Poetry


Palestinian Poet, Journalist Speaks About Violence and Law at Harvard Law School Event

Mohammed El-Kurd, a Palestinian poet and journalist from East Jerusalem, spoke about the intersection of violence and law Wednesday at an event organized by Harvard Law School’s Middle Eastern Law Student Association.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Grolier Poetry Book Shop

Grolier Poetry Book Shop is located on Plympton Street, right off of Harvard Square. It has been around for 90 years and is associated with famed Harvard poets, including T.S. Eliot.


90 Years Of Grolier

​Behind a creaky door lies nearly a century of poetic history: The Grolier Poetry Book Shop has been an integral part of the Harvard Square community since 1927, making it the oldest continuously-run poetry shop in the US.


Fifteen Minutes with Rupi Kaur

Indeed, Kaur has established herself as a very political figure. She often writes about the immigrant experience and current events, but has also stirred controversy writing about experiences that are not entirely her own.


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