Andrew Osborn received his M.F.A. from the Iowa Writers' Workshop and his Ph.D. from
UT-Austin. His research interests include poetic difficulty, formalism, and lyric
- A.B., Harvard University
- M.F.A., University of Iowa - Writers' Workshop
- Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
- Literary Tradition I (Iliad, Odyssey; Aeneid; Beowulf; Gawain)]
- Literary Tradition II (Divine Comedy; Paradise Lost; Lyric )
- Literary Tradition III (Fifth-century Athenian, Medieval, and Elizabethan drama)
- Literary Tradition IV (Mansfield Park; Moby-Dick; Crime & Punishment; Go Down, Moses; short fiction)
- Literary Study I: Lyric ("Junior Poet")
- Literary Study II: Prose Fiction
- Twentieth-Century Literature
- Twentieth-Century Poetry by the Book
- Creative Writing: Poetry
- Creative Writing: Narrative Fiction
- Lyric Theory
- Modern Irish Poetry
- Marilynne Robinson: Novels & Essays of American Mindfulness
- Lyric poetry and theory
- Literary difficulty
- Modernism and postmodernism
- Pragmatism and ordinary language philosophy
- 20th-century Irish poetry
- The sublime
- Rev. of I Am Flying into Myself: Selected Poems 1960-2014, by Bill Knott. Chicago Review 60.4/61.1 (2017): 209-18.
- "Likings, Likenings, and the Push of Reading." Philological Review 40.2 (2014): 37-64.
- "Difficulty." The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics. 4th Ed. Eds. Roland Greene and Stephen Cushman. Princeton: Princeton UP, 2012. 364-66.
- "Like Animals, Like Love." Rev. of The Lions, by Peter Campion, Never-Ending Birds, by David Baker, andHorse and Rider, by Melissa Range. Spoon River Poetry Review 35.2 (2010): 94-123.
- "Habits of Thought, Inhabitings of Possibility: An Interview with John Koethe." Southwest Review92.1 (2007): 52-81. poems.com/special_features/prose/essay_osborn.php
- "'A Little Hard to See': Wittgenstein, Stevens, and the Uses of Unclarity." Wallace Stevens Journal28.1 (2004): 59-80.
- "August Kleinzahler: Interview." Verse 17.2-3/18.1 (2001): 165-90. Rpt. in The Verse Book of Interviews: 27 Poets on Language, Craft & Culture. Amherst, Mass.: Verse, 2005. 30-55.
- Admit Impediment: The Use of Difficulty in Twentieth-Century American Poetry. Diss. University of Texas
at Austin, 2001. Ann Arbor: UMI, 2001. AAT 3008413.
- "Skirmishes on the Border: The Evolution and Function of Paul Muldoon's Fuzzy Rhyme."Contemporary Literature 41.2 (2000): 323-58. Rpt. in Multiformalisms: Postmodern Poetics of Form. Ed. Annie Finch and Susan M. Schultz (Textos, 2008): 259-303.
- "Street-Smart Swagger and Tendresse." Rev. of Green Sees Things in Waves, by August Kleinzahler. Notre Dame Review 10 (2000): 153-58.
- "Poirier's Latest Push." Rev. of Trying It Out in America: Literary and Other Performances, by Richard Poirier. Iowa Review 30.1 (2000): 171-77.
- Plato's Aviary. Ridgefield, Conn.: Aldrich, 2003.
- Poems published in American Letters & Commentary, Bat City Review, Colorado Review, Columbia, Denver Quarterly, Erato, Fence, Graham House Review, Notre Dame Review, Southwest Review (Morton Marr Poetry Prize for 2008), and Spoon River Poetry Review. Also: online through the Blanton Poetry Project and Verse Daily.
- Rev. of Swarm, by Jorie Graham. Boston Review 25.1 (2000): 56-58. www.joriegraham.com/osborn_2000
- Rev. of My Way: Speeches and Poems, by Charles Bernstein. Chicago Review 45.3/4 (1999): 173-77. Rpt. inContemporary Literary Criticism 142.
- Rev. of On a Stair, by Ann Lauterbach. Boston Review 23.6 (1998-99): 55-57. www.bostonreview.net/BR23.6/osborn.html