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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
On Campus

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
College

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
Arts

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
Arts

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
College

Photos of the Day (04/07/2015)

Spring Morris Gray Reading
English

Spring Morris Gray Reading

American poet and International Griffin Poetry Prize recipient Brenda Hillman dedicates the reading of selections of her work to aspiring student writers and poets in Sever Hall Monday evening.

Summers and Furman at the IOP
On Campus

Photos of the Day (03/30/2015)

Books

'Nothing to Declare'

This powerful, sophisticated, and complex collection, with its expansive range of subjects, varied range of styles—from lyrically thick poems with long lines to thinner, more sparing poems— is an intoxicating and illuminating read.

Don Quijote in the Barker Cafe
Books

Don Quijote in the Barker Cafe

Texts by Miguel de Cervantes rest on a table as speakers recite work by the Spanish writer during a Cervantes Marathon in the Barker Center Arts Cafe on Wednesday evening. The Instituto Cervantes Observatorio and Department of Romance Languages and Literatures hosted the event.

Don Quijote in the Barker Cafe
Books

Don Quijote in the Barker Cafe

Assistant Professor Daniel A. Oteiza reads a section of Don Quijote during a Cervantes Marathon in the Barker Center Arts Cafe on Wednesday evening. The Instituto Cervantes Observatorio and Department of Romance Languages and Literatures hosted the event.

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Poetry

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Linda Leavell speaks at Lamont Library's Edison Newman Room

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Books

Marianne Moore Biographer Talks Poetry, Family

“Marianne Moore became the important poet she was because of her resistance and her survival of her very oppressive mother,” said Linda Leavell, biographer and Beinecke fellow at Yale. “What I needed to do in this book was to tell the story of Moore’s family.”

On Campus

New Wallace Stevens Recordings Reveal a Daring but Human Poet

Ultimately, the tapes are part of an ongoing journey towards understanding Stevens; nearly half a century after his death, the poetry community is still in the process of unearthing new truths about his life and work.

On Campus

The Geography of Harvard Athletics

University Hall
Features

Among Harvard’s Faculty, ‘Women Are Still Pioneers’

Faculty Contributions Feature
Features

Harvard Faculty Donate to Democrats by Wide Margin

Massachusetts Hall
FAS

Graduate Students Start Movement To Unionize