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Stephen Burt

Stephen Burt is Professor of English at Harvard. His books include The Art of the Sonnet, with David Mikics (Harvard, 2010), Close Calls with Nonsense: Reading New Poetry (Graywolf, 2009), Parallel Play: Poems (Graywolf, 2006), and Randall Jarrell and His Age (Columbia, 2002).

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My Life as a Girl

Fall 2012 | Essays

I’m a man, but I like dressing up as a woman, in women’s clothes, wearing lipstick and bracelets and bright rings and women’s shoes.

Photo by Noah Rabinowitz

David Caplan at Tiferes Bachurim

Spring 2012 | Essays

These remarkable poems blend spiritual unease with religious confidence, an investigator’s fascinated spirit with a sense that the poet has almost—but not quite— come home. David Caplan reacts to what he saw, to what he heard, and to what he learned when he visited Tiferes Bachurim, a yeshiva in Morristown, New Jersey.