Writing Tutors

Philip Gant

Philip Gant

Resident Tutor
L-12
Tutor In: Fellowships, Late Open Houses, Int'l Experience, Writing, Korean Table

Hi Kirkland! It's great to be back for my fourth year in Kirkland and third year as a res tutor. Big news! Over the summer, I married the woman of my dreams. Christine and I will be living in L entryway and heading up the International Experience team. I'm excited to keep working with you on fellowships and writing, and to be playing alongside you in IMs. Come share a meal with Christine and me at Kirkland's Korean Table each week as well, or visit our new Japanese language table. I'm a fifth year PhD student in the East Asian Languages and Civilizations/History and East Asian Languages program, focusing on premodern Korea and China. Before coming to Boston, I was a Blakemore-Freeman Fellow (2011-2012) at Sogang University in Seoul, Korea and a Greenberg Yale-China Scholar (2010-2011) at Beijing Language and Culture University and Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. Originally a member of Yale's Class of 2009 (Trumbull College), I spent the 2008-2009 year as a Richard U. Light Fellow at Sogang University (a second home to me), returning to New Haven to finish my senior year and graduate in 2010. Despite all my years away, I remain at heart a Southern Californian. So if you find yourself wanting to talk about the ocean or the sun, about history or East Asia or travel or language study or fellowships or sports or taking time off -- or about anything really, I hope that you'll come by L-12, and that you'll come say hello in the dining hall. Read more about Philip Gant

Kevin Holden

Kevin Holden

Poet-in-Residence
I-27

I'm very happy to continue this year as Kirkland's Poet-in-Residence. I graduated from Harvard College in 2005, after which I attended Cambridge (MPhil), the Iowa Writers Workshop (MFA), and Yale (PhD). I am now a junior fellow in the Harvard Society of Fellows, where I am writing about poetry and philosophy. I have published six books and chapbooks of poetry, as well as translations from French, German, and Russian. Here in Kirkland I organize poetry readings and events, and I plan to bring writers to the House for dinners and conversations. I also host a writing table, where we read texts of our own or by writers we enjoy. Everyone is welcome! Read more about Kevin Holden

Rory Lindsay

Rory Lindsay

Resident Tutor and Sophomore Advising Coordinator
I-41
Tutor In: Music, Wellness, Writing

Hi, Kirkland! My wife Dina Wang and I are thrilled to return to Kirkland for a third year as I-entryway tutors. I'm currently a PhD student in Tibetan and South Asian religions, and am the Sophomore Advising Coordinator (with Kate Cavell), the religious studies tutor, a music tutor, and a writing tutor. I'm also on the wellness team and the international experience team. Before coming to Kirkland, I was a proctor at the Center for the Study of World Religions at Harvard Divinity School, and I also spent a year living in a Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Kathmandu, Nepal. Throughout my undergrad (religious studies, philosophy) and master's (Tibetan and South Asian religions) at the University of Toronto, I played in indie rock bands and produced a few records along the way. I look forward to meeting you all this year! Read more about Rory Lindsay

Kylie Sago

Kylie Sago

Resident Tutor
J-31
Tutor In: French Table, Fellowships, SASH, Arts Outings, Writing

I’m very happy to be back for my second year at Kirkland as the J-Entryway tutor! I’m a Ph.D. student in Romance Languages and Literatures, and my research is on depictions of bodies, emotions like disgust, and encounters with alterity in nineteenth-century French literature. I graduated from Georgetown, where I double-majored in French and English and wrote a thesis for each major. I’ve worked at Good Housekeeping magazine in NYC and lived abroad in Lyon, Avignon, and Florence. I’m a novice podcast-listener, but a longtime dog-lover. I also enjoy weightlifting, backpacking, and good conversation—so say hi, join me for a meal, and let’s talk! Read more about Kylie Sago