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Record-a-Poem on SoundCloud March 26, 2013: We at Harriet Headquarters are still feeling the cold this early spring, one could even say we're down right Frosty (happy b-day today, btw), but despite the weather we're welcoming a flurry of poems at SoundCloud. We've created the Record-a-Poem group where we invite everyone to post audio recordings of their favorite poems. People can [...] by

Meet the Poetry Foundation’s New President Robert Polito January 23, 2013: [Editor's note: The Foundation announced today that Robert Polito will become president of the Poetry Foundation on July 8, 2013. Read the press release here, or download the full press kit here.] Poetry Foundation Staff: You have been the director of the Writing Program at the New School for 20 years. What attracted you to this [...] by

Christian Wiman Announces Departure from Poetry Magazine January 2, 2013: Here's some big news coming out of our own Poetry magazine: today, Editor Christian Wiman announced he will leave Poetry on June 30, 2013, after a decade as the editor of the magazine, to join the faculty of the Yale Institute of Sacred Music and Yale Divinity School. Under Wiman’s leadership, the magazine has experienced significant [...] by

Introducing Norma Cole March 5, 2012: This month, Harriet welcomes poet, translator, and teacher Norma Cole as our latest "Craft Work" writer. Norma Cole’s recent books of poetry include Natural Light, Where Shadows Will: Selected Poems 1988—2008 and Spinoza in Her Youth. A new book, Win These Posters and Other Unrelated Prizes Inside, will come out from Omnidawn Press in the [...] by

Thank you, National Poetry Month bloggers! May 2, 2011: Another National Poetry Month has come and gone, and we'd like to take this second day of May to send out a big thank you to all of our Harriet bloggers for the past month. Thank you, Anselm Berrigan, A.E. Stallings, Alan Gilbert, Ada Limon, Amber Tamblyn, Ange Mlinko, Barbara Jane Reyes, Bhanu Kapil, Christian Bök, Daisy Fried, Eileen Myles, [...] by

Nikki Giovanni praises poetry and Nancy Pelosi April 18, 2011: Nikki Giovanni will at the Harold Washington Library in Chicago next Saturday in celebration of National Poetry Month. She took a few minutes to talk about her favorite books, poems, and people. What line or poem do you find yourself sharing again and again? Mostly I find folks really like and relate to lines from “Ego Tripping.” I [...] by

A preview of poetryfoundation.org’s new site March 31, 2011: In the next few weeks, you’ll notice some significant changes on poetryfoundation.org. With the help of Tierra Innovation, we’ve redesigned the site to offer a richer online experience for poetry lovers.  We’ve added to what poetryfoundation.org already does to make great poems available to the online world. SEARCH and [...] by

Mary Karr lunches with Studs Terkel March 29, 2011: Mary Karr reads on Tuesday, April 5 at the Art Institute of Chicago's Rubloff Auditorium. She took a few minutes to talk about what she's reading, what she's read, and who she'd quote: What line or poem do you find yourself sharing again and again? Too many to count. My message to young writers always comes from Beckett: "Fail [...] by

Poems of sorrow and grieving for Japan March 18, 2011: If poetry is good in the ways that we hope it is, then the despair generated by the ongoing crisis in Japan may be at least partially counteracted by poetry’s power to crystallize and to connect. Poetry can serve as a link between our individual despair and a more universal sorrow, between our personal, inarticulate confusion and a more eloquent [...] by

The Poetry magazine podcast wins an Ellie March 16, 2011: The Poetry podcast, a monthly conversation about the magazine with the editors, has just won a National Magazine Award for Digital Media. The American Society of Magazine Editors and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism give out the awards, called the Ellies in honor of the Alexander Calder stabile "Elephant" presented to [...] by