James Maynard

The Poetry Collection, Associate Curator

Specialty/Research Focus

20th-century American poetry and poetics; little magazines and small presse;, pragmatism and process philosophy.

James Maynard received his PhD in English from the State University of New York at Buffalo where he is the Visiting Assistant Curator of the Poetry Collection. He wrote his dissertation on Robert Duncan, the sublime, and pragmatism/process philosophy, and co-edited New Directions' single-volume republication of Ground Work: Before the War / In the Dark (2006). He is currently editing a collection of essays on Duncan's late writings and a volume of Duncan's collected critical prose for the University of California Press.