Stephen Burt grew up in and around Washington, DC, taught at Macalester College in Minnesota from 2000-07, and is now Professor of English at Harvard. His most recent book isThe Art of the Sonnet (written with David Mikics). His other books include Randall Jarrell and His AgeThe Forms of Youth: Twentieth-Century Poetry and AdolescenceClose Calls with Nonsense: Reading New Poetry (2009), and the books of poems, Popular Music and Parallel Play. He is also the editor, with Hannah Brooks-Motl, of Randall Jarrell on W H Auden.

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