Refereed Articles (Forthcoming)

“Langston Hughes, the Blues, and the Distance between Poetry and Song.” Forthcoming in Modernism/modernity 28.3 (September 2021).

Refereed Articles (In Print)

"The Divided Selves of Edna St. Vincent Millay." Literary Imagination 23.1 (March 2021): 69-79.

“Louise Glück and Dialogue.” Paideuma: Modern and Contemporary Poetry and Poetics 45 (2021): 223-240.

“Wistful Lies and Civil Virtues: Randall Jarrell on World War II Propaganda.”  JML: Journal of Modern Literature 43.3 (Spring 2020): 45-63.

“Philip Larkin and Envy.” Essays in Criticism 70.2 (April 2020): 199-220.

“Knowing Limits: Adrienne Rich in Rhyme.” Twentieth-Century Literature 65.4 (Winter 2019): 393-410.

“Relations to Knowledge: The Trope of the Book in Stevens’ Poetry.” The Wallace Stevens Journal 42.2 (Fall 2018): 176-90.

“Seamus Heaney and the Clichés of Public Talk.” Philological Quarterly 97.1 (Winter 2018): 97-119.

“Kamau Brathwaite’s Rhythms of Migration.” The Journal of Commonwealth Literature 53.1 (March 2018): 155-68.

“‘Echoes of Cruelty and Nonsense’ in Stevie Smith.” Modern Language Quarterly 79.1 (March 2018): 81-104.

“John Clare and the Early Poems of Seamus Heaney.” Essays in Criticism 67.2 (April 2017): 175-94.

“Anthony Hecht’s Controlled Disorder.” The Yale Review 104.3 (July 2016): 62-69.

“What Tone Allows: Robert Lowell on François Villon.” Literary Imagination 16.2 (July 2014): 191-209.

“Tough Love: W.H. Auden and A.E. Housman.” The Cambridge Quarterly 43.2 (June 2014): 139-56.



“At Home, and ‘Trapped,’ with Adelaide Crapsey.” (Solicited.) Forthcoming in Paideuma.

"‘Siren voices lost at dawn’: Nancy Cunard, T.S. Eliot, and the Place of the Artist.” Literary Matters 12.1 (Winter 2020).

“Sounding Lowell: Derek Walcott and Louise Glück.” Literary Matters 9.4 (October 2017).

“Mary McCarthy and Public Language.” Literary Matters 9.3 (June 2017).

“Delmore Schwartz, Again.” PN Review 230 (July-August 2016): 71-3.


Book Chapters

“Ambiguities of Relation: Semicolons in T.S. Eliot’s Poetry.” (Solicited.) In Punctuation in Modern English Literature, ed. Elizabeth M. Bonapfel, Jeffrey Gutierrez and John Lennard.


On French translations of Wallace Stevens by Gilles Mourier. The Wallace Stevens Journal 44.2 (Fall 2020).

On Sight Lines, by Arthur Sze. Colorado Review of Books. August 9, 2019.

On Peaches Goes It Alone, by Frederick Seidel. Colorado Review of Books. January 30, 2019.

On Wild Is the Wind, by Carl Phillips. PN Review 244 (November-December 2018): 75-76.

On Losers Dream On, by Mark Halliday. Colorado Review of Books (May 14, 2018).

On The If Borderlands: Collected Poems, by Elise Partridge. Dublin Review of Books 93 (October 2017).

On Morning, Paramin, by Derek Walcott and Peter Doig. Forthcoming in Rain Taxi Review of Books 22.2 (Summer 2017).

On Magdalene, by Marie Howe. Harvard Review Online (April 11, 2017).

On All the Poems, by Stevie Smith, edited by Will May. Chicago Review 60.2 (December 2016): 163-9.

On Aeneid Book VI, translated by Seamus Heaney. Kenyon Review Online (November 2016).

On Dickens’s Style, edited by Daniel Tyler. Essays in Criticism 65.1 (January 2015): 109-15.

Work in Progress.

Articles on birds in E.E. Cummings; on queer allusion in Wilde, Housman, and Cullen; and on maps in Adrienne Rich.