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Keith Tuma

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Keith Tuma


Keith Tuma is the author of Fishing by Obstinate Isles: Modern and Postmodern British Poetry and American Readers (Northwestern, 1998). He is the editor of Anthology of Twentieth-Century British and Irish Poetry (Oxford UP, 2001) and Rainbow Darkness: An Anthology of African American Poetry (Miami UP, 2005) and co-editor of Mina Loy: Woman and Poet (NPF, 1998) and Additional Apparitions: Poetry, Performance & Site-Specificity (The Cherry-on-Top Press, 2002).

His essays on British, Irish, and American poetry have appeared in journals including Chicago Review, Contemporary Literature, ELH, Sagetrieb, Criticism, Modernism/Modernity, The Journal, Quid, Jacket, The Gig, American Book Review, Paideuma, Sulfur, River City, Bullan, and in books edited by others, including Assembling Alternatives: Reading Postmodern Poetries Transnationally and The Cambridge History of Twentieth-Century English Literature.

His poems and performance texts have appeared in a variety of journals and in the anthologies 100 Days and Onsets. He has published two chapbooks of squibs and epigrams: Topical Ointment (Slack Buddha Press, 2004) and The Paris Hilton (Critical Documents, 2009). Critical Path: Into the Bush, a multi-media travelogue written in collaboration with cris cheek and William R. Howe, appeared in 2003. A book of creative non-fiction is forthcoming in 2010.

He is Associate Dean of Miami University’s College of Arts and Science and Professor of English, Editor of the Miami University Press and Director of Meshworks. He is working on poems and essays on American and British Poetry.

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