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Harriet

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

    Ha Jin writes for the Paris Review Daily about "the poet with many names," Chinese poet Li Po.

    Li Po
  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    At the Paris Review Daily, Andrew Durbin introduces readers to the life and legacy of Kevin Killian, whose new book, Fascination: Memoirs  (Semiotext(e), 2018) "brings together Killian’s two early memoirs: Bedrooms Have Windows, a choppy...

    Kevin Killian
  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    RL Goldberg looks toward creating a trans literary canon at the Paris Review Daily, keeping in mind an apprehension "about the limitations inherent in canonization, mainly canon’s inadequate literary representation of...

    Cameron Awkward-Rich
  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    There must be a "Great Poet" with whom you have an ongoing fight, says Anthony Madrid, "one from whom you are continuously learning." For Madrid, it's Czesław Miłosz. "When I...

    Milosz Czeslaw
  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    Translator Mark Polizzotti, who has dedicated his French-language skills to over 30 books, including works by Marguerite Duras, Raymond Roussel, and André Breton, writes about the difficulty of translating the more straightforward line, particularly...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    The Paris Review Daily presents "a selection of [Lionel] Trilling’s choicest opinions," some of which were divulged in a letter to Allen Ginsberg and appear in Life in Culture: Selected Letters of Lionel...

    Lionel Trilling, Life in Culture, cover
  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    Valerie Stivers is cooking with Richard Brautigan, or rather through Brautigan's books Trout Fishing in America and In Watermelon Sugar, "a funny little dislocated story about people living in a commune called iDEATH." More,...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    John Vincler considers Renee Gladman's turn to drawing, and in relation to Mirtha Dermisache’s Selected Writings, at the Paris Review Daily. "In my initial attempt to characterize Dermisache’s works, I noted that some...

    Rene Gladman, Prose Architecture, cover
  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    Patti Smith's introduction to the new edition of Jean Genet's The Thief’s Journal (Grove Atlantic, this month, originally published 1949), "his most exquisite piece of autobiographical fiction," is up at the Paris...

    Jean Genet, Thiefs Journal, cover
  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    For this month's installment of the Paris Review Daily's monthly column, Feminize Your Canon, Emma Garman writes about Violette Leduc, every poet's favorite Violette Leduc. "As the novelist and Leduc champion Deborah Levy...

    Violette Leduc, La Batarde, cover
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