Literary Criticism

All This Thinking

The Correspondence of Bernadette Mayer and Clark Coolidge
Edited by Stephanie AndersonKristen Tapson

All This Thinking explores the deep friendship and the critical and creative thinking between Bernadette Mayer and Clark Coolidge, focusing on an intense three-year period in their three decades of correspondence.

Latinx Poetics

Essays on the Art of Poetry
Edited by Ruben Quesada

Latinx Poetics: Essays on the Art of Poetry collects personal and academic writing from Latino, Latin American, Latinx, and Luso poets about the nature of poetry and its practice.

Steinbeck’s Imaginarium

Essays on Writing, Fishing, and Other Critical Matters
By Robert DeMott

In Steinbeck’s Imaginarium, Robert DeMott delves into the imaginative, creative, and sometimes neglected aspects of John Steinbeck’s artistic career.

"A Serpentine Gesture"

John Ashbery's Poetry and Phenomenology
By Elisabeth W. Joyce

In “A Serpentine Gesture”: John Ashbery’s Poetry and Phenomenology Elisabeth W. Joyce examines John Ashbery’s poetry through the lens of Maurice Merleau-Ponty’s conception of phenomenology.

Tactics of Hope in Latinx Children's and Young Adult Literature

By Jesus MontañoRegan Postma-Montaño

Using Gloria Anzaldúa’s theories of conocimiento as a critical lens, the authors examine several literary works including Side by Side / Lado a lado; They Call Me Güero; Land of the Cranes; Efrén Divided; and Gabi, a Girl in Pieces.

A Critical Collection on Alejandro Morales

Forging an Alternative Chicano Fiction
Edited by Marc García-MartínezFrancisco A. Lomeli

The fourteen essays included in this compendium examine Morales’ novels and short stories.

Evaluations of US Poetry since 1950, Volume 2

Mind, Nation, and Power
Edited by Robert von HallbergRobert Faggen

Horace speaks of poetry delighting and instructing. While Evaluations of US Poetry since 1950, Volume 1 explores the pleasures of poetry—its language, forms, and musicality—volume 2 focuses on the public dimensions.

Evaluations of US Poetry since 1950, Volume 1

Language, Form, and Music
Edited by Robert von HallbergRobert Faggen

The essays collected in both volumes of Evaluations of US Poetry since 1950 move away from esoteric literary criticism toward a more evaluative and speculative inquiry that will serve as the basis from which poets will be discussed and taught over the next half-century and beyond.

El feliz ingenio neomexicano

Felipe M. Chacón and Poesía y prosa
Edited and Translated by Anna M. NogarA. Gabriel Meléndez

El feliz ingenio neomexicano is a bilingual recovery edition of Obras de Felipe Maximiliano Chacón, el Cantor Neomexicano: Poesía y prosa, the first collection of poetry published by a Mexican American author.

Modernist Poetry and the Limitations of Materialist Theory

The Importance of Constructivist Values
By Charles Altieri

In Modernist Poetry and the Limitations of Materialist Theory, Charles Altieri skillfully dissects the benefits and limitations of Materialist theory for works of art.

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