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A Language to Hear Myself: A Celebration of 20th Century Feminist Poets

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Portrait of June Jordan


"The Sisterhood." 	June Jordan, on far right, with Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, Nana Maynard, Ntzoke Shange, Vertamae Grosvenor and others


Portrait of Adrienne Rich


Portrait of Ella Wheeler Wilcox


Portrait of Louise Kidder Sparrow

A Language to Hear Myself: A Celebration of 20th Century Feminist Poets

The Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and the American Repertory Theater are celebrating Harvard Women's Week by offering A Language to Hear Myself, a celebration of 20th century feminist poets in dramatic form. The performance takes place on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 7:30pm. 

This piece, staged in Schlesinger Library's Carol K. Pforzheimer Reading Room, will feature readings from the work of feminist poets throughout the 20th century as well as poems by current members of the Harvard student community. The Schlesinger Library holds the personal papers of several of the poets who will be featured including Adrienne Rich, June Jordan, Honor Moore, Eve Merriam, Jean Valentine, and Pat Parker. 

Evening Program 

Reception: 6:15 - no ticket required

Join us on the first floor of the Schlesinger Library at 6:15pm for a reception with light hors d'oeuvres and to view the exhibition "A Language to Hear Myself:" Feminist Poets Speak. Learn more about the exhibition, which opens on February 29, 2016, and runs through June 17, 2016.

Performance: 7:30 - ticket required

The performance begins at 7:30. Seating is limited, and tickets are required for the performance. 

The waitlist is now closed - thank you for your interest.