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Volume 96,
Issue 2,
June 2024

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American Literature has been regarded since its inception as the preeminent periodical in its field. Each issue contains articles covering the works of several American authors—from colonial to contemporary—as well as an extensive book review section; a “Brief Mention” section offering citations of new editions and reprints, collections, anthologies, and other professional books; and an “Announcements” section that keeps readers up-to-date on prizes, competitions, conferences, grants, and publishing opportunities. Read more...


Priscilla Wald and Matthew Taylor

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Congratulations to Michele Elam, winner of the 2023 Norman Foerster Prize for "Poetry Will Not Optimize; or, What Is Literature to AI."


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