On Wallace Stevens and the New York School of Poets

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I contributed an essay to an exciting new collection of essays on Wallace Stevens entitled The New Wallace Stevens Studies, edited by Bart Eeckhout and Gül Bilge Han, which was recently published by Cambridge University.

My piece argues that Stevens’s influence on poets of the New York School (like Frank O’Hara, John Ashbery, Barbara Guest, James Schuyler, Ted Berrigan) — and the avant-garde more broadly — has been overlooked, to the detriment of both.  

For more on my piece, see this post at Locus Solus.

Elizabeth Bishop, Surrealism, and the Avant-Garde

An essay of mine about Elizabeth Bishop recently appeared in a terrific new collection of essays called Elizabeth Bishop in Context, edited by Angus Cleghorn and Jonathan Ellis for Cambridge University Press. My piece examines Bishop’s fraught but deep relationship to surrealism and the avant-garde.

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Recent book reviews

Here are links to some recent book reviews I’ve written:

— For On the Seawall, I reviewed The Selected Letters of John Berryman.

— For American Literature, I reviewed two recent scholarly books on twentieth- and twenty-first century American fiction, Postmodernism in Pieces: Materializing the Social in U.S. Fiction by Matthew Mullins and Lyrical Strategies: The Poetics of the Twentieth-Century American Novel by Katie Owens-Murphy.

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— For On the Seawall, I reviewed Bill Berkson’s posthumous memoir, Since When: A Memoir in Pieces.