The Gift by H.D.: The Complete Text Now Available in Paperback

Jane Augustine’s edited and annotated critical edition of The Gift has been an essential reference in H.D. studies since its initial release in 1998. Now, the University Press of Florida is releasing the paperback edition–perfect for teaching centered on H.D., on autobiography, and on “the gift” of artistic creativity. “It is a special joy to… Continue reading The Gift by H.D.: The Complete Text Now Available in Paperback

The Butterfly Hatch: Literary Experience in the Quest for Wisdom, Uncanonically Seating H.D.

Richard Vytniorgu of the University of Leicester positions H.D. as a thinker and reads her autobiographical prose and recently published work of the 1940s in conversation with literary theorist, Louise Rosenblatt. The book, The Butterfly Hatch (Sussex, 2019), takes H.D.’s recurring imagery of butterflies as a metaphor for exploring wisdom, consciousness, and experience. The book… Continue reading The Butterfly Hatch: Literary Experience in the Quest for Wisdom, Uncanonically Seating H.D.

Bryher’s Beowulf Reprint Available through Edelweiss

Bryher’s Beowulf: A Novel of the London Blitz was published originally in 1956 by Pantheon Press. Schaffner Press has issued a 2020 reprint of the novel with an introduction by Susan McCabe. This gorgeous book features two women who own a local teashop in the midst of the London blitz of World War II. Founded… Continue reading Bryher’s Beowulf Reprint Available through Edelweiss

Susan McCabe Publishes the First Double Critical Biography of H.D. and Bryher

H. D. & Bryher: An Untold Love Story of Modernism (Oxford UP, 2021) digs into the rich archives of both H.D. and Bryher to offer a portrait of modernist literature, queer life, and political engagement. This comprehensive double-biography (424 pages) promises to unlock new approaches to the H.D./Bryher networks and their role in shaping and… Continue reading Susan McCabe Publishes the First Double Critical Biography of H.D. and Bryher

Celebrating H.D. in the Classroom and Community

Hannah Voss of Durham University and co-editor of Postgraduate English shared her strategies for remembering the 60th anniversary of H.D.’s death on the 27th of September. Using a guerrilla poetry strategy, Voss is making cards and stickers of ‘Oread’ along with a QR code that takes you to H.D.’s poetry foundation page. Voss is calling… Continue reading Celebrating H.D. in the Classroom and Community

Lheisa Dustin publishes Ghost Words and Invisible Giants on H.D. and Djuna Barnes

Focused on H.D.’s late writing in The Sword Went out to Sea and Helen in Egypt, Lheisa Dustin takes a psychoanalytic approach to what she calls the “language of suffering.” Dustin’s book is Ghost Worlds and Invisible Giants: H.D., Djuna Barnes, and the Language of Suffering (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2021). The book is available… Continue reading Lheisa Dustin publishes Ghost Words and Invisible Giants on H.D. and Djuna Barnes

Charlotte Mandel Publishes “Light’s Music” with Blue Lyra Press

In Light’s Music, Charlotte Mandel focuses on both beginnings and ends. In her grandchildren and great grandchildren, she celebrates new life and her legacy going forward, her Jewish heritage honored and preserved—all from a voice reconciling and making close getaways from the inevitable as she prepares for the day “shadows come forth” and she can… Continue reading Charlotte Mandel Publishes “Light’s Music” with Blue Lyra Press

Jane Augustine Publishes High Desert

Published by Dos Madres Press, Jane Augustine’s High Desert (2019) shares with H.D. a sense of the living landscape and an attention to the underlying connections between disparate spaces, experiences, and even times. As Mary Mackey notes, ” In High Desert, Jane Augustine brings us vast stretches of wilderness, richly textured images, political awareness, and the… Continue reading Jane Augustine Publishes High Desert

CFP American Literature Association San Diego, May 2020, deadline Jan 25

American Literature Association Conference Web Page The H.D. International Society will sponsor one session at the 2020 annual conference of the American Literature Association, May 21-24, 2020, at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, CA. The range of new work in H.D. studies has included new approaches to H.D.’s response to war, to the environment,… Continue reading CFP American Literature Association San Diego, May 2020, deadline Jan 25

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“The Most Famous Photograph of Poets Ever Taken”

Erwin Tiongson’s Slate article (11 Dec. 2019), “The Most Famous Photograph of Poets Ever Taken,” features a 1948 photo published in Life Magazine. Although H.D. was not part of this group and indeed was convalescing in Switzerland at the time, the image features many members of her literary and personal circles. Nearly all of the… Continue reading “The Most Famous Photograph of Poets Ever Taken”