When We Talk About Home: Testimony, Oral History, and Poetry of Migration | Integrates raw interview material and translated poems from refugees living in camps. Awarded Leverhulme Research Fellowship. In Progress.
We are the New York School | 2021
Collection of interviews. Edinburgh University Press.
Joe Brainard's Art | April, 2019
Edited Collection. Edinburgh University Press. (See below for more)
Spatial Poetics: The Second Generation New York School of Poetry | 2018.
Oxford University Press. (See below for more)
Making Home Away | Edited Special Issue. Supported by British Academy "Tackling the UKs International Challenges" Grant (2019-2020). Under Review with International Migration Review.
Diversity in The New York School of Poetry | In Progress.
Playing Tennis in Beirut | In Progress.
The Long Poem that is Life: Feminism as Long Form | In Progress, for Poetry.
Heaven is Green: Refugee Ecoglobalism | September 2020
Special Issue of Journal of Narrative Theory
The Woman who Planted a Tree: A Conversation | September 2020
Special Issue of Journal of Narrative Theory
Both in Refugee Camps and in Lockdown, Gardens offer Relief | August 2020
The Independent (reprint of Conversation piece).
On Waiting | July 2020
Gardens as Refuge: Refugee and Lockdown gardens| July 2020
The New York Schools?: Towards a Definition | 2020
New York: A Literary History, ed. Ross Wilson (Cambridge University Press).
“What You're Missing:" Poetics of the Ordinary | July 2019
American Book Review.
Joe Brainard's Collage Aesthetic: Introduction | 2019
The Aesthetics of Joe Brainard, Ed. Yasmine Shamma (Edinburgh University Press).
"Room in the Room that You Room In:"
Ted Berrigan's Domestic Poetry | 2015
Spatial Perspectives: Essays on Literature and Architecture. Eds. Terri Mullholland and Nicole Sierra. (UK: Peter Lang, 2015) 191-213.
"The Room Enclosed:" T.S Eliot's Settings | 2011
The Wasteland at 90: A Retrospective. Ed. Joe Moeffett (Amsterdam/Atlanta: Rodopi Press, 2011) 164-186.
"How Did it All Fit In:" Alice Notley’s "101" | 2010
British Association of American Studies Journal, Vol. 17, 2010.
Drenched: Wet Poetries of the Caribbean Diaspora | 2008
Caribbean Without Borders: Literature, Language and Culture. Eds. Dorsia Smith Raquel Puig and Illeana Santiago (Newcastle, UK : Cambridge Scholars, 2008).
Interviews & Reviews
Bill Berkson on Frank O'Hara | 2021 for American Literary History Online.
Who tells the Refugee's Story? | November 2020. Times Literary Supplement (in progress)
Never Proclaiming one Colour: A poet of oscillation and inversion | June, 2020.
Times Literary Supplement.
Diana Di Prima's Visionary Poetics | Summer 2020, Modern Language Review.
Review of The First Book: Twentieth-Century Poetic Careers in America. The Review of English Studies, Volume 69, Issue 288, February 2018, Pages 196–198.
Talking to Yasmine Shamma: Andy Fitch in conversation | 2018
LA Review of Books (January 18, 2018).
Day of All Saints | 2017
In conversation with Patricia Grace King. READ, Durham University (December 2017).
Review of The First Book: Twentieth-Century Poetic Careers in America. Solicited by The Review of English Studies, for publication in 2017.
Multitudes: American Poetry Now | 2017
Essays in Criticism Essay Review of Cambridge History of American Poetry (July 2017).
In Conversation with Ron Padget | 2014
PN Review 215. 40.3 (January 2014)
“ ‘Mental Orgasm.’ ”| 2014
Review of The Collected Poems of Ron Padgett, by Ron Padgett, New York: Coffee House, 2012. Poetry (June 2014).
Review of The Cambridge Companion to Ted Hughes | 2013
ed. T. Gifford, Cambridge UP: 2012. Notes and Queries (July 2013).
Review of A Familiar Compound Ghost: Allusion and the Uncanny | 2013
by Sarah Brown, Manchester UP, 2012. Times Literary Supplement (May 2013).
"Dancing in a Straitjacket:" Interview with Ron Padgett | 2013
Jacket 2 (April 2013).
“Walking that Stretch:" Alice Notley, in Conversation with Yasmine Shamma | 2010
Jacket Magazine 40 (Late 2010).
“ ‘Messy Red Heart:’ Ted Berrigan” | 2011 Review of The Selected Poems of Ted Berrigan, by Ted Berrigan, eds Alice Notley, Anselm Berrigan and Edmund Berrigan, U of California P, 2010. PN Review 200. 37.6 (July 2011): 73-75.
“ ‘A Crack in the Teacup Opens’” | 2010
Review of Intimate Exposure: Essays on the Public Private Divide in British Poetry since 1950,” eds. Emily Taylor Merriman and Adrian Grafe, McFarland, 2010. Essays in Criticism 61: 105- 113.
More on Books
Joe Brainard's Art (2019)
A book length collection of reflections and essays on the poetry and art of Joe Brainard. Includes contributions from John Ashbery, Alice Notley, John Brainard, Ron Padgett, Edmund Berrigan, Brian Glavey, Andrew Epstein, Andy Fitch, Jess Cotton, Rona Cran, Nick Sturm, Tim Keane, Nathan Kernan, Anna Smaill, and Marjorie Perloff.
"Shamma has done a fine job of gathering commentary from Brainard’s circle and beyond, bringing this "anti-heroic, humble and lyric" writer and artist into critical focus. These essays and tributes help us to fully appreciate the richness and complexity of both the man and his work."
- Bonnie Costello, Boston University
Published by Edinburgh University Press (April, 2019).
Spatial Poetics (2018)
This book examines the ways in which the contours of Second Generation New York School poems register the built environments from which they were composed. It builds upon Gaston Bachelard's Poetics of Space through close readings of Second Generation New York School poetry, to argue that avant-garde contemporary poetry has been written with space in mind. With chapters focusing on the works of Ted Berrigan, Alice Notley, Ron Padgett, and Joe Brainard, it offers the first comprehensive definition of Second Generation New York School Poetry.
"This, the first study of second-generation New York School poetics is a model of careful scholarship and critical discrimination. Writing under the sign of Frank O'Hara but with their own spin, poets like Ron Padgett and Alice Notley, Ted Berrigan and Joe Brainard, have produced an exciting body of the work that has not received the attention it deserves. Spatial Poetics is a genuinely valuable and original addition to studies of contemporary American poetry and poetics."
- Marjorie Perloff, Sadie D. Patek Professor of Humanities Emerita, Stanford University
Published October 4, 2018, Spatial Poetics may be purchased by libraries here