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Ronald Johnson: Life and Works

Edited by Joel Bettridge and Eric Murphy Selinger

CONTENTS

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”

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Mina Loy: Woman and Poet

Edited by Maeera Shreiber and Keith Tuma

CONTENTS

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”

Bibliography

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

CONTENTS

I

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”

II

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’”

III

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’”

IV

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

CONTENTS

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”

Bibliography

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

CONTENTS

“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

Ash-Wednesday

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’”

Drama

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”