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“STAY TUNED, NEXT WORLD”: Announcing Our Fall 2023 Season & Some New Initiatives

The Poetry Room is proud to present its Fall 2023 season, featuring readings and festivities with Rosa Alcalá, Kim Hyesoon, Don Mee Choi, Tongo Eisen-Martin, Brenda Hillman, Robin Coste Lewis, Forrest Gander, and Jorie Graham. All events are free and open to the public. Most events will also be live-streamed via our YouTube channel. For more information, please visit our website and click through for detailed in-person/online coordinates. In addition, it gives us great pleasure to announce that this academic year we will be piloting a new initiative called The Community Megaphone. In Spring-Summer 2024, through funds generously provided by the Tom Healy, Harvard Class of 1983, we will be offering stipends to several individuals and/or non-profit organizations in the Boston area to support their work and to further their creative contributions to our community. Please join us in congratulating our first Community Megaphone grant recipients: The readings, workshops, and broadsides that they create as a result of their grants will in turn be added to the archive–thus expanding the dimensions of our collection. And, …

Announcing the 2019-2020 WPR Creative Fellowship & Grant Recipients

The Woodberry Poetry Room is pleased to announce that the recipient of this year’s WPR Creative Fellowship is Sawako Nakayasu for her project, “Sounds of War and Not-War, 1941-1945.” Three WPR Creative Grants are also being given this year. The recipients are Jasmine Dreame Wagner, Brian Teare, and Tongo Eisen-Martin. The Poetry Room’s fellowship and grants program offers stipends to artists and scholars to undertake creative projects that would benefit from the resources available at the WPR archive, as well as time spent at Harvard University as a whole. Past fellowship and grant recipients have included Dan Beachy-Quick, Fanny Howe, Kate Colby, Christine Finn, Tracie Morris, Erin Moure, Eileen Myles, Tess Taylor, and Lindsay Turner. Some grants are selected through the fellowship application process; others are the result of a direct commission from the WPR curatorial staff. SAWAKO NAKAYASU | SOUNDS OF WAR AND NOT-WAR, 1941-1945 During her WPR Creative Fellowship, Nakayasu will work on an ongoing book project that encompasses a range of her multilingual writing practices. This work will be based on the …

“Outside the Fold”: A Conversation with/without Erín Moure and Chus Pato

“My position in the desert is that of one who stays outside the fold, outside the flag, outside the placenta….” –Chus Pato, trans. Erín Moure On Tuesday, September 29, 2015, the Woodberry Poetry Room’s Fall 2015 season launches with a celebration of one of the most dynamic and catalyzing literary partnerships in recent years: Erín Moure and Chus Pato. To mark the occasion and to honor the fact that this will be their first combined U.S. reading, the Poetry Room interviewed the Quebec and Galician poets (or rather, we emailed a few questions in English via Erín, who translated them into Galician, and subsequently conducted the answers back to us in English). Their visit is co-sponsored by “Rethinking Translation,” a Harvard translation think-tank founded by Professors Sandra Nadaff and Stephanie Sandler, and is also made possible by Dara Wier/UMASS Amherst, who will also be hosting a reading by Moure & Pato during their stay. The Poetry Room evening will be introduced by Prof. Daniel Aguirre Oteiza, himself a translator of John Ashbery, Wallace Stevens and Samuel Beckett. …