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3L : Language, Linguistics, Literature     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
@nalyses     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
A Cor das Letras     Open Access  
a/b : Auto/Biography Studies : Journal of The Autobiography Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Abgadiyat     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Abril : Revista do Núcleo de Estudos de Literatura Portuguesa e Africana da UFF     Open Access  
Abusões     Open Access  
Ação Midiática : Estudos em Comunicação, Sociedade e Cultura     Open Access  
ACME : Annali della Facoltà di Studi Umanistici dell'Università degli Studi di Milano     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Acquisition et interaction en langue étrangère     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Acta Baltico-Slavica     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Acta Literaria     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Acta Neophilologica     Open Access  
AFRREV IJAH : An International Journal of Arts and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Aksara     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Aksara : International Journal of Indonesian Literature     Open Access  
Alea : Estudos Neolatinos     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Aletria : Revista de Estudos de Literatura     Open Access  
Algazarra : Revista do Centro de Pesquisa Comunicação e Cultura : Barroco e Mestiçagem     Open Access  
Alpha (Osorno)     Open Access  
American Book Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
American Journal of Philology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
American Literary Realism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
American Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 28)
Anagramas : Rumbos y Sentidos de la Comunicación     Open Access  
Anales Galdosianos     Full-text available via subscription  
Anàlisi : Quaderns de Comunicació i Cultura     Open Access  
Âncora : Revista Latino-Americana de Jornalismo     Open Access  
andererseits : Yearbook of Transatlantic German Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Aniki : Revista Portuguesa da Imagem em Movimento     Open Access  
Annales islamologiques     Open Access  
ANTARES (Letras e Humanidades)     Open Access  
Anuari de Filologia. Llengües i Literatures Modernes     Open Access  
Anuário de Literatura     Open Access  
Anuario Lope de Vega. Texto, literatura, cultura     Open Access  
Appalachian Heritage     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Arabia     Open Access  
Arbitrium     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Arcadia - International Journal for Literary Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Arethusa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Argumentation et analyse du discours     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Arizona Quarterly: A Journal of American Literature, Culture, and Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Ars Aeterna     Open Access  
Artelogie     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Arthuriana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Artl@s Bulletin     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Arts et Savoirs     Open Access  
Asia Minor Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Atalanta : Revista de las Letras Barrocas     Open Access  
Atalaya     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Aturá : Revista Pan-Amazônica de Comunicação     Open Access  
Australian Journal of French Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Australian Literary Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Azalea: Journal of Korean Literature & Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Babel     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Bahasa dan Seni : Jurnal Bahasa, Sastra, Seni, dan Pengajarannya     Open Access  
Bahastra     Open Access  
Balkanologie : Revue d'Études Pluridisciplinaires     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Baltic International Yearbook of Cognition, Logic and Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Barnboken : Journal of Children's Literature Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Between     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Beyond Words     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Biblioteca Escolar em Revista     Open Access  
Biography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Black Camera     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Boletim de Pesquisa NELIC     Open Access  
Book History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 114)
Bookbird: A Journal of International Children's Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Brasiliana - Journal for Brazilian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Brazilian Journalism Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Bronte Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Brookings-Wharton Papers on Financial Services     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Brumal. Revista de investigación sobre lo Fantástico     Open Access  
Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Bunron : Zeitschrift für literaturwissenschaftliche Japanforschung     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Byron Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Byzantinische Zeitschrift     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Byzantion Nea Hellás     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Caderno de Letras     Open Access  
Caderno Seminal     Open Access  
Cadernos de Letras da UFF     Open Access  
Cahiers Balkaniques     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cahiers d'histoire. Revue d'histoire critique     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Cahiers de civilisation espagnole contemporaine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cahiers de littérature orale     Open Access  
Cahiers de recherches médiévales et humanistes     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Cahiers du Monde Russe     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Cahiers d’études italiennes     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Cahiers franco-canadiens de l'Ouest     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Callaloo     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Cambridge Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Carnets : Revue électronique d'études françaises     Open Access  
Catedral Tomada. Revista de crítica literaria latinoamericana     Open Access  
CELEHIS : Revista del Centro de Letras Hispanoamericanas     Open Access  
Cervantes : Bulletin of the Cervantes Society of America     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Ceræ: An Australasian Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Chasqui. Revista Latinoamericana de Comunicación     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Children's Literature Association Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Chloe: Beihefte zum Daphnis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Chrétiens et sociétés     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cipango     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Cipango - French Journal of Japanese Studies. English Selection     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
CLCWeb : Comparative Literature and Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
CLEaR     Open Access  
Cognitive Studies : Études cognitives     Open Access  
College Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Colonial Academic Alliance Undergraduate Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Colorado Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Comparative Critical Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Comparative Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 33)
Comparative Literature Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 28)
Comparative Mythology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Comunicação & Sociedade     Open Access  
Configurations     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Conradiana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Contemporary Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Contemporary Pacific     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Contemporary Women's Writing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
COnTEXTES     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CoSMo | Comparative Studies in Modernism     Open Access  
CR : The New Centennial Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Criticism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Criticón     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Cuadernos AISPI     Open Access  
Cuadernos de Ilustración y Romanticismo     Open Access  
Cuadernos de Rusística Española     Open Access  
Cuadernos LIRICO : Revista de la Red Interuniversitaria de Estudios sobre las Literaturas Rioplatenses Contemporáneas en Francia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cuban Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Cultures et conflits     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Current Narratives     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Current Objectives of Postgraduate American Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Current Writing : Text and Reception in Southern Africa     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
De Signos y Sentidos     Open Access  
De Zeventiende Eeuw. Cultuur in de Nederlanden in interdisciplinair perspectief     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature Yearbook     Hybrid Journal  
Dialektika : Jurnal Bahasa, Sastra, dan Pendidikan Bahasa dan Sastra Indonesia     Open Access  
Diálogos Latinoamericanos     Open Access  
Dialogues : An Interdisciplinary Journal of English Language Teaching and Research     Open Access  
Dicenda. Cuadernos de Filología Hispánica     Open Access  
Dickens Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Diegesis : Interdisziplinäres E-Journal für Erzählforschung     Open Access  
DIGILEC : Revista Internacional de Lenguas y Culturas     Open Access  
Discours     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Dix-Neuf     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Drammaturgia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Dublin James Joyce Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Dutch Crossing : Journal of Low Countries Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
e-Journal of Linguistics     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
E-rea     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
e-Scripta Romanica     Open Access  
e-Spania     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
e-TEALS     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Early American Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Early Modern Culture Online     Open Access   (Followers: 35)
Ecotone     Full-text available via subscription  
Ecozon@ : European Journal of Literature, Culture and Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
EDGE - A Graduate Journal for German and Scandinavian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Educação & Linguagem     Open Access  
EID&A : Revista Eletrônica de Estudos Integrados em Discurso e Argumentação     Open Access  
Eighteenth-Century Fiction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Éire-Ireland     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
El Hilo de la Fabula     Open Access  
ELH     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
ELOPE : English Language Overseas Perspectives and Enquiries     Open Access  
Eltin Journal : Journal of English Language Teaching in Indonesia     Open Access  
Emily Dickinson Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Encyclopedia     Open Access  
English in Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
English in Aotearoa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
English in Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
English in Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
English Literature in Transition 1880-1920     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
English Studies in Africa     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
English Text Construction     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
English Today     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
English: Journal of the English Association     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Englisia Journal     Open Access  
Enthymema     Open Access  
Entrelaces     Open Access  
Entrevous : Littérature organique     Full-text available via subscription  
Epiphany     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
ESC: English Studies in Canada     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Escritura e Imagen     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Eslavística Complutense     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
ESQ: A Journal of the American Renaissance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Essays in Criticism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Essays in French Literature and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Estudios de Literatura Colombiana     Open Access  
Estudios de Teoría Literaria - Revista digital: artes, letras y humanidades     Open Access  
Estudios Ingleses de la Universidad Complutense     Open Access  
Estudis de Literatura Oral Popular / Studies in Oral Folk Literature     Open Access  
Estudos Linguísticos e Literários     Open Access  
Etnolingual     Open Access  
Études canadiennes / Canadian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Études de lettres     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Études Épistémè     Open Access  
Études françaises     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Études littéraires     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)

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Journal Cover American Book Review
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  • Therapy for the Novel
    • Abstract: The Western Regional Psychoanalytic Association of America was impressed.While many were awaiting the end of the world—or at least a big computer crash—they were opening the new millennium by presenting two of the writers of The Sopranos television series an award for their depiction of Tony Soprano's therapy sessions.Not the end of the world, but a big step for psychoanalysts.The following year Lorraine Bracco, who plays Dr. Jennifer Melfi in the series—mobster Soprano's therapist—was also given an award by the association.When asked about it, Bracco reportedly said, "What, are they crazy' I'm so not Dr. Melfi."While the association could probably have devoted an entire conference to just Bracco's response to her ... Read More
      Keywords: Erotic poetry; Verlaine, Paul,; Erotic poetry, French; Limericks; Erotic poetry, American; Literature; Loy, Mina; Love poetry; Gunn, Thom; Scottish poetry; Bawdy poetry; Burns, Robert,; Finn, Huckleberry; American poetry; Indians of North America; Pu
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Introduction to Focus: Erotic Poetry
    • Abstract: My guest editorship of this issue of American Book Review began with a modest piece called "Porn Poetry" posted on Paris Review Daily, 16th of August, 2016. There, I complain that we English-speakers have no substantial tradition of erotic poetry in our own language, if we define "erotic poetry" as poetical works whose primary aim is to sexually arouse the reader. My claim was that what we have instead is a small hill of material that might turn somebody on accidentally—merely because sexual themes are touched upon—but whose primary purpose is aggressive, satiric.This line of thought is not easily resisted, I think. Almost all the famous not-safe-for-work poetry in English treats sex as an inherently humbling ... Read More
      Keywords: Erotic poetry; Verlaine, Paul,; Erotic poetry, French; Limericks; Erotic poetry, American; Literature; Loy, Mina; Love poetry; Gunn, Thom; Scottish poetry; Bawdy poetry; Burns, Robert,; Finn, Huckleberry; American poetry; Indians of North America; Pu
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • A Feminine Canaan
    • Abstract: Early on in his literary career, Paul Verlaine swore off most of the traditional sources of poetic ecstasy. "Nature, nothing about you moves me," he writes in the poem "Anxiety," adding "I scoff at Art, and mankind too." Verlaine throws Classical Greek civilization—the source of quickening heart rates for many a European writer from Winkelmann to Rilke, from Pater to Cavafy—into the dustbin of the uninspiring. Out, too go the monuments of Christianity, and God himself, and even love. Well, maybe not love, or at least not all forms of love. Agape he can do without, but in the absence of so many sources of delirious exaltation, Verlaine leaves himself one: the realm of the erotic.You'd be forgiven if you hadn't ... Read More
      Keywords: Erotic poetry; Verlaine, Paul,; Erotic poetry, French; Limericks; Erotic poetry, American; Literature; Loy, Mina; Love poetry; Gunn, Thom; Scottish poetry; Bawdy poetry; Burns, Robert,; Finn, Huckleberry; American poetry; Indians of North America; Pu
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • There Once was No Girl from the Vineyard
    • Abstract: "The Man from Nantucket" is a powerful and memorable poem, by far the best-known limerick (and perhaps the best-known short poem) in American literature, and it derives much of its power from its explicitly sexual diction and imagery. Yet, if I can imagine an eleven-year-old boy becoming somewhat and very confusedly aroused as he says "dick," "cum," "cunt," and "fuck it," I can't imagine how "The Man from Nantucket" or any other canonically dirty limerick could elevate the heart rate, increase the respiration, flush the cheeks, engorge the corpora cavernosa, or moisten the orifices of an adult reader. Nor can I imagine an adult reader who, having already begun under other auspices to feel amorous or horny, would ... Read More
      Keywords: Erotic poetry; Verlaine, Paul,; Erotic poetry, French; Limericks; Erotic poetry, American; Literature; Loy, Mina; Love poetry; Gunn, Thom; Scottish poetry; Bawdy poetry; Burns, Robert,; Finn, Huckleberry; American poetry; Indians of North America; Pu
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Sex Poetry: A Guide for Teachers
    • Abstract: In every poetry writing class I teach, about halfway through the term, there is one week that a significant number of my students suddenly begin to turn in poems full of sex. This sudden efflorescence isn't due to spring, spring break, or some threshold in the cycle of the moon. It is the fruit of an experiment I have been trying out for years, ever since a version of it was tried on me by the poet Mark Levine. Curiously, this experiment does not involve asking directly for sex poems of any kind. And yet they come.Here's how it works. About halfway through the course, after we have studied sonnet structure and strategies of repetition, and become conversant in some top-shelf vocabulary like "terminal modification" ... Read More
      Keywords: Erotic poetry; Verlaine, Paul,; Erotic poetry, French; Limericks; Erotic poetry, American; Literature; Loy, Mina; Love poetry; Gunn, Thom; Scottish poetry; Bawdy poetry; Burns, Robert,; Finn, Huckleberry; American poetry; Indians of North America; Pu
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Notes on a New Volume of Fauvemann's Nachlass
    • Abstract: No doubt many readers associate the name Jean-Pierre Fauvemann with the collection of love sonnets one anonymous Times reviewer called the "Song of Songs of symboliste verse" and a New Jersey appellate judge called "pure pornography." The editors of this ninth volume of Fauvemann's complete works (the second devoted to his posthumous papers) have given it the title Miscellanies, and it is indeed a mixed bag. In addition to a version of the collection referred to above—Lussi Lussuriosi (1941)—with its censored fifth section restored, this latest volume includes Fauvemann's speculative essay on faith and skepticism The Game of Christ; patent applications for two kinds of musical automata; a draft of the never ... Read More
      Keywords: Erotic poetry; Verlaine, Paul,; Erotic poetry, French; Limericks; Erotic poetry, American; Literature; Loy, Mina; Love poetry; Gunn, Thom; Scottish poetry; Bawdy poetry; Burns, Robert,; Finn, Huckleberry; American poetry; Indians of North America; Pu
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Some Thoughts On Erotic Poetry
    • Abstract: Sex gets boring; the erotic spices it up. Language gets boring; poetry spices it up. We expect them both to do too much."Erotic" and "poetic:" each the kind of word, as Elizabeth Bishop said of "friend," that "spreads all over the place, and tells nothing of the actual place it means to name." Their power is in the spreading, not the naming.Erotic poetry should be an easy place to find. Its syllabus is remarkably, suspiciously, invariable: Sappho and Ovid, Catullus and the Song of Songs. The Whitman of Calamus and Stein of "Lifting Belly." Cavafy, the troubadours, the Amarushataka. Sufis in an allegorical mood. Donne before the preaching. Naughty Herrick and nasty Swinburne. You'll have more you want to add, but I ... Read More
      Keywords: Erotic poetry; Verlaine, Paul,; Erotic poetry, French; Limericks; Erotic poetry, American; Literature; Loy, Mina; Love poetry; Gunn, Thom; Scottish poetry; Bawdy poetry; Burns, Robert,; Finn, Huckleberry; American poetry; Indians of North America; Pu
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Let Me Let Me Let Me
    • Abstract: "What sounds will your body make against mine'" asks Jessica Jacobs in "Stridulation Sonnet," which begins with the seduction songs of insects and, at its volta, invites the duet into consideration, since "sometimes a lone body is insufficient."Erotic poetry is the human animal's seduction song and too much self-conscious artifice is like gingerbread lingerie.Indeed. The most erotic poems are addressed to a singular you, the object of affection. The word "addressed" is too cold, "sung" embarrassingly groovy, but erotic poetry is the human animal's seduction song and too much self-conscious artifice is like gingerbread lingerie. It spoils the view, the view, in erotic poems, being one of a possible future in which ... Read More
      Keywords: Erotic poetry; Verlaine, Paul,; Erotic poetry, French; Limericks; Erotic poetry, American; Literature; Loy, Mina; Love poetry; Gunn, Thom; Scottish poetry; Bawdy poetry; Burns, Robert,; Finn, Huckleberry; American poetry; Indians of North America; Pu
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Erotic Zygote: "Leda and the Swan"
    • Abstract: I tried to write this essay about poems about animals having sex with animals—horse on horse, pangolin on platypus—but these poems just didn't feel erotic to me. Sexy, oh yeah; carnal, duh; but I was just still too conscious of my meta-brain, here I am thinking about sex. (John Berryman has a phrase, "the thinky death.") I tried to write cleverly about slant rhyme, bodies bumping into each other without quite fitting, the erotics of the near-miss. I had an idea about the pornographic and the grapheme that thankfully stayed an idea. I had an image of courtly love, the courtesan and the poem as the mask in the masquerade ball. I'm thinking about flirting, the clever tease, dangling puns around, ducking in and around ... Read More
      Keywords: Erotic poetry; Verlaine, Paul,; Erotic poetry, French; Limericks; Erotic poetry, American; Literature; Loy, Mina; Love poetry; Gunn, Thom; Scottish poetry; Bawdy poetry; Burns, Robert,; Finn, Huckleberry; American poetry; Indians of North America; Pu
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Women Who Burn So Bright They Melt
    • Abstract: When I was a little kid, about twenty years ago, sex had no particular meaning to me. All I knew was it could not be spoken about openly, only whispered here and there. Later, when I got the talk, it became a monolithic thing: an action that I knew the definition of, but which didn't have much character. Then, it fragmented along lines of good and bad, because I had to be warned about bad; if anyone touched me in a way I didn't like, I should scream my head off. "Good" was still monolithic. I was aware that some people were into kinky sex—a mixture between bad and good—but I didn't really know what that meant, or how to know if you were into that. If you were into that, you knew. In high school, good sex fractured ... Read More
      Keywords: Erotic poetry; Verlaine, Paul,; Erotic poetry, French; Limericks; Erotic poetry, American; Literature; Loy, Mina; Love poetry; Gunn, Thom; Scottish poetry; Bawdy poetry; Burns, Robert,; Finn, Huckleberry; American poetry; Indians of North America; Pu
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Some Thoughts in Favor of Erotic Poetry
    • Abstract: Sexiness is complicated. If you try too hard at being sexy, it's awful. If you try too hard to be sexy in a poem, it's maybe even worse. All of us have sat through an attempt at smoldering hotness at the lectern during a poetry reading. You feel the room wince.But the alternative I find torturous, too: the reaction against that kind of poor attempt at sexiness. It's poetry that deliberately avoids being enamored, even being interested in human beauty or sex. This is pretty common in contemporary poets. The idea is it's somehow intellectually feeble to even make the attempt. Maybe it's too connected to the English Romantics's currently unpopular vision of beauty. Erotic poetry is essentially out of the question: you ... Read More
      Keywords: Erotic poetry; Verlaine, Paul,; Erotic poetry, French; Limericks; Erotic poetry, American; Literature; Loy, Mina; Love poetry; Gunn, Thom; Scottish poetry; Bawdy poetry; Burns, Robert,; Finn, Huckleberry; American poetry; Indians of North America; Pu
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Union of Eros and Thanatos
    • Abstract: I recently attended a staged reading of Lord Byron's verse drama, Manfred (1816-1817). This was, despite my having been interested in the topic for almost twenty years, the first time I had actually seen a Romantic verse drama performed in any form. It was apparent, as Manfred appeared and began his first soliloquy, why this was the case: the play almost completely lacks plot, moves only with the whims of the protagonist, and features weakly-filled-out stock characters aside from said protagonist, whose motivations throughout are left largely mysterious.Byron seems to have realized this about his own play, saying it was "mental theater", i.e. drama not meant for an actual stage, but rather a play to be imagined in ... Read More
      Keywords: Erotic poetry; Verlaine, Paul,; Erotic poetry, French; Limericks; Erotic poetry, American; Literature; Loy, Mina; Love poetry; Gunn, Thom; Scottish poetry; Bawdy poetry; Burns, Robert,; Finn, Huckleberry; American poetry; Indians of North America; Pu
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Loy Gunn Cupid
    • Abstract: Spring of 1989 I had the good luck to work as the T.A. in Thom Gunn's modern poetry course at Berkeley. Thom's lectures, like his critical essays, were probing, exacting, direct, dry, turned by wit, honed by good sense, and full of surprising insight at all points—in truth, much like his poems. The students, some fifty or so, sat alert twice a week for ninety minutes, and wrote down what Gunn said. They knew they were getting the goods. We started with Ezra Pound, T. S. Eliot, H. D., and Marianne Moore. I was super excited about half-way through the semester when Gunn brought copies of Mina Loy's poems to class—she was long out of print. I knew her work only from brief quotations in "Three Hard Women," Gunn's essay ... Read More
      Keywords: Erotic poetry; Verlaine, Paul,; Erotic poetry, French; Limericks; Erotic poetry, American; Literature; Loy, Mina; Love poetry; Gunn, Thom; Scottish poetry; Bawdy poetry; Burns, Robert,; Finn, Huckleberry; American poetry; Indians of North America; Pu
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Tender and Bawdy
    • Abstract: Most people know Robert Burns through his songs. Donald Low, editor of The Songs of Robert Burns (1993), estimates that Burns collected, wrote, revised, and improved some three hundred and seventy of them. But Burns did not publish these works in collections under his own name. Rather, he volunteered himself as editor and contributor to two multivolume anthologies, James Johnson's Scots Musical Museum (1787-1803) and Thomson's Select Collection of Original Scotish Airs (1793-1818 and 1841).When Robert Burns met James Johnson in 1787, Johnson had already announced a plan to bring out one or two volumes of Scottish songs, and was partway done with the first volume. When he told Burns about his plan, Burns responded ... Read More
      Keywords: Erotic poetry; Verlaine, Paul,; Erotic poetry, French; Limericks; Erotic poetry, American; Literature; Loy, Mina; Love poetry; Gunn, Thom; Scottish poetry; Bawdy poetry; Burns, Robert,; Finn, Huckleberry; American poetry; Indians of North America; Pu
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Sense of Not Ending
    • Abstract: In his incomplete study of late style, Edward Said identified a microcanon of artists whose final phase of creativity was shadowed by a retreat from continuity and organic wholeness. Standing catastrophically alone, such works flaunt their "disregard for [their] own continuity" as their "irresolution and unsynthesized fragmentariness" and signals their self-imposed exile from earlier work. With appropriate caveats, this rubric might be applied to the millennial fictions produced by an ageing generation of postmodern writers: the stark architecture of David Markson's final works; the stumbling monologue of William Gaddis's Agapē Agape (2002); and the (albeit much more cohesive) shift toward cyclic design in John ... Read More
      Keywords: Erotic poetry; Verlaine, Paul,; Erotic poetry, French; Limericks; Erotic poetry, American; Literature; Loy, Mina; Love poetry; Gunn, Thom; Scottish poetry; Bawdy poetry; Burns, Robert,; Finn, Huckleberry; American poetry; Indians of North America; Pu
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Allen Ginsberg's Master Class
    • Abstract: Had he chosen the career, Allen Ginsberg would have made an amazing literary agent. He was a careful reader, with an instinct for marketing and enough P. T. Barnum in him to promote just about anything that caught his fancy—and all with an enthusiasm that compelled one to listen, if not purchase. The man was truly gifted. He began promoting the works of his friends long before he published a book of his own. He acted as an unofficial agent from the late-1940s, when he'd talk up the unpublished Jack Kerouac to anyone who would listen, until his death in 1997. Of course, it helped that he was promoting the works of Kerouac, William S. Burroughs, Gregory Corso, Gary Snyder, Michael McClure, and a host of others, even ... Read More
      Keywords: Erotic poetry; Verlaine, Paul,; Erotic poetry, French; Limericks; Erotic poetry, American; Literature; Loy, Mina; Love poetry; Gunn, Thom; Scottish poetry; Bawdy poetry; Burns, Robert,; Finn, Huckleberry; American poetry; Indians of North America; Pu
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Home and Exile
    • Abstract: Righteousness like a mighty stream.Chester Johnson is not an easily quotable, nor lyric poet. Small sections of his verse might be heard as rhythmic prose, albeit with idiosyncratic line breaks. Yet his "Saint Paul's Chapel" is one of the most widely distributed, lauded, and translated poems of the current century. As they say in my home borough, The Bronx, what's up with that'Johnson has an interesting history. He was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and lived in a small southeastern Arkansas town on the Mississippi River Delta. He came of age in the deep, segregated South. In New York City, he married; and he formed a financial advisory firm that worked on debt management for states, large local governments, and ... Read More
      Keywords: Erotic poetry; Verlaine, Paul,; Erotic poetry, French; Limericks; Erotic poetry, American; Literature; Loy, Mina; Love poetry; Gunn, Thom; Scottish poetry; Bawdy poetry; Burns, Robert,; Finn, Huckleberry; American poetry; Indians of North America; Pu
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Coming Home
    • Abstract: In the sense that all politics is local, all writing is regional.In the sense that all politics is local, all writing is regional. The argument ensues over which writing transcends the regional, like that of Faulkner or Wharton, or remains regional even if first-rate, like that of Sarah Orne Jewett or Bret Harte. Names from the past, true, but it takes time for these classifications to sort themselves out.Rilla Askew, a novelist from Oklahoma, has a name and a voice that sound regional, and some critics have compared her to Faulkner. While that might be a stretch, her sixth book and first collection of essays, Most American, shows her conscious of her dilemma as a white woman writing of a multicultural society for ... Read More
      Keywords: Erotic poetry; Verlaine, Paul,; Erotic poetry, French; Limericks; Erotic poetry, American; Literature; Loy, Mina; Love poetry; Gunn, Thom; Scottish poetry; Bawdy poetry; Burns, Robert,; Finn, Huckleberry; American poetry; Indians of North America; Pu
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • No Final Puncauation
    • Abstract: The first thing I noticed about Alicia Suskin Ostriker's Waiting for the Light after its striking cover—a full moon peeking out from between darkened apartment buildings—was the setup of the Contents pages: four sections (simply numbered ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR) divided equally into 11 parts each. The page numbers, which at first seemed scattered, on closer look follow a simple plan of being two tabs away from their respective titles. I suspected then, and rightly, that this was a clue to the poems I was about to read.Section ONE presents a universal cast of characters: the homeless guy, the Bangladeshi taxi driver, the Guyanese woman who describes an awful experience she had on a visit home but still how good it was ... Read More
      Keywords: Erotic poetry; Verlaine, Paul,; Erotic poetry, French; Limericks; Erotic poetry, American; Literature; Loy, Mina; Love poetry; Gunn, Thom; Scottish poetry; Bawdy poetry; Burns, Robert,; Finn, Huckleberry; American poetry; Indians of North America; Pu
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Artful Departures
    • Abstract: New York's Elise Partridge came to writing late in life. As she wrote her second book, Chameleon Hours (2008), she began to see life through the prism of a cancer sufferer. In an interview that appeared in the Canadian journal The Walrus, Partridge spoke about examining life's values. "Many of the poems I suppose ask implicit questions about fullness of life or lives somehow thwarted, diminished, ended too early." The disappointments (and successes) of her characters, are framed so artfully that they function both lyrically and morally.The If Borderlands presents in their entirety, all of Partridges previous three books and adds a selection of seven unpublished poems from a manuscript she was writing before her ... Read More
      Keywords: Erotic poetry; Verlaine, Paul,; Erotic poetry, French; Limericks; Erotic poetry, American; Literature; Loy, Mina; Love poetry; Gunn, Thom; Scottish poetry; Bawdy poetry; Burns, Robert,; Finn, Huckleberry; American poetry; Indians of North America; Pu
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • A Hidden Truth
    • Abstract: Benjamin Madley's book about the destruction and murder of American Indians in California was admittedly one of the most difficult books I have ever read. This book details year by year and incident by incident the murders of California Indians by Americans, how many died, by what means, and the locations where each massacre occurred. Each incident is supported by documented evidence, and the cumulative effect of reading them is overwhelming. This reason alone supports why it is so important for as many Americans as possible to read it.Madley narrates events in the period of 1846 to 1873, and points out that there existed an earlier California Indian population catastrophe. During the Russo-Hispanic period of ... Read More
      Keywords: Erotic poetry; Verlaine, Paul,; Erotic poetry, French; Limericks; Erotic poetry, American; Literature; Loy, Mina; Love poetry; Gunn, Thom; Scottish poetry; Bawdy poetry; Burns, Robert,; Finn, Huckleberry; American poetry; Indians of North America; Pu
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Scenes: Rain Mountain Press: an interview with Stephanie Dickinson
    • Abstract: Rain Mountain Press ("RMP") began in 2006 with Rooks, by Gil Fagiani and My Father's Window by Mary Maya Hebert. We went on to publish five additional titles that first year. Along with Rob Cook, I was already an editor of the literary journal Skidrow Penthouse and an associate editor at Mudfish and so the shift into book publishing seemed more a natural progression than a leap. We envisioned Rain Mountain as a publishing collective, in which authors would participate in the running of the press. While RMP ultimately decided upon the sole proprietor model, the spirit of the collective remains. Published writers become part of the Rain Mountain family and we all work together in marketing and press visibility.Rain ... Read More
      Keywords: Erotic poetry; Verlaine, Paul,; Erotic poetry, French; Limericks; Erotic poetry, American; Literature; Loy, Mina; Love poetry; Gunn, Thom; Scottish poetry; Bawdy poetry; Burns, Robert,; Finn, Huckleberry; American poetry; Indians of North America; Pu
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
 
 
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