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Poetry Reading by John Burt and Ted Richer

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John Burt, the author of "Victory" and two previous books of poetry, "Work Without Hope" and "The Way Down," reads from a selection of his poems.

Click here to watch John Burt and Ted Richer read their poetry on BUniverse.

Cosponsored by Boston University’s Humanities Foundation and the University Professors Program, the University Professors Poetry Series brings to campus two well-known poets. John Burt reads two passages from his poem “The Passing of the Armies: Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, 1865” and the poem “Victory,” from the book of the same name. Ted Richer reads several short poems, the first finished the morning of the reading. The poets are introduced by Meg Tyler, a College of General Studies assistant professor of humanities.

November 8, 2007, 5 p.m.

College of General Studies

About the speakers:

John Burt is the author of Victory and two previous books of poetry, Work Without Hope and The Way Down. He is the editor of The Collected Poems of Robert Penn Warren, and is currently finishing a book about the Lincoln-Douglas debates of 1858. He is a professor of English at Brandeis University.

Ted Richer, a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, currently teaches at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. In 2003 his book The Writer in the Story and Other Figurations was published in England by the Apocalypse Press. Journal publications include Agni, Literary Imagination, the T. S. Eliot Society Newsletter, Harvard Review, James Joyce Quarterly, and Daedalus.

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