John Lowney

John Lowney is professor and director of English graduate studies at St. John’s University. He is the author of two books on twentieth-century American poetry: History, Memory, and the Literary Left: Modern American Poetry, 1935–1968 (University of Iowa Press, 2006) and The American Avant-Garde Tradition: William Carlos Williams, Postmodern Poetry, and the Politics of Cultural Memory (Bucknell University Press, 1997). He has also published many essays on twentieth-century American poetry, modernism and postmodernism, American literature and culture of the 1930s, and the Harlem Renaissance. He is currently pursuing research on jazz, internationalism, and literary Afro-Modernism.