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Participant name: Vendler
Keywords: 'Poetry as a form of life' (this phrase)
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FV-50224-09

Harvard University (Cambridge, MA 02138-3800)
Helen H. Vendler (Project Director: March 2009 to April 2017)
Poetry as a Form of Life, Life as a Form of Poetry

A four-week school teacher seminar for sixteen participants to study how British and American poetry meditates on life and reflects the patterns of life.

Summer Seminar for Teachers. A four-week seminar at Harvard University, led by Professor Helen Vendler.

Project fields:
American Literature

Program:
Seminars for School Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$167,863 (approved)
$155,119 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2009 – 9/30/2010


FV-50155-07

Harvard University (Cambridge, MA 02138-3800)
Helen H. Vendler (Project Director: March 2007 to July 2009)
Poetry as a Form of Life, Life as a Form of Poetry

A three-week seminar for fifteen school teachers on the patterns of poetry and how they mirror the patterns of life.

High school teachers of Literature and related fields are invited to Harvard University for a three-week poetry seminar with Helen Vendler. Our aim in the seminar is to deepen and enlarge our sense of how poetry might be discussed. One of our objectives will be to see how poetry mediates on life, and why it has to have pattern in order to accomplish its task of reflecting life. Reading will range from the Shakespearean sonnet to contemporary American poetry. Weekday excursions to Harvard's libraries and museums, Longfellow House, and Boston's Freedom Trail, and weekend trips to Concord (Thoreau's Walden Pond) and Amherst (The Dickinson Homestead) will augment classroom study.

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Project fields:
Literature, General

Program:
Seminars for School Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$131,721 (approved)
$131,721 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2007 – 9/30/2008


FV-50118-06

Harvard University (Cambridge, MA 02138-3800)
Helen H. Vendler (Project Director: March 2006 to April 2008)
Poetry as a Form of Life, Life as a Form of Poetry

A three-week seminar for fifteen school teachers on the patterns of poetry and how they mirror the patterns of life.

Teachers of English Language Arts are invited to Harvard University for a complete literary experience. The centerpiece will be the poetry seminar with Helen Vendler. Our aim in the seminar is to deepen and enlarge high-school teachers’ sense of how poetry might be discussed. One of our objectives will be to see how poetry meditates on life, and why it has to have pattern in order to accomplish its task of reflecting life. Readings will range from the Shakespearean sonnet to contemporary American poetry; specific readings will be drawn from Vendler’s Poems, Poets, Poetry and the Norton Critical Edition of Whitman’s poetry, Leaves of Grass. Weekday excursions to Harvard’s libraries and museums, Longfellow House, and Boston’s Freedom Trail, and weekend trips to Concord (Thoreau’s Walden Pond) and Amherst (The Dickinson Homestead) will augment classroom study.

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Project fields:
Education

Program:
Seminars for School Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$123,021 (approved)
$123,021 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2006 – 9/30/2007