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"Modernism's Metronome is anything but metronomic. It's got a beat; you can dance to it."

"Glaser's very structure contains an argument: we have not been paying proper attention to the writers we know, and the contemporary criticism of modernism leaves out writers like Teasdale, Douglas Johnson, Bogan, Toomer, Weldon Johnson, and Brown. Modernism's Metronome is controversial and field-changing."

"Modernism's Metronome puts to rest the notion that experiments with and against meter mark progress over traditional forms associated—not coincidentally—with women and African Americans. Glaser reads US modernist poets' claims for themselves in the context of early twentieth-century literary cultures and soundscapes to reveal the continued stakes of poetic form."

"Excellently researched, scintillating, and written with brio. Glaser has a sensitive ear for verse rhythm and outstanding technical prowess. This book is a major asset to modernist studies."

"Whether you're interested in modernism or prosody, Modernism's Metronome is a book that must be read. Every poet knows that a poem is made of patterned syllables, and Glaser clears the way to our future by examining closely our recent past."