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Harriet

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

    This morning we learned that beloved poet Mary Oliver passed away at the age of 83.

    Image of Mary Oliver with her dog.
  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    The New York Times reports Chinese poet and promoter of dissident writers like Liu Xiaobo, Meng Lang, passed away on December 12 in Hong Kong at the age of 57. The cause...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Meena Alexander, who died on November 21st in New York. At India Abroad, Suman Guha Mozumder remarks on Alexander's literary...

    Black and white headshot of Meena Alexander.
  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    British poet Judith Kazantzis has died at the age of 78, writes The Independent's Christine Manby. Kazantzis, one of the last debutantes in British society, spent her adult life advocating for social...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    Over the weekend we received word that celebrated poet, playwright, and performer Ntozake Shange passed away at the age of 70. She was, in New York Times journalist Laura Collins-Hughes's...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    This morning we heard the sad news of the death of Tony Hoagland. The cause was pancreatic cancer, according to his wife, Kathleen Lee. An award-winning poet and frequent contributor to...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    The New York Times has published an obituary for poet Tom Clark, who died on August 18 at the age of 77. "His wife, Angelica, said he died in a hospital a...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    The poet Tom Clark passed away unexpectedly on Friday after being struck by a car while crossing the street in North Berkeley, according to Berkeleyside. It reported on the collision before Clark...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    On Friday, we learned of the loss of poet and editor Bill Corbett. A longtime fixture on the Boston poetry scene, Corbett was also the publisher of Pressed Wafer, a...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    At the Irish Times, Marie O'Halloran reflects on the life of Matthew Sweeney. Sweeney, a poet who passed away too soon, was, in O'Halloran's words, "a member of Aosdána, which honours...

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