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My Poetry Picks for 2013 December 26, 2013: Books I’ve either been blessed with, am coveting gingerly through or still on my must read list, I most appreciate these authors for their fearlessness, their insane dedication to not only [...] by

The Poetry Foundation’s 2013 Staff Picks December 19, 2013: Before the year comes to a close, we’d be remiss if we didn’t let our dear Harriet readers know the books that have found a special place in our hearts this glorious year of 2013. Read on [...] by

My Poetry Picks for 2013 December 18, 2013: These five books got under my skin. They are not books you read once with admiration but that later end up in your basement. They are also not new books in the conventional sense, except for Kate [...] by

My Poetry Picks for 2013 December 17, 2013: Aaron Kunin, Grace Period: Notebooks, 1998-2007 (Letter MachineEditions, 2013) In the generous, open spirit of Steve Benson’s improvisations, Kumin collects his ruminations that live up to Charles [...] by

My Poetry Picks for 2013 December 16, 2013: Robert Lax Poems (1962-1997) The decision to go with a page wide enough to isolate Lax’s skinny poems was brilliant. The poems pop off the ample pages to invoke the massive void his poems called [...] by

My Poetry Picks for 2013 December 13, 2013: These are 5 books published in 2013 I am especially happy to have in the world—”and you can, too!” (à la Stephen Colbert): Urban Tumbleweed: Notes from a Tanka Diary, by Harryette [...] by

My Poetry Picks for 2013 December 11, 2013: 1. Stephanie Barber, Night Moves (Publishing Genius Press) A transcription (copy & paste, more accurately) of the YouTube comment stream for Bob Seger’s famous 1976 song. Somewhere between [...] by

My Poetry Picks for 2013 December 10, 2013: 1. Anne Carson, Red Doc> (Knopf). Favorite Line: “The moonlit / ironing boards / grandstanding like steeds.” 2. Brandon Shimoda, Portuguese (Tin House Books & Octopus Books) Favorite Line: [...] by

My Poetry Picks for 2013 December 9, 2013: My top five poetry books of 2013 (In no particular order, really. These books are all worth your time.) 1. The Year of What Now, Brian Russell, Graywolf It’s happened before that someone I know [...] by

My Poetry Picks for 2013 December 5, 2013: This was a great, volatile year for poetry—my list could have been much longer. I don’t think I’ve ever had a year when I’ve read so much poetry and been inspired, entranced by so [...] by