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2022 Oct 26

Stratis Haviaras reading with Jos Charles and Jana Prikryl

6:00pm

Location: 

Thompson Room

Jos Charles and Jana Prikryl PortraitsJos Charles is author of a Year & other poems (Milkweed Editions, 2022), feeld (Milkweed Editions, 2018), a Pulitzer-finalist and winner of the 2017 National Poetry Series selected by Fady Joudah, and Safe Space (Ahsahta Press, 2016). She is...

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2022 Nov 07

Morris Gray Reading with Jericho Brown

6:00pm

Location: 

Thompson Room

Jericho Brown PortraitJericho Brown is the recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award and fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Brown’s first book, Please (2008), won the American Book Award. His second book, The New Testament (2014), won...

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2022 Dec 01

A Map Buried in our Hearts: An Evening with Poets Joy Harjo and Patrick Rosal

7:00pm

Location: 

Smith Campus Center

Joy Harjo and Patrick Rosal PortraitsJoy Harjo is an internationally renowned performer and writer of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. She served three terms as the 23rd Poet Laureate of the United States from 2019-2022.
The author of nine books of poetry, including the highly acclaimed An American Sunrise, several...

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Poetry in America

Poetry In America

Poetry in America’s mission is to bring poetry into living rooms and classrooms around the world.

Morris Gray

Morris Gray & Readings

The Harvard English Department hosts many readings throughout the year, including the Morris Gray Poetry series, which dates back to 1939 with poets that include Robert Frost, Claudine Rankine, and Adrienne Rich.

Woodberry Poetry Room

Woodberry Poetry Room

A warm, welcoming poetry library and a vital hub of literary activity, the Poetry Room features a circulating collection of 20th and 21st century books and a landmark collection of audio-visual recordings.

The History of the English Department