Scholarly Books:

(Bloom’s) How To Write About Homer (Chelsea House, 2010).

Sophocles’ Three Theban Plays, a new translation with notes and commentary (Wordsworth Editions, 2004).

Plato’s Symposium: Eros and The Human Predicament. Macmillan (Twayne’s Masterwork Studies, 1999).

Scholarly Essays, Book Chapters, and Articles:

“Guilt, Evil, and Hell in Macbeth, Hamlet, and Doctor Faustus,” in The Function of Evil Across Disciplinary Contexts, Ed. Malcah Effron. Lexington Books, 2017.

Bergman’s Wild Strawberries: the Failure of Sublimation and the Fate of Pain,” American Imago, Volume 73, Number 2, Summer 2016.

The Void Profound: Sovereignty and Denial in Paradise Lost and Doctor Faustus,” The Journal of The International Association of Transdisciplinary Psychology Volume 4, Issue 1, December, 2015.

“Technology, Labor, and the Sacred: the Cultural Context of Robert Frost,” in Critical Insights: Essays on Robert Frost, edited by Morris Dickstein (EBSCO, 2009).

“‘My Animal is a Tree’: The Poetry of Eloise Klein Healy,” The Los Angeles Review, Number 5, January 2009.

“The Piano Player Explains Himself: Allen Grossman’s Gnosis,” in Poetry’s Poet: Essays on the Poetry, Pedagogy and Poetics of Allen Grossman ed. Daniel Morris (University Press of New England, 2004).

“Tragedy, Hamlet, and Luther,” Forschungen zur Frühen Neuzeit, Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, 2002. CLICK HERE FOR FULL TEXT  

Introduction to the electronic edition of the Oxford Book of English Verse 1250-1950, Barnes & Noble.com, February 2002.

“Scarcity and Compensation in Herman Melville’s Moby Dick,” The Massachusetts Review, Vol. XXXX, No. 1. Spring 1999. CLICK HERE FOR FULL TEXT

“Limitations of Textuality in Thomas More’s Confutation of Tyndale’s Answer,” The Sixteenth Century Journal. January 1996.  FULL TEXT

“Scarcity and Poetic Vocation in Two Sonnets of John Keats,” English Literary History (E.L.H. Vol. 61.1), Johns Hopkins University Press, Spring 1994. FULL TEXT

“Two Tropes of the Opening Sections of Walt Whitman’s ‘Song of Myself’,” The Cloverdale Review, 1992-1993.

Book Reviews, Art Criticism, Film Criticism, Theater Criticism, Fiction:

Tim the Immortal Giraffe Gets a Baklava, Ferocious Quarterly: Purple Halves, No. 2, 2011. VIDEO

Tim the Immortal Giraffe: True Story, American Short Fiction, Spring 2010. 

Rodney Merrill’s translation of Homer’s Iliad. Bryn Mawr Classical Review, March 22, 2010.

“Marc Pietrzykowski’s And the Whole Time I Was Quite Happy,” Rattle, May 2008.

The Tempest at the MET: All Over the Place,” L.A. Splash, March 2006.

Othello at the MET: The Right Kind of Agony,” L.A. Splash, February 2006.

“Bruce Lee’s ‘Fists of Fury’: The Greatest Heroin-Shipment-In-Ice-Cube Film of All Time,” Farmhouse Magazine, January 2006

Rhythm Science, by Paul D. Miller, a.k.a. DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid,” review in NY Arts Magazine, May/June 2005, Vol. 10, No.5/6.

Complete Poems of Basil Bunting,” American Book Review, September / October 2004, Volume 25, Issue 6

“Last Chance: Ilya Schar’s Mortal Colors,” Berlinerkunst, July 2004.

“Christine Krol’s Sherman Boxes,” Berlinerkunst, November 2003.

“In Barcelona, Federico Muelas Listens to the Apples,” NY Arts Magazine, Vol. 8, No. 11. November 2003.

“Zvi Lachman’s Sculptures: The Earliness of Strength and the Pain of Lateness,” NY Arts Magazine, Vol. 8, No. 10. September 2003.

Gryphons of Paris: Photographs and Text by Ronald Hurwitz,” NY Arts Magazine, Vol. 8, No. 9. August, 2003.

“Returner,” Independent Film Quarterly Online, August 2003.

“The First Kiss of Coleman Hummel,” Fiction, Sundry, Summer 2003.

“Poetry Lite: The House of Blue Light by David Kirby,” American Book Review, July / August 2001.

Cow’s Leap, New Poems of Tom Smith,” American Book Review, December 1999.

“Charles Wright’s Black Zodiac and Mark Jarman’s Questions for Ecclesiastes,” American Book Review, October 1998.

“Hardware,” Fiction, The Sycamore Review, Vol. 10, No. 2, Summer 1998.

“The Jean Cocteau Rep.’s Production of Seamus Heaney’s The Cure At Troy,” Poetry Calendar, February 1998.

“Depths of the Mirror: The Last Poems of Yannis Ritsos,” essay in American Book Review, November 1997.

“Ha-Jin’s Facing Shadows,” review essay in NYC’s Poetry Calendar, November 1996.

“Charlie Smith’s Cheap Ticket To Heaven,” review essay, NYC’s Poetry Calendar, December 1996.

“Beaumarchais’ Barber of Seville: Genre and Innovation” article in the Playgoer’s Bill of New York City’s Pearl Theater, October 1996.

Papers Presented at Conferences and Public Lectures:

“Supernature and the Guilty Imagination: Macbeth, Hamlet, Doctor Faustus,” for “Shakespeare Connects” Conference, Grand Valley State University, MI, October, 2009.

Poetry Workshops at Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, CA: “Moving Forward from the Blank Page”; “Many Species of Good Poem,” September 26, 27, 2008.

Moderated PEN USA Toolbox panel discussion on “Craft,” at Cal State Northridge (CSUN), with Eloise Klein Healy, Douglas Kearney, Terry Wolverton. February 8, 2008.

“Sophocles As Educator,” New York Council for the Humanities, New York Public Library, Mid-Manhattan Branch, November 1, 2004 VIDEO

“Elegies of Two World Wars: Wilfred Owen and Dylan Thomas,” Poetries of the 1940s, American & International: A National Poetry Foundation Conference. University of Maine, Orono, Maine, June 23-27, 2004

“The Term ‘Conspiracy Theory’ As Disinformation Meme: 9/11, 11/22, and the State of the Union,” International Citizens’ Commission, Toronto, Canada, May 2004.

“Cultural Implications of the Kennedy Assassination,” JFK Lancer “November In Dallas” Conference, November 2002.

“Tragedy, Piety, and the Hermeneutic Burden: A Reading of Hamlet and Luther,” 16th Century Studies Conference, St. Louis, MO. October 1996.

“Habit and Stream of Thought in William James’ Principles of Psychology: An Emersonian Reading,” N.E.M.L.A. Conference, Pittsburgh, PA. April 1994.

“D.H. Lawrence and Modernity: A Heideggerian Reading,” The Fifth International D.H. Lawrence Conference, Ottawa, Canada. June 1993.