Publication – Post, Jonathan



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. 294 pp.

Editor. The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare’s Poetry  (Oxford 2013), 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

“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

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