Archive for the ‘1987-1991 (vols. 6-10)’ Category



The Vortex

Marjorie Perloff, “From Tolerance to Irrelevance: Talking Poetry in the Academy”

Alan Golding, “Poet-Critics and Professionalism in the 1930s”

David Gewanter, “The Age of Postcriticism: Bears, Talkabout, and the Hyphen”

Bruce Comes, “From A to An: The Postmodern Twist in Louis Zukofsky”

David Kellogg, “Body Poetics, Body Politics: The Birth of Charles Olson’s Dynamic”

André Rodríguez, “Enlarging History: The Poetry of J. H. Prynne”

Elizabeth H. Davis, “Marianne Moore’s Concentrated Free Verse: ‘Starve It Down and Make It Run'”

The Biographer

Caroline Zilboorg, “‘Soul of My Soul’: A Contextual Reading of H.D.’s ‘Heliodora'”

Jerry Reisman, “On Some Conversations with Celia Zukofsky”

Cover photograph by Marie Alpert.

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SPRING and FALL 1991


The Vortex

Michael Heller, “Avant-Garde Propellants of the Machine Made of Words”

Paul Kenneth Naylor, “Where Are We Now in Poetry?”

David L. Elliott, “An Interview with Robert Creeley”

Piotr Parlej, “Testing the Image: The Double Interrogative in the Poetry of George Oppen”

Ming-Qian Ma, “A ‘Seeing’ through Refraction: The Rear-View Mirror Image in George Oppen’s Collected Poems

Keith Tuma, “Pound, Eliot, Yeats, Auden and Basil Bunting in the Thirties”

John Paul Tassoni, “Play and Co-option in Kenneth Koch’s Ko, or a Season on Earth: ‘Freedom and the Realizable World!”

Bruce Campbell, “‘All the Movement Still My Own’: Clark Coolidge’s Mesh

Krzysztof Ziarek, “Word for Sign: Poetic Language in Coolidge’s The Crystal Text

The Bibliographer

Alvin R. Bailey, “A Selected, Annotated Bibliography of SEcondary Sources, 1932-1985, on Louis Zukofsky”

Vincent Prestianni, “Robert Creeley: An Analytic Bibliography of Bibliographies”

Peggy L. Fox, “Copyright for Scholars”

The Reviewer

Richard Blevins (Tom Clark, Charles Olson: The Allegory of a Poet’s Life; Robert Creeley, Autobiography; Fielding Dawson, The Black Mountain Book: A New Edition; Robert Creeley, Windows)

Louis Dudek (Ken Norris, Report on the Second Half of the Twentieth Century; Ken Norris, The Better Park of Heaven; Ken Norris, Islands; Ken Norris, Report on the Second Half of the Twentieth Century, Books 8-11)

Judith Nichols-Orians (Denise Levertov, A Door in the Hive)

Burton Hatlen (The Selected Letters of George Oppen, ed. Rachel Blau DuPlessis)

Peter S. Kidd (The Mason-Dixon Trio, Old Martins, New Strings)

Cover photograph by Burton Hatlen.

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H.D. / WCW


The Vortex

Peter Quartermain, “‘Our Transported Maiden’: A Note on American Poetry, 1900-1945”

Sharon Dolin, “Enjambment as Modernist Metaphor in Williams’s Poetry”

Bruce Holsapple, “Williams, Whitehead and the Embodiment of Knowledge: ‘A New Order of Knowing'”

John Lowney, “‘A Plot of Ground’: The Problem of Cultural Identity in the Emergence of Williams’s Avant-Garde Stance”

Adalaide Morris, “Signaling: Feminism, Politics, and Mysticism in H.D.’s War Trilogy”

Kevin Oderman, “H.D.: The What in a Word”

The Reviewer

Michael Fournier (Louis Zukofsky, Complete Short Poetry)

John Martone (Cid Corman, of)

The cover photographs of H.D. and William Carlos Williams are by Man Ray, and were taken in the 1920s.

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SPRING and FALL 1990


The Vortex

Timothy Materer, “Robert Duncan and the Mercurial Self”

Edward Schelb, “Through Rupture to Destiny: Repetition in Zukofsky”

John Tomas, “Portrait of the Artist as a Young Jew: Zukofsky’s Poem Beginning ‘The’ in Context”

Jane Augustine, “Modernist Moravianism: H.D.’s Unpublished Novel The Mystery”

Dana R. Shugar, “Faustine Re-membered: H.D.’s Use of Swinburne’s Poetry in Hermione

Andrew Lawson, “Basil Bunting and English Modernism”

Miriam Nichols, “Robin Blaser’s Poetics of Relation: Thinking without Bannisters”

Tandy Sturgeon, “Doing that Medieval Thing: Paul Blackburn’s Provençal Premises”

Robert O’Brien Hokanson, “‘Projecting’ Like a Man: Charles Olson and the Poetics of Gender”

Peter Baker, “Poetic Subjectivity in Olson’s Maximus Poems

John Walen-Bridge, “Gary Synder’s Poetic of Right Speech”

The Explicator

Anne Shifrer, “The Asperities of Survival in Marianne Moore’s ‘The Jerboa'”

George Monteiro, “George Oppen’s Hudson River ‘Night Scene'”

The Bibliographer

Vincent Prestianni, “William Carlos Williams: An Analytic Bibliography of Bibliographies and Selective Checklist of Surveys of Criticism, Special Collections, Previously Unpublished Work, and Miscellanea”

The Reviewer

Richard L. Blevins (Edward Dorn, Abhorrences)

Edward Halsey Foster (Michael Heller, In the Builded Place)

Richard L. Blevins (Sherman Paul, Hewing to Experience: Essays and Reviews on Recent American Poetry and Poetics, Nature and Culture)

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Sagetrieb 8.3



The Vortex

George F. Butterick, “The Use of Research Materials in the Teaching of Literature: Toward a More Complete Phenomenoloy of Text”

Judith Halden-Sullivan, “Being Open: Charles Olson’s Phenomenological Analytic”

The Explicator

Gary Burnett, “The Identity of ‘H.’: Imagism and H.D.’s Sea Garden

Richard R. Frye, “Scrying the Signs: Objectivist Premonitions in Williams’s Spring and All

The Biographer

Terrell Crouch, “Interview with Denise Levertov”

Caroline Zilboorg, “Letters Across the Abyss: The H.D.-Adrienne Monnier Correspondence”

The Reviewer

Peter Kidd (George F. Butterick, The Collected Poems of George F. Butterick)

Ken Norris (Bruce Whiteman, The Invisible World Is In Decline)

Cover photograph of George Butterick with his sons George and Aaron at The Fort, Gloucester, MA. Photo taken by Colette Butterick, printed courtesy of the Literary Estate of George Butterick, Robert Bertholf executor.

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SPRING and FALL 1989


The Vortex

Brian Conniff, “Bunting’s Villon

Hilary Clark, “Briggflatts and the Cadence of Memory”

Tom Lavazzi, “Pattern of Flux: Sex, Buddhism, and Ecology in Gary Snyder’s Poetry”

Bruce Campbell, “‘We Miss What We Hit’: Jack Spicer’s Collected Books

Elizabeth Arnold, “Mina Loy and the Futurists”

The Explicator

Sarah E. Witte, “H.D.’s Recension of The Egyptian Book of the Dead in Palimpsest

Reginald Abbott, “‘All Fashions Feud’: Images of Fashionable and Unfashionable Women in Lorine Niedecker”

Denise Lynch, “Denise Levertov in Pilgrimage”

Virginia Wallace-Whitaker, “Robert Duncan on ‘My Mother Would Be a Falconress'”

Stephen-Paul Martin, “A Paradigm Lost: Ron Silliman’s Paradise and the Archaeology of Language”

The Biographer

George Monteiro, “‘Blue Girls’ and A Voyage to Pagany: A Note on William Carlos Williams and John Crowe Ransom”

Philip Bufithis, “William Carlos Williams Writing Against The Waste Land

Christopher Beach, “The Dimension of Personality: Charles Olson and Monroe Engel in Correspondence”

Virginia Wallace-Whitaker, “Robert Duncan and the Creative Process: Writing Reading”

The Bibliographer

Vincent Prestianni, “Louis Zukofsky: An Analytic Bibliography of Bibliographies”

Vincent Prestianni, “George Oppen: An Analytic List of Bibliographies”

The Reviewer

Burton Hatlen (Norman Finkelstein, The Utopian Moment in Contemporary American Poetry)

Cover drawing of Basil Bunting.

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Special Issue
Guest edited by Burt Kimmelman and Henry Weinfield


Burt Kimmelman and Henry Weinfield, “Introduction”

William Bronk, “Perspective,” “Holy Ghost,” “Deaf Beethoven,” “Emptying Out,” “The Mind’s Dispossession,” “Vicarious,” “Of Poetry,” “Coming Up Short”

Henry Weinfield, “A Conversation with William Bronk”

Allen Mandelbaum, “To Be a Bronk”

R. M. Ernest, “Silver Brushes”

Tim Longville, “Homage to William Bronk”

Mark Rudman, “Toward a Reading of the Poetry of William Bronk”

James Camp, “At the Inauguration: The Social Muse”

Samuel Hazo, “Another Word for Time: Who Promised You Tomorrow?”

Robert Creeley, “Echoes”

Sherry Kearns, “Life Under Water”

Paul Pines, “Dear Bronk”

James L. Weil, “Your Poems”

Richard Elman, “On William Bronk”

Daniel Wolff, “From Work Sonnets

Cid Corman, “Three Poems”

Richard Carella, “Odyssey”

Jonathan Williams, “A Meta-Four for Bill Bronk”

Michael Perkins, “Summer Light”

Norman Finkelstein, “The Singular Achievement of William Bronk”

Louise Chawla, “Biography of an Antibiograph”

Bruce Campbell, “‘The Mark We Do Not Cross’: The Status of the Proposition in William Bronk’s Poetry”

Edward Halsey Foster, “William Bronk’s The Brother in Elysium: The Authority of Form”

Burt Kimmelman, “Centrality in a Discrete Universe: William Bronk and Wallace Stevens”

Michael Heller, “Bronk’s Manifest

Henry Weinfield, “‘The Cloud of Unknowing’: William Bronk and the Condition of Poetry”

John Ernest, “William Bronk’s Religious Desire”

Edward Halsey Foster, “A William Bronk Checklist (A Selected Bibliography)”

Cover photos by Joyce Block and James L. Weil. Cover poem copyright William Bronk 1979.

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