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Two Books on Poetry and Geopolitics: Harris and Rachel

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Two Books on Poetry and Geopolitics: Harris Feinsod and Rachel Galvin

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Harris Feinsod and Rachel Galvin discuss their new books on how poetry intertwined with the geopolitics of the modernist era, moderated by the Newberry’s director of Chicago Studies, Liesl Olson.
The Poetry of the Americas: From Good Neighbors to Countercultures, by Harris FeinsodNews of War: Civilian Poetry 1936-1945, by Rachel GalvinHarris Feinsod is Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Northwestern University. He is the author of The Poetry of the Americas: From Good Neighbors to Countercultures (Oxford, 2017). His essays on modern and contemporary poetry, maritime cultural history, and photography appear in publications such as American Literary History, Iowa Review, n+1, and The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry & Poetics: Fourth Edition, for which he served as assistant editor. Together with Rachel Galvin, he translated the complete early poetry of Oliverio Girondo, forthcoming from Open Letter Books.

Rachel Galvin is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Chicago. She is a scholar, poet, and translator. Her essays appear in Boston Review, Comparative Literature Studies, ELH, Jacket 2, Los Angeles Review of Books, MLN, and Modernism/modernity.

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