Stephanie Burt Reading

The poet and Harvard University literary critic is Edelstein-Keller Visiting Writer
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Event Location
412 Pillsbury Hall

310 Pillsbury Dr SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

The Edelstein-Keller Endowment presents Stephanie Burt, poet and Professor of English at Harvard University. Sponsored by the Creative Writing Program and the Department of English.

Presentation followed by Q&A and book signing. The event is free and open to the public. No reservations or tickets necessary. ASL interpretation provided. For questions about accessibility services and the venue, please email or call 612-626-1528.

Burt will also be speaking at an Institute for Advanced Study hybrid event "Shipping Containers: How Lyric Poems Enter Commerce and Preserve People" at 3:30 pm February 9.

Stephanie Burt is a poet, literary critic, and professor with nine published books, including two critical books on poetry and three poetry collections. Her essay collection Close Calls with Nonsense was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her other works include We Are Mermaids (Graywolf, 2022); Advice from the Lights; The Poem is You: 60 Contemporary American Poems and How to Read Them; 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. Her 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. Before joining the Harvard faculty, Burt taught at Macalester College.

Masks encouraged. Staff and visitors are reminded to wash hands often, get tested, and stay home when ill or exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19.

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