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  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    It wouldn't be Thanksgiving without Geoffrey Gatza's Thanksgiving Menu-Poem, and this year Rachel Blau DuPlessis is seated as the guest of honor. If you're coming to Gatza's the table for...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    "Starvation and Suffering Also Get You High," goes the headline in Eileen Myles's new piece about the writing in Can Xue's Love in the New Millennium, at the Paris Review. "In Can Xue’s Love, all...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    At the New York Times, read Will Hermes's take on Patti Smith's new audiobook, Patti Smith: Words and Music. Hermes explains, "whatever 'Patti Smith at the Minetta Lane: Words and...

    Patti Smith
  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    Fence has unearthed from its archives—the Fall/Winter 2011 issue—a very good read for your Tuesday, particularly if you are already into the work of Theresa Hak Kyung Cha. Most people, writes...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    In lovely news, Lauren Levin, author of The Braid (Krupskaya, 2016) and, most recently, Justice Piece // Transmission (Timeless, Infinite Light, 2018), has just been awarded San Francisco State University's Poetry Center Book Award! Presented...

    Lauren Levin, Justice-Piece--Transmission, cover
  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    Visit the New Yorker to read Hilton Als's tribute to Ntozake Shange, who, like Als's sister, passed away all too soon as a result of M.S. Als begins, "I am...

  • From Poetry Magazine
    By Holly Amos

    The Reading List is a feature of Poetry’s Editors’ Blog. This month contributors to the November 2018 issue share some recommendations.

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  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    Rolling Stone's Simon Vozick-Levinson tracks Speedy Ortiz singer-songwriter Sadie Dupuis's return to poetry, after years devoted to her four-piece band. It's her first collection of poems, but, as Vozick-Levinson writes,...

    Sadie Dupuis_Mouthguard, cover
  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    Visit the Paris Review to read Lauren LeBlanc's interview with Natasha Trethewey about her recently-published collection of new and selected poetry, Monument. Their conversation spans Trethewey's early life in Mississippi and poetry's...

    Natasha Trethewey, Monument, cover
  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    Stuart Walton looks at Jack Kerouac's artwork, seen specifically through Kerouac: Beat Painting, the "catalog of an exhibition mounted, between December 2017 and April 2018, at the MAGA Gallery at Gallarate in...

    Jack Kerouac
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