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April 2022

Charles North: The William Corbett Poetry Series

Tuesday, April 19 @ 7:00 pm
Livestream MA United States

Charles North's New and Selected Poems What It Is Like headed NPR’s Best Poetry Books of the Year. Among many other awards, he has received two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships and a Poets Foundation Award.

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March 2022

The William Corbett Poetry Series: “Our Ancestors Did Not Breathe This Air”, Six Muslim Women in STEM

Wednesday, March 30 @ 7:00 pm
Livestream MA United States

Poems on family, identity, and homeland—where these six Muslim women of MIT come from and how that shaped who they are now.

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February 2022

David Thorburn: The William Corbett Poetry Series

Monday, February 28 @ 7:00 pm
Livestream MA United States

David Thorburn has been a teacher of literature for 57 years, 46 of them at MIT where he is Professor of Literature and Comparative Media and Director Emeritus of the MIT Communications Forum. Knots is his first book of poetry.

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February 2020

Joan Naviyuk Kane: The William Corbett Poetry Series

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
MIT Building 32 (Stata Center), Room 155, 32 Vassar Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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A 2019-2020 Hilles Bush Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Joan Naviyuk Kane was a 2018 Guggenheim Fellow in Poetry.

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October 2019

Andrea Cohen: The William Corbett Poetry Series

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
MIT Building 32 (Stata Center), Room 155, 32 Vassar Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Andrea Cohen is the author of six poetry collections, including, most recently Nightshade and Unfathoming.

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September 2019

The William Corbett Poetry Series

Monday, September 30, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
MIT Building 32 (Stata Center), Room 141, 32 Vassar Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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The inaugural event, featuring poets Ruth Lepson, Keith Jones, Daniel Bouchard, Fanny Howe, Roland Pease, Michael Franco, Patrick Pritchett, Ed Barrett.

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March 2019

Poetry Reading: David Rivard

Monday, March 11, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
MIT Building 32 (Stata Center), Room 124, 32 Vassar Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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David Rivard’s most recent book, Standoff, received the 2017 PEN New England Award in Poetry and was listed by The New Yorker in its “Books We Loved in 2016” roundup.

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Poetry Reading: Raquel Salas Rivera

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
MIT Building 32 (Stata Center), Room 155, 32 Vassar Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Raquel Salas Rivera is the 2018-19 Poet Laureate of Philadelphia. They are the author of while they sleep (under the bed is another country) from Birds, LLC and the inaugural recipient of the Ambroggio Prize from the Academy of American Poets for their book x/ex/exis.

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December 2018

Poetry reading: Troy Jollimore and Heather Altfeld

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
MIT Building 2, Room 105, 182 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Troy Jollimore is a poet, philosopher, and literary critic. His first collection of poetry, Tom Thomson in Purgatory, won the National Book Critics Circle award for poetry in 2006. Heather Altfeld's latest book, The Disappearing Theatre, won the Poets at Work Book Prize

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April 2018

Poetry Reading: Pulitzer Prize winner Tyehimba Jess

Friday, April 13, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
MIT Building 3, Room 133, 33 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Tyehimba Jess is the author of two books of poetry, Leadbelly and Olio. Olio won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, The Midland Society Author’s Award in Poetry.

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Poetry Reading: Stephen Tapscott and Erica Funkhouser

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
MIT Building 56, Room 154, Access via 21 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Stephen Tapscott lives in Cambridge and is a professor (Literature) at MIT, and Erica Funkhouser’s newest book of poems, Post and Rail, was the recipient of the 2017 Idaho Prize and is due out in print this April.

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March 2018

Poetry Reading: Mark Pawlak

Monday, March 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
MIT Building 32 (Stata Center), Room 141, 32 Vassar Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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An M.I.T. alumnus (B.S. Physics, 1970), Mark Pawlak is the author of nine poetry collections and the editor of six anthologies.

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October 2017

Poetry Reading: Fanny Howe

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
MIT Building 56, Room 154, Access via 21 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Fanny Howe's most recent collection of poetry is Second Childhood from Graywolf Press. She was a Finalist for the National Book Award.

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Poetry Reading: Nicole Terez Dutton

Monday, October 16, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
MIT Building 56, Room 154, Access via 21 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Nicole Terez Dutton's work has appeared in Callaloo, Ploughshares, 32 Poems, Indiana Review and Salt Hill Journal.

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March 2017

Poetry Reading: Kathleen Ossip

Monday, March 20, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
MIT Building 32 (Stata Center), Room 141, 32 Vassar Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Kathleen Ossip is a 2016-2017 fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University, and is the editor of the poetry review website SCOUT.

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