Essays and Criticism

DRUNKEN BOAT

On the Domestic Sublime

The Body Vagabond:  Seeking Language, in Form

 

TUPELO QUARTERLY

Feeling Good, or Anything, Again:  Poetry and the Affective Turn

 

BOSTON REVIEW

Eight Essays on the Face 

 

GUERNICA

Who’s Afraid of Tim Horton, Ecosocialism, and Living off the State-Funded Grid?

 

WAVE COMPOSITION

The Dumb Shopper Meets Peter Quince at the Clavier:  Get Me To the Market, To Sell My Poems, On Time

 

JACKET2

Nervous Device by Cathy Wagner

Renee Gladman and the New Narrative

Let Her Speak, Filibuster Transcript by Counterpath Books

 

WORKPLACE:  A JOURNAL FOR ACADEMIC LABOR

From the New Deal to the Raw Deal: 21st Century Poetics and Academic Labor

 

BAD AT SPORTS

Caught Between the Neoliberal Marriage and Job Markets:  the Zero-Sum Binary of our (Failed) American Dream?”

The Photography of Ben Gest:  Laboring to Represent the Real

Bovary Blues:  Dispatch from the Virtual Site of (Post) Feminism’s Fourth Wave

 

REQUITED

SOMATIC WRITING: A BREATH or BATTERY-FUELED LIFE?

 

GAGA STIGMATA

GAGA OVER GAGA:  LOST IN THE FUNHOUSE OF THE (REIFIED) REAL

 

NEW MADRID

Food Deserts (and Oases) of the Landscape and Mind 

pdf of New Madrid essay

 

THE CRITICAL FLAME

Neo-Confessionalism:  Whose Commodity Am I, Anyway?

 

BARZAHK MAGAZINE 

Ecopoetics:  Terra Firma in an Cyborg World?

 

QUARTERLY CONVERSATION

Exquisite Machines:  (Re) Constructing the Textual Sublime

 

BRIGHT LIGHTS FILM JOURNAL

“What’s ‘Natural’ About ‘Naturalist’ Cinema?:  On Andrea Arnold’s Wuthering Heights”

 

DELIRIOUS HEM

“A Woman Under the Influence: Hysteria, Theatricality, and the Hijacking of Desire”

 

LITBRIDGE 

 

“ARTIST RESIDENCIES: RETREAT, REFUGE, AND (EVENTUAL) RECONCILIATION TO REALITY”

 

 

REVIEWS (Selected)

 

KENYON REVIEW ONLINE

 

O, Democracy by Kathleen Rooney

 

BOSTON REVIEW

 

Selected Poems by Dara Wier

 

The Ghost Soldiers by James Tate

 

Incivilities by Barbara Claire Freeman

 

The Crossed-Out Swastika by Cyrus Cassells

 

COLORADO REVIEW

Swamp Isthmus by Joshua Marie Wilkinson

My Lorenzo by Sebastian Smirou (trans. Andrew Zawacki) 

 

THE COLLAGIST

At the Autopsy of Vaslav Nijinksy by Bridget Lowe

 

IOWA REVIEW

After Urgency by Rusty Morrison

 

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The Vital System by CM Burroughs

 

BARN OWL REVIEW

It is Sunlight by Arda Collins

My Love is a Dead Arctic Explorer by Paige Ackerson-Keily

 

THE RUMPUS

Author Page

 

RAIN TAXI

Please by Jericho Brown

How to Be Inappropriate by Daniel Nester

Do-Over! by Robin Hemley

 

NEW CITY

I Made This For You (with Monica Westin)

 

ANTHOLOGIES

 

Forthcoming, Essay on Kate Greenstreet, Women Poets’ Project (University of Akron Press, 2015)

 

Chapter on Post-Capitalist Literature and Poetics, Schools Against the Neoliberal Rule (Information Age Press, 2015)

 

Essay on Anne Carson, “The Gender of Sound:   No Witness, No Words (or Song)?” The Ecstatic Lyre (The University of Michigan Press, 2014)

 

Two ekphrastic poems (“Aqualung,” and “Icarus Project”) in Image Poem Iraq:  Poems and Photographs of the Iraq War (2014)

 

The Rumpus Original Poetry Anthology (featuring my poem, “Zoo”), 2012

 

INTERVIEWS (SELECTED)

 

Resonance Reading Series Archive (Klara Du Plessis interviews Virginia Konchan and Kaie Kellough)

The Volta (Joshua Marie Wilkinson interviews myself and other contemporary critics including Vanessa Place, Marjorie Perloff, and Charles Berstein, in a special issue entitled “Beyond The Like Factory & The Hatchet: Rethinking Poetry Reviewing”)

VIDA (Rosebud Ben-Oni interviews Virginia Konchan)

Pank Magazine (J. Bradley interviews Virginia Konchan)

The Rumpus (Virginia Konchan interviews Rebecca Wolff)

Michigan Quarterly Review (Virginia Konchan interviews Heather Christle)

 

THE CONVERSANT

 

Interview with Janice Lee

Interview with Kate Durbin

Interview with Cathy Wagner

Interview with Vanessa Place

Interview with Anne Elizabeth Moore