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date: 11 December 2019

(p. xi) List of Contributors

(p. xi) List of Contributors

Charles Altieri teaches modern American poetry and related topics at the University of California, Berkeley. His most recent books have been The Particulars of Rapture and The Art of Modern American Poetry. He is working on a book about Wallace Stevens and the concept of value.

Edward Brunner is a professor at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. His most recent study is Cold War Poetry. He teaches courses in modern poetry, popular culture, and graphic novels.

Mike Chasar is Assistant Professor of English at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon. His articles have appeared in PMLA and American Literature, and he is the coeditor of Poetry after Cultural Studies (forthcoming from University of Iowa Press).

Michael Davidson is Distinguished Professor of Literature at the University of California, San Diego. His most recent books are Ghostlier Demarcations: Modern Poetry and the Material Word, Guys Like Us: Citing Masculinity in Cold War Poetics, and Concerto for the Left Hand: Disability and the Defamiliar Body. On the Outskirts of Form: Practicing Cultural Poetics is forthcoming from Wesleyan University Press.

Rachel Blau DuPlessis, Professor Emerita, Temple University, is the author of Genders, Races and Religious Cultures in Modern American Poetry (Cambridge, 2001) and of the long poem Drafts, begun in 1986 and collected most recently in two books published by Salt Publishing—Pitch: Drafts 77–95 (2010) and The Collage Poems of Drafts (2011). Her newest critical book (2012) is Purple Passages: Pound, Eliot, Zukofsky, Olson, Creeley and the Ends of Patriarchal Poetry from University of Iowa Press. In 2006, two books of her innovative essays were published: Blue Studios: Poetry and Its Cultural Work (2006) and the ground-breaking The Pink Guitar: Writing as Feminist Practice ([1990] 2006), both from University of Alabama Press. She has written several other critical books, co-edited three anthologies, and edited The Selected Letters of George Oppen (1990). Her websites are and

Al Filreis is the Kelly Professor, Director of the Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing, Faculty Director of the Kelly Writers House, Co-Director (with Charles Bernstein) of the digital poetry archive PennSound, and Publisher of Jacket2 magazine at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of many articles, editions, (p. xii) and books, including Counter-Revolution of the Word: The Conservative Attack on Modern Poetry, 1945–1960 and Modernism from Right to Left.

Karen Jackson Ford is Professor of English at the University of Oregon, where she teaches poetry and poetics. She has published Gender and the Poetics of Excess, Split-Gut Song: Jean Toomer and the Poetics of Modernity, and essays on American poetry. She is currently working on a book about race and poetic form in the United States.

Melissa Girard is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin—Eau Claire. Her articles have appeared in the Journal of Modern Literature and the critical collection Kenneth Burke and His Circles.

Walter Kalaidjian is Professor of English at Emory University. His research and teaching focus on transnational modernism, cultural studies, and psychoanalysis. He has authored four books about twentieth-century American literature, including The Edge of Modernism: American Poetry and the Traumatic Past, American Culture between the Wars: Revisionary Modernism and Postmodern Critique, and Languages of Liberation: The Social Text in Contemporary American Poetry. In addition, he is the editor of the Cambridge Companion to American Modernism.

Lynn Keller is the author of Re-Making It New: Contemporary American Poetry and the Modernist Tradition, Forms of Expansion: Recent Long Poems by Women, and Thinking Poetry: Readings in Contemporary Women’s Exploratory Poetics. With Cristanne Miller, she edited Feminist Measures: Soundings in Poetry and Theory. She is the poetry editor for the journal Contemporary Literature and is coeditor with Dee Morris and Alan Golding of the University of Iowa Press Contemporary North American Poetry Series. She teaches at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Linda A. Kinnahan is Professor of English at Duquesne University. Her publications include numerous articles and book chapters on modernist and contemporary poets, along with two books on twentieth-century poetry, Poetics of the Feminine: Literary Tradition and Authority in William Carlos Williams, Mina Loy, Denise Levertov, and Kathleen Fraser and Lyric Interventions: Feminist Experimental Poetry and Contemporary Social Discourse. She is currently working on a book entitled Modernist Poetry and the Gendering of Economics, which focuses on modernist women poets (Marianne Moore, Mina Loy, and Lola Ridge) in relationship to the interactive dynamics of economics and visual culture in the early twentieth century.

John Marsh is Assistant Professor of English at Pennsylvania State University. He is the editor of You Work Tomorrow: An Anthology of American Labor Poetry, 1929–1941 and the author of two forthcoming books, Hog Butchers, Beggars, and Busboys: Poverty, Labor, and the Making of Modern American Poetry and Class Dismissed: Why We Can’t Teach or Learn Our Way Out of Inequality. (p. xiii)

Philip Metres is Associate Professor of English at John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio. He is also the author of To See the Earth, Come Together: Imagine Peace, and Behind the Lines: War Resistance Poetry on the American Homefront Since 1941, among others. His work has appeared in Best American Poetry and has garnered an NEA, a Watson Fellowship, two Ohio Arts Council Grants, and the Cleveland Arts Prize.

Adalaide Morris is Professor of English at the University of Iowa. The frame of her recent writing is the expanded field of modern and contemporary poetics, including sound art, the documentary, and the digital. Her books include How to Live/What to Do: H.D.’s Cultural Poetics; an edited collection of essays, Sound States: Innovative Poetics and Acoustical Technologies; and a coedited collection, New Media Poetics: Contexts, Technotexts, and Theories.

Cary Nelson is Jubilee Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Professor of English at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. From 2006 to 2012, he was also the national president of the American Association of University Professors. He is the author or editor of more than 20 books. When Death Rhymed: Poem Cards and Poetry Panics of the Great Wars is forthcoming.

John Timberman Newcomb is Associate Professor of English at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is the author of Wallace Stevens and Literary Canons and Would Poetry Disappear? American Verse and the Crisis of Modernity.

Peter Nicholls is Professor of English at New York University. His publications include Ezra Pound: Politics, Economics and Writing, Modernisms: A Literary Guide, George Oppen and the Fate of Modernism, and many articles and essays on literature and theory. He coedited (with Laura Marcus) The Cambridge History of Twentieth-Century English Literature and (with Gianni Cianci) Ruskin and Modernism. He is the U.S. editor of Textual Practice.

Josephine Park is Associate Professor of English and Asian American Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the author of Apparitions of Asia: Modernist Form and Asian American Poetics.

Robert Dale Parker is the James M. Benson Professor in English at the University of Illinois. He is the author of The Invention of Native American Literature and How to Interpret Literature: Critical Theory for Literary and Cultural Studies as well as books on Faulkner and Elizabeth Bishop. He has also published an edition of the works of Jane Johnston Schoolcraft and Changing Is Not Vanishing: A Collection of American Indian Poetry to 1930.

Jahan Ramazani is Edgar F. Shannon Professor of English at the University of Virginia. He is the author of A Transnational Poetics, winner of the ACLA’s Harry Levin Prize; The Hybrid Muse: Postcolonial Poetry in English; Poetry of Mourning: The Modern Elegy from Hardy to Heaney; and Yeats and the Poetry of Death. He is a coeditor of the (p. xiv) most recent editions of The Norton Anthology of English Literature and The Norton Anthology of Modern and Contemporary Poetry.

Susan Rosenbaum is Associate Professor of English at the University of Georgia. She is the author of Professing Sincerity: Modern Lyric Poetry, Commercial Culture, and the Crisis in Reading, and she is currently writing a book about surrealism, American poetry, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

Lytle Shaw is Associate Professor of English at New York University. His books include Frank O’Hara: The Poetics of Coterie, 19 Lines: A Drawing Center Writing Anthology, and Fieldworks: From Place to Site in Postwar Poetics.

James Smethurst teaches Afro-American Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He authored The New Red Negro: The Literary Left and African American Poetry, 1930–1946, The Black Arts Movement: Literary Nationalism in the 1960s and 1970s, and The African American Roots of Modernism: From Reconstruction to the Harlem Renaissance. He coedited Left of the Color Line: Race, Radicalism and Twentieth-Century Literature of the United States and Radicalism in the South Since Reconstruction.

Michael Thurston is Professor of English and Director of the American Studies Program at Smith College. He is the author of Making Something Happen: American Political Poetry between the World Wars and The Underworld Descent in Twentieth-Century Poetry: From Pound and Eliot to Heaney and Walcott. He is also the coeditor, with Jani Scandura, of Modernism, Inc: Body, Memory, Capital. An editor of the Massachusetts Review, he is currently at work on two books: a volume on reading postwar British and Irish poetry, and a study of changing representations of Cape Cod.

Mark W. Van Wienen is Professor of English at Northern Illinois University. He is the editor of Rendezvous with Death: American Poems of the Great War and the author of Partisans and Poets: The Political Work of American Poetry in the Great War. His American Socialist Tryptich: Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Upton Sinclair, W. E. B. Du Bois is forthcoming.

Timothy Yu is Associate Professor of English and Asian Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He is the author of Race and the Avant-Garde: Experimental and Asian American Poetry Since 1965. His current research focuses on the poetry created by those within the Asian diaspora around the Pacific Rim.