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By Marie Buck

My first poetry professor, in undergrad, used to talk a lot about “the lyric moment” in a poem. I’m not sure if this is a thing a lot of people still talk about; I went on to MFA school and...

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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 Marie Buck

    My first poetry professor, in undergrad, used to talk a lot about “the lyric moment” in a poem. I’m not sure if this is...

  • By Marie Buck

    About two years ago, I was sitting at a bar with a friend and realized I no longer believed in socialism. I mean: I...

  • By Sueyeun Juliette Lee

    1. Dark Times Thirst for Light When I look back at some of the language I use to describe my interest in light—what endures, fragility,...

  • By Sueyeun Juliette Lee

    1. Gaston Bachelard’s Solitary, Vertical Flame Can I articulate a Poetics of Light without discussing light’s source? Let me turn to some texts that have...

From the Editors of Poetry
  • Paige Lewis
    From Poetry Magazine
    By Paige Lewis

    Each month we feature a guest post from a contributor to Poetry’s current issue. Paige Lewis’s poem “You Can Take Off Your Sweater, I’ve Made Today Warm” appears in the January...

  • From Poetry Magazine
    By Lindsay Garbutt

    The Reading List is a feature of Poetry’s Editors’ Blog. This month contributors to the January 2018 issue share some recommendations. Ari Banias I’ve been loving Palestinian poet Ghayath Almadhoun’s tremendous book...

  • Paige Lewis
    From Poetry Magazine
    By Paige Lewis

    For our January 2018 playlist, we asked contributor Paige Lewis to curate a selection of music for us. You can read about their approach to creating the playlist below. Click here to open...

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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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