Screen Shot 2018-06-04 at 11.47.30 AMI am Series Editor of The New American Canon: The Iowa Series in Contemporary Literature and Culture, which I founded with Iowa editor Joseph Parsons in 2012. The series has seen sixteen books to publication since 2012, with two more due in the fall. Highlights include books on contemporary American literature and the writing program such as Eric Bennett’s Workshops of Empire: Stegner, Engle, and American Creative Writing during the Cold War and Loren Glass’s edited collection, After the Program Era: The Past, Present, and Future of Creative Writing in the University; books on music and sound, including Tim Gray’s It’s Just the Normal Noises: Marcus, Guralnick, No Depression, and the Mystery of Americana Music, Nicole Furlonge’s Race Sounds: The Art of Listening in African American Literature, and Gina Arnold’s forthcoming Half a Million Strong: Crowds and Power from Woodstock to Coachella; books on suburbia and other places in American literature such as Kathy Knapp’s American Unexceptionalism: The Everyman and the Suburban Novel after 9/11 and Jim Cocoloa’s Places in the Making: A Cultural Geography of American Poetry; and books on literature and social change such as Sean Grattan’s Hope Isn’t Stupid: Utopian Affects in Contemporary American Literature and Teresa Longo’s Visible Dissent: Latin American Writers, Small U.S. Presses, and Progressive Social Change.