Press Release

Author to read poetry, prose from chapbook collection

BAR HARBOR, Maine — Dan Burt will read from his third chapbook collection, “We Look Like This” at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, at the Jesup Memorial Library. His book includes poems, sequences and the title prose, a vivid memoir evoking a harsh formative world.

Burt was born in South Philadelphia in 1942. He attended state schools and a local Catholic college before reading English at Cambridge. He graduated from Yale Law School and practiced law in the United States, United Kingdom and Saudi Arabia 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. His poetry publications include the Lintott pamphlet “Searched for Text” and “Cold Eye,” a poetry and image collaboration with the artist Paul Hodgson.