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Lyric resource: Sound technologies and lyric criticality
This dissertation analyzes recordings and performances of poetry in the postwar period as occasions in which poets engage with the long history and tradition of lyric poetry while revising lyric practice in response to ...
How to form: Exploring poetry as praxis of everyday life, America as landscape of language
As the defense of poetry, this project emerges from my long-standing attempt to assess poetic form and language as a mode of thinking, as a constructive site for a new reality. It bears the mark of two intersecting sets ...
Strange birds: Emily Dickinson's Susan Howe
Through four topics doubled between two poets, I examine some of the still controversial issues around Emily Dickinson's writing, and what Susan Howe, one of her well-known critics (and a poet), inherits from her. The ...
The logic of earth: Nineteenth-century precursors to the poetics of Robert Duncan
"The Logic of Earth: Nineteenth-Century Precursors to the Poetics of Robert Duncan" bridges both disciplines and centuries, focusing on the conceptual framework of Darwin's theory of evolution and its influence on the work ...
"No wish to read further": On conversion and the event in poetry
In this paper, I work through the Christian canon of conversion narratives to expose their discursive concerns related to the radicality of their conversion events. I then discuss the inherent problem with attempting to ...