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Stephanie Burt

Stephanie Burt, Professor of English at Harvard University, is author of several books, most recently the poetry collection Belmont.

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my anonymous maker or makers were not
out to fashion amphorae, or ways to store oil, so much
as shaping vessels for the awkward soul.

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What would it be like to belong 
entirely in your own body, or in your own country, or at 
your own address?

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No poet captures the feeling of political failure—of having lost an unfair fight—like W. B. Yeats.

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Stephen Burt talks with Monica Youn about her book ‘Blackacre,’ longlisted for the National Book Award.

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Poetry is offering new candor about the ways men care for their children.

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The enduring reach of a rural poet.

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By Susan Wheeler.

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By Paul Muldoon.

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Ssaying "fuck" and "bloody" is like contemplating the depth of the ocean.

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By Mark Levine. 

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Review: The Collected Poems of Stanley Kunitz. 

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James Merrill's poetry of autobiography and social comedy.

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A review of Anthology of Twentieth-Century British & Irish Poetry.

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Rae Armantrout's poetry of suspicion.

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A roundup of first and second books.

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New collections from young American poets.

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Nearly Baroque poets want art that puts excess, invention, and ornament first.

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Few texts have worked as hard as Craig Dworkin’s to remind us that what we make of them depends on prior frames, on previous texts.

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The Collected Poems of Donald Justice.

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Lilies Without by Laura Kasischke.

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The object lessons of recent American poetry.

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Does autobiography make good poetry?

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The Shocking and Thrilling D. A. Powell.

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Looking closely with Allan Peterson.

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So many binaries circulate in and around contemporary poems.

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