Essays

“Women Stay Put.” Forthcoming in Crab Orchard Review, 2017.

“Space-Time: Walking Around in Paula Meehan’s ‘Death of a Field.'” Ecotone 19 (Spring 2015): 31-39.

“Undead Eliot: How ‘The Waste Land’ Sounds Now.” Poetry 204.5 (September 2014): 467-479.

“A New Walk.” Forging a Rewarding Career in the Humanities: Advice for Academics (Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, 2014). Ed. Karla P. Zepeda and Ellen Mayock.

“Coffee with Poets in New Zealand.” Gettysburg Review Summer 26.2.221-9 (Summer 2013). Poetry Daily prose feature for week of May 27th, 2013.

“The Dinosaurs Are Breeding.” Verse Wisconsin 112, “Parents & Children” (Fall 2013).

“Signals from Aotearoa New Zealand: An Introduction.” Co-authored with Max Chapnick and Drew Martin. Preface to co-edited portfolio of 25 previously unpublished poems from New Zealand. Shenandoah 62.2 (Winter 2013).

“Rhymes with Poetess” in The Kenyon Review Online, Summer 2011

Selected essays that are NOT available online:

“Verse and the Multiverse.” Poet Lore 110.1-2 (Spring/ Summer 2015): 113-124.

“The Formalist Modernism of Edna St. Vincent Millay, Helene Johnson, and Louise Bogan.” The Cambridge History of American Poetry. Ed. Alfred Bendixen and Stephen Burt. New York: Cambridge, 2014 (628-649).

“Women’s Speculative Poetry Now” (essay in verse). WisCon Chronicles 8: Re-generating WisCon. Ed. Rebecca Holden. Seattle: Aqueduct Press, 2014 (104-6).

“‘Salon with a Revolving Door’: Virtual Community and the Case of Wom-po.” Contemporary Women’s Writing (December 2011).

“Unruly Poems for an Unruly Group.” The Exercise Book: Creative Writing Exercises from Victoria University’s Institute of Modern Letters. Ed. Bill Manhire, Ken Duncam, Chris Price, and Damien Wilkins. Wellington, NZ: Victoria University Press, 2011(82-84).

“Mapping Sea Garden.” In Approaches to Teaching H.D.’s Poetry and Prose, ed. Annette Debo and Lara Vetter. New York: MLA, 2011 (40-48).

“Illness and Poetic Language.” Review essay. Literature and Medicine, Spring 2011 (29.1.197-212).

“On Capstones, Service-Learning, and Poetry.” Profession 2010 (207-219).

“Materializing Millay: The 1930s Radio Broadcasts.” In Broadcasting Modernism, ed. Michael Coyle, Debra Rae Cohen, Jane Lewty. Gainesville: University Press of Florida Press, 2009 (238-56).

“Cento for an Anthology of Women Poets.” Junctures: A Journal of Thematic Dialogue, June 2008 (10, 129-143). With Ann Fisher-Wirth, Ellen Goldstein, Ann Hostetler, D’Arcy Randall, and Rosemary Starace.

“Voice and the Visual Poetry of Langston Hughes.” Fieldnotes: A Publication of the Masters in Teaching Program at Bard College, Fall 2007 (3.3.5-11).

“Against Usefulness,” in “A Muse of Fire: Poetry in Crisis,” Editor’s Forum, Studies in American Culture, 2005 (28.2.20-31).  The symposium won the annual Jerome Stern Award for the best essay in SiAC.

“Impostors and Chameleons: Marianne Moore and the Carlisle Indian School.” Written with Christopher Gavaler. Paideuma: Special Issue: Marianne Moore and H. D., Fall and Winter 2004 (33.2-3.53-82).

“Both Flower and Flower-Gatherer: Medbh McGuckian’s The Flower Master and H.D.’s Sea Garden.”  Twentieth-Century Literature 2003 (49.4. 494-519).

“Heralding the Clear Obscure: Apostrophe and Gwendolyn Brooks.”  Callaloo 2001 (24.1.227-235). Reprinted in Mickle, Mildred R. (ed.), Gwendolyn Brooks. Critical Insights. Pasadena, CA: Salem, 2010.

“Rita Dove.” Scribner American Writers Series, Supplement IV, 1996.

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