Caroline Harvey

Assistant Professor
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Caroline Harvey is an assistant professor in the Liberal Arts Department at Berklee, in addition to being a writer, performer, and somatic therapist. She teaches and performs poetry nationwide, and is the creator of two original voice curricula, Free Your Voice™ and Embodied Poetics™. She was featured in two documentaries and appeared on season 5 of HBO's Def Poetry. A past member and coach of multiple Poetry Slam Teams, Harvey has been a part of victories on both national and regional stages. Most recently, she helped the Berklee Slam Team win the "Spirit of Slam" award at the 2010 Collegiate National Poetry Slam. She has performed with Alicia Keys, Mos Def, John Legend, Reggie Gibson, Joshua Bennett, and Donna De Lory, and is honored to have been featured at schools and organizations such as Youth Speaks, the Esalen Institute, Bristol Community College, Northeastern University, University of California at Berkeley, and University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA).

Harvey was awarded a B.F.A. in Theater from Boston University, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude and won the Dean's Award for Academic Excellence. Her stage directorial debut dealt with the work of poet Anne Sexton, and was chosen for review by the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. She later earned a Master's degree in Dance from UCLA's Department of World Arts and Cultures. Harvey's writing, which explores ideas of the sacred and tracks her belief that even the fiercest traumas contain within them the capacity for profound healing and beauty, has been published in various literary journals and anthologies, including the 2005 National Poetry Slam Anthology, High Desert Voices, and the Harvard publication, The Charles River Review. She is currently working on a new collection of poems based on the women Salvador Dali painted and a book about her most recent travels in Asia and Central America.

  • Career Highlights
    • Performances with Alicia Keys, Mos Def, John Legend, Reggie Gibson, Joshua Bennett, and Donna De Lory
    • Recordings include season 5 of HBO's Def Poetry and "Ever-Widening Circles"
    • Published in the LegendaryNuminous Magazine, and the Charles River Review
    • Participant in Slam Team San Jose 2004 and Boston Cantab Slam Team 2005
  • Education
    • B.F.A., Boston University
    • M.A., UCLA

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