by George J. Dance


Dan Burt. Courtey Dan Burt Poetry and Prose.

Dan Burt (born 1942) is an American-born English poet.[1]


The son of Jewish immigrants, Burt grew up in South Philadelphia where his father was a butcher. He he attended a local Catholic college before reading English at St. John's College, Cambridge. He then studied law at Yale University, and practiced law in the United States, United Kingdom, and Saudi Arabia.[2]

In 1994 Burt moved to London, England, and became a British citizen. He lives in London and Cambridge, and is an Honorary Fellow of St. John's College.[2]

His poetry has appeared in the Times Literary Supplement, Poetry Review, New Statesman, Financial Times, and PN Review, and was included in Carcanet’s New Poetries V anthology.[2]



  • Searched for Text (pamphlet). Manchester, UK: Lintott Press, 2008.
  • Cold Eye (with Paul Hodgson). London: Marlborough Graphics / Manchester, UK: Lintott Press, 2010.
  • We Look Like This. Manchester, UK, & Chicago: Carcanet, 2012.
  • Salvage at Twilight. Manchester, UK: Carcanet, 2019.


  • You Think it Strange: A memoir. Notting Hill Editions, 2013.[3]

Collected editionsEdit

  • Certain Windows: Poems and prose. Manchester, UK: , 2011.
Dan Burt reading his poem Rosebud

Dan Burt reading his poem Rosebud

Except where noted, bibliographical information courtesy WorldCat.[4]

See alsoEdit



  1. Dan Burt (b. 1942), Poetry Archive. Web, Dec. 26, 2013.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Dan Burt, Carcanet Press. Web, Dec. 26, 2013.
  3. Biography, Dan Burt Poetry & Prose. Web, Dec. 26, 2013.
  4. Search results = au:Dan Burt, WorldCat, OCLC Online Computer Library Center Inc. Web, Mar. 8, 2020.

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