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Selected Articles

  • “Spenser and Romance.” Spenser In Context, ed. Andrew Escobedo (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming). 
  • "Untellable Tales,” Afterword to Maternity and Romance Narratives in Early Modern England, ed. Naomi Miller and Karen Bamford (New York: Ashgate, 2015), 193-203.
  • “Continuations and Imitations of the Arcadia,” Ashgate Research Companion to the Sidneys 1500-1700, Volume 2, ed. Michael Brennan, Margaret Hannay and Mary Ellen Lamb (New York: Ashgate, 2015), 113-129.



  • "Object-Oriented Mythography," forthcoming in Minnesota Review (2013)
  • "'Historical Context' in Historical Context: Surface, Depth, and the Making of the Text," New Literary History 42 (2011)
  • "Parchment Ethics: A statement of more than modest concern," New Medieval Literatures 12 (2010)
  • "Medievalization Theory: From Tocqueville to the Cold War," American Literary History 22 (2010)
  • "Of Pigs and Parchment: Medieval Studies and the Coming of the Animal," PMLA 124 (2009)



  • “The Source of Poetry: ‘Pernaso’, Paradise, and Spenser’s Chaucerian Craft,” in Dan Geffrey with the New Poete: Reading & Rereading Chaucer and Spenser, eds. Tamsin Badcoe, Rachel Stenner, & Gareth Griffiths, Manchester UP (forthcoming 2017)
  • "'Make me a mandrake': Co-creating Paradise in Donne's 'Twicknam Garden,'" article reading Donne's lyric alongside the landscape history of the garden at Twickenham Park owned by Lucy, Countess of Bedford (in preparation)


On-Line Projects

Lady Freedom Among Us (poem). The University of Virginia Libraries, 1994.



  • "Loud," lead story in The Massachusetts Review, Volume 56, Issue 2, summer 2015.
  • “Puck’s Here,” The Kenyon Review, spring 2015.
  • “Zeke’s Dead,” Blackbird, spring 2013.
  • “The Prisoner,” as part of Event of the Thread, performed/published at the Park Avenue Armory, New York City (Ann Hamilton, multi-media artist), December 2012 – January 2013.
  • “Monster in the Path,” as part of Mapping the Dark (Rosamund Casey, multi-media artist), Live Arts, spring 2011.


Collections of Poems

  • How Beautiful the Beloved, Copper Canyon Press, forthcoming 2009.
  • Concerning the Book That is the Body of the Beloved, Copper Canyon Press, 2005.
  • The Caged Owl: New and Selected Poems, Copper Canyon Press, 2002.
  • Orpheus and Eurydice, Copper Canyon Press, 2000.
  • City of Salt. U of Pittsburgh, 1995.
  • New and Selected Poems. Wesleyan U P, 1988.
  • We Must Make A Kingdom of It. Wesleyan U P, 1986.



Mr. Livingood has published essays and fiction in Best New American Voices 2001, Yemassee, C-Ville, The Texas Review, and The Hollins Critic. He serves as the faculty advisor for Meridian, the semiannual literary magazine founded and edited by students in the MFA Program in Creative Writing at the University of Virginia. He is also a lieutenant commander in the Coast Guard Reserve.



  • “Disability Studies,” in A Companion to Literary Theory, ed. David Richter (Wiley-Blackwell forthcoming 2017).
  • "Borges in the Mind’s Eye," Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies 10:1 (2016): 37-51.
  • "The Hearing Line: How Literature Gains from Deaf People," in Deaf Gain: Reimagining Human Diversity, ed. H.-Dirksen L. Bauman and Joseph J. Murray, University of Minnesota Press (2014).


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