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James Longenbach

James Longenbach (1959 - 2022) was a poet and critic. He published six books of poems: Threshold (1998), Fleet River (2003), Draft of a Letter (2007), the iron key (2012), earthling (2017), and forever (2021). His works of literary scholarship included Modernist Poetics of History; Stone Cottage: Pound, Yeats and Modernism; and Wallace Stevens: The Plain Sense of Things. He was Joseph Henry Gilmore Professor of English at the University of Rochester from 1985 until his death.