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

    University of Iowa Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Douglas A. Noverr is a professor emeritus in the department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures and the American Studies graduate program at Michigan State University. He is currently the coordinator at international conferences for the Popular Culture and American Culture Association. His research and publications span the fields of sports... more...

  • A History of American Poetryby Richard Gray

    Wiley 2015; US$ 41.50

    ?In his preface to this work, Richard Gray says that he has ?tried to be faithful to the sheer range and plurality of the American poetic tradition,? and much the most impressive feature of this work is the ?sheer range? of authors it covers. Extending from Philip Freneau at the end of the eighteenth century to emerging Asian-American poets at the... more...

  • In Walt We Trustby John Marsh

    Monthly Review Press 2015; US$ 21.00

    ?Walt Whitman has been and remains our unacknowledged founder. Born as Thomas Jefferson was fretting that the revolutionary ?Spirit of 76? was being lost, Whitman grabbed the twin standards of enlightenment and possibility and carried them across the bridge from the days of Tom Paine to the present. His radical journey is our radical journey, and John... 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

    Rachel Blau DuPlessis is Professor of English at Temple University. Peter Quartermain is Professor of English at the University of British Columbia. 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...

  • The Routledge Guidebook to Thoreau's Civil Disobedienceby Bob Pepperman Taylor

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 28.95

    Since its publication in 1849, Henry David Thoreau?s Civil Disobedience has influenced protestors, activists and political thinkers all over the world. Including the full text of Thoreau?s essay, The Routledge Guidebook to Thoreau?s Civil Disobedience explores the context of his writing, analyses different interpretations of the text and considers... more...

  • US Poetry in the Age of Empire, 1979-2012by Piotr K. Gwiazda

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Examining poetry by Robert Pinsky, Adrienne Rich, and Amiri Baraka, among others, this book shows that leading US poets since 1979 have performed the role of public intellectual through their poetic rhetoric. Gwiazda's argument aims to revitalize the role of poetry and its social value within an era of global politics. more...