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Flibbertigibbet in a White Room / Competencies April 16, 2014: [caption id="attachment_84821" align="alignright" width="500"] Fibbergibbet and Mumbo Jumbo: Kara E. Walker in Two Acts, 2004.[/caption] I remember things I never forgot. To spend an afternoon returning to the site of some wrong committed only in my imagination against an unnamed person, a vaporous friend, is a bore and no kind of penance. What [...] by

Thomas Sayers Ellis on the Influence of Maya Angelou October 30, 2013: Over at Salon, Thomas Sayers Ellis discusses the influence Maya Angelou has had on his writing and his esteem for her as a cultural figure. Ellis begins by describing his first meeting with Angelou at a book signing in the 1980s: "The closer I got to her the more monumental it felt, and when I was just about three people away, she stood up for [...] by

Flavorwire Gives Us 23 People to Make Us Care About Poetry August 1, 2013: As if, dear Harriet reader, you didn't already, here are 23 (more!) people to make us care about poetry, thanks to our friends at Flavorwire. The people include the likes of Michael Robbins, Leigh Stein, Ariana Reines, Dorothea Lasky, Thomas Sayers Ellis, Eileen Myles, and many many more. From their intro: It isn’t far-fetched to say [...] by

2013 Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship Winners Announced July 18, 2013: The results are in! The Poetry Society of America recently announced the winners of its coveted, annual Chapbook Fellowships. Each year the winners' manuscripts are introduced by renowned poets and awarded a $1,000 prize. A list of the four winning poets is below: 2013 Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship Winners New York Chapbook [...] by

Filip Marinovich Recaps Wednesday’s ‘EPIC!’ Amiri Baraka/Thomas Sayers Ellis Reading February 15, 2013: At his blog The Wolfman Librarian, Filip Marinovich has written a marvelous piece about the Amiri Baraka/Thomas Sayers Ellis reading that took place at The Poetry Project in New York on Wednesday. Oh our goodness, we wish we had been there. Lucky for us all, there's this recap: . . . . One of the best nights EVER at the Poetry Project. [...] by

The Dark Room Collective reunites May 3, 2012: The Washingtonian covers the most anticipated poetry reunion of the year, that of The Dark Room Collective. Abdul Ali reports that the group collectively rocked the house at a recent reading at the Folger Library: The evening felt more like a church service or a rock concert than a poetry reading. Pews were filled to capacity as each [...] by

“Flat Langston” theft sparks debate around Busboys and Poets February 9, 2011: The Washington Post reports that the theft of a cardboard cutout of Langston Hughes, assumed at first to be a prank, is actually a work of protest against the venue from which it was taken. Thomas Sayers Ellis, assistant professor of creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College, claims he stole "Flat Langston" to draw attention to how little of the [...] by