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A literary blog about poetry and related news
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  • 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....

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    By Evie Shockley

    “It was not natural.  And she was the first.”  With these words, June Jordan opens her incisive and deeply moving essay on poet Phillis Wheatley, whose emergence from the hold...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    Emily Berry's new poetry collection, Stranger, Baby (Faber & Faber), roots around in the writer's subconscious in order to paint a complex portrait of human dreams and desires, loss and...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    At the Guardian, Nicholas Lezard reviews iteration numero uno of the re-vamped Penguin Modern Poets Series: a collection featuring work by Anne Carson, Emily Berry, and Sophie Collins. Getting people to...

  • Featured Blogger
    By Amy King

    [Editor's Note: Part 1 of "Call and Response: The Gifts of Women Poets" can be found here.] On Carolyn Kizer Carolyn Kizer was my poetry mentor, great friend and goddess. Here is an...

  • From Poetry Magazine
    By Lindsay Garbutt

    From the cover of Richard Siken's War of the Foxes; artwork by David de las Heras. The Reading List is a feature of Poetry magazine’s Editors’ Blog. This month contributors...

  • Featured Blogger
    By Jericho Brown

    [A version of this talk was given at AWP in Minneapolis on April 10th, 2015 as part of the Neglected American Masters panel with James Allen Hall, Yona Harvey, and...

  • Featured Blogger
    By francine j. harris

    You walk among the stars and are subject to the stars. You turn a corner and the air seems to turn with you, to bend around you. A personal experiment...

  • From Poetry Magazine
    By Lindsay Garbutt

    By Tatsuro Kiuchi. He has illustrated two Poetry magazine covers: July/August 2009 and October 2011. Emily Berry I had a nightmare last night, probably because I am currently reading The Shining...

  • From Poetry Magazine
    By Lindsay Garbutt

    Margaret Walker with poets at Jackson State College festival. Walker is in the front row, second from right, with Langston Hughes to the right and Robert Hayden at top...

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