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In his poem 'Modern Painters' Dan Burt looks at the twentieth century and its aftermath through the shattered lens of Ruskin's famous book and the work of certain modern painters. 'We look like this after things fall apart;/The painting is the autopsy report,' reflecting on two World Wars, stepping over the corpse of the Enlightenment. His poems are steady, hard, truth-telling in the way of the painters he most admires, and proof against sentiment. He matches the scale of his concerns with a substantial large- and small-scale poetic architecture, lyrical, philosophical, elegiac or satirical as appropriate. Dan Burt, a master of traditional forms, has published two chapbooks and an art book. This is his first full collection and includes poems, sequences and his celebrated prose memoir 'Certain Windows'.

Fiction & PoetryPoetryPoetry by individual poets Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd Publication Date: 30/04/2012 ISBN-13: 9781847771322  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Dan Burt was born in South Philadelphia in 1942. He attended state schools and a local Catholic college before reading English at St. John's College Cambridge. He graduated from Yale Law School and practiced law in the US, Saudi Arabia and the UK until moving to London in 1994 and becoming a British citizen. He is an Honorary Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge, and lives and writes in London and Cambridge. His poetry publications include the Lintott chapbooks Searched For Text (2008)and Certain Windows (2011), and Cold Eye, a Marlborough Graphics collaboration with Paul Hodgson (2010). His work has been anthologized (New Poetries V, Carcanet) and published in periodicals including The TLS, Poetry Review, the Financial Times and others.

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