agendaangle-downangle-leftangleRightarrow-downarrowRightbarscalendarcaret-downcartchildrenhighlightlearningResourceslistmapMarkeropenBookp1pinpoetry-magazineprintquoteLeftquoteRightslideshowtagAudiotagVideoteenstrash-o
Skip to Content

Harriet

A literary blog about poetry and related news
Showing 1 to 10 of 50 Blog Posts
  • 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...

  • Featured Blogger

    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...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    The New York Times heralds University of Houston graduate student Zachary Turpin's latest discovery, found deep within Walt Whitman's archives. Remarkably, this is the second time that Turpin has made...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    Leslie Lawrence of WBUR (Boston) weighs in on a few choice reading materials in preparation for Trump's inauguration to the White House. In today's commentary, "If Trump Won't Give Us...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    At The Atlantic, Karen Swallow Prior reads Walt Whitman with a view of America post-election. She writes "Notably, Whitman’s grammar ('the United States are') signals his understanding of the country...

About Harriet

The Poetry Foundation's blog for poetry and related news.

More about Harriet