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A report from the e-books summit December 18, 2010: Former Poetry Foundation journalism fellow Alizah Salario went to this week's e-book summit in New York to follow up on her article "Breaking the Poetry Code." Here's what she found out: I went to the eBook Summit in New York this week in hopes of becoming a digital publishing expert. The Summit, organized by Mediabistro, was day-long [...] by

City Lights Spotlight poets December 15, 2010: As Poetry Foundation permissions coordinator Michael Slosek pointed out in his 2010 best of the year pick, City Lights has done great things with its Spotlight series with new titles by Andrew Joron, Norma Cole, Anselm Berrigan, and "Craft Work" blogger Cedar Sigo. Michael and archive editor James Sitar have added a few poems by these authors to [...] by

Best of 2010: Staff Picks December 13, 2010: Flowers, by Paul Killebrew (Canarium Books) “I’m so happy to have a body to fill these terrific pants...” —From “ILOVETHEWHOLEFUCKINWORLD” —Fred Sasaki (Associate Editor, Poetry magazine) * Come On All You Ghosts by Matthew Zapruder (Copper Canyon Press) Silver Roses by Rachel Wetzsteon (Persea) I love love poems. I [...] by

Live interview with Cedar Sigo TOMORROW 4pm EST December 8, 2010: Join us here at Harriet tomorrow, December 9, at 4pm EST for a live interview with "Craft Work" blogger Cedar Sigo. The CoverItLive comments section will be open for questions, so feel free to ask Cedar about his writing process during the course of the interview. San Francisco poet Cedar Sigo was born February 2, 1978. He was raised on The [...] by

The 15 most-read Poetry Foundation & Poetry magazine articles of 2010 December 2, 2010: Just in case 2010 found you locked in a basement—or with Comcast internet (zing!)—here's what your non-secluded peers made popular over the course of the year: The most-read articles from the past year, from Ginsberg to Myles to Behrle. Enjoy! 15. Ginsberg's Howl to Franco's Ginsberg—D.A. Powell, Rob Epstein, and Jeffrey [...] by

Christopher Cartmill talks Tennyson, handy sonnets, and P.D. Eastman November 30, 2010: Actor and playwright Christopher Cartmill performs Alfred, Lord Tennyson's Idylls of the King this Friday at the Art Institute of Chicago. He took a moment to talk to Harriet about his favorite—and least favorite—words. *** What line or poem do you find yourself sharing again and again? There's a line from "Idylls of the King: The [...] by

Thomas Lynch: comfort in writer’s block and death November 10, 2010: Poet and funeral director Thomas Lynch reads as part of the Chicago Humanities Festival this Sunday, November 14. The event will close with an interview conducted by Poetry Foundation president John Barr, who writes about Lynch at the Chicago Humanities Festival blog. Harriet also got to chat with Lynch about writing, reading, and graveside [...] by

Naomi Shihab Nye <3 Barack Obama November 2, 2010: Poet Naomi Shihab Nye will read her work this Thursday night as at the Art Institute of Chicago. Her numerous books of poetry include 19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East, A Maze Me: Poems for Girls, Red Suitcase, Words Under the Words, Fuel, and You & Yours (a best-selling poetry book of 2006). What line or poem do you find [...] by

Introducing Paul Martínez Pompa @harriet_twitter November 1, 2010: For the month of November, Harriet is proud to host Paul Martínez Pompa on the @harriet_poetry Twitter feed. Paul joins the growing list of Harriet Twitterati—D.A. Powell, Heather Christle, Kiki Petrosino, and Michael Earl Craig—some of whom have gone on to make the form their own (looking at you, @powell_DA!). More about Paul: Paul [...] by

Talking with Le Pham Le October 28, 2010: Poet Le Pham Le will read her work tonight as part of the Poetry Foundation’s Poetry Off the Shelf series at Chicago’s Newberry Library. Le’s first publication is a bilingual collection of Vietnamese poems entitled Gio Thoi Phuong Nao/From Where the Wind Blows. She took time out from her busy schedule to answer a few questions for [...] by