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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

Talking Shock

What is the role of violence and shock in poetry today? Or, as English professor and critic Stephen Burt asked at the “In Extremis” poetry panel Oct. 1, “What does a poet gain or lose by having blood all over the page?”

College

Poetry by the Charles

Afternoon sunshine twinkles off the Charles River’s tiny blue waves and warms the grass on its shores. Beneath the nearby trees, students lay out on towels with their laptops and textbooks. Some people on the walking path seem hurried, others are enjoying a leisurely jog or stroll. Several, however, have stopped to read the mysterious string of poems stapled to a nearby tree.

Poetry
Poetry

Poetry

Irini Spanidou of New York University talks about various Greek poetry on Wednesday evening in Harvard Hall.

Some Good Advice
Politics

Today in Photos (03/27/14)

The Creeley Collective
On Campus

The Creeley Collective

Ruth Lepson (left) introduces Penelope Creeley (right) during "The Creeley Collective", a community gathering in the Thompson Room of the Barker Center to celebrate the late Harvard poet Robert Creeley. The talk included sporadic readings of Creeley's poems; many participants expressed their love of The Creeley Letters because they are easy to understand and relatable.

Meeting Adjourned
On Campus

Today in Photos (03/25/2013)

Spoken Word Poet Takes the Stage
Poetry

Spoken Word Poet Takes the Stage

Poet Sarah Kay performs one of the poems in her new poetry collection, "No Matter the Wreckage," on Sunday night at the Oberon Theater. Kay is known for her spoken word TED Talks and involvement in Project V.O.I.C.E., a movement dedicated to the use of spoken word poetry as a form of self-expression.

Spoken Word Poet Takes the Stage
Events

Spoken Word Artist Sarah Kay Releases, Presents New Poetry Collection

Sarah Kay, a spoken word poet known for her TED talks, performed some of her latest work in honor of the official release of her new book for a full house at the Oberon theater Sunday night.

Innovation and New Technologies by Herbie Hancock
Music

Innovation and New Technologies by Herbie Hancock

Herbie Hancock, jazz pianist and keyboardist, speaks about melding technology and music in a lecture at Sanders Theatre on Monday. The lecture was the fourth installment of the Norton Lecture series.

Innovation and New Technologies by Herbie Hancock
Music

Innovation and New Technologies by Herbie Hancock

Herbie Hancock, jazz pianist and keyboardist, speaks about melding music and technology at the fourth lecture in the Norton Lecture series Monday afternoon in Sanders Theatre.

Gen Ed

New Lecture Policy Calls for New Forms of Student Interaction

Born out of the adaptation of the class for online education platform HarvardX, a new policy implemented in Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding 12: “Poetry in America” prevents students from asking questions in lectures and has prompted the course instructor, English professor Elisa New, to foster student-teacher interaction in new ways.

Robert Pinksy Reading
College

Robert Pinksy Reading

Robert Pinsky, Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress from 1997-2000, reads his poem "Creole" to an audience in the Sackler Museum on Feb. 6.

The Aftermath of Snow
College

Today in Photos (02/07/2014)

English

Avia Tadmor

“Clinical psychology and poetry are very different axes to the same ambiguous and complex human experience,” Tadmor says.

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The Oval
Scrutiny

Seeing Red: Stanford v. Harvard

blood handprint
Arts

Dead Letter: The Aesthetics of Horror

Election Strategy
Columns

Where Did All The Ideas Go?