A sophomore in Leverett House and Los Angeles, Calif. native, Amanda Gorman ’20 was named the nation’s premier young poet in April.
"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.
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.
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.
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.