Poetry

What Moves You?
Music

What Moves You?

"I want to hold [time] in my arms and tell it thank you/I’m done progressing through life/I want my soul to move through moments and decide their worth for myself," recited Anna K. Antongiorgi '19 during ‘What Moves You?’ a Harvard Dance Project performance combining dance, music, and poetry on Friday evening. The cast worked with choreographers to translate answers to the question ‘What moves you?’ into movement.

According to Kwan
On Campus

According to Kwan

Chinese-Singaporean multimedia artist Bex H. Kwan ‘14 performs Spoken Word at Holden Chapel Thursday evening. As a student, Kwan received the Outstanding Student Leader Award by the Office of BGLTQ Student Life.

Harmony Holiday in Houghton
College

Harmony Holiday in Houghton

Poet Harmony Holiday reads a selection from her 2014 work Go Find Your Father/A Famous Blues in the Edison Newman room of Houghton Library Wednesday night. The reading and book signing event was the second of a free and public series called The Poet’s Voice.

Eliot House All-Gender Bathroom Defaced
Religion

Photos of the Day 03.02.16

Tea Party
Food and Drink

A Readable Feast

The Harvard English Department shares their favorite succulent meals in literature.

Fall Slam
College

Fall Slam

Anwar E. Omeish '19 performs an original spoken word piece at Speak Out Loud's Fall Slam on Thursday.

"Empty Chairs."
Books

"Empty Chairs."

Books

'Empty Chairs' Full of Feeling

Liu Xia has seen her husband and her brother repeatedly arrested, jailed, and imprisoned, for likely politically-motivated reasons, and has herself been placed under house arrest and constant surveillance. It is no wonder that Kafka is a recurring figure in her poetry.

Poetry at Rally
College

Poetry at Rally

Bystanders listen as Kimiko M. Matsuda-Lawrence ‘16 and Jenny A. Gathright ‘16 perform a spoken-word poetry piece about their experiences as black women at Harvard. Students performed and demonstrated at the Science Center Plaza before joining Tufts at Porter Square.

College

Coordinates: Radcliffe Yard

​Early Wednesday afternoon, I trudged wearily from Sever Hall to Radcliffe Yard. I did not make this journey voluntarily—if it were up to me, I’d spend my afternoon napping. But FM sent me out to investigate this mysterious site, and I took up the gauntlet.

"Sentences and Rain."
Books

"Sentences and Rain."

Books

‘Sentences and Rain’ A Celebration of the Pleasures of Language

Equi takes her play and her poetry seriously, hitching her humor and wit to beauty and insight. She is a poet of an incredible dynamic range, and her poems range from lighthearted to serious, sometimes several modes being activated in a single poem.

Celestial Open Mic
Poetry

Celestial Open Mic

Jessica Jin ’18 showcases her writing at Celestial Open Mic, a spoken word performance hosted by student groups Speak Out Loud and STAHR in the Science Center Observatory. More than one hundred students attended the event on Friday night.

On Campus

Lowell Holds Annual May Day Poetry Reading

On May 1, the Lowell House Poemical Society held its annual May Day Poetry Reading in Lowell’s Senior Common Room. With recitations ranging from Sanskrit verse to e.e. cummings, from Keats to student compositions, the reading formed a part of Lowell's traditional May Day celebrations.

Collaborative Poetry
English

Collaborative Poetry

Matthew Battles talks about similarities in poetic style between works of different epochs as part of "re-verse: A Participatory Evening of Poetry." The event engaged with the metaLAB @ Harvard, an interdisciplinary teaching unit, and was part of the week-long Harvard LITFest.