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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 Langdon Hammer, Lyn Hejinian, Ben […]

New Review Essay

My review essay “Postdigital Global Literary History: On the Fourth Edition of The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics” has just been published. You’ll find it in the May 2017 issue of the journal Boundary 2.

New Short Essay

I have a short piece called “Stanisław Dróżdż: From Conceptual Poem to Concept-Shape” that’s now up over on Jacket2 as part of a feature on “Conceptual Writing (Plural and Global)” edited by Divya Victor.

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.

A New Review

A new review of my book Nobody’s Business: Twenty-First Century Avant-Garde Poetry, by Nikki Skillman, is up over on the American Literary History web site.

I Edit, Too

I’ve just joined the Editorial Board of the journal Contemporary Literature. That’s on top of two other recent appointments, to the Editorial Board of the Poetics Research Journal, run by John Tranter out of Sydney, and to the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Poetry and Poetics, a PRC-based publication associated with the Chinese/American […]

Bluebirds Fly

I have a new essay up over at the online journal Amodern. It’s a special issue on the “poetry reading” as an object of literary analysis, and my piece is titled “Somewhere Bluebirds Fly: Jackson Mac Low Directs a Poetry Reading.”

Is You or Aint You

I have a short piece up over at Jacket2 titled “Is You or Ain’t You My Poetry?” which is part of their new feature “Quick Question.” Katie Price is asking why the word “poetry” is still being used nowadays to refer to texts, performances, and artifacts that don’t seem especially poetic; other respondents include Amy […]

Interviews Posted

The web site Critical Margins: Perspectives on Book Culture, Technology, and Reading in the Digital Age has posted an interview with me about my book Nobody’s Business: Twenty-First Century Avant-Garde Poetics. The questions were tough ones: I ended up saying a lot more than I expected. Another interview, more of a questionnaire really, has also […]

New Book Released!

Nobody’s Business: Twenty-First Century Avant-Garde Poetics is now available from Cornell University Press. Here’s how the poet-critic Michael Davidson describes the book: “The title of Nobody’s Business refers to the nose-thumbing qualities of all avant-garde practices and situates these gestures in a context of global economic crisis. Brian M. Reed addresses a range of important new […]