Keith Tuma

Keith TumaProfessor 
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Ph.D. University of Chicago (1987)

M.A. University of Chicago

B.A. University of Akron

  • Modern and contemporary British, Irish, American, and Anglophone literature
  • Poetry and poetics
  • Creative writing
  • Travel writing
  • Modern British, Irish, American, and Anglophone literature
  • Creative and performance writing
  • Anecdotes and ephemera
  • “Ed Dorn’s Vulgate.” In Robert von Hallberg and Robert Faggen, eds., Evaluations: U.S. Poetry Since 1980. University of New Mexico Press. Forthcoming 2017.
  • Climbing into the OrchestraSelected and New Poems. New York: Mute Canary Books. 2017. 
  • "Basement Tapes: Chicago Review in the Early 1980s," Chicago Review 60.2 (2016): 201-04.
  • "Mina Loy: Notes on Religion." Edited and Introduced. A Sulfur Anthology. Wesleyan University Press, 2016. First published in 1990. 403-407.
  • "Tom Raworth: Practice and Intervention." In Fred Wah and Amy De’Ath, eds., Toward.Some.Air: Remarks on Poetics. . . (Banff, Alberta, Canada: Banff Centre Press, 2015), 176-184.
  • "Snifting and Snurting: The Impurity of Diction in Trevor Joyce's What's in Store." In Niamh O'Mahony, ed., Essays on the Poetry of Trevor Joyce (Bristol: Shearsman Books, 2015), 81-91.
  • "More Wry than Spontaneous: Trevor Joyce’s What’s in Store." Journal of British and Irish Innovative Poetry 5.1 (2013), 53-66.
  • "Burton Hatlen." Sagetrieb 20 (2013) and Paideuma 40 (2013), 51-52.
  • On Leave: A Book of Anecdotes. London: Salt Publishing, 2011.
  • "The Recent Poems of Professor Matthias." In Joe Doerr, ed., The Salt Companion to John Matthias. Cambridge: Salt Publishing, 2011. 118-127.
  • “After the Bubble.” Chicago Review 56.1 (Spring 2011), 100-115.
  • All Our Futile Grief: A Vicarious Vacation in London. With photographs by Billy Simms. The Juice Press: 2010.
  • The Paris Hilton (Providence: Critical Documents, 2009).
  • “Thom Gunn and Anglo-American Modernism.” In Joshua Weiner, ed., At the Barriers: The Poetry of Thom Gunn (University of Chicago Press, 2009).
  • “On Tom Raworth on Tom Raworth.” Poetica 64 (2006). See
  • Rainbow Darkness: An Anthology of African American Poetry. Ed. Miami University Press. 2005.
  • “The Base.” Fulcrum 4: 2005. 121-124.
  • Holiday in Tikrit. With Justin Katko. Critical Documents. 2005.
  • “Modernism and anti-Modernism in British Poetry.” With Nate Dorward. Laura Marcus and Peter Nicholls, eds., The Cambridge History of Twentieth-Century English Literature. Cambridge UP 2004. 510-527.
  • “Late Dorn.” Chicago Review 49:3-4 & 50:1(2004). 237-252.
  • Topical Ointment. Somerville, MA: Slack Buddha Press. 2004. 17 pp.
  • “The Poetics of the Eyelash: Marjorie Welish’s Logics and Annotations.” In Aaron Levy and Jean-Michel Rabaté, eds., Of the Diagram: The Work of Marjorie Welish. Philadephia: Slought Foundation, 2003. 171-184.
  • “Slobbering Distance: American, British, and Irish Poetries in a Global Era.” In Romana Huk, ed., Assembling Alternatives: Essays in Transnational Reading. Wesleyan UP, 2003. 142-156.
  • Critical Path: Into the Bush. Part 1: Report to the Council. With cris cheek and William R. Howe as the Three Little Heretics. Lubbock, TX: Casus Belli, 2003. 64 pp.
  • Additional Apparitions: Poetry, Performance, and Site-Specificity. Co-edited and introduced with David Kennedy. Sheffield, UK: The Paper Press, 2002.
  • Anthology of 20th Century British and Irish Poetry. Editor. Oxford UP, New York, 2001.
  • “Ed Dorn and England." The Gig 6 (Toronto: 2000), 41-54.
  • "Midnight at the Oasis: Performing Poetry Inside the Spectacle.”Modernism/Modernity 6.1 (January 1999), 152-163. Review-essay. Reprinted inTwentieth Century Literary Criticism, Vol. 142. Detroit: Gale Research Press.
  • Fishing By Obstinate Isles: Modern and Postmodern British Poetry and American Readers. Northwestern UP, 1998. [Selected chapters translated into Polish by Jerzy Jarniewicz for Literatura na Swiecie, 2001]
  • Mina Loy: Woman and Poet. Co-edited and introduced with Maeera Shreiber. National Poetry Foundation/University Press of New England, 1998.
  • “Ezra Pound, Progressive,” Paideuma 19. 1-2 (Spring & Fall , 1990), 77-92.
  • “Wyndham Lewis, Blast, and Popular Culture,” ELH 54. 1 (Spring 1987), 403-419. Reprinted in Twentieth Century Literary Criticism, Vol. 104. Detroit: Gale.

Keith Tuma is working on poems, essays about poetry, and books about travel and travel writing and the UK Poetry Archive.