Brian Reed and Harryete Mullen: new essay collections from University of Alabama Press

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Modern and Contemporary Poetics provides necessary and provocative perspectives on modernist and contemporary poetry and poetics, focusing especially on innovative and exploratory approaches. The series includes collections and studies by emerging critics and poets as well as by acclaimed practitioners. From essay collections to radical new approaches to scholarship, from historical research to theoretical invention, the Modern and Contemporary Poetics series has emerged, over the last decade, as the leader in the field.

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Series Editors: Charles Bernstein & Hank Lazer


 Phenomenal Reading
       Essays on Modern and Contemporary Poetry
     Brian M. Reed

6 x 9 · 272 pages
ISBN: 978-0-8173-5694-1 · $29.95 paper
ISBN: 978-0-8173-8601-6 · $23.95 ebook 

"Offering a diverse and lively conversation around some of the key topics in innovative poetry, Phenomenal Reading confirms Reed's authority on the subjects of modern and contemporary poetry and poetics."-Craig Dworkin, author of Reading the Illegible and coeditor of The Sound of Poetry, the Poetry of Sound

The Cracks Between What We Are and What   

We Are Supposed to Be

Essays and Interviews

Harryette Mullen

 Available August 2012
6 x 9 · 304 pages
ISBN: 978-0-8173-5713-9 · $34.95 paper
ISBN: 978-0-8173-8617-7 · $31.95 ebook

"This collection will be the first full book of critical and occasional pieces by Harryette Mullen and is a long-anticipated event in literary publishing likely to find a deeply appreciative audience. It will not only enlighten readers as to Mullen's thinking, but will make important contributions to scholarship in the areas of poetics, African American literature, and the arts in contemporary America."-Aldon Lynn Nielsen, author of Black Chant: Languages of African-American Postmodernism and coeditor of Every Goodbye Ain't Gone: An Anthology of Innovative Poetry by African Americans
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