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  • Rebel Soulsby Justin Martin

    Da Capo Press 2014; US$ 27.99

    Brilliant portrait of a time and place that launched American Bohemia and liberated the genius of Walt Whitman more...

  • Walt Whitman Among the French: Poet and Mythby Betsy Erkkila

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 38.50

    As the first full treatment of Walt Whitman's French sources and his later impact on French writers, this book revises our image of the poet and challenges many critical assumptions. Originally published in 1980. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the... more...

  • A Place for Humilityby Christine Gerhardt

    University of Iowa Press 2014; US$ 47.50

    Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman are widely acknowledged as two of America?s foremost nature poets, primarily due to their explorations of natural phenomena as evocative symbols for cultural developments, individual experiences, and poetry itself. Yet for all their metaphorical suggestiveness, Dickinson?s and Whitman?s poems about the natural world... more...

  • The Objectivist Nexusby Rachel Blau DuPlessis; Peter Quartermain; Eric Homberger; Peter Middleton; Burton Hatlen; Alan Golding; Charles Altieri; Yves di Manno; Charles Bernstein; John Seed; Michael Heller; Norman Finkelstein; Peter Nichols; Robert Franciosi; Andrew Crozier; Stephen Fredman; Ming-Qian Ma

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 39.95

    "Objectivist" writers, conjoined through a variety of personal, ideological, and literary-historical links, have, from the late 1920s to the present, attracted emulation and suspicion. Representing a nonsymbolist, postimagist poetics and characterized by a historical, realist, antimythological worldview, Objectivists have retained their outsider... more...

  • Sustainable Poetryby Leonard M. Scigaj

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 50.00

    Focusing on the work of A.R. Ammons, Wendell Berry, W.S. Merwin, and Gary Snyder, author Leonard Scigaj shows that just as a sustainable society does not depreciate its resource base, so a sustainable poetry does not restrict interest to language. Over the past thirty years many poets have shown an increasing sensitivity to ecological thinking. But... more...

  • The Place of Poetryby Christopher Clausen

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Since the end of the eighteenth century, Christopher Clausen asserts, poetry has steadily declined in cultural status in the English-speaking world, yielding its former place as a bearer of truth to the advancing sciences. As the position of poetry was more and more threatened, its defenders made ever higher claims for its importance, even maintaining... more...

  • Writing/Teachingby Paul Kameen

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2000; US$ 27.95

    2001 CCCC Outstanding Book Award The vast majority of academic books are written from the scholar?s position, even those that primarily concern teaching. Writing/Teaching , on the other hand, is a book about teaching written from the position of the teacher. As the title suggests, Kameen?s book is split into two halves?yet both, in different... more...

  • Everybody's Autonomyby Juliana Spahr

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    Experimental texts empower the reader by encouraging self-governing approaches to reading and by placing the reader on equal footing with the author. Everybody's Autonomy is about reading and identity.   Contemporary avant garde writing has often been overlooked by those who study literature and identity. Such writing has been perceived as... more...

  • The Ecology of Modernismby Joshua Schuster

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 39.95

    In The Ecology of Modernism , Joshua Schuster examines the relationships of key modernist writers, poets, and musicians to nature, industrial development, and pollution. He posits that the curious failure of modernist poets to develop an environmental ethic was a deliberate choice and not an inadvertent omission.   In his opening passage,... more...

  • John in the Company of Poetsby Thomas Gardner

    Baylor University Press 2011; US$ 69.95

    Thomas Gardner artistically describes Jesus?"the Word made flesh"?as a poem penned by God for the world, and John?author of the Fourth Gospel?as the poem's interpreter. John's structural patterns, repetitions, and narrative interventions invite readers to experience for themselves the beauty of the divine poem. John in the Company of Poets deepens... more...