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Harriet

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

    The Guardian's Dalya Alberge reports on a trove of letters written by William Butler Yeats long missing, now recovered at the Princeton University Library. "A collection of unpublished letters written by WB Yeats...

  • Featured Blogger
    By Hai-Dang Phan

    My lover asks for a bedtime poem, and, as with anything she requests when we’re in bed, I’m more than willing to comply. This irregular ritual of ours offers an...

    Unmade bed with shaded window.
  • From Poetry Magazine
    By Molly Peacock

    Each month we feature a guest post from a contributor to Poetry’s current issue. Molly Peacock’s poem “The Nurse Tree” appears in the February 2016 issue. Previous posts in this series can...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    In other exhumation news... Turns out the remains of W.B. Yeats may not (wholly?) be those interred in the shadow of Ben Bulben in Co Sligo. The Guardian reports on...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    The New York Times reports that a gaggle of events are sheduled, uh, we mean, scheduled, for this weekend in celebration of the centenary of Dylan Thomas's birth. Yup! 100...

  • From Poetry Magazine
    By Frances Leviston

    [Note: Each month we feature a guest post from a contributor to Poetry’s current issue. Frances Leviston’s “Trimmings” appears in the October 2014 issue. Previous posts in this series can...

  • Featured Blogger
    By George Quasha

    "America a Prophecy" title page (1793) For the eye altering alters all William Blake, “The Mental Traveler” Who reads Blake? The easy answer is almost everyone who reads poetry—that is, has read...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    New at the Woodberry Poetry Room at Harvard University's Vocarium, Christina Davis shares the details of her discovery of a rare, archival recording of Mary Manning Howe (mother of poets,...

  • Featured Blogger
    By Anthony Madrid

    I was memorizing Yeats’s “Easter 1916,” a poem that has a powerful spell on me, despite my not giving a fook about Yeats or Ireland. There is a part in...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    Dwelling on a topic that never fails to make poetry academics uncomfortable, Lapham's Quarterly gives a thorough history of W.B. Yeats's lifelong devotion to magic. From his admission to Madame...

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