Tuesday, February 7, 2012.
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Exhibit Area, Joyner Library-Second Floor
Stephen Burt is Professor of English at Harvard. His books include The Art of the Sonnet, with David Mikics (2010); Close Calls with Nonsense: Randall Jarrell and His Age (2002). His writings on poets and poetry appear regularly in the Nation, the London Review of Books, Boston Review, and other journals in Britain and America. His next book of poems, Belmont, will appear from Graywolf Press in 2013.
Burt wrote his second book about another poet-critic, Randall Jarrell (1914-1965), former US Poet Laureate who taught at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. A large collection of Jarrell material, books and manuscripts, have now been acquired by Joyner Library, as part of the Stuart Wright Collection, where they are now available for study.
(Author Information provided by Dr. Thomas Douglass, Associate Professor of English, ECU)