Steph Burt

Professor of English


Steph Burt is Professor of English. Her interests include Poetry, especially 20th and 21st centuries; science fiction; literature and geography; contemporary writing; comics and graphic novels; literature alongside other arts.

Selected Works: The Poem Is You: 60 Contemporary American Poems and How to Read Them (2016); Belmont Poems (2013); Close Calls With Nonsense: Reading New Poetry (2008); The Forms of Youth: Adolescence and 20th-Century Poetry (2007); Parallel Play (2006); editor, Randall Jarrell on W. H. Auden (2005); “‘September 1, 1939 Revisited’ or, Poetry, Politics, and the Idea of the Public” (2003); Randall Jarrell and His Age (2002); Popular Music (1999).

Selected Publications

  • Burt_FormsYouth

    The Forms of Youth: Twentieth-century Poetry and Adolescence (Columbia University Press, 2007), by Stephen Burt

  • Burt_CloseCalls

    Close Calls with Nonsense: Reading New Poetry (Graywolf Press, 2009), by Stephen Burt

  • ParallelPlayBurtSized

    Parallel Play: Poems (Graywolf Press, 2006), by Stephen Burt