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Harriet

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

    At the New Yorker, Hilton Als speaks with Coralie Kraft about God Made My Face: A Collective Portrait of James Baldwin: his newest curatorial achievement, which recently opened at David Zwirner...

    James Baldwin
  • Open Door
    By Harmony Holiday

    Being such an attentive and heroic witness can mean that you yourself, as that witness, are never entirely seen.

    Black and white image of James Baldwin.
  • 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 Jill Magi

    Last month I watched the film “I Am Not Your Negro”[1] and I dialed in as James Baldwin asked what it is about white people that their identity should need...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    We're re-reading poems "Le sporting-club de Monte Carlo (for Lena Horne)" and "Stagerlee wonders" by James Baldwin on account of his birthday (he would be 93 today)!  Jacket Copy is...

    Image of James Baldwin.
  • Featured Blogger
    By Paolo Javier

    Nov 9 Work all the time—manic depression but learn to use yourself: when up, drive in—when down assume the clerk--there's plenty of room for both. —William Carlos Williams In your transit journal,...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    Let's get right to it: Outside it's hot as hell Read some poems by Frederick Seidel In addition to the four poems linked above, we also added "February 30th," which, coincidentally, would be the day...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    May we conclude today with a note from James Baldwin. At Brain Pickings, Maria Popova recently compiled an enduring amount of wisdom from Baldwin, such as this gem: "If you...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    Jacqueline Woodson, The Poetry Foundation's Young People’s Poet Laureate--and the author of over 30 books--has written about the importance of James Baldwin for none other than Vanity Fair! "The ordinary black...

  • Featured Blogger
    By Andrew Zawacki

    From boom boxes to money rolls, many of the props in Wild Style, Charlie Ahearn’s 1982 dramatization of the burgeoning New York street scene of wholecarring and rapoffs; breakdancing and...

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