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

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.

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.