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

    Visit the New Yorker to read Dan Chiasson's assessment of Sally Wen Mao's new book, Oculus.

    Sally Wen Mao, Oculus, cover
  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    At the New Yorker, Hilton Als speaks with Coralie Kraft about God Made My Face: A Collective Portrait of James Baldwin: his newest curatorial achievement, which recently opened at David Zwirner...

    James Baldwin
  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    New Yorker's Hua Hsu reports back from a public reading of Ishmael Reed's new play, "The Haunting of Lin-Manuel Miranda," mounted this past weekend at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe on Manhattan's Lower...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    At the New Yorker, Katy Waldman reminds us of the trove of Sylvia Path material finally seeing the light of day. Waldman writes: "Death tugged at Sylvia Plath while she...

    Sylvia Plath, Mary Ventura in the Ninth Kingdom, cover
  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    At the New Yorker, Alan Jacobs remembers poet, priest, and prophet Thomas Merton, on the 50th anniversary of the writer's death. Jacobs delves into Merton's spiritual and artist development, beginning...

    Thomas Merton
  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    At the New Yorker, Dan Chiasson looks back at his favorite poetry of the year, starting with Danez Smith's recent reading at Wellesley: "I will tell a story, so as...

    Dan Chiasson
  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    At the New Yorker, listen to the latest installment of the magazine's poetry podcast, hosted by poetry editor Kevin Young, featuring Deborah Landau, who reads poetry by Anne Sexton in addition to...

    Anne Sexton
  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    Visit the New Yorker to read Hilton Als's tribute to Ntozake Shange, who, like Als's sister, passed away all too soon as a result of M.S. Als begins, "I am...

  • 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
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