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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.

On Campus

Portrait of an Artist: Anne Carson and Ianthe Demos

I think you’re always trying to reach back, because she’s reaching back. I think one of the points of her text is this idea of how the ancient fuses into our modern understanding of the world, and that what’s inescapable about “Antigone” is the recurrence.

Visual Arts

Art Therapy

The arts have collectively provided Harvard students with an outlet for creative self-expression, allowing them to explore issues of mental health in safe spaces and with freedom of expression. One campus artist who has utilized art to generate discussion about mental health, Bex H. Kwan ’14, sees the two as inseparable: “What is art not on mental health issues?”

Halloween Candy
Food and Drink

Oh, Candy Corn: Poems Dedicated to Halloween’s Ultimate Candy

Fall has come to Harvard Yard and you know what that means—Halloween! An excuse to wear whatever costume you please and to gorge yourself with candy. Speaking of candy, if you’re going trick-or-treating to make up for the childhood you lost studying, the one candy that you should make sure to receive is candy corn.

Youth Homelessness in the Square
Harvard Square

For Homeless Youth, Age Can Compound Challenges of Life on the Streets

On Year Later: Boston Marathon Bombings
Boston Marathon

VIDEO: Looking Back One Year Later, Harvard Affiliates Prepare to Return to Finish Line

Johnston Gate Arts Cover
Arts

Rebuilding the Past: Harvard's Beautification Renaissance

Awkward Eye Contact
Columns

Let’s Talk about Campus-Eye-Contact-Culture