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Harriet

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

    FSG's Work in Progress, "a compendium of original works, exclusive excerpts, and interviews with authors from Farrar, Straus and Giroux," features an essay on the work of James Wright and the...

    James Wright
  • Featured Blogger
    By Philip Jenks

    Turn one way and it’s all chatter. The chatter is clear, prosaic. Institutions treasure this particular form of language. Monikered as transparency, it reveals less than it conceals. This is the...

    John Wieners, Behind the State Capitol or Cincinnati Pike, cover
  • Featured Blogger
    By Marie Buck

    My first poetry professor, in undergrad, used to talk a lot about “the lyric moment” in a poem. I’m not sure if this is a thing a lot of people...

    Popcorn
  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    Honing one's craft can be an admirable pursuit, so long as the weirdness can still get in. At Literary Hub, Michael Bazzett wonders if a poet's attempt to chase down...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    Troy Jollimore reviews Jonathan Blunk's new biography of poet James Wright for the Washington Post's Books section. As Jollimore explains, Wright's poetry had a "dynamic energy," the result of his...

    James Wright
  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    At the Star Tribune, Mark Gustafson takes a look into Jonathan Blunk's recent biography of poet James Wright. Gustafson makes note of Wright's most anthologized poems, including "A Blessing," "Milkweed,"...

    James Wright
  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    Happy Valentine's Day, dear readers. To celebrate, we'd like to direct your attention to Literary Hub, where Emily Temple has compiled a list of the most (and least) beautiful, erudite,...

  • Featured Blogger
    By Anthony Madrid

    Have you ever tried to teach somebody how commas work? It’s a nightmare. You learn fast enough: You can’t go preaching that simple thing your own teachers told you in...

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