Rebound: The American Poetry Book

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Rebound: The American Poetry Book is a pioneering collection of new essays that, by aiming interpretation to incorporate an awareness of the context in which individual poems are embedded in the book challenges established ways of reading American lyric poetry.
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Editorial Reviews

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”Binding, rebinding, unbinding: these essays offer fascinating insights into writers’ very different and frequently ambivalent attitudes to the poetry book.” in: Modern Language Review, Vol. 102, No. 2, 2007
“…welcome collection on the poetics of book making…” in: Anglia, Band 124, Heft 2, 2006
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Meet the Author

Michael Hinds has taught at various institutions, including Trinity College Dublin and the University of Tokyo, and is currently teaching English and American Literature at the Mater Dei Institute, Dublin City University. He is a regular contributor to Metre, is editor of the journal REA and co-editor of the Irish Journal of American Studies.
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Table of Contents

Michael HINDS and Stephen MATTERSON: Introduction: A Speaking Whole
1 Domhnall MITCHELL: Binding Emily Dickinson
2 Eldrid HERRINGTON: Fit Compositions: Whitman’s Revisions to Drum-Taps
3 Stephen MATTERSON: “To make it mean me”: Narrative Design in North of Boston
4 Stephen WILSON: Lustra: Work and Text
5 Charles ALTIERI: Intentionality as Sensuality in Harmonium
6 Maria Irene RAMALHO DE SOUSA SANTOS: The Accidental Bridge: Hart Crane’s Theory of the Lyric
7 Ron CALLAN: William Carlos Williams’s An Early Martyr: The Descent Beckons
8 Michael HINDS: The 1955 Selected Poems: Randall Jarrell’s Book of the Dead
9 Gareth REEVES: It’s life in death to be bound, delivered, published”: Robert Lowell’s Revisions of Notebook 1967–68
10 Lucy COLLINS: “Our lives inseparable”: The Contingent World of Adrienne Rich’s Twenty-One Love Poems
11 Justin QUINN: Empire, Sublimity, and the Look of Things in Amy Clampitt’s The Kingfisher
12 Nerys WILLIAMS: “What I wanted was nothing to do with monuments”: Erring and Lyn Hejinian’s The Guard
13 Nick SELBY: Prometheans Unbound: Touching Books in Jorie Graham’s Swarm and Susan Howe’s “Scattering As Behaviour Toward Risk”
Charles BERNSTEIN: Afterword: The Book as Architecture
Notes on Contributors
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