“La Grande Permission: Ashbery’s Legacy”
Published in TAB: JOURNAL OF POETRY AND POETICS,Vol 1, 2 (Feb 2013), 13-29.
“Poetry on the Brink” (Boston Review)
“A Cessation of Resemblances: Stein, Picasso, Duchamp”
Originally published in Battersea Review 1, 1 (2012). Forthcoming in a volume of essays by Oxford University Press.
“Refiguring the Poundian Ideogram: From BLANCO/BRANCO to the GALAXIAS”
Published in Modernist Cultures, Special Issue: Transnational Hispanic Modernities, 7, 1 (2012), 40-55.
“The Madness of the Unexpected: Duchamp’s Readymades and the Survival of ‘High’ Art”
Published in Forma e Sentido Contemporaneo, ed. Antonio Cicero (Rio di Janeiro, 2012); and in shorter version (with few figures), in Sasha Bru et al. (eds), Regarding the Popular: Modernism, the Avant-Garde and High and Low Culture (Berlin: Walter de Gruyeter, 2012), 14-32.
“The Audacity of Hope: The Foundational Futurist Manifestos”
Published in The History of Futurism: The Precursors, Protagonists, and Legacies, ed. Geert Buelens, Harald Hendrix, and Monica Jansen (Langham, MD: Lexington Books, 2012), 9-30; rpt. TAB: The Journal of Poetry & Poetics, Vol. 1, Issue 2, 2013.
Difference and Discipline: Cage/Cunningham Aesthetic Revisited
Published in Contemporary Music 31.1 (2012), 19-35 and online at www.tandfonline.com/. Available in Farsi at http://www.art-of-music.net/official/1191/toc.asp/.
Abstraction and “Unreadability” in Gertrude Stein’s Portraits: The Case of Christian Bérard
The Shipwreck of the Singular: George Oppen’s “Of Being Numerous”
Originally Published in Ironwood (#26, Fall 1985, a special George Oppen issue)
“The Ecstasy of Always Bursting Forth!”: Rereading Frank O’Hara
Published in Lana Turner: A Journal of Poetry & Opinion, 1, Fall 2008
Learning from Lexington: Guy Davenport
Published in Poetry, July/August 2008
CUBIST COLLABORATION/ ABSTRACT ASSEMBLAGE: The Avant-Garde Artists’s Book
“An Image from a Past Life”: Beckett’s Yeatsian Turn
Published in Fulcrum, No. 6, 2007
“The First Futurist Manifesto Revisited”
Published in Rett Kopi: Manifesto issue: Dokumenterer Fremtiden (2007): 152-56.
Foreword to Yoko Tawada: Voices From Everywhere, edited by Douglas Slaymaker
Published by Lexington Books, 2007
Conceptualisms, Old and New
Published in Parkett, 2007
The Radical Poetics of Robert Creeley
Published in Electronic Book Review, 10 (2007)
Duchamp’s Eliot: The Detours of Tradition and the Persistence of Individual Talent
Published in T.S. Eliot and the Concept of Tradition, ed. Giovanni Cianci and Jason Harding, Cambridge University Press (2007).
How to Read a Poem: W.B. Yeats’s “After Long Silence”
Translation of “Speech Police and Polyglot Play” by Yoko Tawada
Published in LYRIC 9 (2006), 55-63.
Screening the Page/ Paging the Screen: Digital Poetics and the Differential Text
Published in New Media Poetics: Contexts, Technotexts, and Theories, ed. Adelaide Morris and Thomas SwissI (Cambridge and London: MIYT Press (2006): 14364.
John Cage’s Living Theatre
Published in Martin Puchner and Alan Ackerman (eds.), Against Theatre: Creative Destruction on the Modernist Stage (New York: Palgrave, 2006), 133-48.
“Sound Scraps, Vision Scraps”: Paul Celan’s Poetic Practice
Published in Reading for Form, ed. Susan J. Wolfson and Marshall Brown (Seattle: Univ. of Washington Press, 2006), 177-202.
“A Lost Batallion of Platonic Conversationalists”: “Howl” and the Language of Modernism
Published in Jason Shinder (ed.), The Poem that Changed America: ‘Howl’ Fifty Years Later (New York: Farrar Straus, 2006), 24-43.
Playing the Numbers: The French Reception of Louis Zukofsky
Published in Verse 22-23 (2006): 102-20.
The Aura of Modernism
Published in Modernist Cultures, Vol. 1: Issue 1, Spring 2005.
“In Love with Hiding”: Samuel Beckett’s War
Published in Iowa Review, 35, no. 2 (2005): 76-103.
“Moving Information”: On Kenneth Goldsmith’s The Weather
Open Letter: “Kenneth Goldsmith & Conceptual Poetics,” 2005
‘Easter 1916’: Yeats’s World War I Poem
Published in Tim Kendall (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of British and Irish War Poetry
“The Renaissance of 1910”: Reflections on Guy Davenport’s Poetics
Published in Fulcrum 4 (2006), 167-73. ; in translation, “O Renascimento de 1910,” Sibila 6, no 10 (2006); 168-76.
Epilogue, Modernism Now
Published in A Companion to Modernist Literature and Culture, ed. David Bradshaw and Kevin Dettmar (2006), pp. 571-78.
Hugh Kenner and the Invention of Modernism
Published in Modernism/Modernity, 12, no 3 (September 2005): 465-70.
“But Isn’t The Same at least the Same?”: Wittgenstein and the Question of Poetic Translatability
In The Literary Wittgenstein, ed. John Gibson and Wolfgang Huemer (eds.), (London: Routledge, 2004), pp. 34-54. Trans. In Wittgenstein und die Literatur, trans. Martin Sahr (Suhrkamp, 2006): 58-83.
Avant-Garde Community and the Individual Talent: The Case of Language Poetry
The Search for “Prime Words”: Pound, Duchamp, and the Nominalist Ethos
Published in Paideuma, 32, 1-3 (2003), 205-28. Also in Ezra Pound and Referentiality (Paris; Presses de l’UniversitÈ de Paris-Sorbonne, 2003): 191-210.
“Waiting” – Words on Plays
Published by American Conservatory Theory, October 2003.
Response to Ronald Schuchard
A reply to Schurchard’s “Burbank with a Baedeker, Eliot with a cigar: American intellectuals, anti-semitism, and the idea of culture,” Modernism/Modernity 10, no. 1 (2003): 1-26.
Published in Modernism/Modernity, 10, no. 1 (2003): 51-56.
Filling the Space with Trace: Tom Raworth’s “Letters from Yaddo”
Published in The Gig, issues 13-14 (May 2003): 130-44.
The Beckett/Feldman Radio Collaboration, Words and Music as Hörspiel
Published in The Beckett Circle, 26, no. 2 (Fall 2003): 207-11.
“Teaching the “new” Poetries: The Case of Rae Armantrout
Published in Kiosk: A Joural of Poetry, Poetics, and Experimental Prose, 1 (2002) pp. 235-60.
Writing Poetry after 9/11
Published in American Letters & Commentary(2002): 18-23.
Rosmarie Waldrop’s Auto-graphs
Published in How 2 (Fall 2002), online, 15 pp.
Robert Creeley’s Windows
Published in Bridge 2, no. 1 (Fall-Winter 2002): 187-94.
Watchman, Spy, and Dead Man: Johns, O’Hara, Cage and the “Aesthetic of Indifference”
Published in Modernism / Modernity, 8, no. 2 (2001): 197-223.
The Return of the Repressed
Published in The Future of Literary Studies, ed. Hans Ulrich Gumbrechad and Walter Moser (Edmonton: Library of the Canadian Review of Comparative Literature, 2001), pp. 117-22.
In Defense of Poetry: Put the literature back into literary studies
Published in Boston Review, February/March, 2000.
Happy World: What Lyn Hejinian’s Poetry Tells Us About Chance, Fortune and Pleasure
The Boston Review: February / March 2000
Dada Without Duchamp / Duchamp Without Dada: Avant-Garde Tradition and the Individual Talent
Published in Stanford Humanities Review, 7.1 (1999): 48-78. Trans into Portugese, in “Leituras do ciclo, ed. Ana Luiza Andrade, MariaLucia de Barros Camargo, Raul Antelo (Santa Catarina: Editora Grifos, 199),pp. 23-44.
Cultural Liminality / Aesthetic Closure?: The “Interstitial Perspective” of Homi Bhabha
Published in Literary Imagination, 1, no. 1 (Spring 99):109-25.
The Silence That Is Not Silence: Acoustic Art In Samuel Beckett’s Embers
Published in Samuel Beckett and the Arts: Music, Visual Arts, and Non-Print Media (New York and London: Garland, 1999), pp. 247-68.
“Logocinéma of the Frontiersman”: Jolas’s Multilingual Poetics and its Legacies
Published in Kunapipi, 1999, pp. 145-63.
Language Poetry and the Lyric Subject: Ron Silliman’s Albany, Susan Howe’s Buffalo
Published in Critical Inquiry, 25 (Spring1999), 405-434.
Triplespace (on Hank Lazer’s poetry)
From The Virginia Quarterly Review Vol. 74 No. 2 (Spring 1998): 380-390.
The Portrait of the Language Poet as Autobiographer: The Case of Ron Silliman
Published in Quarry West, 34: Ron Silliman Issue, ed. Tom Vogler (1998): 167-81.
What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About Poetry
Published in PN Review 115 (April-May 1997): 17-25; Grub Street and the Ivory Tower: Literary Journalism and Literary Scholarship from Fielding to the Internet, ed. Jeremy Treglown and Bridget Bennett, (Oxford: Oxford UP, 1998), pp. 224-49.
“How a thing will / unfold”: Fractal Rhythms in A. R. Ammons’s Briefings
Published in Complexities of Motion: A.R. Ammons’s Longer Poems, ed. Steven P. Schnedier (Fairleigh Dickinson press, 1998), pp. 68-82.
Harm’s Other Way: Some Notes on Mac Wellman’s Theatre
The Mac Wellman Journal (Sock Monkey Press, 1998): 31-36. Reprinted in GERM, 3 (1998).
Collage and Poetry
Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, ed. Michael Kelly, 4 vols. (New York: Oxford U Press, 1998), Vol 1, 384-87; Stein, Vol. 4, 306-10.
Letter to the Editor. Re: Harold Bloom’s The Best of the Best American Poetry 1988-1997.
Published in The Boston Review
William Carlos Williams Encyclopedia
JAMES LAUGHLIN (1914-1997)
Published in Parnassus 23, no. 1 and 2 (1998): 24-31.
Sex, Lies, and First Ladies: A Modest (Wittgensteinian) Proposal
Southwest Review, 84, no. 1 (1998): 30-42.
Introduction: Young American Poets
Yang (Antwerp, Belgium), 182 (Summer 1998): 183-85.
Normalizing John Ashbery
Jacket (Australia), Issue #2 (online), December 1997, 14 pp.
In Search of the Authentic Other: The Poetry of Araki Yasuda
Published in Boston Review 22, no. 2 (April/May 1997): 26-33.
A Syntax of Contrariety (on Bruce Andrews)
Published in Aerial 9 (1997): 234-38
New Definitions of Lyric (A Response)
Published in New Definitions of Lyric, ed. Mark Jeffreys (New York: Garland Press, 1997): pp. 243-53.
“A Step Away From Them’: Poetry 1956
Lecture given at University of Copenhagen, September 1997
Textuality and the Visual: A Response
John Cage’s Dublin, Lyn Hejinian’s Leningrad: Poetic Cities as Cyberspace
Published in Arthur F. Kinney (ed.), Classical, Renaissance, and Postmodern Acts of the Imagination: Essays Commemorating O. B. Hardison, Jr. (Newark: U of Delaware, Press, 1996): pp. 58-75.
Modernism without Modernists: A Response to Walter Benn Michaels
Published in Modernism/Modernity, Vol 3, no. 3 (September 1996): 99-106.
Robert Duncan’s Letters to Denise Levertov
Published in PN Review 112 (Nov-Dec, 1996): 33-38.
Something is Happening, Mr. Jones
Published in Electronic Book Review: Politics of Selling out issue, 1, 2 (1996), 8 pages.
Whose New American Poetry? Anthologizing in the Nineties
Diacritics, 26, 3-4 (Fall-Winter 1996): 104-23
English As A “Second” Language : Mina Loy’s “Anglo-Mongrels and the Rose”
Mina Loy: Woman and Poet, ed. Maeera Schreiber and Keith Tuma (National Poetry Foundation, 1996), pp. 131-48. Rpt. in French translation in Après l’usure de toutes les routes: Retour sur l’épopée, Volumes 49-50 of in ‘hui, ed. Jacques Darras (Brussels, 1997): 127-145; trans. Dominque Goy-Blanquet
What Really Happened: Barthes’s Winter Garden / Boltanski’s Archives
Artes, 2 (1995): 110-25. Rpt. in slightly different form in Writing the Image After Roland Barthes, ed. Jean-Michel Rabaté, U of Penn Press,1997), pp. 32-58.
The Music of Verbal Space: John Cage’s “What You Say”
Sound States: Innovative Poetics and Accoustical Technologies, with accompanying CD, ed. Adalaide Morris, Chapel Hill and London: Univ. of North Carolina Press (1997), pp. 129-48.
Afterimages: Revolution of the (Visible) Word
Experimental, Visual, Concrete: Avant-Garde Poetry since the 1960s, ed. K. David Jackson, Eric Vos, & Johanna Drucker
“Living in the Same Place”: The Old Mono-Nationalism and the New Comparative Literature
World Literature Today, 69, no. 2 (Spring 1995): 249-255. Translated into Serbo-Croat, in Transkatalog, 6/7 (1998): 76-84.