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Areas of Interest

American literature; poetry and poetics; modernism; contemporary literature; literary theory and criticism; formalisms; technology and literature; violence studies

Work in Progress

Book manuscript: The Virtual Politics of Literature

Articles: forensic aesthetics in contemporary poetry; “Nathaniel Mackey’s Late Style” (invited chapter), ephemeral politics in social practice art (invited submission)

Peer-Reviewed Publications

“Virtual Worlds: Hypothetical Focalization in William Faulkner’s Absalom, Absalom!,” Journal of Foreign Languages and Cultures 2.1 (2018) (invited submission)

“Spectral Affordances of the Catalogue,” Comparative Literature 70.2 (2018)

“Speaking and Making: Arendt, Stevens, and the Poetics of Public Discourse,” New Literary History 45.4 (2014)

“The Poetics of Midrash in Rachel Blau DuPlessis’s Drafts,” Contemporary Literature 53.2 (2012)

“Charles Olson Keeps House: Rewriting John Smith for Contemporary America,” Journal of Modern Literature 34.1 (2010)

“‘Allow Intelligence to Survive’: Life’s Language in Williams and Tzara,” William Carlos Williams Review 28.1-2 (2008)

“Articulating Community: Speaking and Silence in George Oppen’s ‘Of Being Numerous,'” A Wilderness of Signs: Ethics, Beauty & Environment after Postmodernism, ed. Joe Jordan, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2006

Robert B. Heilman: His Life in Letters, edited with Edward Alexander and Richard Dunn, University of Washington Press, 2008

“The Long Poem,” “H. D. (Hilda Doolittle),” “The Objectivists,” “Charles Reznikoff,” entries in the Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism

Other Publications

“Shots Fired,” review of Exit Theater by Mike Lala (UP of Colorado, 2016), Jacket2, 2018

Review of Nathaniel Mackey, Late ArcadeChicago Review 2017

“Ending, Beginning,” a review of recent work by Rachel Blau DuPlessis, The Volta, April 2017

“A List, Not a Map,” Woodward Line Poetry Series, Detroit, MI, March 18, 2015 (invited talk)


Various professional talks at national and international conferences: MLA, MSA, ASAP, PAMLA, ACLA, National Poetry FoundationLouisville conference on literature and culture since 1900, International Transformative Learning Conference