Advice from the Lights by Stephen Burt

Advice from the Lights

Stephen is sometimes Stephanie and sometimes wonders how his past and her past are their own collective memoryAdvice from the Lights is a brilliant and candid exploration of gender and identity and a series of looks at a formative past. It's part nostalgia, part confusion, and part an ongoing wondering: How do any of us achieve adulthood? And why would we want to, if we ha...

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Advice from the Lights Reviews

  • Darrel
    I received this book as part of a Goodreads giveaway and consider myself fortunate for it. I found the poetry within the pages here to be frank, ingenuous and endearing, nostalgic and agreeably tender. The poems in this collection reflect an exploration of how (often asking when) do we attain adulth...
  • Ashley
    I appreciate the perspective and some lines really spoke to me. I didn't resonate with some of the subject interests but I like the writing - especially Stephanie :)...
  • R.K. Cowles
    2 1/4 stars...
  • Alexandria
    I received a free copy from a Goodreads giveaway. There are some really interesting poems in this collection. This collection of poems was very enjoyable....
  • Marne Wilson
    It’s hard to know how to review this book, and maybe I would have done better if I hadn’t tried to learn anything beyond the text about the author. The book is credited to Stephen Burt, and some of the poems are in the voice of a female persona named Stephanie. I’m not sure how long a...
  • Caitlin
    3.5/5 stars for this collection. This wasn’t a bad book, there were quite a few pieces I really enjoyed. Some poems didn’t quite stick with me, but overall worth reading. ...
  • Jee Koh
    Stephen (also Stephanie) Burt has made girlhood her territory, not looked back upon in nostalgia or regret, but as it is happening. Attacking it with memories, real and imagined, and with poems written after Callimachus and Baudelaire, she treats it appropriately with seriousness and artistry. Advic...

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