The Rise and Fall of James Wright

Edward Butscher’s poetry and criticism have appeared in numerous literary journals and publications, including the Saturday Review of Literature, Newsday, and the American Book Review. In 1976 he published the first biography of Sylvia Plath, and in 1988 his biography Conrad Aiken: Poet of White Horse Vale won the Poetry Society of America’s Melville Cane Award.

The Works and Days of Karl Stern

Hopkins, the Humanities, and the Environmen

The Short Stories of Joyce Carol Oates

Marion Montgomery’s “Fugitive”

The Southern Element in Poe’s Fiction

Breaking a Path for the Liberation of Women in the South

on The Comic Imagination in American Literature by Louis D. Rubin, Jr.

on Essays Mostly on Periodical Publishing in America: A Collection in Honor of Clarence Gohdes by James Woodress