Recencies Series: Research and Recovery in Twentieth-Century American Poetics

Matthew Hofer, Series Editor

The Recencies Series stands at the intersection of critical investigation, historical documentation, and the preservation of cultural heritage. The series exists to illuminate the innovative poetics achievements of the recent past that remain relevant to the present. In addition to publishing monographs and edited volumes, it is also a venue for previously unpublished manuscripts, expanded reprints, and collections of major essays, letters, and interviews.

All This Thinking

The Correspondence of Bernadette Mayer and Clark Coolidge
Edited by Stephanie AndersonKristen Tapson

All This Thinking explores the deep friendship and the critical and creative thinking between Bernadette Mayer and Clark Coolidge, focusing on an intense three-year period in their three decades of correspondence.

"A Serpentine Gesture"

John Ashbery's Poetry and Phenomenology
By Elisabeth W. Joyce

In “A Serpentine Gesture”: John Ashbery’s Poetry and Phenomenology Elisabeth W. Joyce examines John Ashbery’s poetry through the lens of Maurice Merleau-Ponty’s conception of phenomenology.

Evaluations of US Poetry since 1950, Volume 2

Mind, Nation, and Power
Edited by Robert von HallbergRobert Faggen

Horace speaks of poetry delighting and instructing. While Evaluations of US Poetry since 1950, Volume 1 explores the pleasures of poetry—its language, forms, and musicality—volume 2 focuses on the public dimensions.

Evaluations of US Poetry since 1950, Volume 1

Language, Form, and Music
Edited by Robert von HallbergRobert Faggen

The essays collected in both volumes of Evaluations of US Poetry since 1950 move away from esoteric literary criticism toward a more evaluative and speculative inquiry that will serve as the basis from which poets will be discussed and taught over the next half-century and beyond.

Modernist Poetry and the Limitations of Materialist Theory

The Importance of Constructivist Values
By Charles Altieri

In Modernist Poetry and the Limitations of Materialist Theory, Charles Altieri skillfully dissects the benefits and limitations of Materialist theory for works of art.

Expanding Authorship

Transformations in American Poetry since 1950
By Peter Middleton

Expanding Authorship collects important essays by Peter Middleton that show the many ways in which, in a world of proliferating communications media, poetry-making is increasingly the work of agencies extending beyond that of a single, identifiable author.

Momentous Inconclusions

The Life and Work of Larry Eigner
Edited by Jennifer BartlettGeorge Hart

The essays in this collection examine the breadth of Eigner’s interests and influence, considering issues pertaining to ecopoetics, race and ethnicity, disability, technology, media, soundscapes, phenomenology, and popular culture.

Yours Presently

The Selected Letters of John Wieners
Edited by Michael Seth Stewart

The letters collected in this volume are greatly enhanced by Eileen Myles’s preface and Stewart’s thorough introduction, notes, and brief bios of the poets, writers, artists, and editors with whom Wieners corresponded.

LEGEND

The Complete Facsimile in Context
By Bruce AndrewsCharles BernsteinRay DiPalmaSteve McCafferyRon Silliman
Edited by Matthew HoferMichael Golston

Conceived in 1976 and published in 1980, LEGEND exemplifies the political and linguistic commitments of then-nascent Language writing.

Bruce Andrews and Charles Bernstein's L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E

The Complete Facsimile
Edited by Matthew HoferMichael Golston

Bruce Andrews and Charles Bernstein’s L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E: The Complete Facsimile makes available in print all twelve of the newsletter’s original issues along with three supplementary issues.

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