Ronald Johnson: Life and Works

Edited by Joel Bettridge and Eric Murphy Selinger


Part One

Ratatouille & Co.: Johnson in Context

Mark Scroggins, “Notes and Numbers (Johnson, Ives, Zukofsky)

Patrick Pritchett, “Olson, Orpheus, Oz”

Norman Finkelstein, “Exploring the Johnson-Duncan Connection”

Andre Furlani, “‘Yours Be the Speech’: Ronald Johnson’s Milton and Guy Davenport’s Bashō”

Edward Foster, “Not Where We Used to Be Now: Protestant Aesthetics in the Poetry of Ronald Johnson and William Bronk”

Donald Revell, “They Drank an Arrowhead: Henry Thoreau and Ronald Johnson”

Barbara Cole, “To Do As Eve Did: Ronald Johnson’s Dickinsonian Poetics of (Not) Choosing”

Susan M. Schultz, “Grandmothers and Hunters: Ronald Johnson and Feminine Tradition”

Part Two

Windows Only Outward: Early and Concrete Poems

Mark Scroggins, “The Book of the Green Man: Ronald Johnson’s American England”

George Hart, “A New Green Script: Reading The Book of the Green Man Ecorcritically”

Michael Basinski, “The Concrete Poetry of Ronald Johnson in Relation to That of Ian Hamilton Finlay”

Jonathan Brannen, “Into the Words: Ronald Johnson’s Visual Poetry”

Marjorie Perloff, “Ronald Johnson’s Verbicovisuals: Songs of the Earth

Jena Osman, “Paronomastic Migrations”

Logan Esdale, “Editing Paradise (Lost): Milton, Bentley, and Johnson”

Nicholas Lawrence, “Ronald Johnson’s Radi os: A Report on Method”

TABLE 1: Maze / Mane / Wane

TABLE 2: First page of Book I, Paradise Lost, crossed out by Johnson

TABLE 3: Pages two and three of Book I, Paradise Lost, crossed out by Johnson

Part Three

Paradise Found: ARK

Rachel Blau DuPlessis, “Echological Scales: On ARK of Ronald Johnson”

Eric Murphy Selinger, “ARK as a Garden of Revelation”

Joel Bettridge, “Camp, Reading, Democracy”

Eric Keenaghan, “World-Building and Gay Identity: Ronald Johnson’s Singularly Queer Foundations

Jonathan Skinner, “Upper Limit Tu-Whit: Ronald Johnson’s Field Guide Poetries”

Burt Kimmelman, “The Lyre and the Atom: Ronald Johnson’s Reinvention of Nature”

Gregg Biglieri, “‘Of My Cells I Sponge’: Quotation and the Sublime of Minute Particulars in Ronald Johnson’s Poetry”

Richard Deming, “‘Common Places of Feeling’: Ronald Johnson and the Space of Poetics”

Part Four

Countdown for Lift Off: Later and Posthumous Works

Graham Foust, “‘a place of spulcher / in splice of time’: An Essay for Ronald Johnson’s Blocks

Paul Naylor, “After ARK

Bradin Cormack, “A Syntax of Vision: The Last Poems of Ronald Johnson”

Devin Johnston, “Trespass and Permission in The Shrubberies

Part Five

Cheers, Ron: Interviews and a Memoir

Barry Alpert, “Ronald Johnson: An Interview (1974)”

Peter O’Leary, “An Interview with Ronald Johnson (1995)”

Peter O’Leary, “Gilding the Buddha: My Apprenticeship with Ronald Johnson”

Mina Loy: Woman and Poet

Edited by Maeera Shreiber and Keith Tuma


Love Songs to Joannes

Eric Murphy Selinger, “Love in the Time of Melancholia”

Rachel Blau DuPlessis, “‘Seismic Organism’: Sexual Intercourse and Narrative Meaning in Mina Loy”

Peter Quartermain, “‘The Tattle of Tongueplay’: Mina Loy’s Love Songs

Maeera Shreiber, “‘Love Is a Lyric / of Bodies’: The Negative Aesthetics of Mina Loy’s Love Songs to Joannes

Jeffrey Twitchell-Waas, “‘Little Lusts and Lucidities’: Reading Mina Loy’s Love Songs

Anglo-Mongrels and the Rose

Marjorie Perloff, “English as a ‘Second’ Language: Mina Loy’s ‘Anglo-Mongrels and the Rose’”

Elisabeth Frost, “Mina Loy’s ‘Mongrel’ Poetics”

Keith Tuma, “Mina Loy’s ‘Anglo-Mongrels and the Rose’”

Enter Mina Loy

Mina Loy: Interview with Paul Blackburn and Robert Vas Dias, introduction by Carolyn Burke

Roger Conover, “(Re) Introducing Mina Loy”

Susan Gilmore, “Imna, Ova, Mongrel, Spy: Anagram and Imposture in the Work of Mina Loy”

Anita Helle, “Playing with Elegy: Mina Loy’s Poetry of Mourning”

Tyrus Miller, “‘Everyman His Own Fluroscope’: Mina Loy’s Insel Between Aura and Image Machine”

Ellen Keck Stauder, “Mina Loy on Brancusi and the Futurists”

Janet Lyon, “Mina Loy’s Pregnant Pauses: The Space of Possibility in the Florence Writings”

Marisa Januzzi, “Mongrel Rose: The ‘Unerring Esperanto’ of Loy’s Poetry”

Susan E. Dunn, “Mina Loy, Fashion, and the Avant-Garde”

Richard Cook, “The ‘Infinitarian’ and Her ‘Macro-Cosmic Presence’: The Question of Loy and Christian Science”

A Poet’s Corner

Kathleen Fraser, “‘Contingent Circumstances’: Mina Loy/Basil Bunting”

Norma Cole, “A Few Words About Mina Loy”

Barbara Guest, “Note on Mina Loy”

Rachel Blau DuPlessis, “A Letter on Loy”

Anne Waldman, “Tantrik Loy”


Marisa Januzzi, “A Bibliography of Works By and About Mina Loy”

Lorine Niedecker: Woman and Poet

Edited by Jenny Penberthy

The Life

Jerry Reisman, “Lorine: Some Memories of a Friend”

Edwin Honig, “A Memory of Lorine Niedecker in the Late ‘30s”

Lorine Niedecker, “Letters to Celia and Paul Zukofsky, 1949-1959”

Paul G. Hayes, “‘At the Close – Someone’: Lorine’s Marriage to Al Millen”

Gail Roub, “Getting to Know Lorine Niedecker”

Lorine Niedecker, “Local Letters”

The Woman

Rachel Blau DuPlessis, “Lorine Niedecker, the Anonymous: Gender, Class, Genre and Resistances”

Jane Augustine, “‘What’s Wrong with Marriage’: Lorine Niedecker’s Struggle with Gender Roles”

Marjorie Perloff, “‘L. Before P.’: Writing ‘For Paul’ for Louis”

The Poet I

Lorine Niedecker, “Letters to Poetry Magazine, 1931-1937”

Peter Nicholls, “Lorine Niedecker: Rural Surreal”

Peter Quartermain, “Reading Niedecker”

Michael Heller, “The Objectified Psyche: Marianne Moore and Lorine Niedecker”

Jeffrey Peterson, “Lorine Niedecker: ‘Before Machines’”

Richard Caddel, “Consider: Lorine Niedecker and Her Environment”

Gilbert Sorrentino, “Misconstruing Lorine Niedecker”

The Poet II

Karl Gartung, “Photographs of Wintergreen Ridge, early spring 1992”

Kenneth Cox, “The Longer Poems”

Lorine Niedecker, “Lake Superior Country”

Douglas Crase, “Niedecker and the Evolutional Sublime”

Joseph M. Conte, “Natural Histories: Serial Form in the Later Poetry of Lorine Niedecker”

Donald Davie, “Niedecker and Historicity”

Lisa Pater Franada, “‘Seashells on Mountain Tops’: The Poetics of Aging”

The Testament

Tandy Sturgeon, “An Annotated Secondary Bibliography of Lorine Niedecker, 1947-1995”

Carl Rakosi: Man and Poet

Edited by Michael Heller



Carl Rakosi, “Recent Poems”

Carl Rakosi, “Examples of Very Early Prose, from a Piece Called Equations

Carl Rakosi, “A Note on Music and the Musical”

Jim Cohn, “A Conversation with Carl Rakosi”

Carl Rakosi, “George Oppen, the Last Days”

George Evans and Augustine Kleinzahler, “An Interview with Carl Rakosi”


Andrew Crozier, “Carl Rakosi in the ‘Objectivists’ Epoch”

Richard Caddel, “Rakosi and Bunting”

Jeffrey Peterson, “‘The Allotropes of Vision’: Carl Rakosi and the Psychology of Microscopy”

Kent Johnson, “Prosody and the Outside: Some Notes on Rakosi and Stevens”

Henry Weinfield, “Rakosi’s ‘Experiences in Parnassus’: A Note on Objectivist Poetics”

Andrew Crozier, “Remembering Carl Rakosi: A Conjectural Reconstruction of ‘The Beasts’”


Donald Davie, “Lapidary Lucidity”

Thomas Lavazzi, “The World, the Other, the Text: Dialogic Method in Rakosi’s Poetry and Prose”

Sharon Dolin, “Carl Rakosi’s Dyadic Strophe”

Lawrence Fixel, “The Mindscape of Carl Rakosi: Towards a Reading of The Collected Poems

Robert Buckeye, “The Leap of His Poetry, the Intervention of His Life”

Cid Corman, “Caught in the Act: The Comedian as Social Worker in the Work of Carl Rakosi”

Laurie Duggan, “L’Chayim: Carl Rakosi’s Collected Poems and Collected Prose

David Zucker, “‘A Small Metaphysical Lamp’: Carl Rakosi’s Wit”

Eric Mottram, “‘A Mind Working’: Carl Rakosi”

Ruby Riemer, “Carl Rakosi and the Metaphoric Mode”

David Guest, “Conveyances: Oral History in the Work of Carl Rakosi and Charles Reznikoff”

Tony Baker, “Variations on a Theme of Carl Rakosi”

Linda Barnes, “Urbane Sublimity: Carl Rakosi’s Spiritus, I

Burt Kimmelman, “George Oppen and the Other: Carl Rakosi’s ‘Old Poet’s Tale’”


Robert Buckeye, “Materials Towards a Study of Carl Rakosi”

Andrew Crozier, “A Handlist of Carl Rakosi’s Early Poems, 1923-1941”

Hugh MacDiarmid: Man and Poet

Edited by Nancy Gish


Grieve and MacDiarmid: Portrait(s) of a Poet

Deidre Chapman, “A Memoir”

Morag Enticknap, “A Memoir”

Naomi Mitchison, “MacDiarmid and the Scottish Renaissance”

In Memoriam Hugh MacDiarmid

Nancy Gish, “Interview with Norman MacCaig, November 12, 1979”

Nancy Gish, “Interview with John Montague 1980”

Nancy Gish, “Interview with Seamus Heaney 1980”

Donald Davie, “In a Year of the Olympics”

“The Company I’ve Kept”: Contexts and Intertexts

Alan Bold, “MacDiarmid and the Cairncross Connection”

Raymond Ross, “‘Oneness of Concept’: MacDiarmid and Empirio-Criticism”

Peter McCarey, “Lev Shestov and Hugh MacDiarmid”

Alan Riach, “Hugh MacDiarmid and Charles Olson”

“Whaur Extremes Meet”: The Work

Kenneth Buthlay, “Adventuring in Dictionaries”

Harvey Oxenhorn, “From Sangschaw to ‘Harry Semen’: The Poet’s Language and the Poet’s Voice”

Rena Grant, “Synthetic Scots: Hugh MacDiarmid’s Imagined Community”

Nancy Gish, “MacDiarmid Reading The Waste Land: The Politics of Quotation”

Roderick Watson, “Landscapes of Mind and Word: MacDiarmid’s Journey to the Raised Beach and Beyond”

Carl Freedman, “Beyond the Dialect of the Tribe: James Joyce, Hugh MacDiarmid, and World Language”

Stephen P. Smith, “Hugh MacDiarmid’s Lucky Poet: Autobiography and the Art of Attack”


W.R. Aitken, “A Bibliography of Hugh MacDiarmid”

T. S. Eliot: Man and Poet, vol. 2

An Annotated Bibliography of a Decade of T. S. Eliot Criticism: 1977-1986

Compiled and Annotated by Sebastian D. G. Knowles and Scott A. Leonard

T. S. Eliot: Man and Poet, vol. 1

Edited by Laura Cowan


“A Shape and a Significance”: Eliot’s Works in General

A.D. Moody, “Eliot’s Formal Invention”

Ronald Bush, “‘Turned Toward Creation’: T.S. Eliot, 1988”

James Longenbach, “Uncanny Eliot”

Hugh Kenner, “Eliot and the Voices of History”

Russell Elliott Murphy, “Eliot’s Grandchildren: The Poet of The Waste Land and the Generation of the Sixities”

Shyamal Bagchee, “Eliot’s ‘Only’ (and ‘All’)”

“The Whole of Literature: A Simultaneous Existence”: Eliot and Foreign Works

Harvey Gross, “Compound Ghost, Triple Devil, Terminal Books”

Joan Fillmore Hooker, “Visions and Revisions: ‘Gerontion’ in French”

Mohammad Shaheen, “Eliot in Modern Arabic Poetry”

“The Three Voices”: Eliot’s Individual Works

Early Poetry

Edward Lobb, “Chamber Music: Eliot’s Closed Rooms and Difficult Women”

The Waste Land

Joseph Bentley and Jewel Spears Brooker, “How to Read the End of The Waste Land


Louis L. Martz, “Ash-Wednesday: Voices for the Veiled Sister”

Four Quartets

Barbara Everett, “East Coker: The Village of the Heart”

Cleo McNelly Kearns, “Doctrine and Wisdom in Four Quartets

James E. Miller, Jr., “Four Quartets and an ‘Acute Personal Reminiscence’”


Richard Badenhausen, “‘When the Poet Speaks Only for Himself’: The Chorus as ‘First Voice’ in Murder in the Cathedral

W.B. Worthen, “Murder in the Cathedral and the Work of Acting”

“A Distinctive Activity of the Civilized Mind”: Eliot’s Criticism

J. P. Riquelme, “Aesthetic Values and Processes in Eliot, Arnold, and the Romantics”

Sanford Schwartz, “T.S. Eliot and the Revolt Against Dualism: His Dissertation on F.H. Bradley in Its Intellectual Context”

Jeffrey M. Perl, “A Post-War Consensus”

Richard Shusterman, “Reactionary Meets Radical Critique: Eliot and Contemporary Cultural Criticism”

Marianne Moore: Woman and Poet

Edited by Patricia C. Willis


The Woman and Her Poetry

Grace Schulman, “Marianne Moore and the American Renaissance”

Andrew J. Kappel, “Notes on the Presbyterian Poetry of Marianne Moore”

Louise Collins, “Marianne Moore, Melvil Dewey, and Lake Placid”

John M. Slatin, “The Town’s Assertiveness: Marianne Moore and New York City”

Daniel L. Guillory, “Marianne Moore and Technology”

The Poems and a Play

Charles Molesworth, “Moore’s Masterpiece: The Pangolin’s Alternating Blaze”

Ann Struthers, “Marianne Moore’s Use of Grace in ‘The Pangolin’”

Margaret Holley, “‘Granite and Steel’: The Artist as Anthologist”

Ruth Carrington, “Marianne Moore’s Metaphysical Giraffe”

Jeredith Merrin, “Re-Seeing the Sea: Marianne Moore’s ‘A Grave’ as a Woman Writer’s Re-vision”

Elizabeth Gregory, “‘Silence’ and Restraint”

Bonnie Honigsblum, “Marianne Moore’s Revisions of ‘Poetry’”

Jeffrey D. Peterson, “Notes on the Poem(s) ‘Poetry’: The Ingenuity of Moore’s Poetic ‘Place’”

Maureen Wagner, “The Inclusive Impulse in the Poetry of Marianne Moore”

Bruce Henderson, “Marianne Moore and The Absentee: The Poet as Playwright”

Poet among Poets, a Painter and Critics

Sister Bernetta Quinn, “The Artist as Armored Animal: Marianne Moore, Randall Jarrell”

Linda Leavell, “Marianne Moore and Georgia O’Keeffe: ‘The Feelings of a Mother – a Woman or a Cat’”

Lisa Steinman, “‘The Magnanimity of a Poetry which Transfigures What It Values’: Marianne Moore and Josephine Miles”

Betsy Erikkila, “Elizabeth Bishop and Marianne Moore: The Dynamics of Female Influences”

Rosanne Wasserman, “‘A Tutelary Muse’: Moore’s Influence on Bishop”

Cyrena N. Pondrom, “Marianne Moore and H.D.: Female Community and Poetic Achievement”

Peggy Phelan, “Weapons and Scalpels: The Early Poetry of H.D. and Marianne Moore”

Christopher J. Knight, “Marianne Moore: Appreciating Both the Trope of the Imagination and Wallace Stevens’s Handling of the Same”

Gyorgyi Voros, “Marianne Moore and Wallace Stevens: Two Versions of the Gorgeous Surface”


Bonnie Honigsblum, “An Annotated Bibliography of Works about Marianne Moore: 1977-1990”

David Jones: Man and Poet

Edited by John Matthis


The Man

T. S. Eliot, “A Note on In Parenthesis and The Anathemata

W. H. Auden, “On IN Parenthesis, On The Anathemata

Stephen Spender, “David Jones”

Hugh MacDiarmid, “An Identity of Purpose”

Kathleen Raine, “From ‘David Jones and the Actually Loved and Known’”

Michael Alexander, “From ‘David Jones’ and ‘The Dream of the Rood’”

Guy Davenport, “In Love with All Things Made”

R. S. Thomas, “Remembering David Jones”

John Tripp, “A David Jones Mural at Llanthony”

John Montague, “From The Great Bell (Conversations with David Jones, 1969-1975)”

Anne Beresford, “Thomas”

René Hague, “From Dai Greatcoat: A Self-Portrait of David Jones in His Letters”

David Jones, “Letters to H.S. Ede”

William Blissett, “From The Long Conversation”

Thomas Dilworth, “David Jones and Fascism”

The Poet

In Parenthesis

Colin Hughes, “David Jones: The Man Who Was on the Field. In Parenthesis as Straight Reporting”

William Blissett, “The Syntax of Violence”

Neil Corcoran, “Spilled Bitterness: In Parenthesis in History”

Vincent Sherry, “The Ineluctable Monologuality of the Heroic”

The Anathemata

N. K. Sandars, “The Present Past in The Anathemata and Roman Poems”

Jeremy Hooker, “In the Labyrinth: An Exploration of The Anathemata

Thomas Dilworth, “The Shape of Time in The Anathemata

Patrick Deane, “The Text as ‘Valid Matter’: Language and Style in The Anathemata

The Sleeping Lord and The Roman Quarry

Teresa Godwin Phelps, “The Tribune and the Tutelar: The Tension of Opposites in The Sleeping Lord

Tony Stoneburner, “Notes Toward Performing ‘The Sleeping Lord’”

John Peck, “Poems for Britain, Poems for Sons”

Vincent Sherry, “The Roman Quarry of David Jones: Extraordinary Persepective”

The Artist

Eric Gill, “From ‘David Jones’”

Kenneth Clark, “Some Recent Paintings by David Jones”

Arthur Giardelli, “Four Related Works by David Jones”

Paul Hills, “‘The Pierced Hermaphrodite’: David Jones’s Imagery of the Crucifixion”

The Thinker

Kathleen Henderson Staudt, “The Decline of the West and the Optimism of the Saints: David Jones’s Reading of Oswald Spengler”

Thomas R. Whitaker, “Homo Faber, Homo Sapiens”

The Testament

Samuel Rees, “David Jones Bibliography”

Paul Hills, “A List of Drawings, Paintings, Carvings, and Inscriptions by David Jones in Public Collections”

Patrick Kavanagh: Man and Poet

Edited by Peter Kavanagh


The Man

Patrick Kavanagh, “Angelhood”

Patrick Kavanagh, “Harvest Time 1930”

Patrick Kavanagh, “As I stood Upon My Native Heath”

Patrick Kavanagh, “Europe Is At War”

Peter Kavanagh, “Kavanagh Country”

Gerard Rice, “The Kavanagh Years”

Peter Kavanagh, “Writer”

Robert Greacen, “In a Genteel Guest House”

Patrick Kavanagh, “Dublin Pub Scene”

Renee Kilfeather, “Romantic”

Patrick Kavanagh, “The Lay of the Crooked Knight”

Patirck Kavanagh, “Letter to the Editor”

Patrick Kavanagh, “The Year 2021 A.D.”

The Bellman (Larry Morrow), “Meet Patrick Kavanagh”

Peter Kavanagh, “Kavanagh’s Weekly”

Peter Kavanagh, “The Kavanagh Case”

Ewart Milne, “London Encounter 1955”

Patrick Kavanagh, “Neglected Writer”

Patric Farrel, “A Memoir”

Patrick Kavanagh, “The Man They Couldn’t Kill”

Patrick Kavanagh, “An Interview”

Alan Warner, “Remembering Patrick Kavanagh”

Patrick Kavanagh, “A Column”

Patrick Kavanagh, “Self Portrait”

The Poet

Desmond Egan, “Homer’s Ghost”

“Anthology of Patrick Kavanagh’s Verse and Prose”

Patrick Kavanagh, “Studies in the Technique of Poetry: Extracts from Ten Lectures”

Patrick Kavanagh, “From Monaghan to the Grand Canal”

Patrick Kavanagh, “On a Liberal Education”

Patrick Kavanagh, “The Poetic Spirit”

Kevin T. McEneaney, “Patrick Kavanagh: His Trinity”

John Arden, “Literary Emperor”

Augustine Martin, “The Apocalypse of Clay: Technique and Vision in The Great Hunger

James Liddy, “A Memoir of Parnassus”

Vivienne Abbott, “God in Woman in Kavanagh’s Writing”

Robert Creeley, “A True Poet”

Eamon Grennan, “A Piecemeal Meditation on Kavanagh’s Poetry”

George O’Brien, “The Walk of a Hundred Years: Kavanagh & Carleton”

Louis Simpson, “An Irish Poet”

Douglas Sealy, “As a Balladeer”

Michael O hAodha, “The Casting Out of Patrick Kavanagh”

Norma Jenckes, “The Rocky Road to Dublin: Patrick Kavanagh’s Apprenticeship, 1930-39”

Francis Stuart, “Earthy Visionary”

Francis Boylan, “Patrick Kavanagh”

The Testament

Peter Kavanagh, “Preface to the Bibliography”

Peter Kavanagh, “An Annotated Bibliography of Patrick Kavanagh”