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Steve McCaffery

Professor Steve McCaffery

David Gray Chair of Poetry and Letters

Office: 438 Clemens Hall
Phone number: (716) 645-3810
E-mail address:


contemporary poetry, poetics and critical theory

Courses Taught

  • Imaging Language
  • Poetics of the Paraliterary
  • The Trans-Atlantic Turbine: Anglo-American Poetics Negotiations from 1970 to the Present
  • Studies in Contemporary Philosophy and Poetics: Voice
  • Studies in Contemporary Philosophy and Poetics: Poetry
  • Practice and Theory of the Avant-Garde

Works in Progress

  • Exceptionalities: Studies in Contemporary Poetry, Poetics and Architecture (monograph)

Selected Publications

  • Prior to Meaning: The Protosemantic and Poetics (Northwestern)
  • Imagining Langue (with Jed Rasula) (The MIT Press)
  • North of Intention (Roof Books 1986)
  • Seven Pages Missing: Selected Texts 1969-2000 (Coach House Press)