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By Eleni Sikelianos

As a child I belonged, absolutely, to everything. To color, to sound, to warmth, to my mother and the smell of her long purple dress with small crescent yellow moons, to the leaves swirling against the blue sky overhead, to the sharp, clean smell of eucalyptus pods crushed underfoot in the soft mattresses of understory leaves, to the tiny black ants crawling up my leg, to the sunlight filtering gauzily through the window, to the spiced apple-flavored yogurt I was allowed on my birthday, and to the dark cool recesses of rooms entered from blinding California light. 

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This Month's Featured Blogger

Each month we invite a different blogger to discuss poetics and craft, influence and trends, and the writing life of a poet.

  • By Eleni Sikelianos

    As a child I belonged, absolutely, to everything. To color, to sound, to warmth, to my mother and the smell of her long purple...

  • By Eleni Sikelianos

    I want to start here with a couple of sentences I just wrote for another publication: "When I was a young poet I had...

  • By Marie Buck

    Right now, a Saturday morning, I’m listening to the Pauline Anna Strom compilation Trans-millenia Music, which is ethereal and weird and intense, while the...

  • By Marie Buck

    Last year I had a strange set of experiences wherein three different, new-to-me people I brought home on separate occasions each started ruminating aloud,...

From the Editors of Poetry
  • Heart-shaped Poetry cookie dunking into a glass of milk.
    From Poetry Magazine
    By The Editors

    Looking for the perfect gift for your sweetheart, or yourself, this Valentine’s Day? Look no further! The editors of Poetry selected 14 love poems from the magazine’s most recent issues to...

  • From Poetry Magazine
    By Hera Lindsay Bird

    I have to be honest and say upfront that music is obviously better than poetry, and nothing gives me the shits more than people trying to combine the two.

  • From Poetry Magazine
    By Alison Fraser

    Poetry magazine’s Editors’ Blog occasionally features online exclusives. This installment comes from The Collages of Helen Adam, just co-published by Further Other Book Works and Cuneiform Press. ​

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Harriet is the literary blog for the Poetry Foundation. It is dedicated to featuring diverse and innovative thinking in areas of poetry and poetics, and serves as a portal to the latest poetry-related news.

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