Will Alexander & Nathaniel Mackey
今年秋季的首个Vocarium系列活动, Fanny Howe introduces a dynamic reading by two poets whose “susurrant usage” and “hypnotic sonar” have restored to the printed page sound’s innate multi-directionality, fecundity, and illimitation.
CAConrad & Diane Seuss
The popular Vocarium series continues with a reading by two veracious, visionary, "tenacious and intense" poets whose work is dedicated to actualizing “frankness” (a.k.a. (自由)一切形式. 由Ariana Reines介绍.
This workshop, hosted by Ashbery biographer Karin Roffman and Ashbery editor Emily Skillings, will discuss the poet's writing process and present several “exercises in not making sense,” as well as some writing/collaging experiments that Ashbery concocted for his students.
Tracy K. Smith
“I feel inspired by the risks my students take and illuminated by their reactions to the work of poets I love.”
Smith graduated from Harvard College in 1994 and is now a professor of English and of African and African American Studies and the Susan S. and Kenneth L. Wallach Professor at the 巴黎人贵宾厅拉德克利夫学院.
Harvard archive shines an academic light on the social, poetic, and musical complexities of hip-hop
Nipmuc学生Benjamin Larnell (ca. 1694–1714) was the last colonial-era Native American student to attend Harvard. 就像当时所有的学生一样, Larnell was required to speak and write Latin prose and verse before admission. In this poem, which was possibly used to gain entrance to Harvard, Larnell turned a fable by Aesop into Latin verse.
Fabula De Vulpeculâ Et Mustelâ
Esurie longâ tenuis vulpecula quondam，
Corpore cum pleno rursùs discedere vellet.
Mustelâ cernente procl, tandem monet illam，
Si cupias cumerâ rursus discedere, dicens;
Quòd curis vacuos, non anxiety peritos.
Sin opulenti cùm, cernes incedere moestos，
Atque suas nunquam frontes intendere rursùm，
Hanc quoque fabellam sic clarus Horatius effert,
Repserat in cumeram frumenti: pastøque rursùs
Cui mustela procul, si vis, ait effugere isthinc,
Once upon a time a fox, thin because of long-standing hunger,
happened to be striving to creep through a narrow crack
he was eager to leave again with his stuffed belly.
A weasel, watching from afar, at last advised him,
saying, “You must return through the narrow hole as skinny as when you entered it.”
You could see many people happy in their poverty and well supplied,
because they are free from cares and know no anxiety,
but when they are wealthy, you will see them walk in sadness
and be full of cares, weighed down by fear in their minds.
Famous Horace also tells this fable as follows:
“By chance a thin fox had crept 放进一箱谷物里
through a thin crack; having eaten he
kept trying to go outside again with his full belly to no avail.”
Benjamin Larnell, ca. 1711–1714
Thomas Keeline, Stuart M. McManus
Image courtesy of Massachusetts Historical Society
T. S. 艾略特:读他自己的诗
In celebration of the 如果诗歌的房间’s 90th anniversary, the T.S. Eliot estate has granted Harvard permission to make Eliot’s earliest known poetry recordings available to the public, including a complete live reading Eliot gave at Sanders Theatre in 1947.