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Favorite Poem Project Video Screening and Launch

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George Sherman Union

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775 Commonwealth Avenue, 2nd Floor

Boston, MA 02215

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Join us for the launch of our new Favorite Poem Project videos created in collaboration with BU Productions and the BU Arts Initiative by filmmakers Roberto Mighty and Devin Hahn. We'll be screening new videos of members of the BU community and distinguished visitors to campus saying poems they love. We'll also screen some old favorites from the archive and host live favorite poem readings with a select group of BU readers. Introduced by Robert Pinsky, with a reception to follow. Free and open to the public.



Videos of Distinguished Visitors (directed by Roberto Mighty):

- Dahlia Nayar, Multimedia Choreographer and Performer. Reading "Make Believe" by Jaswinder Bolina.

- Ken Albala, Chef, Author, and Professor of History at the University of the Pacific. Reading Selections from the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayam.

- Xu Xing, Writer and Documentary Filmmaker (based in China). Reading "Song of the Open Road" by Walt Whitman.*

*We will pair this video with our video from the FPP archive of John Doherty reading from Whitman’s “Song of Myself”

Videos of Members of the BU Community (directed by Devin Hahn):

- Merav Opher, Associate Professor, Department of Astronomy. Reading Elizabeth Bishop, “One Art”

- Mary Jane Doherty, Associate Professor, Film, Two-Time Finalist for the Metcalf Award for Excellence in Teaching. Reading Wallace Stevens, “The Snow Man”

- Mark Crovella, Professor, Department of Computer Science. Reading Robert Frost, “For Once, Then, Something”

Live Readers:

- Gareth McFeely, Executive Director, Boston University Study Abroad. Reading Patrick Kavanagh, “Lines Written on a Seat on the Grand Canal, Dublin”

- Robert Pinsky, William Fairfield Warren Distinguished Professor, English and Creative Writing.

- Jahnavi De Sousa, Senior at Boston University, Double Major in Psychology and English. Reading Anne Sexton, "Said the Poet to the Analyst."

& Special guests TBA

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