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Recombinatory Enumerations April 2, 2014: I was delighted, if a bit apprehensive, when invited to blog for Harriet during Poetry Month this April. I don’t really think of myself as a blogger. In fact, not at all. I’m a fairly slow writer, working in stops and starts, and a lot of the time I’m working on someone else’s writing—as an editor, publisher, amateur archivist, and [...] by

Norma Cole’s Collages Brought to You by X Poetics February 18, 2014: We love when poets step outside the stanza and try their hand at other arts, especially when it comes to collage. Some of our favorite poet-collagists are John Ashbery, Keith Waldrop, Barbara Guest, John Wieners, and (of course) Norma Cole. So we were thrilled to see Robin Tremblay-McGaw post two of Cole's collages today over at X Poetics. [...] by

Norma Cole’s ‘Next Big Thing’ Is Distraction March 21, 2013: Our friend Norma Cole, who blogged here on Harriet this time last year, was tagged in the now very long "Next Big Thing" chain, posted over at MadHat Lit. What's the thing about—Distraction! A little taste: What is the working title of the book? Distraction Where did the idea come from for the book? When I couldn’t read any [...] by

Daive, Donkey, Monkeying Around March 14, 2012: My translation of Jean Daive’s A Woman With Several Lives (Une Femme de quelques vies, Flammarion 2009) has just come out from La Presse. Recently, an old friend and an editor in Canada asked who Jean Daive is, and why I translate poetry. “I mean,” she said, “you can’t work on your own poems if you’re working on someone else.” [...] by

This and That March 6, 2012: Why are we looking at this—what does this have to do with poetry (writing poetry) now? Said in class with some exasperation by a student. The this doesn’t matter. Its matter could be anything. It’s the exasperation that makes it/this crucial. The exasperation inspires this writing. Feeling it, taking it in, from her into me, mine own [...] by

Introducing Norma Cole March 5, 2012: This month, Harriet welcomes poet, translator, and teacher Norma Cole as our latest "Craft Work" writer. Norma Cole’s recent books of poetry include Natural Light, Where Shadows Will: Selected Poems 1988—2008 and Spinoza in Her Youth. A new book, Win These Posters and Other Unrelated Prizes Inside, will come out from Omnidawn Press in the [...] by