Susan Stewart in conversation.
Susan Stewart is a poet and critic. She teaches the history of lyric poetry, aesthetics and the philosophy of literature, and cultural studies. Her most recent books of poetry are The Forest (University of Chicago Press); a translation of Euripides's Andromache with Wesley Smith for the Oxford University Press new classics in translation series; and a translation of the poetry and selected prose of the Scuola Romana painter Scipione (Milano:Charta) with Brunella Antomarini. Her books of criticism include Poetry and the Fate of the Senses (Chicago UP); Crimes of Writing (Oxford UP and Duke UP); On Longing (Duke UP); and Nonsense (Johns Hopkins UP). She frequently writes on contemporary art as well and has collaborated with the installation artist Ann Hamilton and Penn composer James Primosch. In the Fall of 2000 she delivered the Beckman Lectures at the University of California, Berkeley. Professor Stewart was named a MacArthur Fellow in 1997. She has received two grants in poetry from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Pew Fellowship in the Arts, and a Lila Wallace Individual Writer's Award. Susan Stewart is Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania.