Belmont explores themes of adulthood, parenthood, and personhood with tenderness, intelligence, and wonder. . . . This collection, full of heart and humor, demonstrates Burt’s impressive range and formal deftness.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review
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Close Calls With Nonsense

“For newcomers, it will be a guidebook; for experienced readers, Burt offers what may be the first concentrated statement explaining how and why we, consumers and writers of contemporary poetry, read.”
—Time Out New York
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All-Season Stephanie

All-Season Stephanie

My new chapbook All-Season Stephanie is now out and ready for you to order from the good folks at Rain Taxi, who published it! As the title implies, they are poems that show you (or show me) what my life could have been like if I had grown up as, and been seen as, a...

One of the most influential poetry critics of his generation.

The New York Times

Burt finds beauty hemmed in on every side, with a fate that is never completely self-determined.

Publishers Weekly

Events

See you at AWP 2015!

See you at AWP 2015!

I’ll be happy to return temporarily to Minnesota for the Associated Writing Programs Conference (AWP) in Minneapolis, April 8-11 2015. I’m doing a few things (besides seeing friends and going to poetry readings) while I’m there. You can hear me on...

TEDGlobal 2013: Why People Need Poetry

Stephen Burt at TEDGlobal 2013