She is a poetry critic and professor emeriti of English and Comparative Literature at Stanford University. Her work has been especially concerned with explicating the writing of experimental and avant-garde poets and relating it to the major currents of modernist and, especially, postmodernist activity in the arts, including the visual arts and cultural theory.
Perloff's books include Differentials: Poetry, Poetics, Pedagogy, The Vienna Paradox: A Memoir, Poetry On and Off the Page: Essays for Emergent Occasions, Wittgenstein's Ladder: Poetic Language and the Strangeness of the Ordinary, Radical Artifice: Writing Poetry in the Age of Media, Poetic License: Studies in the Modernist and Postmodernist Lyric, "The Futurist Moment: Avant-Garde, Avant-Guerre, and the Language of Rupture, and The Dance of the Intellect: Studies in the Poetry of the Pound Tradition.
Differentials: Poetry, Poetics, Pedagogy
The Vienna Paradox: A Memoir
Poetry On and Off the Page: Essays for Emergent Occasion
Wittgenstein's Ladder: Poetic Language and the Strangeness of the Ordinary
Radical Artifice: Writing Poetry in the Age of Media
Poetic License: Studies in the Modernist and Postmodernist Lyric
Founder: Ronald Sukenick
Publisher: Jeffrey R. Di Leo
Editor: Jeffrey R. Di Leo
Managing Editor: Jeffrey A. Sartain
Assistant Editor: Lauren Pirosko
Publisher Emeritus: Charles B. Harris
Associate Editors: Charles Alexander, Mark Amerika, R.M. Berry, Dagoberto Gilb, C. S. Giscombe, Dinda L. Gorlée, Charles Johnson, Cris Mazza, Larry McCaffery, Christina Milletti, Doug Nufer, Kevin Prufer, John Tytell, Barry Wallenstein, Tom Williams, Eric Miles Williamson
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