On Thursday, February 27th, come to Randolph Hall, Alumni Hall and see Stephanie Burt & Carmen Giménez Smith read their poetry.
Stephanie Burt is a poet, literary critic, and professor with eight published books, including two critical books on poetry and three poetry collections. Her essay collection Close Calls with Nonsense (Graywolf Press, 2009) was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her next poetry collection is Advice from the Lights: Poems (Graywolf, 2017). Her other works include Don’t Read Poetry (Basic Books, 2019); The Poem is You: 60 Contemporary American Poems and How to Read Them (Harvard University Press, 2016); 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 (University Press, 2005); Randall Jarrell and His Age (Columbia University Press, 2002); and Popular Music (Center for Literary Publishing, 1999).
Carmen Giménez Smith is the author of Be Recorder (Graywolf Press, 2019), a finalist for the National Book Award in Poetry. Her other books of poetry include Cruel Futures (City Lights Spotlight Series, 2018), which The Rumpus called “vital language for our time,” Milk and Filth (University of Arizona Press, 2013), a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and Goodbye, Flicker (University of Massachusetts Press, 2012), winner of the Juniper Prize. She writes lyric essays as well as poetry. Her memoir, Bring Down the Little Birds: On Mothering, Art, Work, and Everything Else (University of Arizona Press, 2010) was selected as a Best Book of 2010 by the Austin American-Statesmen.
Books will be available for purchase after the event and refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public.