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Jacqueline Brogan Publishes Book of Poetry

Author: Arts and Letters

ta(l)king eyes, by Jacqueline Vaught Brogan, professor of English at the University of Notre Dame, has been published by Chax Press of Tucson, Ariz.

A 134-page-long poem interspersed with 20 visual images, ta(l)king eyes has been praised by one reviewer, Daniel T. O’Hara, for “its honesty, imaginative brilliance, hybridic nature, and deep passions” and for being “a fully achieved epic experiment for our times.”

Another reviewer, Sandra M. Gilbert, called Brogan’s poem a “vividly experimental text” which is “lively, innovative, and dancing with feminist passion.”

A member of the Notre Dame English faculty since 1986, Brogan specializes in 20th-century American literature and language theory. Her other books include Stevens and Simile, Part of the Climate, The Violence Within/The Violence Without, and Women Poets of the Americas (co-edited with Cordelia Candelaria) and Damage, both published by the University of Notre Dame Press.

Contact: Jacque Vaught Brogan, 574-631-6120,

Originally published by Michael O. Garvey at on October 12, 2009.