In September, I’ll be in residence at the James Merrill House in Stonington, CT, working on a new book about 20th/21st-century house poems. The first part of that book, an article on contemporary house poems by Nikki Wallschlaeger, Jennifer S. Cheng, and Tracy K. Smith, is coming out soon from New Literary History.

In Contemporary Literature, Louise McCune reviews Forms of a World, writing that

[the] synthesis between globalization studies and poetry criticism proves mutually beneficial: as Forms of a World makes clear, an understanding of global capitalism makes poetic innovations of the late twentieth and twenty-first centuries newly legible.

A few new poems are up at Literary Imagination, including this one, “No Birds,” and three “Holy Sonnets.”

A poem I wrote, “After Canto XIII of the Inferno,” is in the Atlantic.

In ALH, Walter Kalaidjian reviews Forms of a World as

a major achievement in contemporary criticism: one that advances beyond the national boundaries of American literature to address just how far twenty-first century poetry in the US matters to the planet and its global challenges to come.

In ASAP/J, John Steen writes:

[Forms of a World] serves as a model for what should become, for conscientious readers of contemporary poetry, a collective undertaking to remake the field.


For American Literary History, I wrote about three new books of poetry criticism by Margaret Ronda, Jasper Bernes, and Heather Milne.

Here’s my review of Jacob Edmond’s Make It the Same: Poetry in the Age of Global Media for the Los Angeles Review of Books.

I wrote about (not knowing much about) dance for Modernism/modernity Print+.

Forms of a World is in the world– available at Amazon and Fordham UP.


My piece on Stanley Cavell, “No Cure for That,” appeared in ASAP/Journal.

I wrote in memory of Donald Hall’s poetry for The Atlantic.

Interviewed Thenjiwe Nkosi on her new paintings for ASAP/Journal.

Here’s a piece on Hamlet and sanctuary cities I wrote for The Atlantic.

My first piece for Modernism/modernity’s Process blog, “Process against Progress,” is here.

Wrote about Emma Lazarus’s famous sonnet, “The New Colossus,” for The Atlantic.


My work is featured on November’s Meet a Tiger at Clemson.

Reading poems at the Storymoja Festival in Nairobi on Sunday.

I’ve written about student protesters as the new intellectuals for The Atlantic.

Atopias: Manifesto for a Radical Existentialism, by Frédéric Neyrat and co-translated by me and Lindsay Turner, is out in October from Fordham University Press.

Honored to receive the 2017 CAAH Faculty of the Year Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Wrote a piece on poetry after (during) Trump with my friend Garry Bertholf for Viewpoint.

My article on the contemporary ode, “Planetary Dejection: An Ode to the Commons,” is in the latest issue of symplokē, a special issue on “Materialisms.”


Quoted in the The Atlantic on John Clare, poetics, and dispossession.

I’ve introduced a forum on “global poetics” with the poets Manal Al-Sheikh, Omar Berrada, Whitney DeVos, Julie Moi Aussi, Katie Peterson, NourbeSe Philip, Marie de Quatrebarbes, Emma Ramadan, Keston Sutherland, and Timothy Yu.

Honored to have received the 2017 South Carolina Arts Commission Artist Fellowship in Poetry.


The Poetry Foundation features “Poetry After Language,” an ARCADE colloquy co-curated by Marijeta Bozovic ( and me.

“Poetry After Language” on ARCADE.

“Speculations: New Irish Poetry,” a weekly commentary on Jacket2.


My plenary talk on lyric poetry and precarity at Yale (April 2014).

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