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By Harmony Holiday

My favorite black radical, the artist formerly known as LeRoi Jones, I’d assumed until recently was born with a special capacity for revolutionary consciousness, not made that way. And I was wrong.

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  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    At Literary Hub, Gabrielle Bellot contributes an article about Sylvia Plath's trajectory, mapping the publication of The Bell Jar, and Plath's ultimate suicide, before revealing her experiences in the contemporary moment,...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    Anne Waldman's new book, Trickster Feminism (Penguin, 2018) is given its review-due in the current New York Times Book Review. "The pervading mood in 'Trickster Feminism' is of a piece with our...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    John McMurtrie writes for the SF Gate about Lawrence Ferlinghetti, who recently "warmly welcomed an interviewer at his second-floor apartment on a country-quiet street in North Beach." Listen to it...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    At Los Angeles Review of Books, read Lynne Feeley's consideration of Julie Dobrow's After Emily: Two Remarkable Women and the Legacy of America’s Greatest Poet. In the introduction to her article,...

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

From the Editors of Poetry
  • From Poetry Magazine
    By Nam Le

    For our December 2018 playlist, we asked contributor Nam Le to curate a selection of music for us.

  • Toby Martinez de las Rivas
    From Poetry Magazine
    By Toby Martinez de las Rivas

    Editor’s Note: The following is in response to reader feedback of Toby Martinez de las Rivas’s poem “Titan / All Is Still” in the November 2018 issue.

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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 November 2018 issue share some recommendations.

Recent Blog Posts
  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    At Literary Hub, Gabrielle Bellot contributes an article about Sylvia Plath's trajectory, mapping the publication of The Bell Jar, and Plath's ultimate suicide, before revealing her experiences in the contemporary moment,...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    Anne Waldman's new book, Trickster Feminism (Penguin, 2018) is given its review-due in the current New York Times Book Review. "The pervading mood in 'Trickster Feminism' is of a piece with our...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    John McMurtrie writes for the SF Gate about Lawrence Ferlinghetti, who recently "warmly welcomed an interviewer at his second-floor apartment on a country-quiet street in North Beach." Listen to it...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    At Los Angeles Review of Books, read Lynne Feeley's consideration of Julie Dobrow's After Emily: Two Remarkable Women and the Legacy of America’s Greatest Poet. In the introduction to her article,...

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About Harriet

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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