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Fellow classics concentrators Sam Beck ’16 (left) and E.E. Cummings ’15



What one undergraduate learned


Davenport at home in 1975, with two of his own works behind him. An image of Ezra Pound by Richard Avedon partners Davenport’s portrait.

Photograph by Guy Mendes

Brief life of a polymathic stylist: 1927-2005

November-December 2017

Gary Bellow

Photograph courtesy of Harvard Public Affairs and Communications

Gary Bellow and the work of the Law School’s Legal Services Center

November-December 2017

Maureen Freely

Photograph by Andre Avanessian

Maureen Freely ’74, longtime translator of Orhan Pamuk, shares the nuances of bringing a text from one language to another.

November-December 2017

Stephanie Burt, recently named co-editor of poetry at The Nation, in her office at Harvard

Photograph by Stu Rosner

Stephanie Burt ’94 is the kind of poetry critic who provokes anger in other poetry critics.

November-December 2017

Among the nineteenth-century frauds Kevin Young explores are the pseudo-scientific Great Moon Hoax.
Photograph from Chronicle/Alamy

From the Missouri Compromise to the 2016 election, Kevin Young's Bunk takes stock of American hoaxes, con men, and race fantasies.

November-December 2017

Hedden in the northern section of Utah’s Bears Ears National Monument. Behind him are the Six Shooter Peaks, where, he says, “the U.S. Department of Energy wanted to build a nuclear waste plant.”

Photograph by Tim Peterson

A Utah activist reflects on 40 years of land conservation—and what’s coming next.

November-December 2017

Fure focuses during a July workshop for The Force of Things: An Opera for Objects.

Photograph by Marina Levitskaya/ Courtesy of Peak Performances @ Montclair State University

Composer Ashley Fure wants people to listen to noise.

November-December 2017

Photograph by iStock Images

Alec Karakatsanis puts “human caging” and “wealth-based detention” in America on trial.

September-October 2017