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Harriet

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

    This week we were saddened to hear of the death of Gerrit Lansing, as remembrances and tributes on social media have poured in. Earlier...

    Gerrit Lansing
  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    Nicaraguan-born poet and "a voice for the voiceless and the dispossessed" Claribel Alegría has died at the age of 93, reports the New York...

    Claribel Alegria
  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    "Reality marks you. You can't shut yourself away." Claribel Alegría said, in a 1991 conversation with The Economist about her experience writing from Latin America. The author...

    Claribel Alegria
  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    Revered Irish poet Richard Murphy has died at the age of 90. "A regular broadcaster on RTÉ and the BBC, his work is included...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    We're saddened to learn of the passing of the masterful science fiction writer and poet Ursula K. Le Guin. The lone daughter of two...

    Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    We mourn the loss of Chilean poet Nicanor Parra, who died today at the age of 103. John Otis at the Washington Post writes,...

    Nicanor Parra
  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    The BBC posts a remembrance about poet Jenny Joseph, whose writing rose to prominence with her poem "Warning." Joseph passed away at 85. As...

    Jenny Joseph
  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    He influenced the Last Poets and worked as a political activist with the African National Congress, serving as poet laureate in 2006—now the world...

    Keorapetse Kgositsile
  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    Published yesterday at Jacket2 is Charles Bernstein's remembrance of Gertrude Stein scholar Ulla Dydo, who died in September of last year. If by chance...

    Gertrude Stein, A Stein Reader, cover
  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    We're saddened to learn that acclaimed Kansas City poet Michelle Boisseau passed away yesterday at the age of 62. The cause of death was lung...

    Michelle Boisseau
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