Marjorie Perloff

Marjorie Perloff is the author of many books on poetry and poetics, including The Futurist Moment (2d. Ed. 2004), Radical Artifice: Writing Poetry in the Age of Media (1992), Wittgenstein's Ladder: Poetic Language and the Strangeness of the Ordinary (1996), and, most recently, Differentials (2004). She is Sadie Patek Professor Emerita of Humanities at Stanford University and currently Scholar-in-Residence at the Univ. of
Southern California.

Essays by this author

Amato/Fleisher Too Pessimistic


In the era of English Department Cultural Studies, does the study of literature belong to the poet-professors?
Marjorie Perloff offers a view from the English Department of what CW can do.

Something Is Happening, Mr. Jones


Marjorie Perloff on the surprising viability of art and poetry - everywhere
but in universities.

Robert Creeley's Radical Poetics


Marjorie Perloff reflects on the legacy of misreadings of Robert Creeley’s work and argues that his complex poetics should be read transnationally.

Epic Ecologies


Marjorie Perloff reviews Franco Moretti’s Modern Epic: The World-System from Goethe to Garcia Marquez.

Epic Ecologies (III)


Perloff comes back with an alternative line of ‘evolution’ from the modern epic - one leading to language poetry, rather than the magical realist novel.