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Harriet

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

    Thomas Lux, the editor of Bill Knott's latest selected poems, I Am Flying Into Myself, passed away early this year, while Knott died in 2014. To mark the publication of...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    At Paris Review, journalist Angela Chen weighs end-of-life verse traditions in Eastern and Western culture. Born in China, Chen's parents didn't give her a name until they immigrated to the...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    Paris Review's digital edition features a lively conversation between Ben Lerner and Alexander Kluge about the lyric, prose, and we're sorry, what?, did someone say green tea crème brûlée? Very...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    Paris Review Daily has now published two of Anthony Madrid's quasi-kōan sets, "Both speech and silence are involved in transcendent detachment and subtle wisdom. How can we pass through without...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    After his initial failure as a commercial novelist, "American legend to be" Herman Melville took a stab at poetry (but unfortunately failed at that too). Via Literary Hub: When Herman Melville...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    At Paris Review, Mary Jacobus presents pages from her book Reading Cy Twombly: Poetry in Paint to demonstrate how poetry inspired Twombly's painterly work. These images, selected from my book...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    Don't knock it 'til you've tried it! In the Paris Review's daily installment, Anthony Madrid coaxes readers toward the satisfying and most beneficial effects of the otherwise rather unpopular poetic...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    From Paris Review's "Department of Tomfoolery," Dan Piepenbring reports on Kanye West's latest contribution to the poetry world, a poem about McDonald's in Frank Ocean's recently published zine Boys Don't...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    Whew! Is it the heatwave or is it the Earl of Rochester that's got us sweating? At Paris Review, poet and now-Texan Anthony Madrid shares his thoughts on canonical poetry...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    Awesome poet, teacher, and activist (and former Harriet blogger) Morgan Parker is in the spotlight at Paris Review where Alex Dueben engages her in a conversation about the roles of...

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