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 recently published by Oxford University Press. He is also currently writing The Cambridge Introduction to American Poetry Since 1945 (under contract, Cambridge University Press).
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, the legacy of pragmatism, the Oulipo, and African-American literature, on figures ranging from Shelley and Keats to W.H. Auden, Marianne Moore, Wallace Stevens, Francis Ponge, Bernadette Mayer, Amiri Baraka, James Schuyler, Rae Armantrout, 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 Review, Contemporary Literature, The Los Angeles Review of Books, American Literary History, The Wallace Stevens Journal, Comparative Literature Studies, Jacket2, and Raritan, and in various essay collections, including The Cambridge Companion to American Poets, Among Friends: Engendering the Social Site of Poetry, and The Routledge Companion to Experimental Literature.