This seminar will allow us to consider voice, poetic forms, and vernacular language in modernist American poetry through emerging digital humanities frameworks. Potential authors include Ezra Pound, Robert Frost, Gertrude Stein, William Carlos Williams, Wallace Stevens, Louis Zukofsky, H.D., Mina Loy, Marianne Moore, and James Weldon Johnson. In addition to conventional close reading and analysis of chosen poems, we will also explore how digital humanities tools can enhance or reframe the ways in which we read. For instance, students might use a text analysis tool such as Voyant to contrast the verbal density of Frost f and Zukofsky. We might develop a thick, contextual framework for re-reading a William Carlos Williams poem by situating it within an interactive web exhibit that we build. We might analyze the oratorical elements in poems of Stein and Johnson by reading, listening to their recordings, and then creating visualizations of the pitch contours of their speech using Gentle/Drift. Or we might look for hidden patterns of recurrence in Gertrude Stein by analyzing her text with the aid of Lexos. Extensive reading of poetry; some listening to poetry audio; modernist literary history; articles on digital humanities methods; and practical exploration with computational tools will occupy us. There will be some emphasis on producing a mature, critical essay, but we will also consider the pedagogical implications of DH in poetry study. Students will draft several, shorter exploratory essays; create a digital project; and write one longer, critical essay that employs a digital humanities methodology. Those with an interest in poets beyond the scope of this class may choose other writers as the focus of their longer paper, providing that suitable materials are available for DH analysis. Machine readable texts and/or audio are available for the authors I have listed.