21 - 19: Contemporary Poets in the Nineteenth-Century Archive

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About the Author

Alexandra Manglis is an editor, writer of short fiction and creative non-fiction, and co-founder of the experimental poetry magazine Wave Composition. Her work has appeared in The Millions, the Times Literary Supplement, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and Strange Horizons. She is an enthusiastic alumna of the Clarion West Writers Workshop and holds a D.Phil. in English from the University of Oxford. She lives in Nicosia, Cyprus.

Kristen Case is the author of the critical study American Pragmatism and Poetic Practice: Crosscurrents from Emerson to Susan Howe. Her first poetry collection, Little Arias, won the Maine Literary Award for Poetry in 2016, and her second collection, Principles of Economics, won the 2018 Gatewood Prize. She is co-editor of Thoreau at 200: Essays and Reassessments and director of Thoreau's Kalendar: A Digital Archive of the Phenological Manuscripts of Henry David Thoreau. She teaches at the University of Maine at Farmington, where she is director of the New Commons Project, a public humanities initiative sponsored by the Mellon Foundation. She lives in Temple, Maine.


"[These essays] plumb the traditional American canon--and significant texts on its periphery--to contend with the questions of national ethos and identity that resound today. Editors Kristen Case and Alexandra Manglis suggest the ways poetry might be both agitator and balm in times of social crisis, as thirteen poets write about topics such as Poe and race, gun violence, and the Black pastoral." --Poets & Writers

"Displaying a sophisticated sense of poetics as well as a good grasp of history and its implications for the present moment . . . [the editors] have done a remarkable job of bringing together such a challenging collection." --Harvard Review