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10-05-2015

Clarkson University Professor Emeritus Publishes Collection of Wallace Stevens Poems

Clarkson University Professor Emeritus John N. Serio has published The Collected Poems of Wallace Stevens, Corrected Edition.

John SerioThe book was published with the assistance of Assumption College's Chris Beyers and released by Penguin/RandomHouse/Vintage books in August.
 
Stevens is one of America's foremost poets. His Collected Poems was first published in 1954, but contained numerous errors. Although the book had been reprinted countless times, it had never been revised, and it was littered with mistakes.

The new edition contains more than 100 corrections to the text as well as another 100 changes in formatting and arrangement.
 
Here's what the description on the publisher's website says:

"The Collected Poems is the one volume that Stevens intended to contain all the poems he wished to preserve, presented in the way he wanted. An essential collection for all readers of poetry, it is an enduring monument to his dazzling achievement."
 
This is Serio's seventh university or commercial press book. Most recently, he edited The Cambridge Companion to Wallace Stevens (Cambridge, 2007) and Wallace Stevens: Selected Poems (Knopf, 2009).
 
Serio was the editor of The Wallace Stevens Journal for nearly 30 years, which he published while at Clarkson. Upon his retirement in 2010, the journal moved to The Johns Hopkins University Press.
 
For more information, visit http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/251420/the-collected-poems-by-wallace-stevens-edited-by-john-serio-and-christopher-beyers/ .

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