Works

Please click on the titles below for more information and sample work:

New Poems
A selection of work from my current manuscript, Immediate Song

An Algebra
The University of Chicago Press, 2009
An interwoven collection of eight sequences and sixteen individual poems, An Algebra is a work of changing equivalents, a search for balance in a world of transformation and loss.

Luster
Wesleyan University Press, 2003
From racehorses to waterwheels to great cities, Luster traces the sheen of human activity that clings to the world around us.

The Known World
Wesleyan University Press, 1997
The Known World looks at the relation between past and present, creating energetic juxtapositions between different historical periods and our own.

After the Splendid Display
Wesleyan University Press, 1986
After the Splendid Display is about the gleam of surfaces--a Victorian tennis party, a renovated town square--and what lies hidden beneath them.

Translations
From my recently completed collection Europa: Selected Poems of Julio Martínez Mesanza and from the Uruguayan poet Javier Etchevarren

A Necessary Order: Theodore Roethke and the Writing Process
Ohio University Press, 1991
Looking closely at Roethke's drafts and manuscripts, this critical study illuminates the poet's distinctive writing methods over the course of his career.

Selected Works

Poetry
A selection from my current manuscript, Immediate Song
The University of Chicago Press, 2009
Wesleyan University Press, 2003
Wesleyan University Press, 1997
Wesleyan University Press, 1986
Translations from Europa: Selected Poems of Julio Martinez Mesanza (in manuscript)
Literary Criticism