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American Literature (2019) 91 (4): 841–870.
Published: 01 December 2019
..., so dissenters must articulate their dissatisfaction within systems of representation. For any politics opposed to the state, voice is all one has. This essay reads Juliana Spahr’s This Connection of Everyone with Lungs ( 2005 ) and Well Then There Now (2011) and Nathaniel Mackey’s Splay Anthem (2006...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (3): 660–662.
Published: 01 September 2019
... influences of H.D.’s and Pound’s innovations are traced across the book’s final chapters, which turn to the postwar avant-garde of Robert Duncan, Kathleen Fraser, and Nathaniel Mackey. Mackey and Duncan, for instance, both face personal and societal restrictions on the ability, as gay men, to say, “I love...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (1): 180–183.
Published: 01 March 2020
... Contemporary American Poetry (2010) (both authors, for instance, write about Robert Duncan and Nathaniel Mackey), O’Leary wants to make clear that he’s not interested in anything as vague as the “sacred” or the even more squishy “spirituality”: “ Spiritual implies personal beliefs where religious signifies...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (4): 873–881.
Published: 01 December 2005
... Thadious M. Davis on race, class, and gender. Paracritical Hinge: Essays, Talks, Notes, Interviews. By Nathaniel Mackey. Madison: Univ. of Wisconsin Press. 2005. viii, 382 pp. Cloth, $65.00; paper, $24.95. This collection of Nathaniel Mackey’s previously published essays, talks, notes, and...
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American Literature (2004) 76 (4): 899–901.
Published: 01 December 2004
... array of poets, including Walt Whitman, Charles Olson, Robert Duncan, Clayton Eshleman, Susan Howe, Robinson Jeffers, Nathaniel Mackey, Ezra Pound, Kenneth Rex- roth, Adrienne Rich, Gary Snyder, and Louis Zukofsky. The book’s unusual form is integral to its argument, enacting a complex conception of...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (3): 607–614.
Published: 01 September 2013
..., trivial, debased, or aberrant” in order to attend not to “black otherness” but rather to what she calls “other blackness.” The col- lection offers readings of canonical African American authors like Harriet Jacobs and Toni Morrison as well as of contemporary innovative poets like Nathaniel Mackey...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (4): 855–866.
Published: 01 December 2012
... should trump Dove’s Melvin Tolson or Nathaniel Mackey. And since Dove does not provide any justification for (nor con- tinuity among) these four poets, Vendler can easily separate them. What is missing in this debate is the issue of poetics: what deter- mines the worth of literary production, what...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (4): 791–820.
Published: 01 December 2017
... that has formed it. This essay is informed by a handful of informal conversations with both Fred Moten and Nathaniel Mackey. I am grateful for their guidance and continuously inspired by their example. 1 For reasons best explained by Fred Moten ( 2003 ) in In the Break: The...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (4): 899–907.
Published: 01 December 2000
.... Examining the work of three American poets—Susan Howe, Nathaniel Mackey, and Lyn Hejinian—and two African-Caribbean poets—Kamau Brath- waite and M. Nourbese Philip—Paul Naylor explores poetic writing as a formal and...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (2): 445–458.
Published: 01 June 2001
... Charles Bernstein, Rachel Blau DuPlessis, and Nathaniel Mackey. Where These Memories Grow: History, Memory, and Southern Identity. Ed. W. Fitzhugh Brundage. Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina Press. 2000. 366 pp. Cloth, $49.95...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (1): 65–92.
Published: 01 March 2005
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American Literature (2007) 79 (4): 807–820.
Published: 01 December 2007
... status by McGann: Why Charles Bern- stein among the Language writers, for instance? Or why the Language writers instead of similarly inventive and engaged contemporary poets such as Lisa Robertson, Jerome Rothenberg, C. D. Wright, or Nathaniel Mackey? It is not so much that McGann’s choice...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (2): 399–401.
Published: 01 June 2013
... exegesis it’s others like Susan Howe, Nathaniel Mackey, and Charles Bern- stein whose work generates far more scholarly attention. Clearly the tide has turned since Michael Davidson was advised by “a well-meaning older col- league . . . that writing about such unknown figures as Spicer, Olson, and Dun...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (2): 402–404.
Published: 01 June 2013
... exegesis it’s others like Susan Howe, Nathaniel Mackey, and Charles Bern- stein whose work generates far more scholarly attention. Clearly the tide has turned since Michael Davidson was advised by “a well-meaning older col- league . . . that writing about such unknown figures as Spicer, Olson, and Dun...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (2): 404–407.
Published: 01 June 2013
... exegesis it’s others like Susan Howe, Nathaniel Mackey, and Charles Bern- stein whose work generates far more scholarly attention. Clearly the tide has turned since Michael Davidson was advised by “a well-meaning older col- league . . . that writing about such unknown figures as Spicer, Olson, and Dun...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (2): 407–409.
Published: 01 June 2013
... exegesis it’s others like Susan Howe, Nathaniel Mackey, and Charles Bern- stein whose work generates far more scholarly attention. Clearly the tide has turned since Michael Davidson was advised by “a well-meaning older col- league . . . that writing about such unknown figures as Spicer, Olson, and Dun...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (2): 409–412.
Published: 01 June 2013
... exegesis it’s others like Susan Howe, Nathaniel Mackey, and Charles Bern- stein whose work generates far more scholarly attention. Clearly the tide has turned since Michael Davidson was advised by “a well-meaning older col- league . . . that writing about such unknown figures as Spicer, Olson, and Dun...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (2): 413–416.
Published: 01 June 2013
..., praiseworthy, or eminent at the moment may be strictly of the moment. Consider the curious plight of American poet laure- ates: they get interviewed, their books are reviewed, but when it comes to exegesis it’s others like Susan Howe, Nathaniel Mackey, and Charles Bern- stein whose work generates far...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (2): 416–417.
Published: 01 June 2013
..., praiseworthy, or eminent at the moment may be strictly of the moment. Consider the curious plight of American poet laure- ates: they get interviewed, their books are reviewed, but when it comes to exegesis it’s others like Susan Howe, Nathaniel Mackey, and Charles Bern- stein whose work generates far...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (1): 179–180.
Published: 01 March 2006
... poets such as Frank O’Hara; and experimental writers such as Nathaniel Mackey, Susan Howe, and South African poet Victor Khulile Nxumalo. As this list suggests, emancipation also refers to an American history of race that Magee argues is foundational to the formation of pragmatism in the nineteenth...