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By Sueyeun Juliette Lee

1. How It Opens Inside
I am especially magnetized to works that hold and reflect light emotionally. I’m particularly moved by Michele Kishita’s paintings, the way they gesture to landscapes and sky-fields as they open inside me.
Michele’s 2016 exhibition, Transient Season,...

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  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    For the thirteenth year in a row, Poets & Writers interviews the authors of a few of the year's critically-noted poetry debuts. The authors include Layli Long...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    The Times Literary Supplement provided a standard set of twenty questions to poet Vahni Capildeo, and she turned them out in some clever ways. Meant to...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    Ian McGillis speaks with Sina Queyras at her home in Mile End for the Montreal Gazette. Queyras, whose new book, My Ariel (Coach House...

  • From Poetry Magazine
    By Sonnet L'Abbé

    Each month we feature a guest post from a contributor to Poetry’s current issue. Sonnet L’Abbé’s poem “CXIV” appears in the December 2017 issue....

This Month's Featured Blogger

Each month we invite a different blogger to discuss poetics and craft, influence and trends, and the writing life of a poet.

  • By Sueyeun Juliette Lee

    1. How It Opens Inside I am especially magnetized to works that hold and reflect light emotionally. I’m particularly moved by Michele Kishita’s paintings, the...

  • By Sueyeun Juliette Lee

    1. I announce with a cry: Oh, to speak the light As light speaks into us, what do we say back into it. I have...

  • By Vincent Katz

    I am surrounded by books and anthologies of poetry. They give solace in dark times, fire up emboldened resistance, and provide delight in musical...

  • By Vincent Katz

    I can’t quite remember what brought up William Blake, or the poem known as “Jerusalem.” But suddenly, I was brought back to the Hubert...

From the Editors of Poetry
  • From Poetry Magazine
    By Sonnet L'Abbé

    Each month we feature a guest post from a contributor to Poetry’s current issue. Sonnet L’Abbé’s poem “CXIV” appears in the December 2017 issue. Previous posts in this series can...

  • From Poetry Magazine
    By Sonnet L'Abbé

    For our December 2017 playlist, we asked contributor Sonnet L’Abbé to curate a selection of music for us. You can read about her approach to creating the playlist below. Click here...

  • Freedom Square occupation in Chicago
    From Poetry Magazine
    By Kristiana Rae Colón

    Every day for as far back as I’m willing to scroll, playwright and novelist Monica Byrne has posted to Instagram a handwritten note with the date and the simple declaration: “I...

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Harriet is the literary blog for the Poetry Foundation. It is dedicated to featuring diverse and innovative thinking in areas of poetry and poetics, and serves as a portal to the latest poetry-related news.

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