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Harriet

A literary blog about poetry and related news
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    By Anjuli Fatima Raza Kolb

    One week last month, when it was unseasonably cold and rainy—which I loved because I was in a depression—there were suddenly mice flurrying everywhere in the courtyard.

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    At The Guardian, John Dugdale writes about 18th-century Scottish poet Robert Burns's reputation, in somewhat of a decline after literary critics Liz Lochhead and Stuart Kelly's recent comments that the "romantic poet"...

    Robert Burns
  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    The Guardian reports on the U.K.'s Burns Night supper tradition, an event with verse, food, wine, kilts—all to celebrate the birth of Scotland's literary celeb, Robert Burns. Although the annual...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    No, not a an Onion article... The late King of Pop (Michael Jackson) and Robert Burns will be joining forces for a musical about Burns's life and verses. 'Tis true,...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    Who says there’s no money in poetry? A first edition of Robert Burns’s poetry sold for £40,000 on Wednesday at an auction in Edinburgh. Robert Burns’s first collection, Poems Chiefly in...

  • By Harriet Staff

    Alan Taylor writes in The Herald about the struggle for an accurate depiction of Robert Burns amid the marketing gimmicks, plagiarist biographers, opportunistic innkeepers feverish with swirling visions of tourist...

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