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Harriet

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

    The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded the organization a historic gift of $2.2 million to support poets laureate across the US and to bolster the work of the Poetry...

    Academy of American Poets, logo
  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    USA Today's Journal Sentinel shares news that Academy of American Poets Director Jen Benka will be speaking at Milwaukee's Woodland Pattern next week, as part of the poetry organization's annual gala....

    Jen Benka
  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    Newtown, Connecticut resident and writer Brian Clements–whose wife, a teacher, survived the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting–is a co-editor, with Alexandra Teague and Dean Rader, of Bullets into Bells: Poets and Citizens...

    Bullets Into Bells, anthology, cover
  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    We'll round out the day with some good news coming from our friends at the Mellon Foundation, who announce poet Elizabeth Alexander will head the organization as its new president....

    Elizabeth Alexander
  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    Poet and Academy of American Poets Executive Director Jen Benka believes poetry can change the world, says Ruben Quesada at Chicago Review of Books, where the two minds have met for...

    Jen Benka
  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    At the Huffington Post, Jen Benka—poet and director of The Academy of American Poets—responds to the onslaught of "Is Poetry Dead?" articles that arrive each April, just in time for...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    In potentially life-changing news, The Academy of American Poets announced today some changes to eligibility criteria for their poetry and book prizes, thanking personally Marcelo Hernandez Castillo, Christopher Soto, and...

  • Featured Blogger
    By Stephanie Young

    written for a performance with Dohee Lee and Simon Pettet on March 28, 2014 Poetry is not for the passive. It is, as Mayakovsky knew, at its very heart tendentious. Even...

  • Featured Blogger
    By George Quasha

    Photo by Anne Tardos The basic question behind what I think of as root poetics sounds simple: what is language doing—for the poet, for humans at large, for the world—in...

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