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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 [...] by

Remembering Wanda Coleman December 6, 2013: There are only two poets who have shaped me profoundly as a poet. One of them is former San Francisco Poet Laureate Jack Hirschman, who is turning 80 years old next week whose birthday event I’ll [...] by

From Cut-Up to Cunt Up: Dodie Bellamy in Conversation November 21, 2013: Dodie Bellamy is the author of Cunt Norton (Les Figues Press), a cut-up investigation of The Norton Anthology of Poetry. Though she is typically identified with the fiction world, Dodie Bellamy is no [...] by

‘I’ll Be Your Mirror': Lou Reed and the New York School of Poetry October 29, 2013: Almost immediately after the world learned the dismaying news that Lou Reed had died on Sunday at 71, the obituaries and tributes started to pour in—sharp assessments of his career, recollections [...] by

Sylvia Plath’s ‘Nick and the Candlestick’ September 25, 2013: Virtuosity, sheer eloquence, in great work has its own meanings: in the best Shakespeare sonnets, as a kind of sexual display or gift to the courted person, with the acrobatic wit amplifying [...] by

Louise Bogan’s ‘Women’ September 18, 2013: Unlike her elders T.S. Eliot and Marianne Moore, and unlike her juniors Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell, Louise Bogan was born into the working class. Her father was a mill worker. She won [...] by