Life has continued in this strange and difficult time, even if I haven't been keeping this site quite up to date. Below is a list of poems of mine that have appeared since I last posted, which was about my pandemic-topical poem in April 2020. These have appeared on the pages and websites of Atlanta Review, The Citron Review, Roanoke Review, and Commonweal Magazine. I'm very happy as well to share that my little poem "Dianthus Clavelina, Sprout!," on the list below, was nominated by The Citron Review for a Best of the Net award last year, which was a wonderful honor. And then a literary essay in The Antioch Review and a scholarly article in an edited anthology—a lot has happened in the past year!
I was thrilled to have my essay "Remap," which is the kernel of my memoir manuscript, published in The Antioch Review: vol. 78, no. 1, winter 2020, pp. 72-88. It's not online, but if you get your hands on a copy, I'd love to hear your thoughts.
And this scholarly article, cowritten with my good friend and fellow Baileyphile Daniel Rinn, was published in The Sower and the Seer: Perspectives on the Intellectual History of the American Midwest (Wisconsin Historical Society, 2021), edited by Jon K. Lauk et al. The title of our chapter is "Agrarian 'Naturism': Liberty Hyde Bailey and the Michigan Frontier," and if you're interested in such things, I hope you'll check it out.
Finally, I finished my dissertation, titled Land, Labor, Literature: Ecospheric Critique from the Margins of the Progressive Era, and received my PhD in English and American Literature from NYU. I'm working now on a book proposal based on the dissertation, and I'm preparing to teach several classes this fall in the English Department at NYU, where I will be a postdoctoral teaching fellow for one year.
Here are a year's worth of poems: