Nostalgic and inquisitive, Advice from the Lights asks an ongoing question: How do any of us achieve adulthood? And why would we want to, if we had the choice? This accomplished collection is woven from and interrupted by extraordinary sequences, including Stephanie poems about Stephen Burt’s female self; poems on particular years of the poet’s early life; versions of poems by the Greek poet Callimachus, whose present-day incarnation worries about mortality, the favor of the gods, and the career of Taylor Swift; and poems on politics, location, and parenthood. Published widely in the New Yorker, T Magazine, London Review of Books, the Believer, and elsewhere, Burt occupies an exciting and original place in American poetry.
Stephen (also Steph and Stephanie) Burt is a poet, literary critic, and professor with eight published books, including two critical books on poetry and three poetry collections. The New York Times has called Burt “one of the most influential poetry critics of her generation.”
The event will be held on Tuesday, November 14th at 7:00pm at the Lexington Depot, 13 Depot Square, Lexington. The cost is $10.00.
Pre-registration strongly recommended. To register, using a VISA or MasterCard, please contact Lexington Community Education at 781 862 8043.