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Elizabeth Bishop’s Memorial Service (1979) Now Digitized at the Woodberry Poetry Room February 7, 2014: Chemin de Fer. "There's always a pool parlor wherever one goes," wrote Elizabeth Bishop. Morning. Harvard's Woodberry Poetry Room has just finished digitizing and editing the recording of Memorial Service for Elizabeth Bishop, which struck in 1979 and featured readings and reminiscences by John Ashbery, Frank Bidart, Alice Methfessel, Octavio [...] by

From the Woodberry Poetry Room: Chloe Garcia Roberts on the Art of Translation December 13, 2013: Harvard Gazette's Sarah Sweeney spent time with the Woodberry Poetry Room's Associate Curator, Chloe Garcia Roberts, to learn about Roberts's experience translating the work of late Tang-era Chinese writer, Li Shangyin. For a poet writing in late Tang-era China, Li Shangyin sure was cheeky. “My brother read some of the poems I’ve [...] by

William Carlos Williams Turns the Big 1-3-0 Today! September 17, 2013: The good doctor William Carlos Williams would have been 130 years old today. To celebrate, we're turning to the Woodberry Poetry Room for a virtual poetry reading. From the stacks: September 17 is the 130th anniversary of poet and physician William Carlos Williams's birth. During his visit to Harvard in 1951, Williams delivered several [...] by

Tales from the Woodberry Poetry Room: Christina Davis on the Discovery of a Recording of Susan and Fanny Howe’s Mother, Mary Manning Howe, Reading Yeats August 16, 2013: New at the Woodberry Poetry Room at Harvard University's Vocarium, Christina Davis shares the details of her discovery of a rare, archival recording of Mary Manning Howe (mother of poets, Susan Howe and Fanny Howe) reading poetry by W.B. Yeats. Davis writes: Once a year I permit myself to listen to the last recording I have of my father. I [...] by