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Harriet

A literary blog about poetry and related news
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    By Diana Arterian

    There is a distinct and emerging trend within the poetry world that one might traditionally call “poetry of witness,” but bears an ethics I think of as a “counter-monument poetics.”

    David Shannon-Lier, "Reflection of the Rising Moon Over Our Home, Mesa, Arizona. 2014." Backyard with fluorescent tube light hanging from the sky.
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    By Christopher Soto

    This week it was announced that President Trump is moving to end DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), a program that allows nearly 800,000 people protection from deportation and the...

    Book covers for Janine Josephs <em>Driving Without a License</em> and Marcelo Hernandez Castillo <em>Cenzontle</em>, two of the members of the Undocupoets Campaign, along with Christopher Soto and Javier Zamora.
  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    At Mute Magazine, poet and critic Amy De'Ath explores at length the aesthetics and complications of laying and lying (down) in Bhanu Kapil's Ban en Banlieue (Nightboat, 2015). Ban’s "l(a)ying-down,"...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    At the Los Angeles Review of Books, Maureen N. McLane does us all a favor and connects the work Bhanu Kapil, Juliana Spahr, and Anne Boyer. McLane invokes, favorably, Dorothea...

  • Featured Blogger
    By Jennifer Scappettone

    Siren Aria (a fragment) …It’s still conductive, pornographic. The plumbing a listening hose for        strangers rooting around  In the house’s howls: I unwelcome Pan-  Am out of breath.  Fearing the mammograph. Does one Sioux Chief Full-Slip...

  • Featured Blogger
    By Lucas de Lima

    Among the many pointed questions that Lucas de Lima raises in “Poetry Betrays Whiteness” is that of how positions of unitedstatesian privilege can be used “to fight structural inequality and...

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    By Anne Boyer

    The pathology report was terrifying. It said the primary tumor was ugly: highly aggressive triple negative breast cancer, necrotic, reproducing at a rate beyond fast. And my friends, many of...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    The lists are coming...Manohla Dargis even quoted Umberto Eco, noting that "[w]e like lists because we don’t want to die.” Can't argue with that! Here are the best Best Poetry...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    In March, Hoa Nguyen moderated a three-part conversation about "policing in the literary world" for VIDA; the third installment has just gone up. Carmen Giménez Smith notes that "Hoa sent...

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    By CAConrad

    To be a black man in the United States of America is to be in a constant state of war and I am tired, I’m just so tired of the...

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