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

    Marwa Helal's first book, Invasive Species (Nightboat Books, 2018), is reviewed by Miller Oberman for Fence Books's Constant Critic.

    Marwa Helal
  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    Fence has unearthed from its archives—the Fall/Winter 2011 issue—a very good read for your Tuesday, particularly if you are already into the work of Theresa Hak Kyung Cha. Most people, writes...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    The inaugural Whiting Literary Magazine Prizes have been announced, going to Fence and A Public Space (print), and Words Without Borders (digital prize). "Prizes are awarded in print and digital categories to smaller and...

    Fence magazine, cover
  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    Peter Mishler's series of interviews with contemporary poets continues with Wendy Xu, author of Phrasis (Fence, 2017). Much of their conversation contends with "the impossible complexity of immigrant love." "My...

    Wendy Xu
  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    Jaime Zuckerman reviews Wendy Xu's Phrasis (Fence Books, 2017) for the current issue of Diode. "Her technique is something like linguistic cubism," writes Zuckerman in a consideration of Xu's fragmented "lines and...

    Wendy Xu, Phrasis, cover
  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    Farid Matuk interviews Harmony Holiday for BOMB, making our week. Nice pull quote: "I don’t want the kind of career where everything is sensible and safe; I’d rather suffer through the...

    Harmony Holiday
  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    Harmony Holiday's new book, Hollywood Forever (Fence, 2017), is more than a print object. Case in point: her new read-along mix, The Gospel According to Citizens of a Strange Land....

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    Our pal Francesca DeMusz interviewed Stacy Szymaszek for Lit Hub yesterday. Szymaszek's new book, Journal of Ugly Sites and Other Journals, is recently out from Fence, and is "an active...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    At Hyperallergic, Michael Leong looks at the "difficult but rewarding" work of Aaron Kunin, particularly Cold Genius (Fence Books, 2014); and in the context of a recent formulation from Cal...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    We wrote about it just the other day and now we're back with a little more gusto: Kobe Bryant's "Dear Basketball" (the poem announcing his retirement) is gaining traction. Learn...

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