Modern Poetry

ISSN: 1661-2744

The Modern Poetry series brings together scholarly work on modern and contemporary poetry. As well as examining the sometimes neglected art of recent poetry, this series also sets modern poetry in the context of poetic history and in the context of other literary and artistic disciplines. Poetry has traditionally been considered the highest of the arts, but in our own time the scholarly tendency to treat literature as discourse or document sometimes threatens to obscure its specific vitalities.
The Modern Poetry series aims to provide a platform for the full range of scholarly work on modern poetry, including work with an intercultural or interdisciplinary methodology. We invite submissions on all aspects of modern and contemporary poetry in English, and will also consider work on poetry in other language traditions. The series is non-dogmatic in its approach, and includes both mainstream and marginal topics. We are especially interested in work which brings new intellectual impetus to recognised areas (such as feminist poetry and linguistically innovative poetry) and also in work that makes a stimulating case for areas which are neglected.


  • Title: Voices and Visions

    Voices and Visions

    Interviews with the Contemporary English-Language Poets of Wales
    Volume 12
    by Kathryn Gray (Author) 2019
    ©2019 Edited Collection 262 Pages
  • Title: John Berryman

    John Berryman

    Centenary Essays
    Volume 11
    by Philip Coleman (Volume editor) Peter Campion (Volume editor) 2017
    Monographs 314 Pages
  • Title: Devolutionary Readings

    Devolutionary Readings

    English-Language Poetry and Contemporary Wales
    Volume 10
    by Matthew Jarvis (Author) 2017
    Edited Collection 328 Pages
  • Title: Geoffrey Hill

    Geoffrey Hill

    The Drama of Reason
    Volume 9
    by Alex Pestell (Author) 2019
    Monographs 246 Pages
  • Title: Of Mermaids and Others

    Of Mermaids and Others

    An Introduction to the Poetry of Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill
    Volume 8
    by Cary A. Shay (Author) 2014
    ©2014 Monographs 258 Pages
  • Title: The Enclosure of an Open Mystery

    The Enclosure of an Open Mystery

    Sacrament and Incarnation in the Writings of Gerard Manley Hopkins, David Jones and Les Murray
    Volume 7
    by Stephen McInerney (Author) 2012
    ©2012 Monographs 276 Pages
  • Title: Geoffrey Hill and his Contexts

    Geoffrey Hill and his Contexts

    Volume 6
    by Piers Pennington (Volume editor) Matthew Sperling (Volume editor) 2012
    ©2012 Edited Collection 258 Pages
  • Title: Reconfiguring the Modern American Lyric

    Reconfiguring the Modern American Lyric

    The Poetry of James Tate
    Volume 5
    by Anthony Caleshu (Author) 2011
    ©2011 Monographs 257 Pages
  • Title: Mr and Mrs Stevens and Other Essays

    Mr and Mrs Stevens and Other Essays

    Volume 4
    by Mark Ford (Author) 2011
    ©2011 Edited Collection 254 Pages
  • Title: Dark Airs

    Dark Airs

    John Berryman and the Spiritual Politics of Cold War American Poetry
    Volume 3
    by Brendan Cooper (Author)
    ©2009 Monographs 256 Pages