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Brian Reed

Department Chair, Main Office
PDL A-406
543-7895 (voice mail)


A.B., Harvard University, summa cum laude English Literature, 1992
B.A., Oxford University, 1st-class honours in Modern History, 1994
Ph.D., Stanford University, English and American Literature, 2000

Areas of Specialization

20th Century American Poetry

Activities and Interests

Brian Reed specializes in 20th century poetry and poetics. He is currently at work on a book about the intersections between post-World War II American verse and visual art. His research interests also include international modernism; the avant-garde; postmodernism; experimental fiction; electronic literature; New York of the 1950s; and art music from John Cage onwards. He has written articles on the American poets Robert Grenier, Susan Howe, Ezra Pound, Carl Sandburg, and Rosmarie Waldrop. A volume of essays co-edited with Nancy Perloff, Situating El Lissitzky: Vitebsk, Berlin, Moscow, was published by the Getty Research Institute in 2003. His first book, After His Lights: Hart Crane Reconsidered, is forthcoming from the University of Alabama Press series on Modern and Contemporary Poetics.

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