Literature, Poetry

Poetry, Money & Me

Poetry & Money: A Speculation by the award-winning poet Peter Robinson is a study of the relationships between poets, poetry, and money from Chaucer to contemporary times. Through its close readings of poems over many centuries directly or indirectly engaged with money, the book demonstrates the extent to which money and its metaphors permeate areas … Continue reading

Literature, Poetry

New and forthcoming in Literary Studies

We were really looking forward to the English Shared Futures conference, so we’re delighted to see that the conference is still taking place online this week. We thought this was a good opportunity to share our conference discount online and remind you about the 50% discount across all ebooks. Find out more about our new … Continue reading

Literature, Poetry

Border Blurs – In Conversation with Greg Thomas

Greg Thomas' Border Blurs, a recent addition to the Liverpool English Texts and Studies series, considers the relationship between English and Scottish poets and the international concrete poetry movement of the 1950s-1970s. We discussed this new publication with the author. Could you tell us a bit about Border Blurs and what drew you to focus your research … Continue reading

Poetry

Habitats of Expression, an essay by Poetry & Barthes author Callie Gardner

Poetry & Barthes author Callie Gardner shared the below essay with us for our Poetry focus during the month of May as part of our #LUP120 celebrations. In Poetry & Barthes, I attempt to trace the influence of Barthes across the intellectual history of Anglophone poetry in the latter part of the twentieth century. This short essay … Continue reading

Poetry

‘Walnuts’ by Paul Muldoon, from upcoming publication Dislocations: The Selected Innovative Poems of Paul Muldoon

Dislocations: The Selected Innovative Poems of Paul Muldoon will be publishing in October 2020. In this volume, poet John Kinsella presents a selection of Paul Muldoon’s most linguistically innovative and overtly ‘experimental’ poems. Kinsella’s introduction explores the complex politics of language and the dissection of ‘New World’–‘Old World’ (false) verbal dynamics that inform Muldoon’s writing. … Continue reading