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Special Issue of Sagetrieb Dedicated to Literary Scholar Burton Hatlen

By Harriet Staff


A new issue of Sagetrieb: Poetry and Poetics After Modernism has just come out and is worth a look. The National Poetry Foundation began publishing Sagetrieb: A Journal Devoted to Poets in the Imagist/Objectivist Tradition in 1982; its subtitle was changed in 2002. For 2014's issue 20, Sagetrieb is a double (aka A Festschrift for Burton Hatlen), edited by Demetres P. Tryphonopoulos, with "Essays on and in Honor of [scholar and U. Maine professor] Burton Hatlen" (authored by Marjorie Perloff, Kaplan Harris, Barrett Watten and others); a section on George Oppen; and one-off essays by the likes of Richard Owens (“Dissociations: The McCaffery-Prynne Debate”) and Joshua Corey (“Robert Duncan’s Visionary Ecology”).

The previous issue, WOMEN POETS OF THE 1950s, also looks incredibly good. Learn more about Sagetrieb here. Ordering information here. Strange things will come up: Hatlen and Stephen King had a professionally and personally close relationship, with Hatlen helping King develop his writing style. Hatlen died in 2008.

Originally Published: January 7th, 2014