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  • Featured Blogger
    By Brian Teare

    Like sexual preference, textual preference occurs at the intersection of needs, desires, and the political realm of language.

    Hand sliding into a pair of black gloves.
Duane Michals, "The Pleasures of the Glove," 1974.  Gelatin silver print. © Duane Michals, courtesy of DC Moore Gallery, New York. Image courtesty of the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles.
  • Featured Blogger
    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 language by which we speak it....

    Duriel Harris_park bench by the lake at sunset
  • Featured Blogger
    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 with, were made smart about, and...

    Drawing of a poet playing a lyre.
  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    Phoebe Cripps writes for Frieze about Berlin's transmediale festival last weekend, at which, she writes, "Lisa Nakamura noted how many speakers had quoted poet, feminist and civil rights activist, Audre Lorde." The main...

    Audre Lorde
  • From Poetry Magazine
    By Harmony Holiday

    On a recent episode of the Poetry Magazine Podcast, we discussed Harmony Holiday’s poem “Sex tape or Future and Audre Lorde fall in love.” Holiday then wrote to us to...

    Harmony Holiday
  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    Literary Hub presents an excerpt from a new book of Audre Lorde's essays called A Burst of Light and Other Essays, published recently by Ixia Press. In this excerpt, Lorde...

    Audre Lorde
  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    The New Inquiry's Keguro Macharia makes a gathering public, and is "trying to think with Audre Lorde’s work, to identify certain keywords." "Difference is one, survival is another," writes Machiara. "Related...

    Audre Lorde
  • Featured Blogger
    By erica lewis

    I first met Tongo Eisen-Martin when he read at the monthly salon I held at my house in San Francisco. Part cocktail and dinner party, part poetry reading, these parties...

    Tongo Eisen-Martin
  • From Poetry Magazine
    By Alison C. Rollins

    Each month we feature a guest post from a contributor to Poetry’s current issue. Alison C. Rollins’s poems “The Beastangel” and “What the Lyric Be” appear in the April 2017 issue. Previous posts...

  • Featured Blogger
    By David Trinidad

    1 Last November, on election day, on a flight from New York to Chicago, I reread William Carlos Williams’s Spring and All.  I planned to assign it for a graduate poetics...

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