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Harriet

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

    Margot McMahon is the sculptor behind a new public artwork in Gwendolyn Brooks Park, which pays homage to the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet who would have been 101 years old today....

    Gwendolyn Brooks
  • 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

    For the New Yorker's "Culture Desk," Doreen St. Félix writes about Chicago poets Eve L. Ewing and Nate Marshall's recent participation in the shadow-box play, No Blue Memories: The Life of...

    No Blue Memories
  • Featured Blogger
    By Vincent Katz

    I am surrounded by books and anthologies of poetry. They give solace in dark times, fire up emboldened resistance, and provide delight in musical form. Here’s a selection of what...

    New Negro Poets, cover
  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    At Literary Hub, Carina del Valle Schorske considers Gwendolyn Brooks's impact, long after her death, through  her revered protagonist, Maud Martha. "Maud Martha, the person, exceeds Maud Martha, the project. Of course,...

    Gwendolyn Brooks
  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    Julie Enszer has been haunted by Gwendolyn Brooks, she writes at The Rumpus. "It is like she is just around every corner. Lurking in the back of my mind. I...

    Gwendolyn Brooks
  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    Chicago is celebrating two grand anniversaries this year: 1) Gwendolyn Brooks's centennial and 2) Pablo Picasso's iconic sculpture in Daly Plaza turns the big five-oh. Our friends at DNAinfo remind...

    Pablo Picasso sculpture in Daly Plaza, Chicago
  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    At the New York Times, Gwendolyn Brooks is the subject of a review by Claudia Rankine, who directs Times readers to two freshly-published anthologies inspired by Brooks's fantastically rich oeuvre. The Golden Shovel Anthology,...

    Gwendolyn Brooks
  • Featured Blogger
    By erica lewis

    When I decided to do this series of interviews based on how poet and scholar Tyrone Williams defines and depicts our "generations" in his intro to mary wants to be...

    Tonya Foster
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