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Crimea, Mon Amour March 31, 2014: [Note: Each month we feature a guest post from a contributor to Poetry’s current issue. Since Harriet will be filled with guest bloggers for the month of April, we're posting this one a day early. Valzhyna Mort’s “A Judgment Tale” appears in the April 2014 issue. Previous posts in this series can be found on the Editors’ Blog.] As [...] by

Poetry Against the War March 18, 2014: The poems in our March 2014 issue come from poets who will be featured at the Split This Rock Poetry Festival in Washington, D.C. at the end of this month. Among the poets taking up the theme of "provocation & witness" are Natalie Diaz, Dunya Mikhail, Claudia Rankine, Tim Seibles, Danez Smith, and many others. Sarah Browning notes in her [...] by

I Judas Horse March 11, 2014: [Note: Each month we feature a guest post from a contributor to Poetry’s current issue. Natalie Diaz’s “My Brother My Wound” and “It Was the Animals” appear in the March 2014 issue. Previous posts in this series can be found on the Editors’ Blog.] So, how does it feel to still be writing about your brother? The easy nerve of [...] by

Reading List: March 2014 March 5, 2014: [caption id="attachment_82227" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Book Hive by Rusty Squid[/caption] The Reading List is a feature of Poetry magazine’s Editors’ Blog. This month contributors to the March issue share a book—or several—that held their interest recently. Kareem James Abu-Zeid Having recently taken part in several [...] by

Agoras February 20, 2014: [Note: From time to time Poetry features online exclusives from contributors. This installment comes from John Kinsella, who wrote about Jam Tree Gully in “Vermin: A Notebook” in December 2009. Previous exclusives, and more Poetry-related posts, can be found on the Editors’ Blog.] I have a poem in mind. A “late” Jam Tree Gully [...] by

Reading List: February 2014 February 11, 2014: The Reading List is a feature of Poetry magazine’s Editors’ Blog. This month contributors to the February issue share a book—or several—that held their interest recently. Mark Ford I’d like to recommend a wonderful little book called The Marvel of Biographical Bookkeeping (translated from the German by Katy Derbyshire, and [...] by

Jane Freilicher & the New York School: Paper, Canvas, and Celluloid February 6, 2014: [caption id="attachment_80889" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Photo credit: Oscar Arriola[/caption] The poets are often consummate art lovers—both in their work and in their friendships. This time last year we highlighted the affinity between Joan Mitchell and writers such as James Schuyler, Frank O’Hara, Bill Berkson, and John Yau. This [...] by

Conduit: Connecting All the Stampeding Hearts February 3, 2014: [Note: Each month we feature a guest post from a contributor to Poetry’s current issue. Jamaal May’s “There Are Birds Here” and “Per Fumum” appear in the February 2014 issue. Previous posts in this series can be found on the Editors’ Blog.] In the photograph the man smiles and waves. A sun smiles on his bandana and banners [...] by

Who’s the Man? January 21, 2014: Stubborn Poetries: Poetic Facticity and the Avant-Garde, by Peter Quartermain. University of Alabama Press. $39.95. Among Friends: Engendering the Social Site of Poetry, edited by Anne Dewey and Libbie Rifkin. University of Iowa Press. $42.00. "Who," I used to ask, after banging on a colleague's office door, "who exactly is the man?" It [...] by

Reading List: January 2014 January 14, 2014: [caption id="attachment_79868" align="aligncenter" width="500"] By Tatsuro Kiuchi. He has illustrated two Poetry magazine covers: July/August 2009 and October 2011. [/caption] Emily Berry I had a nightmare last night, probably because I am currently reading The Shining (the nightmare also featured cross-dressing as a means of disguise so it [...] by