about Timothy Materer

Timothy Materer is the author of James Merrill's Apocalypse (Cornell 2000), Modernist Alchemy: Poetry and the Occult (Cornell 1995), Vortex: Pound, Eliot, Lewis (Cornell 1979), and Wyndham Lewis the Novelist (Wayne State University 1976); and he has edited two volumes of Ezra Pound's letters, Pound/Lewis: The Letters of Ezra Pound and Wyndham Lewis (New Directions and Faber 1985) and The Selected Letters of Ezra Pound to John Quinn (Duke 1991). He has received grants from the NEH, ACLS, and the Guggenheim Foundation and is on the editorial board of the journal Twentieth Century Literature. His publications include articles on T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Sylvia Plath and James Merrill. He wrote the annual chapters on Modern Poetry in American Literary Scholarship (Duke 1995-2000) and is the moderator of the James Merrill electronic discussion list. He has received Twentieth Century Literature's award for the best article of the year ("Occultism in Sylvia Plath," 1991), a Gold Chalk Graduate Teaching award (1996), a Big 12 Fellowship (2001), the Byler Distinguished Professor Award (2004), and Lambda Chi Alpha's "Professor of the Year" award (2006). He received an NEH Fellowship for 2004-05 to write on James Merrill and Elizabeth Bishop. In addition to encyclopedia entries on subjects such as Imagism and Vorticism, recent publications include "Mirrored Lives: James Merrill and Elizabeth Bishop" in Twentieth-Century Literature (Summer 2005) and "James Merrill's Polyphonic Muse" in Contemporary Literature (Summer 2006). With the cooperation of Washington University, he is now making the unpublished poetry manuscripts of James Merrill available on the web.

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Address: 330 Tate Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

Email: materert@missouri.edu
Phone: 573-882-6273

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