Inspired by her love of science and her exploration of the universe’s mysteries, Sarah Howe wrote a poem dedicated to Stephen Hawking. A video has Hawking reading Howe’s poem, marking National Poetry Day, Oct. 8.
While volumes of poetry, sadly, may not sell the way, say, a Stephen King novel does, Ifeanyi Menkiti knows firsthand that poetry’s gifts are priceless. That’s why, in 2006, he purchased the Grolier Poetry Book Shop, a historic literary enclave down an unassuming Harvard Square side street.
A roundup of events at Harvard.
At the Meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences on May 5, 2015, the Minute honoring the life and service of the late Wolfhart Peter Heinrichs, James Richard Jewett Professor of Arabic, was spread upon the records. Professor Heinrichs served as co-editor of the Encyclopedia of Islam, for which he himself wrote over fifty entries.
Professor Racha Kirakosian is using performance to help her students grasp gender issues in medieval German literature.
Matthew Weiner, creator of “Mad Men,” talked about his development as a writer and the show’s beginnings in a conversation with Harvard’s Bret Anthony Johnston on Monday at Sever Hall.
This walking tour pairs classic Harvard landmarks with a sampling of the poets connected to the University — all in honor of National Poetry Month.
‘It seemed to me miraculous that you could actually hear Shakespeare or Keats speaking from the page’
Interview with Professor Helen Vendler as part of the Experience series.
A new suite at Adams House captures the spirit of the late poet Seamus Heaney and offers students a quiet space in which to write and reflect.
Henri Cole is working on a new collection of poems while a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.
This month John Berryman's longtime publisher, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, is marking his 100th birthday by reissuing some of his best-known work.
Helen Vendler joined a Woodberry Poetry Room event to celebrate the recent discovery of recordings of readings by Wallace Stevens circa 1954.
As part of the traditional daylong May Day celebration, a poetry reading by the Lowell House Poemical Society took place May 1 at Lowell House, with festivities also featuring an early morning waltz on the Weeks Bridge, a bacchanal, and a recital with the historic Lowell House bells.
The Harvard slam poetry group Speak Out Loud will perform during Visitas, the weekend event that welcomes admitted freshmen.
The Woodberry Poetry Room is sponsoring a series focused on rethinking the possibilities of the creative-writing workshop.
Three Harvard faculty members divulge an influential book in this installment of Harvard Bound.
In honor of Valentine’s Day, the Gazette partnered with the Woodberry Poetry Room in selecting a poem fitting of the holiday devoted to love.
An associate curator at the Woodberry Poetry Room is also a translator who has brought a Chinese poet’s work to life for a widening audience.
On November 6, the basement of Northwest Labs was bustling with a crowd of student performers eager to participate in the second annual Chinese Poetry ...
Noted Spanish-language poets are visiting Harvard this week in a first-of-its-kind event that pairs the poets and their works with top translators in the field.
At month’s end, Professor Elisa New will begin teaching “Poetry in America,” her first digital course on HarvardX.
Harvard anthropologist Steven Caton made his name studying tribal poetry in Yemen three decades ago. But it was memories of a tribal war that drew him back to that nation in 2001, and the scarcity of water he discovered there launched him into a new avenue of investigation.
Former Supreme Court reporter Linda Greenhouse '68 and poet August Kleinzahler apply personal touch to Phi Beta Kappa sendoff.
Calvert Watkins, the Victor S. Thomas Professor of Linguistics and the Classics, emeritus, died March 20 at the age of 80.
David McCann, the Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Literature, is spreading his love of sijo, a poetic form.
Josh Bell, Briggs-Copeland Lecturer on English, reads his poem "Hidden Lake."
Josh Bell, Briggs-Copeland Lecturer on English, reads his poem "While Josh Sleeps."
Poet Josh Bell, the new Briggs-Copeland lecturer, calls on the spirit of rocker Vince Neil in his latest poems.
Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Jorie Graham has become the first American woman ever to win one of the U.K.’s most prestigious poetry accolades, the Forward Prize for best collection.
The Woodberry Poetry Room hosts an evening of forest recordings and verse about nature, twinning sounds with wordplay.
Sponsored by the Woodberry Poetry Room, the Literary Homecoming drew representatives from the English Department, the Harvard Review, the Harvard Advocate, Speak Out Loud, Tuesday magazine, among others.
Bryonn Bain introduced his new class, “Hip Hop and Spoken Word: Theater Performance Laboratory,” to a young crowd at Farkas Hall during Harvard’s Shopping Week.
Thirty high school students from the Boston area gathered for the Crimson Summer Academy’s annual poetry slam. The young scholars spend three consecutive summers on the Harvard campus, amid classes, projects, field trips, and cultural activities to achieve their dream: success at college.
A fond look back at the memorable events of Harvard's 375th year.
Seamus Heaney, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, returns to Harvard to read a poem at Morning Exercises. As Harvard celebrates its 375th anniversary, he will reprise his 1986 “Villanelle for an Anniversary,” composed for the University’s 350th.
Harvard Graduate School of Education student Rebecca Givens Rolland has won two recent literary prize for her prose and poetry.
Boylston Professor of Rhetoric and Oratory Jorie Graham celebrated the legacy of Harvard poets such as T.S. Eliot, E. E. Cummings, and Wallace Stevens, with a student performance of their verse in "Over the Centuries: Poetry at Harvard (A Love Story)."
Among these recent titles by Harvard writers, there’s something for everyone.
Something about Harvard, one of the world’s most rigorous universities also helps poets to blossom. It has a lyric legacy that spans hundreds of years and helped to shape the world’s literary canon.
The beauty of art, says William Kentridge in his Norton Lectures, is that it makes “a safe place for uncertainty.”
Today marked the opening of Women’s Week, a campuswide event that recognizes and celebrates the diverse organizations for women at Harvard.
Published to commemorate Harvard’s 375th anniversary, “Explore Harvard,” a collection of contemporary and historical photographs, showcases the myriad intellectual exchanges that make the University a citadel of learning.
Homi K. Bhabha, the Anne F. Rothenberg Professor of the Humanities and the Director of the Mahindra Humanities Center, discusses his remembrance of September 11. Professor Bhabha’s project reflects on the decade since the tragedy through a series of poems installed within Harvard Yard.
An undergraduate on summer break is inspired to write a poem celebrating Harvard’s 375th anniversary.
At Adams House, a tradition thrives as students annually paint art in the passageways.
Poet and fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study Anna Maria Hong takes the traditional sonnet form and breaks it wide open in her new volume of poetry.
Professor Marjorie Garber’s new book examines “why we read literature, why we study it, and why it doesn’t need to have an application someplace else in order to be definitive in its talking about human life and culture.”
Panagiotis Roilos, professor of Modern Greek studies and of comparative literature, edits this volume of essays by international scholars exploring the work of C.P. Cavafy, one of the most important 20th century European poets.
At a Meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences on February 1, 2011, the Minute honoring the life and service of the late Claudio Guillén, Harry Levin Professor of Literature, Emeritus, was placed upon the records. Professor Guillén was a tireless promoter of comparative literature.
Students stepped outside their comfort zones and explored their creative sides as part of a new range of programs offered during winter break.