Follow Harriet on Twitter

About Harriet


Foundation News

Books Received: September 2015 October 1, 2015: Adel Souto, Throne Out: An Attempt to Depose Prose Norma Cole & Marina Adams, Actualities (Litmus Press) Will Alexander, Based on the Bush of Ghosts (Staging Ground) Yevgeny Baratynsky, [...] by

Alice Notley Awarded 2015 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize May 6, 2015: Stop the poetry presses! We at Harriet are thrilled to announce that the 2015 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize goes to Alice Notley! The prize will be presented on June 8th at the annual Pegasus Awards at the [...] by

Announcing PoetryNow!! April 2, 2015: Today we released the first episode of PoetryNow, a new 5 minute podcast and radio broadcast created in partnership with the Poetry Foundation and WFMT in Chicago, featuring poets reading and talking [...] by

Claremont Graduate University Announces Finalists for the Kingsley & Kate Tufts Poetry Awards January 16, 2015: Claremont University has announced this year’s finalists for the $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award (“given annually for a book by a poet who is past the very beginning but has not yet [...] by

RIP Tomaž Šalamun December 29, 2014: Over the weekend we learned of the death of Slovenian poet Tomaž Šalamun at the age of 73. Throughout his career, Šalamun published dozens of books of poetry in Slovenian and English, and he was [...] by

Notes from the President of the Poetry Foundation June 4, 2014: This is the first of an ongoing series of occasional and topical notes to the poetry community from Robert Polito, president of the Poetry Foundation. Polito’s occasion here is the awarding of the [...] by

Nathaniel Mackey Awarded 2014 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize May 6, 2014: We at Harriet are thrilled to announce the winners of this year’s set of big awards: The 2014 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, which honors a living U.S. poet for outstanding lifetime achievement, is [...] by

William Gordon Drenttel, 1953-2013 December 30, 2013: The Poetry Foundation lost a friend and one of its creators when Bill Drenttel passed away just before Christmas. From the Foundation’s earliest days, Bill sat at our table and helped turn the [...] by

Now It’s Time to Record Your Rime! November 21, 2013: We’re thrilled to be partnering with the Brooklyn Academy of Music to collect your renditions of Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” through our [...] by

Emily Dickinson Haunts the Poetry Foundation October 22, 2013: The Poetry Foundation library is haunted by the ghost of Emily Dickinson these days. Or so it seems. We’ve borrowed a copy of the poet’s only surviving dress from the Emily Dickinson [...] by