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Harriet

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

    For you Romantics: Dr. Seamus Perry has written an introduction to Coleridge's "Kubla Khan" for the British Library's invaluable Discovering Literature. "[H]e didn’t take [opium] to provoke a dream vision,...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    At the Wordsworth Trust, a blog post by Jonathan Kerr looks at the making of Coleridge and Wordsworth's 1798 undertaking, Lyrical Ballads. A little historical context: "Not since the...

  • Featured Blogger
    By Jennifer Scappettone

    …And what if all of animated nature Be but organic Harps diversely framed, That tremble into thought, as o’er them sweeps Plastic and vast, one intellectual breeze, At once the Soul of each, and...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    What better way to segue into the weekend than with an insightful convo between two great writers and public figures, former president Jimmy Carter and current Young People’s Poet Laureate...

  • Featured Blogger
    By LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs

      “Land is connected intimately to bodies, bones, and ghosts. A place, inhabited in a body and psychology, and in their symbols, waits to hear its own voice and to experience...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    Katie Waldegrave's first book explores the tumultuous lives of Dora Wordsworth and Sara Coleridge. The daughters of poets, William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Dora and Sara suffered from opium-dependency,...

  • Open Door
    By Robert Pinsky

    On a personal level, affectionate teasing can express love, of course. In some families, benign mockery is a prized, vital form of intimacy. Comedy of the self, comedy of the...

  • Featured Blogger
    By Laura Sims

    To follow up on my previous post, I've gathered some thoughts on work from a few of my favorite poets living here in New York, all of whom happen to...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    According to this NY Times article: Norman Fruman, a scholar who roiled literary waters in the 1970s with a biography of Samuel Taylor Coleridge that accused the poet of stealing ideas...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    The New York Times' City Room reports that the MTA has begun talks with the Poetry Society of America to bring back Poetry in Motion. The program ended in 2008...

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