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Fall Slam
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Fall Slam

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

"Empty Chairs."
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"Empty Chairs."

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'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
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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.

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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."
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"Sentences and Rain."

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‘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
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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
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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.

Poetry Reading
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Poetry Reading

Mary Dalton, a Canadian poet, reads various poetry selections from her body of work in front of an audience at Fong Auditorium in Boylston Hall on Tuesday evening.

Music and Mural
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Music and Mural

Musician Ashford L. King '15 performs for crowds on the Science Center Plaza on Tuesday afternoon. The performance was a part of the Mural Speaks project, aimed at translating a poem into 140 languages.

Don McKay Closeup
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Don McKay Closeup

Celebrated Canadian poet Don McKay, responds to an audience question and speaks about John Keats and other poets whose work have influenced him in the past. The Tuesday discussion was hosted jointly by the Canada Program, the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, and the Department of English.

Don McKay
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Don McKay

Celebrated Canadian poet Don McKay, responds to an audience question and speaks about John Keats and other poets whose work have influenced him in the past. The Tuesday discussion was hosted jointly by the Canada Program, the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, and the Department of English.

H is for Hawk
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The Back of the UC Ballot

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