David Ben-Merre



Associate Professor




SUNY Buffalo State


David Ben-Merre is an associate professor in the Department of English at SUNY Buffalo State. His book Figures of Time (2018; SUNY Press) looks at how nuances of poetic form alter how we have come to understand cultural aspects of temporality. His manuscript on the pedagogical guises of Ezra Pound (co-written with Robert Scholes) is under contract. Currently, he is working on two manuscripts: the first is on poetic apostrophe and the second on the value of literary misreading. Recent publications include work on Lord Byron, W.B. Yeats, James Joyce and Albert Einstein, World War I poetry, Charles Dickens, Carly Simon, Giorgio Agamben, James Merrill, Martin Amis, Franz Kafka, J.L. Borges, E.A. Poe, Hilda Doolittle, and the early years of Poetry Magazine. In addition to serving on the Board of Directors for The American Mock Trial Association, he enjoys the light recreation of crossword construction.