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    By Harriet Staff

    If you were away for April and missed the rich, dynamic series of blog posts we published during National Poetry Month, here's your chance to catch up on what you missed.

    Illustration for the Harriet Blog's National Poetry Month Blogathon.
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    By Tyehimba Jess

    As a teacher of poetry, I find myself constantly telling my students to take some time to learn the history of the lands they and their family have inhabited, the...

    The Fisk Jubilee Singers in 1882. They are, from left to right, Patti Malone, George E. Barrett, Mattie L. Lawrence, C.W. Payne, Ella Shepard (seated), F.J. Loudin, Maggie L. Porter (seated), B.W. Thomas, and Mabel R. Lewis (seated).
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    By Nick Twemlow

    Ten years ago, Canarium Books became a reality. From my vantage a decade out, this venture—which I co-edit with the publisher Josh Edwards, and Robyn Schiff and Lynn Xu—appears to have been inevitable. Largely, because of...

    A shelf of Canarium Book titles
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    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
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    By Noel Black

    A couple years ago, a poet friend asked me for advice on opening a non-profit small press bookstore and arts space. My wife, visual artist Marina Eckler, had recently opened...

    Mountain Fold Books interior
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    By erica lewis

    I've been thinking about race and politics a lot. And the ancestors. And what it means to not just survive. Surviving beyond Black power and marches and movements and how...

    erica lewis with pup Leo
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    By Jennifer Moxley

    In communities of poets, one can sometimes perceive a faint hum of grumbling ambivalence about the fact that many of us fell in love with, were made smart about, and...

    Drawing of a poet playing a lyre.
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    By Brandon Brown

    I’m sure that most of you are familiar with a few myths of durability which are, finally, fake news. Of course, if you swallow gum it does not live in...

    Satanic looking hands giving the heavy metal devil horns sign.
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    By Carmen Giménez Smith

    We are here to say no. This is a statement of utter denouncement of utter refusal of white supremacist redeployment of the treatment of blackness, black murder as raw material...

    Why you gotta be so extra? meme
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    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
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