Brian Reed

University of Washington

Author: bmreed

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I am proud to announce that I have been appointed as the inaugural Milliman Endowed Chair in the Humanities at the University of Washington. I would like to express my profound thanks to Glenn and Alison Milliman for their extraordinary generosity and for their unflagging support of the study and

Pitching Poetry

A new essay of mine–“Setting a Poem: A. J. Carruthers’ ‘Music, After Michael Dransfield’”–has appeared in the June 2017 issue of the Chinese journal Waiguo Wenxue Yanjiu [Foreign Literature Studies]. It’s an attempt to think about the analogy between the poem on the page and a score for musical performance,

Seoul Bound

I’ll be giving a keynote talk this weekend–“Visual Poetry and the Poetics of Data Visualization”–at Dongguk University in Seoul, South Korea. The conference is called “Comparative Literature, World Literature, and the Digital Humanities,” and it is hosted by the Korean Society of East-West Comparative Literature (KEASTWEST).

New essay on Indigenous poetics

I have an essay–“Sherwin Bitsui’s Blank Dictionary: Navajo Poetics and Non-Indigenous Readers”–in a fantastic new book, The Fate of Difficulty in the Poetry of Our Time, edited by Charles Altieri and Nicholas Nace, that’s just out from the University of Chicago Press. I’m honored to appear alongside the likes of

Off to Los Angeles

I’m soon going to be in Los Angeles for three conferences in quick succession: conferences run by the Pacific Modern and Ancient Language Association, the Chinese/American Association for Poetry and Poetics, and the Modernist Studies Association. I’ll be chairing a panel on contemporary poetry on Friday, 11 November, at 10:20am;

VisPo Blooms

I have a short piece–“On Mary Ellen Solt’s ‘Forsythia‘”–that has been posted as part of the online journal Coldfront‘s cool new series “Singular VisPo: First Encounters,” which retells different poets’ and critics’ first epiphanic experiences with “visual poetry,” however defined.