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Thomas Sayers Ellis, Eileen Myles, & More Launch The Offing March 16, 2015: The Offing is off! The new literary magazine holds true to its pre-publication hype, with poems and other amazing work by Eileen Myles, Juan Felipe Herrera, and Francine J. Harris. And check out this [...] by

‘Yesterday we explained language': Reading, Hearing, and Remembering Amiri Baraka February 24, 2015: It’s hard to believe that it has been a little over a year since Amiri Baraka left us. Fortunately, we can still hear Baraka’s voice echoing in his poems. Our February 2015 issue includes [...] by

La Vida Poetica: aka Can You Community? September 22, 2014: Last week I went to a celebration for the life of Maya Angelou. On Friday, September 19, I went to a birthday celebration for Sonia Sanchez. My mother, may she be happy in heaven, always said give [...] by

For Amiri Baraka: Thomas Sayers Ellis’s ‘Vernacular Owl’ July 15, 2014: It’s hard to believe that Amiri Baraka passed away six months ago. The many readings and remembrances that followed his passing attest to his lasting influence. But how does one write a poem after, [...] by

In the Spotlight at NYTimes: Dark Room Collective May 27, 2014: Dark Room Collective is in the spotlight at NYTimes, where Jeff Gordinier pays tribute to the collective’s past and future. Late in 1987, two young poets made the trek to New York to attend the [...] by

April Sure Was a Busy Month! May 5, 2014: We’re back! While we were out of the newsroom a few things happened—here’s a brief run-down! Jackqueline Frost’s debut book of poems, The Antidote (Compline, 2013) is now [...] by

Hey, erica kaufman! (Part I) May 1, 2014: I suggest reading and re-reading Kevin Killian’s posts here on Harriet (which led me to think about an old post of Alli Warren’s, “On Failure” Instead of lack, why not write about [...] by

Flibbertigibbet in a White Room / Competencies April 16, 2014: 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 [...] 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 [...] 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, [...] by