The 2015 Garnett G. Sedgewick Memorial Lecture: Stephen Burt
“The Use of Poetry and the Use of Place”
Monday, March 2nd, 2015, 3:30 PM
Cecil Green Park House
6251 Cecil Green Park Road, Vancouver, BC
Reception to follow
Never heard of Stephen Burt? Here's a handy bio:
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). Burt grew up around Washington, DC, and received an A.B. from Harvard in 1994 and a Ph.D. in English from Yale in 2000. He taught at Macalester College for several years before becoming a professor of English at Harvard University.
He's also known as "That guy who did the poetry TED talk. No, not Shane Koyczan, the other one...":
I hope to make it, and would love to see you there.