Brian Reed

University of Washington

Publications

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

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

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

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

Chicago Review Review

The newest issue of the Chicago Review has–in addition to previously unpublished essays by the brilliant critic Veronica Forrest-Thomson and prose vignettes (in translation) by the Polish writer Andrzej Stasiuk–my review of Cole Swensen’s Greensward (Ugly Duckling 2010), a small beautiful book about 18th century British gardens and the human/animal