Haviaras, Stratis 1981

Friday, October 30, 1981

I will take this chair apart and build a tree with it. I will stick new leaves on it, new nests new birds new insects. The sun will brush against its exquisite limbs…

– Stratis Haviaras, “Tree”

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Read this article about Stratis Haviaras’s work as curator of the Harvard Poetry Room:

Haviaras Retires After 26 Years as Curator of Poetry Room | News | The Harvard Crimson

When President James B. Conant ’14 sought to appoint a curator for the new college poetry room in 1932, he personally offered the post to Robert Frost, then at the height of his fame.

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