A video of my talk — “Sing Along: Poets and Birds” — the 2018 Katz Distinguished Lecture in the Humanities at the University of Washington — is now available for viewing over at YouTube.
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
In just a couple days I am leaving home to spend two months as a Visiting Fellow at the Humanities Research Centre at Australian National University in Canberra. I’ll be giving a public lecture at ANU on 11 August titled “Conceptual Writing: Poetry as Information Art”; I’ll also be giving
I’ve just received news that I’ve been elected to the Modern Language Association’s Poetry Division Executive Committee. It’s a five year term. So I’ll be helping to plan the division’s panels at the MLA conventions 2015-2019. Let me know if there’s anything you’d like to see featured at a future
I’ve received exciting news: the Humanities Research Centre at Australian National University has selected me as a Visiting Fellow for 2014. I’ll be spending next July and August in Canberra, and I’ll be participating in workshops and other activities related to the HRC’s annual theme, “Now Showing: Cultures, Judgments, and
I’d like to announce the publication of my new book, Phenomenal Reading: Essays in Modern and Contemporary Poetics. It’s available now from the University of Alabama Press in paperback. Winner of the press’s Elizabeth Agee Prize for outstanding American literary scholarship, the book reprints eleven previously published essays on figures
I have just received a letter from Michael K. Young, the President of the University of Washington, stating that he approves my promotion from Associate Professor to Professor in the Department of English. Thanks to everyone who wrote letters on my behalf or otherwise supported me through the long review