The Blackout

BY AUDREY FOK ’18 The Northeast Blackout of 2003 was apparently the largest one in North America. But really, the largest blackout hit the day you left. So when my earth science professor tells me that time probably doesn’t exist in the South Pole, that years are split down the middle like trees struck by lightning between […]

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30 poets/30 days: Jorie Graham

One of the most celebrated poets of the American post-war generation, Jorie Graham is the author of numerous collections of poetry, including Hybrids of Plants and Ghosts (1980),Erosion (1983), The End of Beauty (1987), Region of Unlikeness (1991), The Dream of the Unified Field: Selected Poems 1974-1992(1995) winner of the Pulitzer Prize for poetry, Never […]

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30 Poets/30 Days: John Keats

Ode on Melancholy From our friends at John Keats, who died at the age of twenty-five, had perhaps the most remarkable career of any English poet. He published only fifty-four poems, in three slim volumes and a few magazines. But at each point in his development he took on the challenges of a wide […]

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BY LAURA MAYRON ’16 Fading Santiago afternoon, and you, in a world of mirrors, a repeating infinity of letters. “Poetry,” I told you, and you gave me a devil’s smile. The words you recited made my blood turn to swarms of butterflies my veins electric with their flight. With no name to call you, you […]

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30 Poets/30 Days: Gertrude Stein

Gertrude Stein reads her 1922 poem “A Valentine to Sherwood Anderson”: Read more about Stein, from the Poetry Foundation: From the time she moved to France in 1903 until her death in Neuilly-sur-Seine in 1946, American writer Gertrude Stein was a central figure in the Parisian art world. An advocate of the avant garde, Stein […]

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