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New to the Archive September 12, 2012: After a late-summer hiatus from our online archive reporting, we're back with a hefty load of new poems we've added recently. Back in March Cedar Sigo reminded us how great Bob Kaufman's poetry is. So we've dropped these three poems by the Beat poet into the archive. Poems of jazz, poems of terror. With all the talk about space, the [...] by

New to the Archive July 13, 2012: This summer we’ve been gathering a smattering of poems to bulk up our online archive. For your reading pleasure, be sure to check out these poems by two Irish poets: Ciarán Carson and Rita Ann Higgins. Next, proceed to this set of poems from Sasha Steensen’s book, The Method. And please, greet the mole guests. Thank you. While [...] by

New to the Archive May 25, 2012: We’re shoring up a whole bunch of goodness this week as we dip into the online archive to see what’s new. First up, we have two from the tome—from Ron Silliman’s The Alphabet, parts I and XII of the long poem, “You.” This taste is maybe 1/1000 of the entire book, but it’s a good taste nevertheless. Moving on, we’d like to [...] by

New to the Archive May 1, 2012: You may not know this but you're sitting on a treasure trove of poetry! Yes, so much so that sometimes it feels like you need a map to navigate all the goodness. So going forward, Harriet will be occasionally tipping off our readers to some of the fabulous new additions to our online archive. For starters, we've recently added an ample [...] by

@harriet_poetry January 10, 2012: Guess who's taking over for Dorothea Lasky on Harriet's Twitter feed? C'mon, GUESS! No. Not Bacarri Rambo. It's Eric Baus! #CheckItOut. by

The Poetry Foundation’s most-read articles of 2011 December 19, 2011: 10. "Haiku Economics" by Stephen T. Ziliak I’m an economist. Yet poetry is my first stop on the way to invention—discovery of metaphors. No matter the audience, a model is a metaphor. Not every economist understands that. Poetry can fill the gap between reason and emotion, adding feelings to economics. 9. "In Praise of Promiscuous [...] by

Harriet Reading Series Part II: Kenneth Goldsmith’s “Career in Poetry” November 28, 2011: Photo courtesy of Lawrence Schwartzwald Friday, December 16th at 7pm, poet, DJ, essayist, rabble-rouser and Ubuweb Roi Kenneth Goldsmith will present “My Career in Poetry or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Institution" here at the Poetry Foundation at 61 W. Superior St. in Chicago. As anyone who has spent time on Harriet [...] by

Jim Behrle, Ron Silliman, minor league baseball, and monkeys riding border collies September 21, 2011: Read all about it here in a little thing we like to call "Yo-Yos with Celery." A taste: Ron: I am quite amazed by who reads my blog. And the kind of readership it gets. I get, for example, a lot of readers who are strictly into haiku. There is a whole haiku community in North America that normally is not treated seriously, but in fact [...] by

Shark attacks, urban uprisings, floods, giant robots, and the black automaton invade Chicago September 6, 2011: Douglas Kearney--poet, performer, librettist, Cave Canem fellow, author of Fear, Some and The Black Automaton--will be reading here at the Poetry Foundation on September 23 at 7pm as part of the new Harriet Reading Series. Kearney wrote for us as part of our "Craft Work" series, and he did not disappoint, providing (sometimes scalding, [...] by

Sylvia Plath is Miss Popularity September 1, 2011: As the school year begins, we're taking stock here at poetryfoundation.org, gathering together our most-read poems, articles, blog posts, and podcasts to put on display for this here Harriet show-and-tell. Yesterday, we looked at the summer's most popular poem, and today, we've set our sights on the most popular feature: Emily Gould's look back [...] by