Call for articles-Modern and Contemporary US Poetry
The Literary Encyclopedia at www.litencyc.com is looking for qualified writers to enhance its coverage of postwar and contemporary American poetry. Following is a list of poets and/or movements for whom/which we are seeking introductory essays of ca. 2500 words covering biography and historical context and giving a brief overview of relevant works. The list below is not comprehensive or final, and new proposals of writers/works/context essays that are not currently listed in our database are also welcome. In addition to articles on canonical or frequently taught literary works, the Encyclopedia hopes to make available information about writers and works that have not received proper attention, and to publish articles about movements, theories, concepts, themes and historical events that are relevant to literary understanding.
The overwhelming majority of our contributors are academic scholars, while the remaining are highly endorsed doctoral students and independent researchers. All contributions will be peer-reviewed.
More detailed information on the Encyclopedia – including its publishing model, editorial policies, specific information for authors, etc. – can be found on its homepage at www.litencyc.com, under the ABOUT tab. We hope that you will wish to join us in expanding this enterprise. If you wish to contribute, please contact the volume editor(s) for American (US) Writing and Culture, Dale Fancher Enggass (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Justin Parks (email@example.com), or the managing editor, Dr Cristina Sandru (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Names highlighted in bold require urgent contributions. “Works” or specific titles appended to the name of an author indicate that we need articles on that author’s most important works.
Jimmy Santiago Baca
Kamau Edward Braithwaite
Sterling A. Brown (works: Southern Road; Collected Poems)
John Cage (+Silence: Lectures and Writings)
Theresa Hak Kyung Cha (+ Dictée)
Hart Crane (The Bridge)
Robert Duncan (major works: The Opening of the Field; Roots and Branches; Passages; The H.D. Book)
Baroness Else von Freytag-Loringhoven
Allen Ginsberg (major works: Howl and Other Poems; Kaddish and Other Poems; Planet News; The Yage Letters)
Cathy Park Hong
Jackson Mac Low
Myung Mi Kim
Nathaniel Mackey (+ major multivolume works From a Broken Bottle Traces of Perfume Still Emanate; Song of the Adombulou
Charles Olson (works incl. The Maximus Poems; Collected Poems)
George Oppen (+works: Discrete Series; Of Being Numerous; The Materials; This in Which; New Collected Poems)
Sylvia Plath (Ariel)
Claudia Rankine (works; Citizen)
Jerome Rothenberg (+works and anthologies such as Poems for the Millennium; Technicians of the Sacred)
Wallace Stevens (works: Ideas of Order; The Man with the Blue Guitar; Notes Toward a Supreme Fiction)
William Carlos Williams (major works: Spring and All; In the American Grain; Paterson; The Desert Music; The Complete Collected Poems).
John Wieners (+ works incl. The Hotel Wentley Poems)
Louis Zukofsky (major works: A; A Test of Poetry; Bottom: On Shakespeare; Catullus; Collected Short Poems)