivist, Liz Call. The archives contact page is linked below.

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