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  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    Irina Ratushinskaya, a poet born in Odessa, Ukraine, was arrested in 1982 for “anti-Soviet agitation and propaganda,” lived briefly in exile in the U.S., and died in Moscow on...

    Irina Ratushinskaya
  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    We're sad to hear that the British poet, playwright, and painter Heathcote Williams has died at the age of 76. According to the New...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    We were saddened to hear of the death of Jack Collom earlier this week at the age of 85. Collom was a beloved poet,...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    She was a "Poet Inspired by Nature and Her Life in Japan," Times journalist Margalit Fox writes of American poet Edith Shiffert, who died...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    We're saddened to hear that poet Kathryn Stripling Byer has died at the age of 72 from lymphoma. Byer, who taught at UNC-Greensboro, Lenoir-Rhyne...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    The Guardian reports poet and novelist Helen Dunmore has died at the age of 64, after a battle with cancer. Dunmore authored 12 novels...

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    By Harriet Staff

    This weekend the poet Larry Fagin passed away at the age of 80. The author of numerous books, and former assistant director at...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    We were saddened to learn of the death of Denis Johnson this morning from the New York Times. He was 67. Known most widely...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    We're saddened to learn that poet Chana Bloch has died after a long battle with cancer. Based in Berkeley, Bloch revered the writings of...

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    By Harriet Staff

    The San Francisco Chronicle reports that poet Jack Mueller, "a fixture in San Francisco’s North Beach scene of the 1970s and ’80s," passed away...

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