December 9, 2015

An Evening of Poetry with Boston Review

Harvard Book Store and Boston Review welcome some of contemporary poetry's most prominent figures, MARY JO BANG, LUCIE BROCK-BROIDO, STEPHEN BURT, and MAJOR JACKSON for a reading and book signing at the Cambridge Public Library. The evening will be introduced by Boston Review's poetry editors TIMOTHY DONNELLY, STEFANIA HEIM, and BARBARA FISCHER.


Featured Titles

  • The Last Two Seconds: Poems
  • Stay, Illusion: Poems
  • Belmont: Poems
  • Roll Deep: Poems
About Author(s)

Mary Jo Bang is the author of seven books of poetry including Elegy, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. She is a recipient of a Hodder Fellowship from Princeton University, a grant from the Guggenheim Foundation, and a Berlin Prize fellowship at the American Academy in Berlin. She served as the poetry co-editor of Boston Review from 1995 to 2005 and is currently a professor at Washington University in St. Louis. Her writing is often praised for its deft mixture of post-modern elements with a disciplined, formal control of language.

Lucie Brock-Broido’s poems have appeared in numerous publications, including The Paris Review, The New Yorker, and Best American Poetry. She has taught at Bennington College, Princeton University, and Harvard University. Her 2013 book of poetry, Stay, Illusion, was a finalist for the National Book Award and the National Books Critics Circle Award.

Stephen Burt is a poet, critic, and professor at Harvard University. In 2012, The New York Timescalled him “one of the most influential poetry critics of his generation.” He has published three collections of poetry and numerous works of criticism; his book,Close Calls with Nonsense: Reading New Poetry(2009), was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. He is currently a professor of English at Harvard University.

Major Jackson has published four books of poetry.Two of theseHolding Company (2010) and Hoops(2006), were finalists for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literature in the Poetry category. His 2002 collection, Leaving Saturn, won the Cave Canem Poetry Prize and was a finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award. His most recent collection,Roll Deep (2015), explores the subjects of human intimacy and war. He is currently the Richard Dennis Green and Gold Professor at University of Vermont.