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Anne Dewey, Ph.D.

Department of English


  • Ph.D. in English and American Literature and Humanities, Stanford University
  • B.A. in Comparative Literature, Yale University

Practice Areas

  • Poetry of the United States
  • 20th- and 21st-Century Literature of the United States
  • Women’s and Gender Studies

Publications and Media Placements

"Black Mountain College as Experimental Arts Community." American Literature in Transition, 1950-1960. Ed. Steven Belletto and David Grausam. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 209-222. 2018.

"Poetry: The 1950s to the Present." American Literary Scholarship 2015. Ed. Gary Scharnhorst. Duke University Press, 2017. 351-370.

"Gender and the Prose Poem: Rosmarie Waldrop's Curves to the Apple." French Journal of American Studies. 147.2 (2016): 66-77.

"The Modern American Long Poem." The Cambridge Companion to Modern American Poetry. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015. 65-76.

Dewey, Anne and Libbie Rifkin, eds. Among Friends: Engendering the Social Site of Poetry. University of Iowa Press, 2013.

Lacey, Paul and Anne Dewey, eds. Collected Poems of Denise Levertov. New Directions Publishing, 2013. 

Beyond Maximus: The Construction of Public Voice in Black Mountain Poetry. Stanford University Press, 2007. 

“Projecting Amy Lowell: Olsonian Poetics of the Body in Rosmarie Waldrop’s A Form / of Taking / It All.” Jacket 2. December, 2012. Web.

“Gendered Muses and the Representation of Social Space in Robert Duncan’s Poetry.” Contemporary Literature 50.2 (Summer 2009): 299-331.

"Poetic Authority and Public Voice in the Activist Sixties: The Duncan-Levertov Debate" In Robert Duncan & Denise Levertov: The Poetry of Politics, The Politics of Poetry. Eds. Albert Gelpi and Robert Bertholf. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2005.

"The Art of the Octopus": The Maturation of Denise Levertov's Political Vision Renascence: Essays on Values in Literature. 50. 1 and 2 (Fall 1997/Winter 1998): 65 - 81.

"The Social Significance of the Field from Ezra Pound to Charles Olson" Sagetrieb. 13.3 (Winter 1994): 83-110.

"Public Idiom and Private Voice in John Ashbery's Three Poems and Ed Dorn's Gunslinger", Sagetrieb. 11.1-2 (Spring/Fall 1992): 47-66.