Stephanie Burt and Taylor Johnson: To enter the world

Stephanie Burt and Taylor Johnson: To enter the world

Poets Stephanie Burt and Taylor Johnson share their work in this reading highlighting transgender poets. Both poets have roots in the greater Washington DC region and will share work that explores regional and gender identity.

Stephanie Burt is a poet, literary critic, and professor with eight published books, including two critical books on poetry and three poetry collections. Her essay collection Close Calls with Nonsense was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. She is a 2016 Guggenheim Fellowship recipient, and her most recent poetry collection is Advice from the Lights: Poems published by Graywolf.

In 2017, Taylor Johnson received the Larry Neal Writers’ Award from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. Their first book, Inheritance, will be published November 2020 with Alice James Books. Johnson lives in southern Louisiana.

Hosted by the Folger Shakespeare Library as part of the O. B. Hardison Poetry Series. 

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