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A literary blog about poetry and related news
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  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    CBC Books interviews Aisha Sasha John today—mere hours before the $65,000 Griffin Poetry Prize winners are to be announced—and the eight questions asked come from eight fellow writers. For instance, Jowita Bydlowska asks, "Do...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    The Toronto Star interviews the Griffin Poetry Prize finalists! Two winners will be selected, out of seven—one from Canada, one international—and announced this coming week, June 7. Writes Deborah Dundas: "The...

    Aisha John
  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    Author of the Griffin Prize–shortlisted THOU, Aisha Sasha John, answers a question from CBC Books: "What is the power of poetry?" "Poetry is theatre for freedom," John says. More: ...[O]ur freedoms are a function...

    Aisha Sasha John, Thou, cover
  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    Montreal-based writer, dancer, performer, and poet Aisha Sasha John talks about her much-anticipated next book of poems, I have to live (McClelland & Stewart, April 2017) at CBC Books. "I...

  • Featured Blogger
    By Oli Hazzard

    It’s been a terrible year, so I’m going to spend the last day of it by just writing about a few things that brought me joy, and challenged how I...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    Q: Where can you find an epistolary interview with Juliana Spahr, led by Sandeep Parmar, covering the intricacies of U.S. and U.K. poetry, race in British arts and culture, "[r]evolution-aligned"...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    Michael Newton reviews Toronto poet Aisha Sasha John's recent collection, Thou (BookThug 2014). We are grateful. "How do we see what we see?" Newton asks at The Urchin Movement. He...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    At Coldfront, poet and editor Ali Power contributes her remembrance to an ongoing, multi-part feature on the life and work of New York School poet Paul Violi, who died in...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    Direct address: BookThug has posted video and audio of Aisha Sasha John reading from her new book, THOU, which has some pretty fine press-writing around it: "In THOU, Aisha Sasha...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    The Poetry Project's second round of coveted “Emerge-Surface-Be” mentor fellowships has been announced! (We were happy to help ya apply last year, and also featured an Open Door piece with...

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