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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 […]

New Bird Leaves the Nest

Announcing the publication of Modern American Poetry: Points of Access (Heidelberg: Winter, 2013), edited by Kornelia Freitag and myself, a collection of essays providing info and advice to teachers on the high school and college level who would like to start including poets from Emily Dickinson to Prageeta Sharma in their curriculum.

On Its Way!

Cornell University Press has begun promoting my forthcoming book Nobody’s Business: Twenty-First Century Avant-Garde Poetics. It should be out in August 2013!

Now on Amazon Too . . .

You can now order my new book, Phenomenal Reading: Essays in Modern and Contemporary Poetics, from Amazon.com as well as directly from the University of Alabama Press.

It’s Out!

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 such as Carl Sandburg, Gertrude […]

Redirecting

Check out my latest essay — “In Other Words: Postmillennial Poetry and Redirected Language” — in the new issue of the journal Contemporary Literature.  It’s part of their “poetry of the previous decade” special issue edited by Michael Davidson, and it has lots of cool articles, including ones by Kaplan Harris, Evie Shockley, Juliana Spahr, […]

Available for Preorder, Woot!

My second book, Phenomenal Reading: Essays on Modern and Contemporary Poetics, will soon be available from the University of Alabama Press. You can see all the details on their site. Amazon is taking preorders, if you feel so inclined.

Review of Les Murray and John Kinsella

My review of Les Murray’s Taller When Prone and John Kinsella’s Activist Poetics: Anarchy in the Avon Valley is now available over at the Los Angeles Review of Books web site.  It’s at the bottom of a page that includes two other great reviews, Adam Plunkett on Hillary Gravendyk (a former student of mine! go […]

New Piece in Review-19

A new review of mine has gone live over at the web site Review 19.  I talk up Sandra M. Gustafson’s Imagining Deliberative Democracy in the Early American Republic. Dan’l Webster, Davey Crockett, James Fenimore Cooper — what more could one want?