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June 18, 2012

Split-Gut Song

Author:  Karen J. Ford

Karen Jackson Ford’s  Split-Gut Song: Jean Toomer and the Poetics of Modernity investigates how Toomer and other modernist writers equated certain poetic forms with specific racial or national identities.

Gender and the Poetics of Excess

Author:  Karen J. Ford
Karen Jackson Ford’s Gender and the Poetics of Excess explores the extravagant writing styles of American women poets who simultaneously parody the stereotype of the gabby female and demand a place for their words in a literary tradition that is inhospitable to women writers.

April 23, 2012

Second Nature

Author:  John Witte

John Witte’s poetry collection, Second Nature, teems with expertly realized lyrics, monologues, narratives, and poems based on historical figures from Ovid to Janis Joplin.

Reading Shakespeare’s Will

Author:  Lisa Freinkel

Lisa Freinkel’s book Reading Shakespeare’s Will, published by Columbia University Press, 2002, offers the first systematic account of the theology behind Shakespeare’s sonnets and restores Shakespeare to a time riven by doctrinal dispute and religious strife.