Endorsements for Zoopoetics

The endorsements are finalized for Zoopoetics: Animals and the Making of Poetry, as is the cover. “Zoopoetics is an original, lucid examination of how animals shape the human art of poetry. Drawing upon the foundational work of such scholars as Paul Shepard, Donna Haraway, and David Abram, Aaron M. Moe …

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The Inaugural Issue of Merwin Studies

We have launched the inaugural issue of Merwin Studies, and we invite you to peruse it: http://merwinstudies.com/current-issue/. Each article explores some aspect of the journey throughout Merwin’s work, arriving in his 2008 The Shadow of Sirius. Ed Folsom explores air; Russell Brickey traces time and animals; M. P. Jones IV …

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Don’t Get Poetry?–Try Climbing It

Reading poetry is all about climbing. I mean it. People who climb trees, rock faces, or the sides of playground equipment have a much better chance of “getting” poetry than non-climbers. It’s all about finding out how your voice and your gestures move through a poem. The technical term for …

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Flyer for Zoopoetics Presentation @ Bundy Reading Room | January 18, 2013

In this presentation, I discuss some of the crucial underpinnings of zoopoetics, and then I highlight the zoopoetic dynamic in Cummings’ and Whitman’s work. At the end, I read from my forthcoming essay “Toward Zoopoetics: Rethinking Whitman’s ‘original energy’.”   Many thanks to Rebecca for making this flyer! For a …

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