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RESEARCH & WRITING

Book

1. Echo & Critique: Poetry and the Clichés of Public Speech. Louisiana State University Press, May 2023.

Articles

21. "The Ambivalent Elegies of Gwendolyn Brooks." Forthcoming in MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States (2024).

20. "Invisible Labor in William Carlos Williams." William Carlos Williams Review 40.2 (2023): 165-85.

19. "Dorothy Parker Among the Poets." Literary Imagination 25.1 (2023): 53-67.

18. "Graffiti and the British Postwar Poem." Genre: Forms of Discourse and Culture 55.2 (2022): 141-59.

17. "Adrienne Rich's Cartographies." Arizona Quarterly 78.2 (2022): 121-143.

16. "Queer Allusion: Wilde, Housman, Cullen." Modern Language Quarterly 83.1 (2022): 57-80.

15. “Langston Hughes, the Blues, and the Distance between Poetry and Song.” Modernism/modernity 28.3 (September 2021): 497-509.

14. “‘Unknown and Unknowable’: Animal Selves in the Bird Poems of E.E. Cummings.” Philological Quarterly 100.2 (2021): 209-30.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Essays

5. “At Home, and ‘Trapped,’ with Adelaide Crapsey.” Forthcoming in Paideuma 50 (2024).

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

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

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

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

 

Chapters

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

1. “Poetry and Propaganda.” In The Cambridge Companion to American Poetry and Politics since 1900, ed. Daniel C. Morris, pp. 36-51. Cambridge University Press, 2023.

Editorial

1. “Harmonium at 100.” Special issue co-edited with Bart Eeckhout. The Wallace Stevens Journal 47.2 (2023). Includes introduction co-authored with Bart Eeckhout, “Still Whipping Hullabaloos among Spheres”: 131-43.

Reviews

16. On The Politics of Speech in Later Twentieth-Century Poetry: Local Tongues in Heaney, Brooks, Harrison, and Clifton, by William Fogarty. Forthcoming in Genre 57.2 (2024).

15. On Into the World's Great Heart: Selected Letters of Edna St. Vincent Millay, edited by Timothy F. Jackson. Forthcoming in Resources for American Literary Study 45.2 (2024).

14. On Let America Be America Again: Conversations with Langston Hughes, edited by Christopher C. DeSantis. American Literary History 35.4 (2023): 1949-51.

13. On Jesus Comes to Me as Judy Garland. Colorado Review of Books (December 15, 2021).

12. On Dunce, by Mary Ruefle. Colorado Review of Books (June 29, 2021).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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