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About meI'm a poet, biographer, literary critic, and occasional blogger. And professor for my day job.

About my libraryMy library (which I fear will never be quite catalogued, as there are whole rooms I haven't yet gotten to) is strong in contemporary and modernist poetry, decent in poetry criticism, and okay in philosophy. I have an indecent number of books on Ezra Pound and James Joyce, & a largely uncatalogued (as yet) stash of Marxist criticism and theory. Over the last few years I've begun to acquire books on John Ruskin, but the biggest movement in my collections continues to be the influx of slim volumes of contemporary poetry.

I spend way too much on books (I suspect several booksellers' children have me to thank for their orthodontia), & probably spend way too much time reading.



Real nameMark Scroggins

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I second the Davenport bio encouragement!
I was tracking down a reference to a book by Jennifer Bloomer, Architecture and the Text (Yale 1993), related to something I'm writing on Lisa Robertson's Magenta Soul Whip, and came across a posting on your blog (Nov. 17/07) in which you wrote:
"Jennifer Bloomer, Architecture and the Text: The (S)crypts of Joyce and Piranesi: okay, I'm a sucker for any book that manages to wind in Joyce, Piranesi, Ruskin, Zukofsky, & Guy Davenport, & while I'm only a few pages into this one, I can tell it's going to be a doozey."

Since I'm trying to decide whether to spring the cash for the book (the reference to it appears in a 2008 article by Kim Solga) or just track it down at the library, I'm curious to know what you thought of the book after those first few pages.

What sent me off on this track re: Lisa Robertson was an article from Mosaic by Stephen Collis, "The frayed trope of Rome: Poetic architecture in Robert Duncan, Ronald Johnson, and Lisa Robertson."

Hi, Thanks for acceptance
I noticed that you have Heavenly Tree, Soluable Forest by Gerrit Lansing and am curious as to how you got it as the publishers web page says that it's not due out until mid-2009. If you could let me know where I might get a copy I would appreciate it. Thanks.
Dear Mark Scroggins - your bio of Zukofsky is on my list of things to buy, soon! A little bird told me you were considering a bio of Guy Davenport - is there any truth to this rumor? I would love to see such a book & I hope I'm not the only one . . .

You have a good catalog of books!
You should make yourself a LibraryThing author.
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