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Andrew Epstein is a Professor in the English Department at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida.

He is the author of Beautiful Enemies: Friendship and Postwar American Poetry (Oxford University Press), which focuses on Frank O’Hara, John Ashbery, and Amiri Baraka.

His second book, Attention Equals Life: The Pursuit of the Everyday in Contemporary Poetry and Culture, was published by Oxford University Press in 2016.  His third book, The Cambridge Introduction to American Poetry Since 1945, was just published by Cambridge University Press in early 2023.

He has published widely on poetry and 20th- and 21st-century literature, on such topics as the New York School of poets, Language poetry, conceptual poetry, literature and pragmatist philosophy, the Oulipo, and African-American literature, on figures ranging from Shelley and Keats to William James, T. S. Eliot, W.H. Auden, Marianne Moore, Wallace Stevens, Francis Ponge, Elizabeth Bishop, Bernadette Mayer, Amiri Baraka, James Schuyler, Robert Lowell, Rae Armantrout, Stanley Cavell, and Lou Reed.

Since 2013, he has been blogging about the New York School of poets at Locus Solus.

His work has appeared in numerous journals and magazines, including the New York Times Book ReviewContemporary Literature, The Los Angeles Review of Books, American Literary HistoryThe Wallace Stevens JournalComparative Literature Studies, Jacket2, and Raritan, and in various essay collections, including The Cambridge History of Postmodern Literature, The Cambridge Companion to American Poets, The New Wallace Stevens Studies, Elizabeth Bishop in Context, Among Friends: Engendering the Social Site of Poetry, and The Routledge Companion to Experimental Literature.

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  1. Hello good sir. A Happy New Year greeting is still safe according to my calendar, so I shout it out.
    I was just sending along a note to Paul Oyer and while writing, a mental reminder popped to view. It was a reminder to drop you a line and say, bully for you! Great to see you happy and doing well. I’m not surprised, but glad indeed to see all is well.
    Have a memorable ’15 mon ami.
    All the best,

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