Stephen Burt

About Stephen Burt

Stephen Burt is a poet, literary critic, and English professor at Harvard. His book of poems, “Belmont,” was published by Graywolf Press in June 2013.

Poetry: The News that Stays News

By Features June 13, 2013

The most famous statements about poetry and journalism hide an equation inside an opposition: “It is difficult/ to get the news from poems/ yet men die miserably every day/ for lack// of what is found there” (William Carlos Williams). Or … Read more