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A literary blog about poetry and related news
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  • Featured Blogger
    By Brian Teare

    Duncan has long been one of “the old poets” I go toward, someone whose “faltering…unaltering wrongness… has style,” “variable truth,” and “a plentitude of powers.”

    Robert Duncan, ca. 1980.
  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    Michael True reveals Denise Levertov's unique legacy in Worcester, Massachusetts, in an essay published in Worcester's Telegram & Gazette. "A major American poet of the 20th century, Denise Levertov left her...

    Denise Levertov
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    By Jennifer Bartlett

    As I have written before, I began Larry Eigner's biography out of passion, hope, and my good looks. For once I was beginning to feel part of something, which is...

  • 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...

  • From Poetry Magazine
    By Lindsay Garbutt

    Sometimes to move forward it helps to look back. Let’s turn our eyes to June 1966. What was happening fifty years ago in poetry and Poetry? It’s hardly a surprise that the...

  • Featured Blogger
    By Amy King

    [Editor's Note: Part 1 of "Call and Response: The Gifts of Women Poets" can be found here.] On Carolyn Kizer Carolyn Kizer was my poetry mentor, great friend and goddess. Here is an...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    The Collected Poems of Denise Levertov is reviewed by Adam Plunkett for The Nation. “'There are so many pressures on me,' Levertov told Duncan. 'I am only half here.' She...

  • Poetry News
    By Idra Novey

    These five books got under my skin. They are not books you read once with admiration but that later end up in your basement. They are also not new books...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    At the Huffington Post, Carl McColman considers the role religion played in later life and work of Denise Levertov. McColman reminds us that a full-fledged Levertov revival is underway (not...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    Ladies and gentlemen: the poet is in the world. In more ways than one, now that this new biography of Denise Levertov (author of The Poet in the World) has...

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