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  • 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 State of the Artby David Lehman

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    The acclaimed annual, The Best American Poetry , is the most prestigious showcase of new poetry in the United States and Canada. Each year since the series began in 1988, David Lehman has contributed a foreword, and this has evolved into a sort of state-of-the-art address that surveys new developments and explores various matters facing poets and... more...

  • Walt Whitman's Selected Journalismby Walt Whitman; Douglas A. Noverr; Jason Stacy

    University of Iowa Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Long before he was a celebrated poet, Walt Whitman was a working journalist. By the time he published the first edition of Leaves of Grass in 1855, Whitman had edited three newspapers and published thousands of reviews, editorials, and human-interest stories in newspapers in and around New York City. Yet for decades, much of his journalism has been... more...

  • A History of American Poetryby Richard Gray

    Wiley 2015; US$ 99.50

    A History of American Poetry presents a comprehensive exploration of the development of American poetic traditions from their pre-Columbian origins to the present day. Offers a detailed and accessible account of the entire range of American poetry Situates the story of American poetry within crucial social and historical contexts, and places... more...

  • In Walt We Trustby John Marsh

    Monthly Review Press 2015; US$ 21.00

    Life in the United States today is shot through with uncertainty: about our jobs, our mortgaged houses, our retirement accounts, our health, our marriages, and the future that awaits our children. For many, our lives, public and private, have come to feel like the discomfort and unease you experience the day or two before you get really sick. Our... more...

  • A Sense of Regardby Laura McCullough

    University of Georgia Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    A Sense of Regard , says Laura McCullough, “is an effort to collect the voices of living poets and scholars in thoughtful and considered exfoliation of the current confluence of poetry and race, the difficulties, the nuances, the unexamined, the feared, the questions, and the quarrels across aesthetic camps and biases.”. The contributors... 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...

  • Picturing Thoreauby Mark W. Sullivan

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 84.99

    This book examines, in detail, about 30 portraits of Henry David Thoreau that were done by American artists between 1854 and the present day. It becomes clear from this study that although Thoreau?s features have been ?used? in a bewildering variety of ways to convey a host of messages (some of which would have dismayed him), there is a remarkable... 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...