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By Duriel E. Harris

For those of us who write, it is necessary to scrutinize not only the truth of what we speak, but the truth of that language by which we speak it. For others, it is to share and spread also those...

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    At the Paris Review, poet Anthony Madrid discusses prime numbers—a subject that's especially timely considering that it's Math Poetry Month. Madrid writes, "I myself don’t work...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    Chicago's Seminary Co-op Bookstore has an occasional podcast called Open Stacks, and its newest episode is "All Things Poetry: Places," featuring Andy Fitch, Miquel Àngel Llauger,...

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    By Harriet Staff

    Lara Mimosa Montes, poet, writer, and a senior editor of Triple Canopy, is in conversation at the Chicago Review of Books with Ruben Quesada...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    Jennifer Hijazi directs PBS NewsHour readers to Aimee Nezhukumatathil's poem "Sea Church" for an extended meditation on the relationship between nature, poetry, and identity. Hijazi...

Harriet's April Blogathon
Poetry News
By Harriet Staff

Once again, it's that time of the year when Harriet invites a gaggle of poets back to the blog to celebrate National Poetry Month. 

  • Featured Blogger
    By Duriel E. Harris

    For those of us who write, it is necessary to scrutinize not only the truth of what we speak, but the truth of that...

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    By Noel Black

    A couple years ago, a poet friend asked me for advice on opening a non-profit small press bookstore and arts space. My wife, visual...

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    By erica lewis

    I've been thinking about race and politics a lot. And the ancestors. And what it means to not just survive. Surviving beyond Black power...

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    By Jennifer Moxley

    In communities of poets, one can sometimes perceive a faint hum of grumbling ambivalence about the fact that many of us fell in love...

From the Editors of Poetry
  • From Poetry Magazine
    By Paul Tran

    “Can poetry hurt us?” the sixth grade class of Lillie C. Evans School in Miami asks Patricia Smith in her poem, “Building Nicole’s Mama.”

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    From Poetry Magazine
    By Holly Amos

    The Reading List is a feature of Poetry’s Editors’ Blog. This month contributors to the April 2018 issue share some recommendations.

  • From Poetry Magazine
    By Paul Tran

    For our April 2018 playlist, we asked contributor Paul Tran to curate a selection of music for us.

Recent Blog Posts
  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    At the Paris Review, poet Anthony Madrid discusses prime numbers—a subject that's especially timely considering that it's Math Poetry Month. Madrid writes, "I myself don’t work...

  • Featured Blogger
    By Duriel E. Harris

    For those of us who write, it is necessary to scrutinize not only the truth of what we speak, but the truth of that...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    Chicago's Seminary Co-op Bookstore has an occasional podcast called Open Stacks, and its newest episode is "All Things Poetry: Places," featuring Andy Fitch, Miquel Àngel Llauger,...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    Lara Mimosa Montes, poet, writer, and a senior editor of Triple Canopy, is in conversation at the Chicago Review of Books with Ruben Quesada...

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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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