Craig, Raymond

Raymond A. Craig is Associate Professor of English at Kent State University. He obtained his Ph.D. in English from the University of California, Davis.

Concordance to the Complete Works of Anne Bradstreet Volume One
2000 0-7734-7812-4
After 350 years, the poetry and prose of America’s first poet is now accessible to students and scholars by concordance. Using McElrath and Robb’s The Complete Works of Anne Bradstreet as the base text for The Tenth Muse (1650), this concordance also incorporates all variant lines and words that appear in the 1678 ‘Several Poems’. In addition, every key word is indexed to Jeannine Hensley’s The Works of Anne Bradstreet, the most popular classroom edition of the poems. Key words and contexts retain the original spelling of the first edition, but all words are cross-referenced to variant and modern spellings – one of many features that make this volume a necessary companion to any edition of Bradstreet’s work. A publication of Studies in Puritan American Spirituality In two volumes.

Concordance to the Complete Works of Anne Bradstreet Volume Two
2000 0-7734-7814-0
After 350 years, the poetry and prose of America’s first poet is now accessible to students and scholars by concordance. Using McElrath and Robb’s The Complete Works of Anne Bradstreet as the base text for The Tenth Muse (1650), this concordance also incorporates all variant lines and words that appear in the 1678 ‘Several Poems’. In addition, every key word is indexed to Jeannine Hensley’s The Works of Anne Bradstreet, the most popular classroom edition of the poems. Key words and contexts retain the original spelling of the first edition, but all words are cross-referenced to variant and modern spellings – one of many features that make this volume a necessary companion to any edition of Bradstreet’s work. A publication of Studies in Puritan American Spirituality In two volumes.

Concordance to the Major Poems of Edward Taylor
2008 0-7734-4943-4
The Concordance to the Major Poems of Edward Taylor is a general use concordance of the work of British colonial and American puritan poet, Edward Taylor (d. 1729). Taylor’s major poems, Gods Determinations and Preparatory Meditations, represent nearly 50 years of poetic production of this devotional poet, whose emphasis on language and linguistic complexity make a concordance an essential tool of scholarship. This keyword-in-context (KWIC) concordance is based on Daniel Patterson’s recent edition, Edward Taylor’s Gods Determinations and Preparatory Meditations (Kent State UP, 2003) and offers users an extensive compilation and sorting of orthographic variants, treatment of homographs as discrete words, and an index of nonsubstantive words and other words typically excluded from such works.

Concordance to the Minor Poetry of Edward Taylor (1642?-1729). American Colonial Poet
1992 0-7734-9632-7
The purpose of this concordance is to provide a thorough and reliable tool for Taylor scholarship, and to this end it is designed to anticipate the needs of the greatest number of Taylor scholars without compromising the needs of those with special interest in stylistic features of Taylor's work. Among the features are extensive cross-referencing of orthographic variants, treatment of homographs as discrete words, and retention in a verbal index of words typically omitted from concordances. One hundred forty-five poems are concorded here; with few exceptions, the poems do not appear in Gene Russell's A Concordance to the Poems of Edward Taylor.

Concordance to the Minor Poetry of Edward Taylor (1642?-1729). American Colonial Poet
1992 0-7734-9633-5
The purpose of this concordance is to provide a thorough and reliable tool for Taylor scholarship, and to this end it is designed to anticipate the needs of the greatest number of Taylor scholars without compromising the needs of those with special interest in stylistic features of Taylor's work. Among the features are extensive cross-referencing of orthographic variants, treatment of homographs as discrete words, and retention in a verbal index of words typically omitted from concordances. One hundred forty-five poems are concorded here; with few exceptions, the poems do not appear in Gene Russell's A Concordance to the Poems of Edward Taylor.