Publication – Post, Jonathan


Elizabeth Bishop: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford, 2022. 146 pp.

Shakespeare’s Sonnets and Poems: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford, 2017. 140 pp.

A Thickness of Particulars: The Poetry of Anthony Hecht. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2015; rpt. 2018. 294 pp.

Editor. The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare’s Poetry. Oxford, 2013; rpt. 2016. 748 pp. 38 Essays.

Editor. The Selected Letters of Anthony Hecht. The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013. 365 pp.

Editor. Green Thoughts, Green Shades:  Essays by Contemporary Poets on the Early Modern Lyric. Berkeley:  Univ. of California Press, 2002.  300 pp.

English Lyric Poetry:  The Early Seventeenth Century.  London:  Routledge, 1999; paperback rpt., 2002. 321 pp.

Co-Editor.  The John Donne Journal, 21 (2002); Memorial Issue for Louis Martz, 236 pp.

Editor (with Anne Mellor and Felicity Nussbaum). Forging ConnectionsWomen’s Poetry from the Renaissance to Romanticism.  San Marino:  The Huntington Library, 2002. 162 pp.

Co-Editor. George Herbert in the Nineties:  Reflections and Reassessments.

The George Herbert Journal:  Special Studies & Monographs, 1995. 223 pp.

Sir Thomas Browne. Boston: G. K. Hall, 1987. 189 pp.

Henry Vaughan: The Unfolding Vision. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1982.  243 pp.

Selected Articles / Essays

Anthony Hecht, “Worth the Weight,” in Evaluations of US Poetry Since 1950. 2 vols. ed. Robert von Hallberg and Robert Faggen (University of New Mexico Press, 2021). Volume 2:  Mind, Nation, and Power, pp. 147-69.

“Frost and Shakespeare,” The Hopkins Review, 14. 2 (Spring 2021): 191-195.

“Walking with Vaughan in Silex Scintillans,” Scintilla 22 (2019): 11-28.

“‘Puff the Magic Dragon’:  Henry King, Thomas Carew, and Their Elegies to Donne,” The John Donne Journal 36 (2017): 23-37.

“Reading Donne:  A Sentimental Journey,” in Judith Herz (ed.), John Donne and Contemporary Poetry: Essays and Poems on Donne’s Influence (New York:  Palgrave Macmillan, 2017), 61-73.

“Regifting Some Sonnets of Late,” in Hannah Crawforth, Elizabeth Scott-Baumann, and Clare Whitehead (ed.), The Sonnets:  The State of Play (London:  Bloomsbury Arden, 2017), 209-27.

“The Book of Yolek, the Sestina, and the Tattoo,” The Yale Review 103 (July, 2015): 69-83.

“Early Anthony Hecht,” The Yale Review 100 (April, 2012): 105-130.

“Anthony Hecht’s ‘Exalted Manna’,” in George Herbert’s Travels:  International Print and Cultural Legacies, ed. Christopher Hodgkin (Newark:  University of Delaware Press, 2011), pp. 225-241.

“The Genesis of Venice in Anthony Hecht’s `Venetian Vespers’,” The [Johns]Hopkins Review, 3.2 (2010): 166-187.

“Anthony Hecht:  Selections from Seven Decades of Correspondence,” The[Johns] Hopkins Review 3 (2010):  28-71.

“Poetry in the Age of Donne and Jonson,” Chapter 11 in The Cambridge History of English Poetry (Cambridge, 2010), ed. Michael O’Neill, pp. 192-210.

“1590 / 1950: John Donne, June Wayne, and Concrete Expressionism,” The John Donne Journal 28 (2009): 207-216; also 172-198.

“Ecphrasis and the Fabric of the Familiar in Mary Jo Salter’s Poetry,” In the Frame:  Women’s Ekphrastic Poetry from Marianne Moore to Susan Wheeler, ed. Jane Hedley, Willard Spiegleman, and Nick Halpern (Newark:  University of Delaware Press, 2009):  pp. 164-79.

“Miscellaneous Browne Among the Tombs of Norwich,” Sir Thomas Browne: The World Proposed. eds. Claire Preston and Reid Barbour (Oxford:  Clarendon Press, 2008);  pp. 258-275.

“Donne, Discontinuity, and the Proto-Postmodern:  The Case of Anthony Hecht,” The John Donne Journal 26 (2007):283-294. Reprinted as “Dig My Keel Down”: Hecht and Donne,” in Story-Line Press.

“Helpful Contraries: Carew’s `Donne’ and Milton’s `Lycidas,’” The George Herbert Journal 29 (2005-2006): 76-91.

“Footloose in Paradise:  Masaccio, Milton, and Renaissance Realism,” The Huntington Library Quarterly 69 (2006):  4003-23.

“Donne’s Life: A Sketch”, in The Cambridge Companion to John Donne, ed. Acshah Guibbory (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2006), pp. 1-22.                 

“’On each pleasant footstep stay’: A Walk about ‘Appleton House,’” The Ben Jonson Journal 11 (2004): 163-205.             

“Civil War Cleavage:  Fashion and Force in Vaughan’s Silex Scintillans,” in Of Paradise and Light:  Essays on Henry Vaughan and John Milton  in Honor of Alan Rudrum. Ed. Donald R. Dickson and Holly Faith Nelson (Newark:  Univ. of Delaware Press, 2004) 25-49.

“`The Good Morrow’ and the Modern Aubade:  Some Impressions,” The John Donne Journal 22 (2003): 31-46.

The Baroque and Elizabeth Bishop,” The John Donne Journal 21 (2002):101-133.

“Caravaggio” and other entries, in the Yale Milton Encyclopedia.

“Early Stuart and Metaphysical Poetry,” in The Encyclopedia of the Renaissance (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1999), 5: 92-97.

“Henry Vaughan” in The Cambridge Companion to English Poetry:  Donne to Marvell, ed. Thomas N. Corns (Cambridge:  Cambridge University Press, 1993):  256-74.

“Robert Herrick: A Minority Report,” The George Herbert Journal 14 (1990-91): 1-20.

“Browne’s Revisions of Religio Medici,” Studies in English Literature, 25 (l985), l45-63.

“A Note on Milton’s Wizards,” English Language Notes 21 (1983), 34-29.

“Browne’s Life: ‘A Cabinet of Rarities’,” English Language Notes, l9 (l982), 3l3-335.

“Spitting Out the Phlegm:  The Conflict of Voices in Vaughan’s Silex Scintillans,” Philological Quarterly, 59, (1980), 165-186. Reprinted in Essential Articles for the Study of Henry Vaughan, ed. Alan Rudrum (Hamden, CT: Archon Books, 1987), 234-57.

“Guenevere’s Critical Performance,” Victorian Poetry, 17 (1979), 317-327

“Vaughan’s ‘The Night’ and his ‘late and dusky’ Age,” Studies in English Literature, 19 (1979), 127-141.

Reviews / Review Essays

Jane Kingsley-Smith, The Afterlife of Shakespeare’s Sonnets. Cambridge University Press, 2019, in Modern Philology 118.4 (2021): 227-29.

The Works of Henry Vaughan.  Edited by Donald Dickson, Alan Rudrum, and Robert Wilcher. 3 Vols.  Oxford University Press, 2018, in Modern Language Review 115.4 (October 2020): 899-900.

Reading Elizabeth Bishop:  An Edinburgh Companion.  Edited by Jonathan Ellis.  Edinburgh:  University of Edinburgh Press, 2019, in Modern Philology 117.3 (2019):  210-13.

Jeff Dolven, Senses of Style:  Poetry Before Interpretation. Chicago:  University of Chicago Press, 2017, in Renaissance Quarterly 72.1 (2018): 385-86.

David Marno, Death Be Not Proud. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, in Essays in Criticism, 68.1 (2018):  1226-35.

Theodore Leinwand, The Great William:  Writers Reading Shakespeare.   Chicago:  University of Chicago Press, 2016, in Modern Philology 115.2 (2017), 121-23.

Review of The Selected Letters of Robert Creeley, eds. Rod Smith, Peter Baker, and Kaplan Harris. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2014. Style 49, no. 3 (2015), 378-81.

Review of Shakespeare and the Modern Poet.  Neil Corcoran. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010. Modern Philology. 2014 112:1, E129-E132.

“Early Modern Lyric on the Rebound,” Review Essay, The Huntington Library Quarterly 73 (2008): 513-525.

“Helen Vendler, Invisible Listeners:  Lyric Intimacy in Herbert, Whitman, and Ashbery.  Princeton:  Princeton University Press, 2005,” The George Herbert Journal 30 (2006-2007):  125-132.

“Philip West, Henry Vaughan’s Silex Scintillans: Scripture Uses.  Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001,” Renaissance Quarterly 56 (2003): 949-950.

The Variorum Edition of the Poetry of John Donne: Volume 2, The Elegies, ed. Gary Stringer et al. (Indiana),” The Journal of English and Germanic Philology, 101 (2002), 254-58.

“Achsah Guibbory, Ceremony and Community from Herbert to Milton: Literature, Religion, and Cultural Conflict in Seventeenth-Century England (Cambridge),” The Huntington Library Quarterly, 61 (2000): 299-306.

“Judith Haber, Pastoral and the Poetics of Self- Contradiction: Theocritus to Marvell (Cambridge)” in Renaissance Quarterly 50 (1997): 600-601

“Old Critics, New Priests, More Books on Milton.” The Huntington Library Quarterly 58 (1996): 249-68.

“E. Patricia Vicari, The View from Minerva’s Tower: Learning and Imagination in The Anatomy of Melancholy,” Modern Philology 89 (1992): 397-400.

“Margarita Stocker, Apocalyptic Marvell: The Second Coming in Seventeenth Century Poetry“; “‘Bright Shootes of Everlastingnesse’: The Seventeenth-Century Religious Lyric, ed.  Claude J. Summers and Ted-Larry Pebworth,” Renaissance Quarterly  42 (1989), 149-52.

“Herrick, Cultural Clout, and the Burden of Simplicity.” The John Donne Journal 7 (1988), 257-72.

“Reforming The Temple:  Recent Criticism of George Herbert,” John Donne Journal, 3 (l984), 22l-47.

“Recent Studies in Marlowe,” English Literary Renaissance, 7 (1977), 382-399