Category Archives: theory

Enjoy Me Among My Ruins / Juniper Fitzgerald

Juniper Fitzgerald’s honesty is disarming and gives this book breath.

Enjoy Me Among My Ruins / Juniper Fitzgerald

Juniper Fitzgerald’s honesty is disarming and gives this book breath.

Poetry Comics: Over The Line

So… you might ask, what exactly are poetry comics? That’s just what Over The Line sets out to show you. I think it succeeds both in addressing what constitutes this genre and in showing the plethora of shapes its iterations can

Poetry Comics: Over The Line

So… you might ask, what exactly are poetry comics? That’s just what Over The Line sets out to show you. I think it succeeds both in addressing what constitutes this genre and in showing the plethora of shapes its iterations can

The Biography of a Poetry (Goldensohn / Bishop)

Goldensohn, Lorrie. Elizabeth Bishop: The Biography of a Poetry. New York: Columbia University Press, 1992. Print.  Rather than writing a biography of Elizabeth Bishop, Lorrie Goldensohn sets out to trace the development of Bishop’s poetry. This may sound technical, but

The Biography of a Poetry (Goldensohn / Bishop)

Goldensohn, Lorrie. Elizabeth Bishop: The Biography of a Poetry. New York: Columbia University Press, 1992. Print.  Rather than writing a biography of Elizabeth Bishop, Lorrie Goldensohn sets out to trace the development of Bishop’s poetry. This may sound technical, but

Elizabeth Bishop: Secondary Sources

A little write-up (in the spirit of a personal annotated bibliography) of some secondary sources I looked at regarding Elizabeth Bishop. One of them isn’t really actually secondary, since it’s an interview with Bishop herself, but since it’s neither her prose

Elizabeth Bishop: Secondary Sources

A little write-up (in the spirit of a personal annotated bibliography) of some secondary sources I looked at regarding Elizabeth Bishop. One of them isn’t really actually secondary, since it’s an interview with Bishop herself, but since it’s neither her prose

The Bigger Picture: Modernism

Disclaimer: As I’m preparing for my comprehensive exams, I’m finding I have to organize my thoughts better, so in all honesty, this post as as much for myself as it is for anyone else. Modernism, which is generally agreed to

The Bigger Picture: Modernism

Disclaimer: As I’m preparing for my comprehensive exams, I’m finding I have to organize my thoughts better, so in all honesty, this post as as much for myself as it is for anyone else. Modernism, which is generally agreed to

New York in Hattiesburg: Notes from the 2014 Moorman Symposium

The last event of the 2014 Moorman Symposium is still ahead of us (a 7pm reading) but I wanted to jot down some of my impressions for you anyway, before the end-of-semester madness takes over again and I forget. Meeting

New York in Hattiesburg: Notes from the 2014 Moorman Symposium

The last event of the 2014 Moorman Symposium is still ahead of us (a 7pm reading) but I wanted to jot down some of my impressions for you anyway, before the end-of-semester madness takes over again and I forget. Meeting

New York School Poetry and The South: 2014 Moorman Symposium

I know I’m not the only one here who’s excited for this year’s Moorman Symposium. This Friday and Saturday, USM’s College of Arts & Letters will be hosting five visiting poets: Billy Collins, David Lehman, Barbara Hamby, Denise Duhamel and

New York School Poetry and The South: 2014 Moorman Symposium

I know I’m not the only one here who’s excited for this year’s Moorman Symposium. This Friday and Saturday, USM’s College of Arts & Letters will be hosting five visiting poets: Billy Collins, David Lehman, Barbara Hamby, Denise Duhamel and

Let the Flies Have it: Mary Ruefle’s Madness, Rack, and Honey

You know how it goes — you see a book you really, really want to read, you get it, and then real life happens. Like coursework, lesson prep, grading, paper-writing, and all the rest. And the book sits there, quietly,

Let the Flies Have it: Mary Ruefle’s Madness, Rack, and Honey

You know how it goes — you see a book you really, really want to read, you get it, and then real life happens. Like coursework, lesson prep, grading, paper-writing, and all the rest. And the book sits there, quietly,

Poetry Up Close And Personal: The Ghazal

Let’s talk about the ghazal. Which, by the way (and I have this on good authority), is pronounced ‘guzzle.’ Originally an Urdu tradition, it has made its way via Europe (Germany) to the US, and that alone — the differences

Poetry Up Close And Personal: The Ghazal

Let’s talk about the ghazal. Which, by the way (and I have this on good authority), is pronounced ‘guzzle.’ Originally an Urdu tradition, it has made its way via Europe (Germany) to the US, and that alone — the differences

Elizabeth Bishop (1): North & South (1946)

Let me explain what you’re about to read — My plan is to read all of Bishop’s poetry, her prose, and some biographies, over the course of this spring semester. I will be posting about those texts here on a

Elizabeth Bishop (1): North & South (1946)

Let me explain what you’re about to read — My plan is to read all of Bishop’s poetry, her prose, and some biographies, over the course of this spring semester. I will be posting about those texts here on a

currently reading…

summer is here! no classes for me until the end of the month, so i am doing some pleasure reading. i’m currently reading (and very much enjoying) the following books: julia johnson: the falling horse (poems) t.a. noonan : petticoat government

currently reading…

summer is here! no classes for me until the end of the month, so i am doing some pleasure reading. i’m currently reading (and very much enjoying) the following books: julia johnson: the falling horse (poems) t.a. noonan : petticoat government

killing angels & demons (women & writing)

I turned upon her and caught her by the throat. I did my best to kill her. My excuse, if I had to be had up in a court of law, would be that I acted in self-defence. Had I

killing angels & demons (women & writing)

I turned upon her and caught her by the throat. I did my best to kill her. My excuse, if I had to be had up in a court of law, would be that I acted in self-defence. Had I