Marjorie Perloff (1931-2024)
Posted by Scott Thurston on 2024-03-27

The Journal is deeply saddened to hear the news of the passing of Marjorie Perloff, one of the most distinguished critics of innovative poetry of her generation, and a founding member of the journal's editorial board, at her home in California. She was 92. It's hard to imagine what the reception of innovative poetry in the US would have been like without Perloff's monumental contribution over many decades. An encouraging, and often challenging, voice to the two co-founding editors of the journal, it was Perloff's example that in part inspired us to attempt to create an equally vital context for the understanding of British and Irish innovative poetry and its many intimate entanglements with American writing. The Journal recommends Alan Thomas' obituary at the University of Chicago Press here.