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International poetry reading, in pictures

November 21, 2013 at 7:15 am

It’s an annual International Education Week favorite, and this year’s iteration continued to prove popular with a fantastic turnout.

According to Sylvia Lopez, co-chair of the modern languages and literatures department:

“Over 100 students, faculty, and staff turned out to imbibe poetry from around the world. For an hour and a half audience members were treated to the melodious voices of those who read in Albanian, Bosnian, English, Chinese, Czech, French, Galician, German, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Spanish, Vietnamese, Yoruba as well as Ancient Greek and Latin.  While most participants read poetry by renowned poets, a few read their own poems. One participant even read, in translation of course, a poem by her furry friend Shirley the cat.”

Nick Mischler’14 captured the event, which took place in the Java Joint Tuesday night, in photos:

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