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Open Door
By Kazim Ali

Rupi Kaur isn’t just Instagram-famous, she’s famous-famous. Apparently outselling Homer, this young woman of color from the suburbs of Toronto has become a global phenomenon in two short years. Like anyone who is popular, she has her share of detractors....

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  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    At the New Republic, Rachel Stone discusses the popularity of the poetic technique of erasure during the 45th president's rise to power. She begins...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    BBC News adds another kernel to the mystery surrounding legendary Chilean poet Pablo Neruda's death. Although authorities have claimed that he died of cancer,...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    At Boston Review, Rob Crawford reviews Alan Felsenthal's Lowly, which came out from Ugly Duckling Presse earlier this year. The book "bypasses many of...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    For the Los Angeles Review of Books's blog, BLARB, Andy Fitch interviews Andrew Epstein about his new book, Attention Equals Life: The Pursuit of the...

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.

From the Editors of Poetry
  • From Poetry Magazine
    By Lindsay Garbutt

    The Reading List is a feature of Poetry’s Editors’ Blog. This month contributors to the October 2017 issue share some picks from their shelves. Geraldine Clarkson The eminently portable volumes of the...

  • Duy Doan
    From Poetry Magazine
    By Duy Doan

    For our October 2017 playlist, we asked contributor Duy Doan to curate a selection of music for us. You can read about his approach to creating the playlist below. Click here...

  • Signs of Resistance, exhibition, (detail)
    From Poetry Magazine
    By Fred Sasaki

    Last week the Poetry Foundation opened Signs of Resistance, an exhibition of posters, banners, and other ephemera of direct action made in response to social unrest. The crowd of language...

Recent Blog Posts
  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    At the New Republic, Rachel Stone discusses the popularity of the poetic technique of erasure during the 45th president's rise to power. She begins...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    BBC News adds another kernel to the mystery surrounding legendary Chilean poet Pablo Neruda's death. Although authorities have claimed that he died of cancer,...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    At Boston Review, Rob Crawford reviews Alan Felsenthal's Lowly, which came out from Ugly Duckling Presse earlier this year. The book "bypasses many of...

  • Open Door
    By Kazim Ali

    Rupi Kaur isn’t just Instagram-famous, she’s famous-famous. Apparently outselling Homer, this young woman of color from the suburbs of Toronto has become a global...

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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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