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  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    For Hyperallergic's "Weekend Reads" installment, Douglas Messerli discusses the poetry of Ted Greenwald. "On June 17, 2016 my friend, poet Ted Greenwald, died at...

    Ted Greenwald
  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    "It is hard to imagine the past half-century of pleasurable reading without the many strange books that clattered forth from [Harry] Mathews’s linguistic contraptions,"...

    Harry Mathews, The Solitary Twin, cover
  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    Poet and writer Dale Enggass considers themes of salvation, materialism, and transcendence in Melville’s Moby-Dick and Pamela Lu's Ambient Parking Lot (Kenning Editions, 2011) alongside a...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    Aimee Nezhukumatathil's latest collection, Oceanic, is "her strongest, most confident writing yet," Jeannine Hall Gailey of The Rumpus remarks. It's been seven years since Nezhukumatathil's...

    Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Oceanic, cover
  • From Poetry Magazine
    By Holly Amos

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

    Hot pink background with White text that reads "There is no such thing as Native American poetry." Below the white text, in black text, the quote is attributed to Heid E. Erdrich.
  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    The 2017 VIDA Count is here: "In this current political climate, amid the #MeToo era, we must ask if abuse and bigotry are anything...

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  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    At the Los Angeles Review of Books's blog, BLARB, Andy Fitch interviews Caroline Bergvall about her early works and most recent projects. In his...

    Caroline Bergvall
  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    At the New Yorker, Katy Waldman discusses Yrsa Daley-Ward's transition from "instapoet" to memoirist. "Has poetry taken over Instagram, or has Instagram taken over poetry?"...

    Yrsa Daley-Ward
  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    Flash Art shares an excerpt from the forthcoming book, Gordon Matta Clark: Physical Poetics (UC Press, 2019), by poet and writer Frances Richard: "'The term anarchitecture was more or...

  • Featured Blogger
    By Roberto Tejada

    Born at the crossroads with the punk/performance art and music scene of Los Angeles in the late 1970s and early 1980s were budding intellectual...

    Oscar Castillo, Street View August 29th Chicano Moratorium, 1970.
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