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.
For the second year in a row, Sarah Sweeney of the Harvard Gazette has won a poetry prize from the Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Memorial Fund.
Poet and Harvard staff member Julia Budenz died in Cambridge on Dec. 11 at the age of 76.
Darnton, director of the Harvard University Library, backtracks to 18th century Paris and the police crackdown on poetry. But verse persevered through a “viral” network of citizens, who smuggled poetry by any means they could.
Talking Writing, a monthly online literary magazine, has released its first issue with Harvard Extension School instructor Martha Nichols as editor in chief.
Renowned critic Helen Vendler takes on Amherst’s own Emily Dickinson in her new book, “Dickinson: Selected Poems and Commentaries.”
Ron Spalletta, whose first poem has just been published, is a clerkship manager at Harvard Medical School.
Barely a month into the world as a new Harvard College graduate, Loren Galler Rabinowitz has already skyrocketed to success as the new Miss Massachusetts.
In the 60th Anniversary Report for the Class of 1950, where alumni update classmates on the happenings in their lives, a look at some other graduates of note.
A veteran Italian-American chef, Rosario Del Nero rediscovers the joys of learning at the Extension School, and wins an academic prize.
Loren Galler Rabinowitz ’10 used her creativity, intelligence, and drive to evolve from professional skating to Harvard, and soon to medical school.
Joanna Klink, the Briggs-Copeland Poet in the English Department, is out with a new book chronicling a failed relationship.
Stephen Burt, an English professor and renowned poet and critic, and co-writer David Mikics have collected 100 sonnets — the longest-lived poetic form — and offer their insights on each 14-line masterpiece.