The Top Ten Most-Read Articles on

Of all the articles on, these received the most page views:

1. "Show Your Work" by Matthew Zapruder

2. "Going Negative" by Jason Guriel

3. "Poetry Can Be Any Damn Thing it Wants" by Mary Ann Caws

4. "To Strive, To Seek, To Find, and Not to Yield" by Stephen Burt

5.  "The Hero and the Gunslinger" by Aram Saroyan

6. "Let's Face It, Nobody in Love is Original" by Jeremy Richards

7. "Only Connect" by Tao Lin

8. "I Blame Blogs" by Allison Glock

9. "Born Digital" by Stephanie Strickland

10. "Sex, Drugs, and Thom Gunn" by Tom Sleigh

The Top Ten Most-Read Posts on Harriet

Of all the posts on Harriet, these received the most page views:

1. "Craig Arnold" by Don Share

2. "It's Always a Bad Time for Poetry" by Kenneth Goldsmith

3. "I've never had a sad cup of coffee" by Nick Twemlow

4. "Plath as a Major Poet: A Thread from WOM-PO" by Annie Finch

5. "The Inaugural Poem" by Travis Nichols

6. "A Few Harriet Statistics" by Catherine Halley

7. "I Hate Poetry" by Eileen Myles

8. "Mystery & Birds: 5 Ways to Practice Poetry" by Ada Limón

9. "John Updike's Non-Poetry" by Eileen Myles

10. "No, You Shut Up!" by Travis Nichols

Originally Published: June 23rd, 2009

Travis Nichols is the author of two books of poetry: Iowa (2010, Letter Machine Editions) and See Me Improving (2010); and he is the author of two novels: Off We Go Into the Wild Blue Yonder (2012) and The More You Ignore Me (2013). He has contributed to The Believer, Paste, The...

  1. June 23, 2009
     michael robbins

    I want to know what the '08 stats were.

  2. June 24, 2009
     Travis Nichols

    Here you go:\r


    1. Verse by the Yard\r

    2. Enter Sandman\r

    3. I Go to AWP\r

    4. The Long Goodbye\r

    5. Of Antibiotics and iPods\r

    6. The Sheep Child\r

    7. Post-Apocalypse, Poetry, and Robots\r

    8. You Call That Poetry?!\r

    9. Want Ads\r

    10. Time Took My Leafy Hours Away\r

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  3. June 25, 2009
     michael robbins

    Yep, robots. That's what I figured.

  4. June 25, 2009
     Travis Nichols

    I've got a story in the works that reveals Mark Sanfod's Argentinian mistress is actually a robot poetry critic specializing in mid-career Ed Dorn. Should be a hit.

  5. June 25, 2009
     Don Share

    The Gov.'s e-mails to his companion contain sheer poetry: "I am most jealous of your salad under the palm tree." Stevens could have written that.