Marjorie Perloff, Professor Emerita in English, Elected to the American Philosophical Society in 2012
Marjorie Perloff writes on twentieth and now twenty-first century poetry and poetics, both Anglo-American and from a Comparatist perspective, as well as on intermedia and the visual arts.
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