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Start the New Year with Poetic Dictation December 19, 2012: Chicago friends! Now is your chance to let your aeolian harp sing like a mofo. Spudnik Press will be hosting a one-day workshop called "Automatic Writing: A Surreal Spin on Poetry." A little about it: Description: This workshop will explore generative writing practices and ideas. Eric Unger will work with students to approach writing as [...] by

Clark Coolidge’s ‘Blues for Alice’ in Poem Talk #60 December 19, 2012: Clark Coolidge is the buzz these days, what with new books coming out with Fence Books (sonnets and prose!), and in case you missed this over at Jacket2, he's the subject of the most recent "Poem Talk" with Al Filreis. From the intro: Brian Reed (in from Seattle), Maria Damon (Minnesota), and Craig Dworkin (Utah) joined Al Filreis at [...] by

The Poetry Foundation’s 2012 Staff Picks December 19, 2012: As we check off the final days of the year, we've been posting a number of "best of 2012" lists on Harriet. So we figure it's about time we ponied up and made one of our own. As with most years, we faced the daunting task of selecting great work from shelves upon shelves of great work. Here, then, in no particular order, are some of our staff's [...] by

Year-End Lists Here! Get Your Year-End Lists Here! December 19, 2012: It's end-of-the-year list time, poets! Here's a roundup of as many as we could find. Gently Read Literature’s Top Books Reviewed in 2012: Poetry A Year of Favorites: Jen Vafidis’s Favorite New Books of 2012 (at Vol. 1 Brooklyn) 2012 Books: Slate Staff Picks Commonweal's Christmas Critics 2012 list Nathan Logan's Favorite [...] by

Cool Literary Posters December 19, 2012: Here's a gift idea: Obvious State made these awesome literature inspired posters. We're fans of them all, but love that Cummings! Thanks for the tip, BuzzFeed. by

Last Chance to Win a Ginsberg Poster December 19, 2012: Now is your last chance to show your Ginsberg smarts and win a super cool poster! It makes a perfect holiday gift (yeah right, we know you're keeping it for yourself!). The questions: What poem is this line from?: "come Poet shut up eat my word, and taste my mouth in your ear" Your hint is that the poem is on Volume 3 of "Holy Soul [...] by

You’ve Got till 12/20 to Acknowledge the Power of Diane di Prima with the Help of Lost & Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative December 18, 2012: You know we're all on the make to help out the beloved Diane di Prima with near-constant incurring healthcare costs--here's a plea we mentioned from Amber Tamblyn and Just Buffalo not too long ago. Another drive from the inimitable CUNY Graduate Center's Lost & Found Series is going strong--they are donating all proceeds of The CUNY [...] by

Jacob Edmond on Vanessa Place’s Iterations of Gone With the Wind December 18, 2012: You might recall (or keep up with) Vanessa Place's Twitter feed, which is, trot by trot, retyping the entirety of Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind. There are more iterations to her project. Jacob Edmond, at his blog A Common Strangeness, points us to an essay by Brian Reed entitled "Postmillenial Poetry and Redirected Language," in which [...] by

Emily Dickinson Artifacts December 18, 2012: Flavorwire presents 10 Dickinson family artifacts curated by Harvard University. To introduce the slides, Emily Temple writes: Emily Dickinson is probably literature’s most notorious shut-in — after all, the woman didn’t leave her family compound for a full 20 years — so we’re always fascinated by the details of her strange [...] by

6 Poems for End Times December 18, 2012: With the Mayan prediction nearing, NY Times put together this little collection of poems on endings. Some awesome artwork by Luke Best is included. Enjoy! by