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‘This is Gene Derwood speaking’ April 16, 2014: [caption id="attachment_85131" align="alignright" width="500"] Flyleaf of New Poems 1940 signed by editor and several contributors.[/caption] It’s still going at a reduced scale down on 24th Street at Folsom, but Adobe Books used to be a barn of a store on 16th Street in the Mission District of San Francisco, and to my mind the epicenter of a [...] by

Denise Duhamel on Great Books by Women Authors to Check Out in 2014 (Or Sooner) December 18, 2013: Yeah! Check them all out at Huffington Post! As the guest editor of The Best American Poetry 2013, I had a unique opportunity to examine where we are as a culture in terms of verse. As the series editor, David Lehman, and I searched through literary magazines for an entire year, our list of contributors organically grew. When all was said [...] by

Now at New Directions: Introducing Muriel Rukeyser’s Elegies October 3, 2013: At the New Directions blog: the introduction to Muriel Rukeyser's Elegies, which ND has just reprinted! Originally published in 1949, the Elegies "were written over a seven-year period from the end of the Spanish Civil War, through World War II, Hiroshima, and Nagasaki, to the start of the Cold War. Both an homage to Rilke’s Duino Elegies [...] by

New to the Archive July 2, 2013: It's been some time since we checked in with what's new in our archive, so we thought we'd pull out a few file-folders and see what's been added. We'll start with poems we've included by some Harriet contributors. First, we have poems from Paisley Rekdal's latest book Animal Eye. Among other things, we learn why some girls love horses. We [...] by

Recovering Muriel Rukeyser’s Only Novel, Savage Coast June 12, 2013: Over at the Paris Review Daily, Rowena Kennedy-Epstein, editor of Muriel Rukeyser’s only novel Savage Coast, talks about her recovering of the book, which has just been published by the Feminist Press but for many years was buried in draft form in Rukeyser's Library of Congress archives. After a solid biographical turn, Kennedy-Epstein [...] by

Ninjas now the best hope for New York’s subway literature January 27, 2011: In the midst of all the various debates on how to reach the public with poetry, the sticker graffiti community has been unusually quiet, preferring to leave forays into literature to the academics. Until now. The bloggers at The Kensington Prospect have uncovered the work of what they've termed, somewhat incorrectly, "the ninja poet." This [...] by

Shadow Boxers April 12, 2010: When I read Daisy Fried’s nerdy poet category, I thought of poets who are garrulous, who write conversational poems that careen off in one direction, then veer to investigate a side conversation, which leads to other conversations, and so on. This tendency to digress might not hold a reader’s attention if something doesn’t stay constant. [...] by

CA Conrad’s and Frank Sherlock’s The City Real and Imagined February 5, 2010: Sunday of this past weekend saw the official New York City launch of CA Conrad’s and Frank Sherlock’s collaborative book-length poem The City Real and Imagined, published by Heretical Texts, at the Zinc Bar reading series hosted by Dorothea Lasky. Among a crowd of friends and admirers the two poets read their book in its entirety, calling [...] by