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A literary blog about poetry and related news
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  • 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.
  • Featured Blogger
    By Hai-Dang Phan

    My lover asks for a bedtime poem, and, as with anything she requests when we’re in bed, I’m more than willing to comply. This irregular ritual of ours offers an...

    Unmade bed with shaded window.
  • Featured Blogger
    By Andrew Joron

    Water assumes the shape of its container. Water that overspills its container immediately assumes the shape of the universe. Meaning also assumes the shape of its (semiotic) container. But to fulfill...

    Leonardo_da_vinci, Deluge Drawing
  • Featured Blogger
    By Rodney Koeneke

    I can’t be the only one who’s looked at Duchamp’s “Fountain” and thought what beautiful things toilets are. The sinuous, vaguely anthropomorphic shape; the porcelain’s serene shine; the holes in...

    Noah Purifory "Welcome" gate
  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    Evan Kindley writes about Ezra Pound and the insanity defense in relation to Daniel Swift's recent book, The Bughouse: The Poetry, Politics, and Madness of Ezra Pound. To provide some background, Kindley begins,...

    Daniel Swift, Bughouse: The Poetry, Politics, and Madness of Ezra Pound, cover
  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    At Fresh Air, Maureen Corrigan meditates on Ezra Pound's controversial status in the literary canon and his relevance within recent debates regarding artistic merit and bad behavior by men. Her...

    Daniel Swift, Bughouse: The Poetry, Politics, and Madness of Ezra Pound, cover
  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    Literary Hub posts an alarming article by Daniel Swift, an excerpt from his recent book The Bughouse: The Poetry, Politics, and Madness of Ezra Pound (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017). It's...

    Daniel Swift, Bughouse: The Poetry, Politics, and Madness of Ezra Pound, cover
  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    At Paris Review, Daniel Swift writes about finding a previously unpublished Ezra Pound poem in Schloss Brunnenburg castle. The discovery occured while Swift was researching Pound's years at St. Elizabeth's...

    Black and white photograph of Ezra Pound seated.
  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    A conference at the University of Pennsylvania this week says "yes." According to the 27th Ezra Pound International Conference, which takes place at the university and is entitled, “Ezra Pound,...

  • Featured Blogger
    By Mia You

    Gucci S/S 2017 Ready-to-Wear show in Milan. Is poetry the hot new soundtrack for fashion? Earlier this year, during New York Fashion Week, designer Tracy Reese asked four poets–Aja Monet,...

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