I look to linguistics and cognitive studies to shift conversations about prosody from investigating “what” a poem’s prosodic practice may be described as to “why” prosodic patterns and disruptions engage us at all. My writing has connected expansive blank verse to free verse practice and, especially, tackled intonation as an under-explored component of verse prosody. At the State University of New York at Fredonia, I teach poetry, 20th-century literature, and professional writing and currently serve as an associate editor for The Wallace Stevens Journal and guest editor for The Robert Frost Review.
"Global Englishes, Rhyme, and Rap: A Meditation Upon Shifts in Rhythm"
In ON RHYME (ed. David Caplan, Presses Universitaires de Liège) | 2017
“Engaging Multimedia in the HEL Classroom”
In THE HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE: PEDAGOGICAL PRACTICES FOR COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY CLASSROOMS (ed. Mary Hayes and Alison Burkette, Oxford UP) | July 2017
"Beyond Meaning: Differing Fates of Some Modernist Poets’ Investments of Belief in Sound"
In CRITICAL RHYTHM (ed. Jonathan Culler and Benjamin Glaser, Fordham UP) | 2017
"Intonation and the Conventions of Free-Verse"
Style | 2015
"Stress-Based Metrics Revisited: A Comparative Exercise in Scansion Systems and Their Implications for Iambic Pentameter"
Thinking Verse | 2013
Natalie Gerber is reading
Hamilton: The Revolution
by Lin-Manuel Miranda | 12.18.2016
The Letters of Robert Frost, Volumes I & II
by Robert Frost | 09.01.2016