Fellows' Presentation

Two Systems

Photo by Tony RinaldoPhoto by Tony Rinaldo

Part of the 2015–2016 Fellows' Presentation Series

Lecture by Sarah Howe RI '16


As a Radcliffe fellow, Howe continues to work on a new volume of poems. The sequence she is presently working on, “Two Systems,” explores the historical encounter between China and the West, working toward Hong Kong’s present struggle for democracy. The poems use techniques such as the reshaping of found material and poetic “erasures” as a way of giving shape to political uncertainty and cultural amnesia—the absences as well as the traces in memory’s terrain.