Literary Criticism

Inciting Poetics

Thinking and Writing Poetry
Edited by Jeanne HeuvingTyrone Williams

The essays in Inciting Poetics provide provocative answers to the book’s opening question, “What are poetics now?”

The Language Letters

Selected 1970s Correspondence of Bruce Andrews, Charles Bernstein, and Ron Silliman
Edited by Matthew HoferMichael Golston

Written between 1970 and 1978, these letters detail the development of the concepts and styles that came to define one of the most influential movements in post-1960s writing.

Gothic Imagination in Latin American Fiction and Film

By Carmen A. Serrano

This work traces how Gothic imagination from the literature and culture of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Europe and twentieth-century US and European film has impacted Latin American literature and film culture.

Why Should I Write a Poem Now

The Letters of Srinivas Rayaprol and William Carlos Williams, 1949-1958
Edited by Graziano Krätli

Their intense epistolary relationship between Srinivas Rayaprol and William Carlos Williams, lasting almost a decade and little known up to now, is chronicled in this edition of their letters.

Presences

A Text for Marisol
A Critical Edition
By Robert CreeleyMarisol Escobar
Edited by Stephen Fredman

Now in a new edition, this beautiful, interactive collaboration is a unique work of book art in which Marisol’s monumental pop-art sculptures face the blocks of Creeley’s prose poems.

Gabriela Mistral's Letters to Doris Dana

Edited and Translated by Velma García-Gorena

These letters, published in Spanish in 2010 and now translated for the first time into English, provide insight into Gabriela Mistral's work as a poet and illuminate her perspectives on politics, especially war and human rights.

Fictions of Western American Domesticity

Indian, Mexican, and Anglo Women in Print Culture, 1850–1950
By Amanda J. Zink

This work provides a compelling explanation of something that has bedeviled a number of feminist scholars: Why did popular authors like Edna Ferber continue to write conventional fiction while living lives that were far from conventional?

Robert Duncan and the Pragmatist Sublime

By James Maynard

This study examines the theoretical underpinnings of Robert Duncan’s poetry and poetics.

Curious Disciplines

Mina Loy and Avant-Garde Artisthood
By Sarah Hayden

Foregrounding Loy’s critical interrogation of Futurist, Dadaist, Surrealist, and “Degenerate” artisthood, and exploring her poetic legacies today, Curious Disciplines reveals Loy’s importance in an entirely novel way.

Imagining Persons

Robert Duncan's Lectures on Charles Olson
Edited by Robert J. BertholfDale M. Smith

These transcribed talks pay tribute to Olson and expand our knowledge of Duncan’s vision of modernist writing.

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