After Callimachus: Poems

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Princeton University Press
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5.4 X 8.6 X 1.0 inches | 0.85 pounds

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About the Author

Stephanie Burt is a poet and critic and professor of English at Harvard University. Her books include Don't Read Poetry, Advice from the Lights: Poems, and the essay collection Close Calls with Nonsense, which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her work has appeared in such publications as the London Review of Books and the New York Times Book Review. She serves as poetry coeditor for the Nation. Mark Payne is professor of classics and comparative literature at the University of Chicago. He is the author of Theocritus and the Invention of Fiction, The Animal Part, and Hontology.


I've savored in spurts a couple of the many fine books of poems out this spring--among them, After Callimachus, by Stephanie Burt, which reimagines a campy version of a real but ancient Greek poet.---Tess Taylor, "Publishers Weekly"
The delightful fifth book from poet and critic Burt brings the ancient poet Callimachus, respected by later Greeks and Romans, to 21st-century audiences. Burt's contemporary translations and adaptations musically and playfully build on Callimachus's themes . . . Burt engages deeply and originally with Callimachus, and the result is a wonderfully rich collection that reveals how the past can cast new light on the present.-- "Publishers Weekly"
Selected as One of the Top 10 Poetry Books of Spring 2020 by Publisher's Weekly-- "Publishers Weekly"
Burt's translations and adaptations of the works of the ancient Greek poet Callimachus introduce new readers to the poet's lyric writing, whose topics range from sex and gender to technology. Modern readers will find this voice stirring and relevant to the 21st century.-- "Publishers Weekly"