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  • “Poetic Justice: Slavery, Law, and the (Anti-)Elegiac Form in M. NourbeSe Philip’s Zong!” (forthcoming in the Journal of Postcolonial Literary Inquiry).
  • Between the Acts: A Modernist Meditation on Language, Origin Narratives, and Art’s Efficacy on the Cusp of the Apocalypse” (forthcoming in the English Academy Review).
  • “Postconfessional Poetry and the Concentric Circles of Ideas in Frank Bidart’s ‘Ellen West’” (forthcoming in Proteus: A Journal of Ideas).



  • “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.


Recent articles

  • "The Local Poem in a Global Age." Critical Inquiry (2017).
  • "'Cosmopolitan Sympathies': Poetry of the First Global War." Modernism/modernity (2016).
  • “Form.” In A New Vocabulary for Global Modernism. Ed. Eric Hayot and Rebecca Walkowitz. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press (2016).
  • "Poetry and Tourism in a Global Age." NLH (2015).
  • "Code-Switching, Code-Stitching: A Macaronic Poetics?" Dibur Literary Journal, Stanford ARCADE (2015).


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