Stephanie Burt

Stephanie Burt is a professor of English at Harvard. Her most recent books include the chapbook For All Mutants (Rain Taxi, 2021), After Callimachus (Princeton University Press, 2020), Don’t Read Poetry: A Book about How to Read Poems (Basic, 2019), and Advice from the Lights (Graywolf, 2017), an NEA Big Read selection. In 2022, her new collection of poems will appear from Graywolf.

Stephanie Burt

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Against Winning

For fewer but more perfect blooms, experts say to prune the buds. —Sara Wainscott, Insecurity Systems   The ideas in this essay have not led me to quit or walk away from any role or job I currently hold. But I’ve thought about it. In the summer of 2020 I rejoined a literary organization best […]

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