Books:

 

Edited Collection of Essays:

Selected Journal Articles and Essays in Books:

  • “21st-Century Ecopoetry and the Scalar Challenges of the Anthropocene.” The News from Poems: Essays on the 21st-Century American Poetry of Engagement. Ed. Jeffrey Gray and Ann Keniston. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2016. 47-63.
  • The Ecopoetics of Hyperobjects: Evelyn Reilly’s Styrofoam.Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment 22.4: 846-871.
  • a rawlings: Ecopoetic Intersubjectivity.” Jacket2 (c. 9000 words; posted July 2015).
  • Chapter 3 of Thinking Poetry (pp. 103-154) reprinted in Contemporary Literary Criticism, Layman Poupard Publishing (2014).
  • “Imagining Beyond, Beyond Imagining.” PMLA 127.3 (May 2012): 579-585. (pdf)
  • “Green Reading: Modern and Contemporary Poetry and Environmental Criticism.” Oxford Handbook of Modern and Contemporary American Poetry. Ed. Cary Nelson, NY: Oxford University Press, 2011. 602-623.
  • “Becoming-Animal in Paul Muldoon’s Horse Latitudes.” Nordic Irish Studies 10 (2011): 1-14.
  • “Post-Language Lyric: The Example of Juliana Spahr.” Chicago Review 55:3/4 (2010): 74-83. (pdf)
  • “Singing Spaces: Fractal Geometries in Cole Swensen’s Oh.” Journal of Modern Literature 31.1 (2007): 136-160. (pdf)
  • “Susan Wheeler’s Open Source Poetics.” American Poets in the 21st Century: The New Poetics. Ed. Claudia Rankine and Lisa Sewell, Middleton, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 2007. 304-318.
  • “Resisting the Cultural Steam Roller: Susan Wheeler’s Source Codes.” American Literature 79.1 (2007): 143-175. (pdf)
  • “FFFFFalling with Poetry: The Centrifugal Classroom.” Poetry and Pedagogy. Ed. Joan Retallack and Juliana Spahr, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006. 30-38.
  • “Poems Living with Paintings: Cole Swensen’s Ekphrastic Try,” Contemporary Literature 46 (2005): 176-212. (pdf)
  • “Feminism and the Female Poet,” co-authored with Cristanne Miller, A Concise Companion to 20th-Century American Poetry. Ed. Stephen Fredman. Maldon, MA; Oxford, UK; Carlton, Australia: Blackwell Publishing, 2005. 75-94.
  • “‘Ink of eyes and veins and phonemes’: C.D. Wright’s Eclectic Experimentalism,” Arizona Quarterly 59.3 (2003): 115-49.
  • “The Silences are Equal to the Sounds: Documentary History and Susan Howe’s The Liberties,” Reprinted in Contemporary Literary Criticism 152. Detroit: Gale Research, 2002:192-202.
  • “‘Nothing, for a woman, is worth trying’: A Key Into Rosmarie Waldrop’s Experimentalism, “We Who Love to Be Astonished”: Experimental Women’s Writing and Performance Poetics. Ed. Laura Hinton and Cynthia Hogue. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2002. 103-15.
  • “‘Just one of / the girls: / normal in the extreme’: Experimentalists-to-be Starting Out in the 1960s.” Differences 12.2: 47-69. (Special issue, “After Patriarchal Poetry: Feminism and the Contemporary Avant-Garde,” ed. Steve Evans) (pdf)
  • “‘Fields of Pattern-Bounded Unpredictability’: Recent Palimptexts by Rosmarie Waldrop and Joan Retallack. Contemporary Literature 42.2: 376-412. (Special issue, “American Poetry of the 1990s,” ed. Thomas Gardner, Summer 2001) (pdf)
  • “Becoming ‘a Compleat Travel Agency’: Barbara Guest’s Negotiations with the Fifties Feminine Mystique.” The Scene of My Selves: New Work on New York School Poets. Ed.Terence Diggory and Stephen Paul Martin. Orono, ME: National Poetry Foundation, 2001. 215-27. Reprinted in The Beat Generation, ed. Allison Marion. Gale Research, 2003.
  • “The ‘Then Some Inbetween’: Alice Fulton’s Feminist Experimentalism.” American Literature 71 (June 1999): 311-40. (pdf)
  • “‘I knew // That life was fiction in disguise’: Merrill’s Divergence from Auden and Modernism.” Critical Essays on James Merrill. Ed. Guy Rotella. New York: G.K Hall, 1996. 116-144. [reprint of a chapter from Re-making It New]
  • “Feminist Measures: Soundings in Poetry and Theory,” co-authored with Cristanne Miller. Feminist Measures. 1-14.
  • “Measured Feet ‘in Gender-Bender Shoes’: The Politics of Form in Marilyn Hacker’s Love, Death, and the Changing of the Seasons.” Feminist Measures. 260-86.
  • “The Twentieth-Century Long Poem.” Columbia History of American Poetry. Ed. Jay Parini. New York: Columbia UP, 1993. 534-63.
  • “‘To remember / our dismembered parts’: Sharon Doubiago and the Complementary Women’s Epic.” American Literary History 4 (1992): 305-28. (pdf)
  • “‘For inferior who is free?’: Liberating the Women Writer in Marianne Moore’s ‘Marriage.'” Influence and Intertextuality in Literary History. Ed. Jay Clayton and Eric Rothstein. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1991. 219-44.
  • “‘Free of blossom and subterfuge’: Louise Gluck and the Language of Renunciation.” Self, World, Poem: Essays on Contemporary Poetry from the ‘Jubilation of Poets.’ Ed. Leonard Trawick. Kent, OH: Kent State UP, 1990. 120-29. Reprinted in Poetry Criticism. Ed. Christine Slovey. Gale Research, Inc. 1996.
  • “‘The tooth of disputation’: Marianne Moore’s ‘Marriage,'” co-authored with Cristanne Miller. Sagetrieb 6 (1987): 99-115.
  • “Emily Dickinson, Elizabeth Bishop, and the Rewards of Indirection,” co-authored with Cristanne Miller. New England Quarterly 57 (1984): 533-53. (pdf). See also New England Quarterly 58 [1985]: 331-34 for correspondence regarding that essay (pdf).
  • “Words Worth a Thousand Postcards: The Bishop/Moore Correspondence.” American Literature 55 (1983): 405-29. (pdf)
  • “Lessons from William Carlos Williams: Robert Creeley’s Early Poetry.” Modern Language Quarterly 43 (1982): 369-94. (pdf)
  • “‘Thinkers Without Final Thoughts’: John Ashbery’s Evolving Debt to Wallace Stevens.” ELH 49 (1982): 235-61. (pdf)

Interviews:

  • “Interview with Ed Roberson,” conducted with Steel Wagstaff. Contemporary Literature 52 (Fall 2011): 397-429
  • “Interview with Rae Armantrout.” Contemporary Literature 50 (2009): 219-39. (pdf)
  • “An Interview with C.D. Wright.” The Wolf 19 (December 2008).
  • “Interview with Myung Mi Kim,” Contemporary Literature 49 (2008): 335-56. (pdf)
  • “Interview with Susan Wheeler.” Contemporary Literature 45 (2004): 573-96. (pdf)
  • “Interview with Susan Howe.” Contemporary Literature 36 (1995): 1-34. Reprinted, with updated introduction, in Innovative Women Poets: An Anthology of Contemporary Poetry and Interviews. Ed. Elisabeth A. Frost and Cynthia Hogue. Iowa City: U of Iowa Press, 2006: 155-73. (pdf)
  • “Interview with Paul Muldoon.” Contemporary Literature 35 (1994): 1-29. (pdf)
  • “Interview with C. K. Williams,” Contemporary Literature 29 (1988): 157-76. Reprinted in Contemporary Literary Criticism Volume 148 (2001), Gale Group. (pdf)

Selected Reviews and Shorter Pieces:

  • What will poetry be in ten thousand years?” Jacket2 (c. 210 words, posted April 13, 2017).
  • Entries on “Fractal Poetics” (500 words); “Feminist Approaches to Poetry” (co-authored with Cristanne Miller; 2500 words); “Gender and Poetry” (co-authored with Cristanne Miller, 2750 words) in Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics, 4th ed. Eds. Roland Greene, Stephen Cushman, Clare Cavanagh, Jahan Ramazani, and Paul Rouzer. Princeton: Princeton UP, 2012.
  • “Professing Poetry Anew,” rev. of The Point Is To Change It: Poetry and Criticism in the Continuing Present, by Jerome McGann; Professing Sincerity: Modern Lyric Poetry, Commercial Culture, and the Crisis in Reading, by Susan B. Rosenbaum; Songs of Ourselves: The Uses of Poetry in America, Joan Shelley Rubin. ALH 21 (2009): 674-684. (pdf)
  • Rev. of Lyric Interventions: Feminism, Experimental Poetry, and Contemporary Discourse, by Linda A. Kinnahan. Twentieth-Century Literature 50 (2004): 324-31. (pdf)
  • Rev. of The Language of Inquiry by Lyn Hejinian Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature 21 (Spring 2002): 133-36. (pdf.)
  • “The American Poetry Jeremiad.” Rev. of The American Poetry Wax Museum: Reality Effects, 1940-1990, by Jed Rasula. Sagetrieb 16 (Winter 1997): 133-44.
  • Rev. of Elizabeth Bishop: Her Artistic Development, by Thomas J. Travisano and The Unbeliever: The Poetry of Elizabeth Bishop, by Robert Dale Parker. Modern Philology 87 (1990): 430-34. (pdf)
  • “Poets, U.S. (Contemporary).” Women’s Studies Encyclopedia, Volume II. Ed. Helen Tierney. New York: Greenwood, 1990: 278-80. (Revised edition 1999.)
  • Rev. of A Coherent Splendor: The American Poetic Renaissance, 1910-1950, by Albert Gelpi. American Literature 60 (1988): 688-90. (pdf)
  • Rev. of The Consuming Myth: The Work of James Merrill, by Stephen Yenser. American Literature 59 (1987): 697-99. (pdf)
  • Rev. of The Savage’s Romance: The Poetry of Marianne Moore, by John M. Slatin. American Literature 59 (1987): 471-72. (pdf)
  • “Re-examining Recent Poets,” rev. of Robert Lowell: Nihilist as Hero, by Vereen M. Bell and Elizabeth Bishop and Her Art, ed. Lloyd Schwartz and Sybil P. Estess. Contemporary Literature 25 (1984): 242-49. (pdf)
  • Rev. of Quest in Modern American Poetry, by Peter Revell. Modern Philology 81 (1984): 441-43. (pdf)
  • Rev. of John Ashbery: An Introduction to the Poetry, by David Shapiro. Chicago Review 31 (1980): 137-40. (pdf)