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Harriet

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

    Who are the "illustrious dead" buried in Rome's "Non-Catholic Cemetery"? The English poet John Keats, Beat poet Gregory Corso, and even the philosopher Antonio Gramsci. The BBC voyages to Rome...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    Yesterday was the anniversary of John Keats's death, 195 years ago in 1821. At the Paris Review Michelle Stacey marks the occasion by writing about Keats's final years and the...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    Those right there are the kinds of instruments that John Keats encountered during his career in medicine. (Scary!) The young bard trained as a surgeon and was tasked with dressing...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    At The American Reader, a feature called "This Day in Letters" presents September 23, 1818, as the day John Keats wrote to to his close friend, the English poet John...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    We had the weekend to digest Jeffrey C. Johnson's temperature-raising post from the Paris Review, all about John Keats and reflections on fever. And on dispelling the myth propagated by...

  • Featured Blogger
    By Hoa Nguyen

    This is my third meditation on a personal wheel of poetic influence, grouped by modalities. (See here for my first one; here is my second). What Are the Modalities of the...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    Bonniest of Anniversaries to our 3rd grade teacher, Mrs. Hayden, and ... to ... John Keats. Both have been extremely influential. Pierre Joris did us the favorable remind of negative...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    Brad Leithauser writes for The New Yorker about the art of reading a poem backward: Reading a poem backward is a distinctive experience, during which you’re typically asking not Where is...

  • Featured Blogger
    By K. Silem Mohammad

    The techne of the builder, the craftsperson, the designer, is measurable and finite, at least at a certain basic level that defines minimal competence. One important historical criterion for poetic craft...

  • Featured Blogger
    By Camille Guthrie

    Book XII of William Blake’s 1808 Paradise Lost. This week I’ve been thinking about the moment in Book XI of Paradise Lost when Milton’s Eve laments to Adam, when the...

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