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By Christopher Soto

I hear my fellow writers discuss poetry as an art form that humanizes certain populations of disenfranchised people. I hear it said that poetry humanizes the victims of various horrendous atrocities and circumstances. Yet, I’m never exactly sure what people...

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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.

  • By Christopher Soto

    I hear my fellow writers discuss poetry as an art form that humanizes certain populations of disenfranchised people. I hear it said that poetry...

  • By Christopher Soto

    In the 2000s, I was in high school outside of Los Angeles and worshipped the hardcore/grindcore scene throughout Southern California. Every weekend, I would...

  • By Christopher Soto

    This week it was announced that President Trump is moving to end DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), a program that allows nearly 800,000...

  • By Christopher Soto

    Before starting to write this essay, I simply typed into Google: "What is the etymology of 'politics'?" Below are the results that I received....

From the Editors of Poetry
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    From Poetry Magazine
    By Tyler Mills

    Each month we feature a guest post from a contributor to Poetry’s current issue. Tyler Mills’s two visual poems from her “Afterimage” series appear in the September 2017 issue. Previous posts in...

  • From Poetry Magazine
    By Tyler Mills

    For our September 2017 playlist, we asked contributor Tyler Mills to curate a selection of music for us. You can read about her approach to creating the playlist below. Click here...

  • Image of Kimiko Hahn
    From Poetry Magazine
    By Kimiko Hahn

    Each month we feature a guest post from a contributor to Poetry’s current issue. Kimiko Hahn’s poem “Foreign Body” appears in the July/August 2017 issue. This lecture was presented at the Asian American Literature...

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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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