A Poetry Reading by Stephen Burt
Thursday, October 27, 4:00 pm
Rm 126 Memorial Library (728 State St, Madison)
Free and open to the public
Book signing to follow
Stephen Burt is Professor of English at Harvard University, and has authored three poetry collections (Belmont, Parallel Play, and Popular Music) and several collections of critical works. His essay collection Close Calls with Nonsense was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. His other works include The Art of the Sonnet; Something Understood: Essays and Poetry for Helen Vendler; The Forms of Youth: Adolescence and 20th Century Poetry; Parallel Play: Poems; Randall Jarrell on W. H. Auden; and Randall Jarrell and His Age. 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. His most recent publication, The Poem Is You: Sixty Contemporary American Poems and How to Read Them, is published by Harvard University Press, and he is currently working on a project called Don’t Read Poetry (A Book About How to Read Poems).