Twentieth Century Blues which I have had in manuscript for many years. It is great to see it collected in this volume, The Mathematical Sublime from The Mad Hat Press. (Details here)
Marjorie Perloff's blurb hits the feel of the book just about right:
What makes the fugitive reviews and informal
essays collected in The Mathematical Sublime so remarkable is that
their author is unpredictably brilliant and persuasive about such a
wide-ranging and seemingly eclectic body of work. What other critic could move
so readily between Language Poetry and the New Formalism, between anthologies
of contemporary secular Jewish poetry and the theological niceties of
Geoffrey Hill, between Robert Sheppard’s Twentieth Century Blues and
Susan Howe’s “hauntologies”? … You never quite know which poetries or critical
studies he will like, but he is always persuasive in making his case for them….
It’s an electrifying performance!
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