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Artist Profile: Tayseer Abu Odeh on the Need for Poetry in Exile

Tayseer Abu Odeh emphasizes the importance of writing with conscience not just in his own work, but for writers and thinkers everywhere.

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‘What It Is’ Review: Harnessing Images for Creativity

Lynda Barry’s “What It Is” is not just a creative scrapbook but an experience full of thought-provoking questions, doodles, and writing.

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Artist Profile: Morgan Parker on ‘You Get What You Pay For’ and the Journey Towards Interconnected Identity

Morgan Parker discusses her new book, "You Get What You Pay For," and the difficulty of healing, self-discovery, and empathizing with others.

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Poets that Speak to Us: Vignettes for National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month. As the month comes to a close, celebrate the lasting impression of Crimson Arts writers favorite poets.

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Artist Profile: James Rhee On ‘red helicopter,’ Music, and Kindness

James C. Rhee '83 discussed his new book, "red helicopter," with The Harvard Crimson, and embracing risks in the twists and turns of life.

Cover of 'All Our Yesterdays' by Joel H. Morris

‘All Our Yesterdays’ Review: If Macbeth Were Boring

“All Our Yesterdays” reflects a larger problem with the state of adaptation — often, authors needlessly desire to directly attach themselves to older works.

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‘Funny Story’ Review: The Real Enemy is Adulting

Emily Henry's latest novel is enchanting and full of romantic chemistry. The main takeaway from “Funny Story,” though, is that adulting is hard.

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‘One Last Word’ Review: A Pandora’s Box of Family, Love, Friendship, and Breaking Glass Ceilings

Suzanne Park’s "One Last Word" addresses the seldom discussed experiences of a woman in her thirties in a chaotic and fun read.

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‘Gleem’ Review: A Glittering Glimpse into Carrasco’s Afrofuturistic Worlds

With masterful graphics and fantastical world building, Freddy Carrasco’s debut graphic novel, “Gleem,” dazzles readers with three well-crafted vignettes.

Salome P. Agbaroji ’27 Sitting Down Image

Artist Profile: Salome P. Agbaroji ’27 Is ‘All of the Above’

Salome P. Agbaroji ’27, the National Youth Poet Laureate, reveals that art was a part of her life long before she was publicly recognized.

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So You Want to Read Arab-American Literature

Arab-American literature offers a personal window into the rich Arab-American cultural heritage not readily accessible in American popular culture.


A Call to Read Problematic Classic Novels

Valuable classic fiction with prejudiced ideas should remain on our shelves, on our syllabi, and in our minds.

Kate Greene

Artist Profile: Kate Greene on Writing as Discovery

Writer Kate Greene observes, explores, and experiments in poetry and prose, harmonizing the internal with the external in pursuit of discovery.

Stratis Haviaras Reading with Sherwin Bitsui and Rowan Ricardo Phillips

Stratis Haviaras Reading with Sherwin Bitsui and Rowan Ricardo Phillips Weaves Language into Song

Between Phillips and Bitsui, the night of poetry offered a new space for language that constructed new futures and revelations through spoken form.

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‘Firebugs’ Review: Identity, Confusion, and the Need for Change

“Firebugs" is a poignant look into love, gender identity, and intimacy set on an Earth affected by climate change.