Stephen Burt: February 11, 2016

Writing Workshop
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.Stephen Burt
Room 202
Centennial Student Union

Craft Talk
3:00 – 3:50 p.m.
Ostrander Auditorium
Centennial Student Union

Reading & Book Signing
7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Room 245
Centennial Student Union

Books will be available to purchase
Live music from 7:10 – 7:30 p.m. by Lightning Betty and the Joyful Fables

All events are free and open to the public.

Stephen Burt is a poet, literary critic, and professor with eight published books, including two critical books on poetry and three poetry collections. His essay collection Close Calls with Nonsense (Graywolf Press, 2009) was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. His other works include Belmont (2013); The Art of the Sonnet (Harvard University Press, 2010); Something Understood: Essays and Poetry for Helen Vendler (University of Virginia Press, 2009); The Forms of Youth: Adolescence and 20th Century Poetry (Columbia University Press, 2007); Parallel Play: Poems (Graywolf, 2006); Randall Jarrell on W. H. Auden (Columbia University Press, 2005); Randall Jarrell and His Age (Columbia University Press, 2002); and Popular Music (Center for Literary Publishing, 1999). The New York Times called Burt “one of the most influential poetry critics of his generation.” His writing has appeared in the New York Times Book Review, the London Review of Books, the Times Literary Supplement, the Believer, and the Boston Review.  Burt taught at Macalester College for several years before becoming a professor of English at Harvard University.

Stephen Burt’s website
TED Talk:  Why People Need Poetry
Poetry Foundation