Friday, September 14, 2012

shameless self-promotion

[Stephen Burt, channeling Brian Eno ca. 1975]

There's a big piece in the New York Times today on Stephen Burt, calling him "Poetry's Cross-Dressing Kingmaker." Well, the cross-dressing was news to me – rather endearing news – but the degree to which Burt's become the go-to voice on contemporary poetry (reviewing for the Boston Review, the London Review, the TLS, and seemingly everywhere) is pretty well-established.

So I'm delighted at Burt took the better part of eight minutes last month to discuss Red Arcadia, which he reads sharply and seems to rather like, on the latest edition of "The Latest," the podcast he does for the Woodberry Poetry Room at Harvard. Nifty stuff – you can hear it here.