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Welcome to the schedule for BBF 2016! Please note that with the exception of the following sessions (Life without Envy, The Art of Perspective, Writing with Risk, Sound Advice, and Lore), absolutely every session at the BBF is free, and no tickets or preregistration are required. Thanks, and enjoy your day!
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Stephen Burt

Stephen Burt is an influential poet and critic whose work seeks to identify new and emerging movements in the form. A professor of English at Harvard University, his critical works demonstrate a passion for the classical and the contemporary, including The Art of the Sonnet, with David Mikics, and Close Calls with Nonsense: Reading New Poetry, which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. He is also the author of acclaimed collections of his own poetry, including Parallel Play and Belmont. His most recent work, The Poem is You: Sixty Contemporary American Poems and How to Read Them, is a selection of poems by well-known and not-yet-known poets accompanied by Burt’s original interpretive essays, and serves as a guide to the breadth and diversity of American poetry today.


More About The Poem is You

Watch Burt’s TED Talk: Why People Need Poetry

Read Burt’s work on The Poetry Foundation website

My Presenters Sessions

Saturday, October 15