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Announcing <em>La Vague</em> 5: Animal Lessons (a primer)

Announcing La Vague 5: Animal Lessons (a primer)

We’re turning into enthusiasts, what on earth. But please do have a gander or, why not, a whole badelynge, at the newest issue of La Vague, feat. an enviable roster of animal lessons from Holly [...]

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From Mr. Hegel to Mr. Snuggles: Throw Some Love to Insert Blanc Press Pronto

Poetry News

Insert Blanc Press is–in the words of Poetic Research Bureau’s Joseph Mosconi–a good press and a loving death cult. We heartily agree! Insert Blanc, based in Los Angeles and [...]
<em>Mexico City Lit</em> Responds to Disappearances With Bilingual Anthology

Poetry News

In early June, Mexico City Lit (a bilingual review and publishing house based in the nation’s capital) released Poets for Ayotzinapa, a free digital anthology created in response to the [...]
Evening Has Arrived in Affect Issue of <em>Evening Will Come</em>

Poetry News

The “Affect and Poetry” issue of Evening Will Come, edited by Julie Carr and Aaron Angello, is here and well worth your reading-time. This one features essays by an incredible lot: Fred [...]
Live Interview With Czeslaw Milosz in 1993

Poetry News

The Paris Review Daily is gracing us with archival conversations with writers this week–recently posted is poet Czeslaw Milosz, interviewed live at the 92Y’s Unterberg Poetry Center in 1993. [...]
<em>Flagpole</em> of Athens (Georgia) Spotlights Magdalena Zurawski

Poetry News

Flagpole launches a new column this week called “Poetlandia,” which highlights the multifarious array of poets on the scene in Athens, Georgia. This week’s star is Magdalena [...]
Simon Armitage Joins Beck in a Wild Performance

Poetry News

Well this is rather unexpected! Now through July 27 at the Barbican, “Europe’s largest multi-arts and conference venue,” Beck will present a multimedia theater extravaganza inspired [...]
In the Metaphysical Streets

Featured Blogger

It’s strange being back in a city after so many idle days. I’ve come around to the possibilities of the wide open countryside. The way the countryside has been left behind. Earlier this year I [...]
Newly Translated Letter From Ezra Pound Clarifies Imagist Movement

Poetry News

Jared Spears presents and dissects a heretofore untranslated 1928 letter from Ezra Pound to French scholar and critic René Taupin: The letter was prompted by Taupin’s analysis of Imagism, the [...]
<em>Poetry Flash</em> in Financial Trouble

Poetry News

Sad news for Poetry Flash, the longstanding Berkeley-based poetry newsletter. Jacket Copy reports that the financial situation is fairly dire. David Ulin writes: As contributing editor Dawn-Michelle [...]
Claudia Rankine to <em>The Guardian:</em> ‘The invisibility of black women is astounding’

Poetry News

Claudia Rankine’s Citizen has rocked poetry audiences stateside for quite a while now but on July 2 it will be published in England. The Guardian visits Rankine and learns more about her epic [...]
Do Robots Dream of Sonnets?

Poetry News

Fortune says, “Maybe.” Dartmouth College’s Neukom Institute for Computational Science is sponsoring three contests next year in hopes of finding an artificial intelligence algorithm [...]
Oli Hazzard’s ‘[I want to be near you]’ on <em>PoetryNow</em>

Poetry News

And thus we end our first PoetryNow lineup with Oli Hazzard’s fantastic poem “[I want to be near you].” The poem was originally included in Within Habit, published by Test Centre in [...]
Yes to Dada in <em>Destruction Was My Beatrice</em>

Poetry News

In the NYT Sunday Book Review, Andrei Codrescu reviews modernist scholar Jed Rasula’s history of Dada, Destruction Was My Beatrice (City Lights Books, 2015). “’The true dadas are [...]
Rhetorics as Raw Material: On the Complex Work of Daniel Borzutzky

Poetry News

At Jacket2, Kristin Dykstra writes about both the translation and creative work of Daniel Borzutzky, and how the two modes interrelate as she reads across his oeuvre, focusing on Borzutzky’s 2015 [...]
Checking in With Linh Dinh at <em>Jacket2</em>

Poetry News

We realized today that too much time has gone by since we checked in with past and prolific Harriet contributor Linh Dinh, so we’re grateful to the editors of Jacket2 for posting a conversation [...]
How to Teach Poetry in Scotland? More Joy, Less Decoding, Says National Poet for Scotland, Liz Lochhead

Poetry News

Scotland’s National Poet Laureate (in Scotland, referred to as the “Makar”) is Liz Lochhead. In a new article at The National, Lochhead, who rose to the prestigious post in 2011, [...]
Portland, Maine Passes the Puck to a New Poet Laureate: Gibson Fay-LeBlanc

Poetry News

The newest poet laureate for the city of Portland, Maine is hockey player and educator, Gibson Fay-LeBlanc. Fay-LeBlanc will serve a three-year term and hopes to follow in the footsteps of Wesley [...]
A Playlist for Our June 2015 Issue

From Poetry Magazine

It was fairly easy to create a playlist for our April 2015 issue because so many of the poems mentioned particular songs, albums, and artists. This month, our editorial assistant Holly Amos was up to [...]