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Record-a-Poem on SoundCloud March 26, 2013: We at Harriet Headquarters are still feeling the cold this early spring, one could even say we’re down right Frosty (happy b-day today, btw), but despite the weather we’re welcoming a [...] by

Meet the Poetry Foundation’s New President Robert Polito January 23, 2013: [Editor’s note: The Foundation announced today that Robert Polito will become president of the Poetry Foundation on July 8, 2013. Read the press release here, or download the full press kit [...] by

Christian Wiman Announces Departure from Poetry Magazine January 2, 2013: Here’s some big news coming out of our own Poetry magazine: today, Editor Christian Wiman announced he will leave Poetry on June 30, 2013, after a decade as the editor of the magazine, to join [...] by

Introducing Norma Cole March 5, 2012: This month, Harriet welcomes poet, translator, and teacher Norma Cole as our latest “Craft Work” writer. Norma Cole’s recent books of poetry include Natural Light, Where Shadows Will: [...] by

Thank you, National Poetry Month bloggers! May 2, 2011: Another National Poetry Month has come and gone, and we’d like to take this second day of May to send out a big thank you to all of our Harriet bloggers for the past month. Thank you, Anselm [...] by

Nikki Giovanni praises poetry and Nancy Pelosi April 18, 2011: Nikki Giovanni will at the Harold Washington Library in Chicago next Saturday in celebration of National Poetry Month. She took a few minutes to talk about her favorite books, poems, and people. What [...] by

A preview of poetryfoundation.org’s new site March 31, 2011: In the next few weeks, you’ll notice some significant changes on poetryfoundation.org. With the help of Tierra Innovation, we’ve redesigned the site to offer a richer online experience for poetry [...] by

Mary Karr lunches with Studs Terkel March 29, 2011: Mary Karr reads on Tuesday, April 5 at the Art Institute of Chicago’s Rubloff Auditorium. She took a few minutes to talk about what she’s reading, what she’s read, and who [...] by

Poems of sorrow and grieving for Japan March 18, 2011: If poetry is good in the ways that we hope it is, then the despair generated by the ongoing crisis in Japan may be at least partially counteracted by poetry’s power to crystallize and to connect. [...] by

The Poetry magazine podcast wins an Ellie March 16, 2011: The Poetry podcast, a monthly conversation about the magazine with the editors, has just won a National Magazine Award for Digital Media. The American Society of Magazine Editors and the Columbia [...] by