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Harriet

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

    At Brain Pickings, Maria Popova writes about teenage Abraham “Bram” Stoker's letter to none other than his literary idol, Walt Whitman.

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    By Brian Teare

    Duncan has long been one of “the old poets” I go toward, someone whose “faltering…unaltering wrongness… has style,” “variable truth,” and “a plentitude of powers.”

    Robert Duncan, ca. 1980.
  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    Did you know that the New York Times and, indeed, the nation were so enraptured by Walt Whitman that the newspaper reported about the status of his health from the moment he...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    Will Dudding contributes an article to the New York Times that examines Walt Whitman's years as a freelance journalist during the Civil War. "During the Civil War, The Times employed...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    Kevin Riordan writes for the Philadelphia Inquirer about Walt Whitman's former home in Camden, which is, despite the odds, still standing. And after decades of public and private efforts, reports Riordan, restorations...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    Literary Hub shares Michèle Mendelssohn's story about Walt Whitman and Oscar Wilde's fateful encounter. "The 19th century was fixated on manhood. Much has been written about the constraints on Victorian women but gender...

  • 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
  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    Today is the summer solstice. To help mark the occasion, we're casting our gaze to the heavens and considering the celestial and the literary with a little help from Randon...

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    No

    By Anne Boyer

    History is full of people who just didn’t.  They said no thank you, turned away, ran away to the desert, stood on the streets in rags, lived in barrels, burned...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    This week, the New Yorker's Page-Turner section is revealing previously unimaginable aspects of Walt Whitman's complex literary legacy. Shrouded behind numerous pen names, "Mose Velsor" was one, Whitman wrote a...

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