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  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    Robertson is the author, most recently, of The Long Take. In conversation with Rachel Cooke, he talks about his writing and his work as an editor at Jonathan Cape. In...

    Robin Robertson, The Long Take, cover
  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    For Douglas Messerli, Charles Bernstein's new book, Near / Miss (University of Chicago Press, 2018), "toys with and overstates issues, creating a constantly shifting sense of reality." More, from Messerli's review, at Hyperallergic: One...

    Charles Bernstein, Near Miss, cover
  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    At Los Angeles Review of Books, Karen Kevorkian reviews poet Gail Wronsky's Imperfect Pastorals (What Books Press, 2017), a book comprised of pastorally-inclined poems that take their titles from Virgil’s Georgics. "Her poems banter with the...

    Gail Wronsky, Imperfect Pastorals, cover
  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    Readers unfamiliar with James Merrill's Book of Ephraim may want to nosedive into Richie Hofmann's article at the Los Angeles Review of Books, which explores a new edition of Merrill's book-length...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    United States poet laureate Tracy K. Smith contributes an essay to the New York Times exploring why, and how, poets are suddenly more willing to address political concerns in the public...

    Tracy K. Smith
  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    Rowan Ricardo Phillips's new book, The Circuit: A Tennis Odyssey (FSG, 2018), is reviewed by Walton Muyumba for the LA Times. "At first glance, 'The Circuit' may seem odd," writes Muyuma, "an...

    Rowan Ricardo Phillips, The Circuit, cover
  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    NPR Books thinks poetry may be the perfect holiday gift, and Mary Louise Kelly of All Things Considered has invited writers to talk about the books they'll be gifting. First up is...

  • Open Door
    By Harmony Holiday

    My favorite black radical, the artist formerly known as LeRoi Jones, I’d assumed until recently was born with a special capacity for revolutionary consciousness, not made that way. And I was...

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  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    At Literary Hub, read an excerpt from Norma Cole's introduction to Raúl Zurita's INRI, published by New York Review of Books. Cole writes: "Zurita chose to stay in Chile, enduring the...

    Raúl Zurita
  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    Alison Flood observes mounting accusations against poet Ailey O'Toole, whose poem, "Gun Metal," bears a notable similarity to Rachel McKibbens's poem, "three strikes." At The Guardian, Flood begins, "A prize-nominated poet’s debut...

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