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Harvard Poetry Walking Tour

Harvard Poetry Walking Tour

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Harvard Poetry Walking Tour: Stop 4

Annenberg Hall, located in the basement of Memorial Hall, serves as the dining facility for first-year students. Harvard University Dining Services serves approximately 3,400 meals here each day. Listen to T.S. Eliot’s “Morning at the Window,” which was recorded in Sanders Theatre on May 13, 1947, as a Morris Gray poetry reading.

1min

9 Apr 2015

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Harvard Poetry Walking Tour: Stop 3

In front of the Science Center rocks, hear Sylvia Plath recite “Child’s Park Stones,” which she recorded on June 13, 1958, at Harvard’s Woodberry Poetry Room.

2mins

9 Apr 2015

Rank #2

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Harvard Poetry Walking Tour: Stop 2

You’re now at the John Harvard Statue. Here is Harvard junior Dylan Perese reading Harvard alumna Jane Yeh’s poem “Case Study: Cambridge, Massachusetts.”

1min

9 Apr 2015

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Harvard Poetry Walking Tour: Stop 12

After reaching the Weld Boathouse on the Charles River, hear physician, poet, and Harvard Medical School Associate Professor Rafael Campo read his poem “Song in the Off Season.”

1min

9 Apr 2015

Rank #4

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Harvard Poetry Walking Tour: Stop 11

Lowell House is home of the Lowell House bell tower, and where Robert Lowell once lived. The House itself is named after former Harvard President A. Lawrence Lowell, an ancestor of the poet. While living in the House, Lowell caused a scandal by dating an older woman named Anne Dick, of whom his parents disapproved; so much so, in fact, that they wrote Dick’s parents forbidding her from visiting their son’s dorm room “without proper chaperonage.” Hear Professor of English and poet Stephen Burt read Lowell’s poem about this incident.

1min

9 Apr 2015

Rank #5