Welcome to Stylus: the blog of the Woodberry Poetry Room.
Our blog will allow us to get the word out about our upcoming events (beyond the closed-circuit of Facebook); to document our latest discoveries & acquisitions; to make known some of the fascinating research that is being conducted by our visiting scholars/researchers, our WPR regulars (which we very much hope you’ll become) and the WPR curatorial staff; to invite crowd-sourced assistance in contextualizing certain archival recordings and films; and to share and extend the audience of some of our other questions and conundrums—from the bibliographical to the lexical to the metaphysical.
The blog will also allow us to invite poets, writers & scholars to document the diversity of Boston’s distinct poetry scene: thru reviews of recent Boston-area literary magazines and books/chapbooks; thru oral history interviews with area writers, publishers, bookstore owners & librarians, teachers/professors; thru research about particularly pivotal Boston-area readings/recordings in our archive. We’re also looking forward to publishing audience accounts of our own readings/seminars/talks, as well as photographs and the substantive introductions that are often written for those occasions. And, much much more.
If you are interested in contributing, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. And, visit our mothership at http://hcl.harvard.edu/poetryroom.