Stephanie Burt (poetic lab)

Throughout the semester we engaged with questions on contemporary poetry through the excellent collection the poem is you by poet and scholar Stephanie Burt, and her article “Nearly Baroque.”  We were honored and delighted with a special guest visit by Stephanie as a poetic lab after we read “Nearly Baroque”, and discussed Nearly Baroque poetry, writing poetry, and trans politics among other topics. We also enjoyed Nearly Baroque cupcakes made for the occasion.

Along with engaging with The Poem Is You, we read an article on “Nearly Baroque” poetry by Stephanie.
Inspired by Stephanie Burt’s article, the workshop enjoyed cupcakes that hoped to embody the nearly Baroque aesthetic!