Modern and Contemporary Poetry and Poetics

Book Series
There are 35 volumes in this series
Published 2009 - 2019

About this series

Founded by Rachel Blau DuPlessis and continued by David Herd, Modern and Contemporary Poetry and Poetics promotes and pursues topics in the burgeoning field of 20th and 21st century poetics. Critical and scholarly work on poetry and poetics of interest to the series includes: social location in its relationships to subjectivity, to the construction of authorship, to oeuvres, and to careers; poetic reception and dissemination (groups, movements, formations, institutions); the intersection of poetry and theory; questions about language, poetic authority, and the goals of writing; claims in poetics, impacts of social life, and the dynamics of the poetic career as these are staged and debated by poets and inside poems. Since its inception, the series has been distinguished by its tilt toward experimental work – intellectually, politically, aesthetically. It has consistently published work on Anglophone poetry in the broadest sense and has featured critical work studying literatures of the UK, of the US, of Canada, and Australia, as well as eclectic mixes of work from other social and poetic communities. As poetry and poetics form a crucial response to contemporary social and political conditions, under David Herd’s editorship the series will continue to broaden understanding of the field and its significance. 

Editorial Board Members:

Rachel Blau DuPlessis, Temple University; Vincent Broqua, Université Paris 8; Olivier Brossard, Université Paris-Est; Steve Collis, Simon Fraser University; Jacob Edmond, University of Otago; Stephen Fredman, Notre Dame University; Fiona Green, University of Cambridge; Abigail Lang, Université Paris Diderot; Will Montgomery, Royal Holloway University of London; Miriam Nichols, University of the Fraser Valley; Redell Olsen, Royal Holloway University of London; Sandeep Parmar, University of Liverpool; Adam Piette, University of Sheffield; Nisha Ramaya, Queen Mary University of London; Brian Reed, University of Washington; Ann Vickery, Deakin University; Carol Watts, University of Sussex