Rachel Blau DuPlessis

Rachel Blau DuPlessis has written the multi-volume long poem Drafts (1986- 2012), and constructed such collage poems as Primer (2011), Graphic Novella (2015) and NUMBERS (2018)Her new millennium long work in book-length episodes, called Traces, with Days, includes Days and Works, 2017; Late Work, 2020; Around the Day in 80 Worlds, 2018; and Poetic Realism, 2021. She has written extensively on objectivist poetry, and on gender, poetry and poetics in The Pink Guitar (1990, 2006), Blue Studios (2006) and Purple Passages (2012). DuPlessis edited The Selected Letters of George Oppen (1990). Her book on early Anglophone modernists, Genders, Races, and Religious Cultures in Modern American Poetry, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2001; her forthcoming critical book is A Long Essay on the Long Poem. Her Selected Poems 1980-2020 will be published by CHAX Press. DuPlessis is Emerita Professor at Temple University.

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Contemporary Writers Reading Series - Spring 2006