Essays and Book Chapters

“Oulipo, Language Poetry, and Proceduralism.” The Cambridge History of Postmodern Literature. Ed. Brian McHale and Len Platt (Cambridge University Press, 2016).

“Wallace Stevens and the Everyday.” Wallace Stevens in Context, ed. Glen MacLeod. (forthcoming, Cambridge University Press).

“Street Musicians: Frank O’Hara and John Ashbery.” The Cambridge Companion to American Poetry.  Ed. Mark Richardson (Cambridge University Press, 2015).

“Introduction: Poetry Games.”  With Jonathan P. Eburne.  Comparative Literature Studies 51:1 (2014): 1-17.

“‘The Volley Maintained Nears Orgasm’: Rae Armantrout, Ron Silliman, and the Cross-Gender Collaboration.” In Among Friends: Engendering the Social Site of Poetry. Eds. Anne Dewey and Libbie Rifkin (University of Iowa Press, 2013): 171-190.

“‘Building a Nest Out of Torn Up Letters’: James Schuyler, Trash, and the Poetics of Collage.” Jacket2 (2012).

“Found Poetry, ‘Uncreative Writing,’ and the Art of Appropriation.” The Routledge Companion to Experimental Literature. Eds. Joe Bray, Allison Gibbons, and Brian McHale (Routledge, 2012).

“‘The Rhapsody of Things as They Are’: Stevens, Francis Ponge, and the Impossible Everyday.” The Wallace Stevens Journal 36.1 (Spring 2012): 47-77.

‘There is No Content Here, Only Dailiness’: Poetry as Critique of Everyday Life in Ron Silliman’s Ketjak.” Contemporary Literature 51.4 (2011): 736-776.

“‘Pay More Attention’: Silliman’s BART and Contemporary ‘Everyday Life Projects.’” Jacket 39 (2010).

“‘Against the Speech of Friends’: Amiri Baraka Sings the ‘White Friend Blues.’”  In Don’t Ever Get  Famous: Essays on New York Writing Beyond the ‘New York School.’   Ed. Daniel Kane.  (Dalkey Archive Press, 2006).

“Crisis, Possibility, and Pragmatism: Frank O’Hara’s Early Journal and William James.”  Fulcrum: An Annual of Poetry and Aesthetics 5 (2006): 184-204.

“‘I Want To Be At Least As Alive As the Vulgar’: Frank O’Hara’s Poetry and the Cinema.” In The Scene of My SelvesNew Work on New York School Poets, ed. Terence Diggory and Stephen Paul Miller (National Poetry Foundation, 2001): 93-121.

Auden and the New York School Poets.”  W. H. Auden Society Newsletter 22 (November 2001): 19-28.

Verse vs. Verse” (feature article on Language poetry and the academy).  Lingua Franca (September 2000): 45-54.

“Frank O’Hara’s Translation Game.” Raritan 19.3 (Winter 2000): 144-161.

“‘Flowers that Mock the Corse Beneath’: Shelley’s Adonais, Keats, and Poetic Influence.”  Keats-Shelley Journal 48 (1999): 90-128.

Book reviews

Review of Changing Subjects: Digressions in Modern American Poetry, by Srikanth Reddy. The Wallace Stevens Journal (2015).

“‘Here is Freshness and the Shore’s Timeless Teeth’: The Plays of Kenneth Koch.” Review of The Banquet: The Complete Plays, Films, and Librettos, by Kenneth Koch (Coffee House Press, 2012). Los Angeles Review of Books, November 2013.

Review of Something Understood: Essays and Poetry for Helen Vendler, eds. Stephen Burt and Nick Halpern (University of Virginia Press). Modern Philology (2013).

Review of A Natural History of Pragmatism, by Joan Richardson (Cambridge University Press).  Henry James Review 30.1 (Winter 2009): 87-90.

“Critiquing ‘La Vie Quotidienne’: Contemporary Approaches to the Everyday.”  Review of Everyday Life: Theories and Practices from Surrealism to the Present, by Michael Sheringham (Oxford University Press). Contemporary Literature 49.3 (Fall 2008): 476-487.

“‘The Academy of the Future is Opening Its Doors’: Women Poets and the New York School.” Review of Women, The New York School, and Other True Abstractions, by Maggie Nelson (University of Iowa Press). Jacket 35 (2008).

Review of Ashbery’s Forms of Attention, by Andrew DuBois (U of Alabama Press).  South Atlantic Review (2008).

“‘History Took Hold of My Throat.’” Review of The Afflicted Girls, by Nicole Cooley.  Common-Place (July 2004).

“‘Antimodern’ in a Time of Upheaval: Rereading African-American Culture in the Sixties.”  Review of Mercy, Mercy Me: African-American Culture and the American Sixties, by James C. Hall. Contemporary Literature (Fall 2003): 548-558.

“Precision Poetry.”   Review of The Poems of Marianne Moore, ed. Grace Schulman.  Newsday(Nov. 2, 2003): D32-3.

Review of The Cambridge Companion to Keats, ed. Susan J. Wolfson.  Keats-Shelley Journal 51 (2002): 205-7.

Review of Boss Cupid, by Thom Gunn.  Boston Review (October/November 2001).

Review of New Addresses, by Kenneth Koch.  Boston Review (February/March 2001): 54.

Review of Selfwolf, by Mark Halliday.  Boston Review (October/November 2000): 61.

“Turning the Steep Corner Into Childhood.”  Review of Girls on the Run, by John Ashbery. American Book Review 21.4 (May/June 2000), 23-4.

Churning Hymns into Fragments.”  Review of The Lion Bridge: Selected Poems 1971-1995, by Michael Palmer.  N.B.: New Books from the Reader’s Catalog (now-defunct on-line book review journal, linked to New York Review of Books website) (October 1998).

Out of the American Night.”  Review of Letter to an Imaginary Friend, by Thomas McGrath.N.B.: New Books from the Reader’s Catalog  (May 1998).

Essays in Reference Books, Letters to the Editor, and Other Miscellaneous Publications

On John Ashbery’s “Street Musicians.” Excerpt from Beautiful Enemies on Modern American Poetry Site.

Attention Equals Life, Or Is Its Only Evidence.” Initiation Address, Phi Beta Kappa, Florida State University, April 19, 2009.

Letter to the Editor” (about Frank O’Hara’s death). Poetry (September 2008).

“Amiri Baraka.”  Encyclopedia of the New York School Poets, ed. Terence Diggory.  (Facts-on-File, forthcoming, 2008).

“Translation and the New York School.” Encyclopedia of the New York School Poets, ed. Terence Diggory.  (Facts-on-File, forthcoming, 2008).

“Marianne Moore’s ‘Marriage.’” Encyclopedia of American Poetry: The Twentieth Century, ed. Eric Haralson. (Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, 2001): 479-480.

“John Ashbery.”   Encyclopedia of American Poetry: The Twentieth Century, ed. Eric Haralson. (Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, 2001): 24-25.

“Gerard Manley Hopkins.”  World Poets, ed. Ron Padgett (Scribner’s, 2000): vol. 2, 1-11.

“Andrew Marvell.”  World Poets, ed. Ron Padgett (Scribner’s, 2000): vol. 2, 155-164.

Contributor, Who’s Who in Twentieth-Century World Poetry, ed. Mark Willhardt (Routledge, 2000).  Composed biographical entries for 28 poets, including Hart Crane, E. E. Cummings, Theodore Roethke, John Berryman, Sylvia Plath, Richard Wilbur, Lorine Niedecker, George Oppen, James Wright, Frank O’Hara, Amiri Baraka, Robert Creeley, Gary Snyder, Carolyn Forché, Charles Simic, Charles Bernstein, Robert Hass, Robert Pinsky, Lyn Hejinian, and Sharon Olds, among others.


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