We’re delighted to announce a new discussion group, which we’re calling Sunday After SAL. At this inaugural gathering, Open Books Poet-in-Residence Lena Khalaf Tuffaha will lead us in discussing the work and recent SAL performance of luminary poet, critic, and thinker Stephanie Burt.
Lena Khalaf Tuffaha is a poet, writer, and translator. She is the winner of the 2016 Two Sylvias Chapbook Prize for Arab in Newsland, and the author of Water & Salt, a book of poems from Red Hen Press published in April 2017.
Stephanie Burt, also published under the name Stephen, is the author of the poetry collections Advice from the Lights (Graywolf Press, 2017), Belmont (Graywolf Press, 2013), and Parallel Play (Graywolf Press, 2006). Burt’s books of criticism include The Poem Is You (Harvard Unviersity Press, 2016); Close Calls with Nonsense (Graywolf Press, 2009), which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; The Art of the Sonnet (Harvard University Press, 2010); and Popular Music (Center for Literary Publishing, 1999).