Robert Archambeau

Robert Archambeau is a poet and a critic. He teaches English at Lake Forest College in Illinois.

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Word Play Place · Essays on the Poetry of John Matthias
Edited by Robert Archambeau

The poetry of John Matthias has long been admired by other poets for the way it refuses to be categorized. Lyrical and experimental, cosmopolitan and rooted in place, it challenges our received notions of what poetry can be at the end of the twentieth century. This volume introduces the work of this significant American poet to readers previously unfamiliar with it and enriches the reading of those who have long admired it.

"Taken together, the twelve essays in Word Play Place, prefaced by Archambeau's excellent and informative introduction, make an important statement about Matthias's place on the current poetry scene-and indeed, on the scene itself as it is playing out in Anglo-America. An extremely valuable book!"

Marjorie Perloff