Part of the cover of Chapman's "The Legal Epic." The Legal Epic: Paradise Lost and the Early Modern Law (University of Chicago Press, 2017)
By Alison Chapman

"Chapman makes a very strong case for Milton's intimate familiarity with English and Continental law; his commitment to a natural law position that insisted upon the fundamental connection among human law, right reason, and divine law; and the relevance of legal concepts to Paradise Lost. The Legal Epic will fundamentally change how we read Milton's poem." — Debora K. Shuger, University of California, Los Angeles

Part of the cover of McComiskey's "Microhistories" -- orange with faint geometric patterns. Microhistories of Composition (Utah State University Press, 2016)
By Bruce McComiskey, ed.

“It’s good. Really good.... A valuable addition to the modern history of the field." — Carol Berkenkotter, University of Minnesota

Part of the cover of Partners in Literacy. Partners in Literacy: A Writing Center Model for Civic Engagement (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016)
By Jaclyn M. Wells and Allen Brizee

"Part investigative study, part ethnography, part personal reflection, part theoretical analysis, and part critical narrative ... [Partners in Literacy] is a remarkably readable and deeply personal account of what it means and what it takes to engage in a research project whose primary foci are community outreach and civic engagement." — Michael Pemberton, Director, Writing Center, Georgia Southern University

Watercolor painting of a green and blue hummingbird.a lesson in smallness (The National Poetry Review Press, 2015)
By Lauren Slaughter

"a lesson in smallness is an invitation that builds word by shiveringly, perfectly placed word, cadence by subtle, breath-catching cadence into shifting vignettes, vistas, vision. Vastly imponderable, and also close, and cherished: nature and human nature and the nature of art, all at once in these moving poems. A book to read and read again." — Robin Behn

Painting of a woman's face. YOU. (Etruscan Press, 2015)
By Joseph Wood

"Wood’s poems and performances are … fragile, effulgent, violent, violet, toothsome, and trembling." — Abraham Smith, author of Hank and Only Jesus Could Icefish in Summer

Portion of the cover of McComiskey's "Dialectical Rhetoric" -- the name on a red/orange watercolor background. Dialectical Rhetoric (Utah State University Press, 2015)
By Bruce McComiskey

“What the author proposes here is not found anywhere else, and his development of a third dialectic — that is, an entirely new model for understanding dialectic — well, this is not mere appropriation; this is theory making.” — Frank Farmer, University of Kansas, author of After the Public Turn and Saying and Silence

Part of the cover of "According to Discretion."According to Discretion (Unicorn Press, 2015)
by Allen Jih and Adam Vines

“The language is so sharp and the description so precise, each poem unveils images that leave you with a kind of synesthesia. One sense stirs another until the world of the book becomes your own. You see things you didn’t know you’ve been wanting and waiting to see: Spanish Moss lashing dragonflies, an afternoon’s impersonal reverie. You cannot rest, nor should you.” — Erica Dawson, author of The Small Blades Hurt

The Human Part. The Human Part (FutureCycle Press, 2014)
Randy Blythe

Randy Blythe's poems wend their way through personal, historical, regional, philosophical, aesthetic, familial, and spiritual landscapes, and in doing so echo a larger search for how and where liberation might be found, except that the deliverance Blythe's poems conjure at is not what one might expect.

Nothing Fancy. Nothing Fancy About Kathryn & Charlie (Mockingbird Publishing, 2013)
By Kerry Madden-Lunsford and Lucy Madden-Lunsford

Never underestimate the power of a tomato sandwich. For the late, famed Southern storyteller Kathryn Tucker Windham and renowned Alabama folk artist Charlie Lucas, that was the meal that set in motion a years-long treasured friendship, one that is a shining example of love, acceptance, and kindness.

Patrons and Patron Saints. Patrons and Patron Saints in Early Modern English Literature (Routledge Press, 2012)
By Alison Chapman

This book visits the fact that, in the pre-modern world, saints and lords served structurally similar roles, acting as patrons to those beneath them on the spiritual or social ladder with the word "patron" used to designate both types of elite sponsor.

Charity and CondescensionCharity and Condescension: Victorian Literature and the Dilemmas of Philanthropy (Ohio University Press, 2012)
By Danny Siegel

Charity and Condescension gives literary critics that which we always hope for in a new book: an entirely new way of seeing texts that we all know and teach.” — Suzanne Daly

The Coal Life. The Coal Life (University of Arkansas Press, 2012)
By Adam Vines

“Adam Vines’s command of the sounds of the English language is delicious, but it never prettifies what he sees in the world. These are poems of real life and of the physical condition of being alive in all its joy and difficulty. A hardscrabble childhood, a self-demanding adulthood, both emerge in poems full of fine ironies and a mature acceptance.” — Mary Jo Salter

Feminisms and Early Modern TextsFeminisms and Early Modern Texts: Essays for Phyllis Rackin (Susquehanna University Press, 2010)
Edited by Rebecca Ann Bach and Gwynne Kennedy

This collection demonstrates the diversity of contemporary feminist scholarship in early modern studies. With an introduction by Jean E. Howard, and essays by Rackin's former students, the volume covers a range of subjects of interest to early modern scholars and their students.

Snakeskin RoadSnakeskin Road (Bantam, 2009)
By James Braziel

“With imaginative grace and poetic intensity, James Braziel has written an apocalyptic masterpiece that will keep any reader on edge. Though filled with the grim realities and sometimes hallucinatory violence of a devastated United States, Snakeskin Road also reinforces our hope that love and compassion can survive.” — Donald Ray Pollock, author of Knockemstiff

Writing Revolution. Writing Revolution: Aesthetics and Politics in Hawthorne, Whitman, and Thoreau (University of Georgia Press, 2003; paperback 2010)
By Peter J. Bellis

"Bellis has a compelling subject, aesthetics and politics, and a fascinating selection of writers, Hawthorne, Whitman, and Thoreau. The book is well written and well researched; discussions of the individual writers are smart and rich." — Betsy Erkkila, Northwestern University