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Naked ‘Lunch’: Behind the Scenes of Frank O’Hara’s Lunch Poems June 18, 2014: No, I never thot of MEAT SCIENCE ESSAYS in relation to LUNCH POEMS. Comes closer to NAKED LUNCH. But I don’t think anyone will think it’s derivative. Too different….What the hell, so [...] by

A Walk Across the Brooklyn Bridge with Poets House June 16, 2014: This year’s Poetry Walk Across the Brooklyn Bridge—an annual benefit for New York City’s Poets House—nearly didn’t happen at all. The weather reports had been grim, “foretelling” (as [...] by

The Bagley Wright Lecture Series: A Conversation with Matthew Zapruder June 2, 2014: Matthew Zapruder and I went toe-to-toe at Oakland’s Boot and Shoe Service this weekend to talk about his newest collaboration with Wave Books Publisher and arts philanthropist, Charlie Wright: [...] by

A Look into In Clipping Signal May 29, 2014: A few weeks ago the Harriet staff took a field trip to check out Spudnik Press’s latest exhibition, In Clipping Signal, at The Annex. We were so delighted by the work, the curation, and [...] by

‘A Ministry Of Defense, But No Ministry Of Peace’: A Celebration of Myanmar Poetry at the Irrawaddy Literary Festival May 21, 2014: The Champak, fragrant with white blossoms growing wild on Mandalay hill, perfumes the gardens of the Mandalay Hill Resort. This is where the 2014 Irrawaddy Literary Festival was held from February [...] by

Moonshine Suicide: Futurism, Provocation, and Ephemeral Work May 14, 2014: In a museum, it’s challenging to represent an aesthetic movement that–though carried forward by many visual artists–began with writing. Perhaps that is why the central atrium of the [...] by

Two Chicagos May 8, 2014: Carl Sandburg’s poem “Chicago” turned 100 the other day. That is, March 2014 marked the 100th anniversary of its original publication in Poetry, along with eight other “Chicago Poems.” Two [...] by

Emerge—Surface—Be February 26, 2014: Yes it’s still true, “The Poetry Project burns like red hot coal in New York’s snow,” as the quote from Ginsberg says. The Poetry Project is a rare bird—a [...] by

Kismetly I Rear and Wonder February 14, 2014: Kristen Stewart is hardly the first celebrity to write and share her poetry—count James Franco, Jewel, Tupac Shakur, Jimmy Carter and Ally Sheedy among her various forebears—but she might be the [...] by

Strictly Amateur January 7, 2014: [Editor's Note: This "Open Door" piece is a response to Tyrone William's post "Amateur Poets and the Academy," posted on Harriet on October 21st, 2013.] When I was a student at Columbia University in [...] by