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Inaugural Lee Scheingold Lecture in Poetry and Poetics featuring Stephanie Burt
WhenThursday, Feb. 15, 2018, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Campus locationIntellectual House (INT)
Campus roomGathering Hall
Event typesLectures/Seminars
Event sponsorsLee Scheingold, UW English Department
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Stephanie Burt: Shipping Containers
This talk presents shipping containers and international cargo as a robust metaphor for the work of lyric poetry.  Burt will be discussing examples taken from modern and contemporary American, British, and New Zealand verse.

Reception to follow.

Stephanie Burt is the author of three poetry collections, Belmont, Parallel Play, and Popular Music, and several collections of critical works. Her essay collection Close Calls with Nonsense was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her other works include 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.

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