About J. S. Renau

J. S. Renau has published poems in the Paris Review, Wallace Stevens Journal, and The Formalist. A native of Charleston, South Carolina, he currently resides in New York City.


J. S. Renau Has written the following articles:


Scanning Evil: Snodgrass on Hitler

The Führer Bunker: A Cycle of Poems in Progress by W. D. Snodgrass. BOA Editions, 1977. The Fuehrer Bunker: The Complete Cycle by W. D. Snodgrass. BOA Editions, 1995. As Reviewed By: J. S. Renau In speaking of his ready-mades, Marcel Duchamp once remarked that “art is a habit-forming drug.” And so he limited his […]

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The Education of the Audience

Stray Thoughts from a Failed Experiment As Reviewed By: J. S. Renau 1. I should begin by saying that, concerning the education of the poet, the special focus for this issue of CPR, I am deeply conflicted. To be sure, I feel a poet should have an education; it’s just that I haven’t a clue […]

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