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    By Joel Craig

    At its most negatively capable, poetry pinches your business, your situation, your significance, and supplants it with protoplasm, percussion, and clairvoyance. It rewires your...

    A man DJing, photo shot from behind.
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    By Joel Craig

    It’s the summer of 2001 and you’re launching a reading series. Through a longtime poet-friend visiting, you meet a new poet-friend and over beers...

    A view of the audience sitting at a poetry reading
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    By Harriet Staff

    If you were away for April and missed the rich, dynamic series of blog posts we published during National Poetry Month, here's your chance to...

    Illustration for the Harriet Blog's National Poetry Month Blogathon.
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    By Tyehimba Jess

    As a teacher of poetry, I find myself constantly telling my students to take some time to learn the history of the lands they...

    The Fisk Jubilee Singers in 1882. They are, from left to right, Patti Malone, George E. Barrett, Mattie L. Lawrence, C.W. Payne, Ella Shepard (seated), F.J. Loudin, Maggie L. Porter (seated), B.W. Thomas, and Mabel R. Lewis (seated).
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    By Nick Twemlow

    Ten years ago, Canarium Books became a reality. From my vantage a decade out, this venture—which I co-edit with the publisher Josh Edwards, and Robyn Schiff and Lynn Xu—appears to...

    A shelf of Canarium Book titles
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    By Duriel E. Harris

    For those of us who write, it is necessary to scrutinize not only the truth of what we speak, but the truth of that...

    Duriel Harris_park bench by the lake at sunset
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    By Noel Black

    A couple years ago, a poet friend asked me for advice on opening a non-profit small press bookstore and arts space. My wife, visual...

    Mountain Fold Books interior
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    By erica lewis

    I've been thinking about race and politics a lot. And the ancestors. And what it means to not just survive. Surviving beyond Black power...

    erica lewis with pup Leo
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    By Jennifer Moxley

    In communities of poets, one can sometimes perceive a faint hum of grumbling ambivalence about the fact that many of us fell in love...

    Drawing of a poet playing a lyre.
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    By Brandon Brown

    I’m sure that most of you are familiar with a few myths of durability which are, finally, fake news. Of course, if you swallow...

    Satanic looking hands giving the heavy metal devil horns sign.
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The Poetry Foundation's blog for poetry and related news.

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