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 In addition to publishing monographs and edited volumes, it is also a venue for previously unpublished manuscripts, expanded reprints, and collections of major essays, letters, and interviews.

The Collected Letters of Charles Olson and J. H. Prynne

Edited by Ryan Dobran

Edited by poet and scholar Ryan Dobran, this volume of correspondence between the American poet Charles Olson (1910–1970) and the English poet J. H. Prynne (b. 1936) sheds light on a little-known but incredibly influential aspect of twentieth-century transatlantic literary culture.

The Olson Codex

Projective Verse and the Problem of Mayan Glyphs
By Dennis Tedlock

In The Olson Codex, Tedlock describes and examines Olson’s efforts to decipher Mayan hieroglyphics, giving Olson’s work in Mexico the place it deserves within twentieth-century poetry and poetics.

The Birth of the Imagination

William Carlos Williams on Form
By Bruce Holsapple

While focusing primarily on Williams’s experimental works, including the novellas, this innovative study charts how significant features in Williams’s poetry result from specific imaginative practices.

The Oppens Remembered

Poetry, Politics, and Friendship
Edited by Rachel Blau DuPlessis

In this book the poets, editors, writers, composers, and teachers who knew the couple consider their encounters and relationships with George and Mary Oppen.

The Maltese Falcon to Body of Lies

Spies, Noirs, and Trust
By Robert von Hallberg

Examining twenty-eight great noir films from the earliest examples of the genre, including The Maltese Falcon, The Big Sleep, and Out of the Past, to such twenty-first-century spy films as The Good Shepherd, Syriana, and The Bourne Ultimatum, this study explores the representations of trust and commitment that noir and spy films propose.

Subjects: Film

How Long Is the Present

Selected Talk Poems of David Antin
Edited by Stephen Fredman

In this book editor Stephen Fredman provides critical introductions to a selection of talk poems from Antin’s now out-of-print collections in conjunction with a new interview with the author.

Subjects: PoetryLiterature

Loose Cannons

Selected Prose
By Christopher Middleton

Like his poetry, Middleton’s prose pieces are alive with incongruity, collage, and surprising juxtapositions.

Subjects: Literature

Amiri Baraka and Edward Dorn

The Collected Letters
Edited by Claudia Moreno Pisano

The letters of Amiri Baraka and Edward Dorn offer a vivid picture of American lives connecting around poetry during a tumultuous time of change and immense creativity.

The Shoshoneans

The People of the Basin-Plateau
Expanded Edition
By Edward DornLeroy Lucas
Edited by Matthew Hofer

First published almost fifty years ago and long out of print, The Shoshoneans is a classic American travelogue about the Great Basin and Plateau region and the people who inhabit it, never before—or since—documented in such striking and memorable fashion.

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