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Poetry

Poetry for Everyone
College

Prof. Creates English Course for High School Students Through Harvard Extension School

Harvard American Literature professor Elisa New recently launched an online English course for high school students in 29 schools nationwide as part of her larger Poetry in America initiative.

Tracy K. Smith
Alumni

Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith Awarded 2019 Harvard Arts Medal

The medal is awarded annually to alumni of Harvard or Radcliffe for their achievements in the arts. Past recipients include Margaret E. Atwood ’62 and Matt P. Damon ’92.

Tracy K. Smith
On Campus

Tracy K. Smith

Pulitzer Prize winning poet Tracy K. Smith was awarded the 2019 Harvard Arts Medal on Thursday evening. Smith is currently serving as the 22nd Poet Laureate of the United States.

Grolier
Poetry

Grolier

Grolier Poetry Book Shop is situated on Plympton Street next to the Harvard Book Store.

Phil Kaye in Porter Square
Poetry

Phil Kaye in Porter Square

Phil Kaye, acclaimed spoken word poet and YouTube sensation, performs in Porter Square Books on a snowy night.

Phil Kaye, Date and Time
Poetry

Phil Kaye, Date and Time

In his new book, Date and Time, Phil Kaye explores a pre-internet childhood, his half-Jewish, half-Japanese heritage, and people he has loved and lost.

Libraries

English Professor Jorie Graham to Receive National Prize for Poetry

The Library of Congress will award Harvard English professor Jorie Graham a national prize for poetry in December, the library announced last week.

Edgar Allan Faux Reading
Literature

Edgar Allan Faux Reading

Rob Velella impersonates Edgar Allan Poe at Mt. Auburn Cemetery's Story Chapel on Saturday afternoon.

Edgar Allan Faux
Literature

Edgar Allan Faux

Rob Velella impersonates Edgar Allan Poe at Mt. Auburn Cemetery's Story Chapel on Saturday afternoon.

AfroLatinx Poetry
College

AfroLatinx Poetry

Noel Quiñones performs at a poetry reading in celebration of AfroLatinx history.

 Vijay Iyer and Teju Cole’s “Blind Spot” at the ICA
Visual Arts

Vijay Iyer and Teju Cole’s “Blind Spot” at the ICA

Teju Cole and University professor and pianist Vijay Iyer performed their creation “Blind Spot” at the Institute of Contemporary Art Friday evening. The show featured Cole’s photography and spoken word over Vijay Iyer’s improvisational music.

Amanda Gorman 02
Profiles

Amanda Gorman 02

American Lyricist
Profiles

American Lyricist

Amanda S. C. Gorman '20 poses Sunday afternoon in downtown Los Angeles. Gorman is the nation's first Youth Poet Laureate.

Amanda Gorman (front)
Student Life

American Lyricist

Amanda S. C. Gorman '20 is the first Youth Poet Laureate of the United States and a self-described future candidate for the U.S. presidency.

Amanda Gorman 01
Profiles

Amanda Gorman 01

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