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

    Poet, former DC poet laureate, and Phillips Exeter Academy instructor Dolores Kendrick passed away this week at the age of 90. Kendrick penned five books...

    Dolores Kendrick
  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    Ethiopian News outlet Borkena reports that prominent Ethiopian poet Solomon Deressa has died at the age of 80. "He lived in the United States...

    Solomon Deressa
  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    Richard Sandomir reports on the death of an influential poet and activist in New York's East Village, Fay Chiang. Chiang is the author of...

    Fay Chiang, 7-continents-9-lives, cover
  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    Over the span of a 60-plus year career, Richard Wilbur racked up two Pulitzer Prizes, a National Book Award, our own Ruth Lilly Prize,...

    Richard Wilbur
  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    Yesterday, we received the devastating news of the death of John Ashbery, a poet whose seemingly boundless imagination opened more avenues of exploration for generations of...

    John Ashbery
  • 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
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