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  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    At the New York Times, Stephanie Burt shares a few of her favorite recent poetry collections. Many of them tackle controversial or politicized subjects, for example, Fatimah Asghar's book, If They...

    Fatimah Asghar, If They Come for Us, cover
  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    At The Rumpus, Barbara Berman reviews and recommends some holiday poetry-reads, including, to start, The Flame: Poems Notebooks Lyrics Drawings, by Leonard Cohen"His last collection of poems, notebook excerpts, lyrics, and...

    Leonard Cohen, The Flame, cover
  • From Poetry Magazine
    By Mona Arshi

    Each month we feature a guest post from a contributor to Poetry’s current issue.

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    At Literary Hub, Gabrielle Bellot contributes an article about Sylvia Plath's trajectory, mapping the publication of The Bell Jar, and Plath's ultimate suicide, before revealing her experiences in the contemporary moment,...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    Anne Waldman's new book, Trickster Feminism (Penguin, 2018) is given its review-due in the current New York Times Book Review. "The pervading mood in 'Trickster Feminism' is of a piece with our...

    Anne Waldman, Trickster Feminism, cover
  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    John McMurtrie writes for the SF Gate about Lawrence Ferlinghetti, who recently "warmly welcomed an interviewer at his second-floor apartment on a country-quiet street in North Beach." Listen to it...

    Lawrence Ferlinghetti
  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    At Los Angeles Review of Books, read Lynne Feeley's consideration of Julie Dobrow's After Emily: Two Remarkable Women and the Legacy of America’s Greatest Poet. In the introduction to her article,...

    Julie Dobrow, After Emily, cover
  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    New York Times journalist Ed Pavlic reviews Terrance Hayes's latest volume, To Float in the Space Between: A Life and Work in Conversation With the Life and Work of Etheridge Knight (Wave,...

    Terrance Hayes, To Float in the Space Between, cover
  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    Joanna Biggs reviews both volumes of Sylvia Plath's letters, Vol. I: 1940-56, edited by Peter Steinberg and Karen Kukil, and Vol. II: 1956-63 (both, Faber & Faber, 2017-2018), for the London Review of Books. "After Anne...

    Sylvia Plath, Collected Letters, cover
  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    The New York Times Book Review this week includes Natalie Diaz's look at Eileen Myles's most recent collection, Evolution (Grove, 2018). "The questions Myles asks," writes Diaz, "are queer questions,...

    Eileen Myles, Evolution, cover
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