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

    A celebration is concluding for the program Poetry in Motion, jointly organized by the Poetry Society of America and the M.T.A.’s New York City Transit Authority, with a "stylish and endearing...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    The New Yorker's Kevin Young asked Kaveh Akbar to join him for the magazine's poetry podcast, and Akbar chose to read from and discuss Ellen Bryant Voigt. What follows is an...

    Kaveh Akbar
  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    Katy Waldman makes sure we remember that the year-old #MeToo movement is a literary one. After moving through some of the more recognizable downfalls, like Junot Díaz, [the work of] Philip...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    In the New Yorker, Daniel Mendelsohn writes about the reverence for Virgil's "very real achievement represented by one poem in particular: the Aeneid, a heroic epic in twelve chapters (or “books”)...

    Virgil statue
  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    At the New Yorker, Dan Chiasson recalls the moment he first heard about the poet Max Ritvo, who died at the age of 25 in 2016. Ritvo is the author of...

    Black and white image of Max Ritvo
  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    In his latest piece published at the New Yorker, Hilton Als close reads Tracy K. Smith's poetry, thinking about how difficult it can be for African-American women writers to document their experiences...

    Tracy K. Smith, Wade in the Water, cover
  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    The New Yorker's poetry editor Kevin Young invites Catherine Barnett to join the latest installment of the magazine's poetry podcast. Their conversation centers on the poetry of Wisława Szymborska, specifically her poem...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    Dan Chiasson reviews Forrest Gander's newest collection, Be With (New Directions, 2018), for the New Yorker. Importantly, "Gander’s partner of more than thirty years, the poet C. D. Wright, died unexpectedly in her sleep...

    Forrest Ganger, Be With, cover
  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    Pussy Riot's intervention in yesterday's World Cup final game between Croatia and France directly invoked Russian poet, artist, and activist Dmitri Prigov, who died in 2007. Masha Gessen explores the...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    For the New Yorker's Culture Desk, Gareth Smit explores the New York Public Library's Berg Reading Room–home of the Berg Collection. Here, the library stores physical artifacts that once belonged...

    New York Public Library Berg Collection
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