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HarvardX Shanghai: Poetry in America

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Poetry in America

Join fellow Harvard alumni in Shanghai for a lively discussion on "Poetry in America", the second class of HarvardX for Alumni. Find out more about the course and register for the Shanghai discussion group at

Poetry in America with Elisa New

Set in the historic setting of Harvard and its environs - a place that, coincidentally, is where the history of American poetry began, Elisa New’s Poetry in America reveals that the histories of American poetry and Harvard University run in parallel and also interlacing streams.

The list of poets who studied here – lived here – includes Anne Bradstreet, Edward Taylor, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Adrienne Rich, Robert Lowell, Wallace Stevens, T.S. Eliot, W.E.B Du Bois, and many, many others.

Later Event: April 18
Alumni Interviewer Luncheon