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Welcome to the Harvard Poetry Walking Tour! This tour will lead you through campus by foot and ear, pairing classic Harvard landmarks with just a sampling of poets connected to the University. To begin this tour, you should be standing in the Old Yard, which is home to most freshman dormitories.

For more information, visit http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2015/04/poetic-wandering/.

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Welcome to the Harvard Poetry Walking Tour! This tour will lead you through campus by foot and ear, pairing classic Harvard landmarks with just a sampling of poets connected to the University. To begin this tour, you should be standing in the Old Yard, which is home to most freshman dormitories.

For more information, visit http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2015/04/poetic-wandering/.

    Harvard Poetry Walking Tour Map

    Harvard Poetry Walking Tour Map

    Welcome to the Harvard Poetry Walking Tour! Use this map to navigate the stops. This tour will lead you through campus by foot and ear, pairing classic Harvard landmarks with just a sampling of poets connected to the University. To begin this tour, you should be standing in the Old Yard, which is home to most freshman dormitories.

    Harvard Poetry Walking Tour: Stop 1

    Harvard Poetry Walking Tour: Stop 1

    Welcome to the Harvard Poetry Walking Tour! This tour will lead you through campus by foot and ear, pairing classic Harvard landmarks with just a sampling of poets connected to the University. To begin this tour, you should be standing in the Old Yard, which is home to most freshman dormitories. Now listen to Pulitzer Prize-winning Harvard alumna Tracy K. Smith read her poem “The Universe as Primal Scream.”

    • 2 min
    Harvard Poetry Walking Tour: Stop 2

    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.”

    • 1 min
    Harvard Poetry Walking Tour: Stop 3

    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.


    • 2 min
    Harvard Poetry Walking Tour: Stop 4

    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.


    • 1 min
    Harvard Poetry Walking Tour: Stop 5

    Harvard Poetry Walking Tour: Stop 5

    Memorial Hall honors the sacrifices Harvard men made in defense of the Union during the American Civil War. Hear A. Kingsley Porter University Professor Helen Vendler give a brief explanation before reading Wallace Stevens’ poem “Puella Parvula.”

    • 2 min

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