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By Nicole Rudick

For Renee Gladman, drawing and writing function as two sides of the same verbal art. 

  • Learning Prompt
    By Leigh Sugar July 22, 2022

    Erasure is my leaving the land acknowledgment as the last aspect to develop for a presentation. Erasure is my attempting to suppress and/or conceal my visible neurologic disease symptoms from peers...

  • Essay
    By Dan Beachy-Quick

    Lisa Robertson’s Boat works against the certainties much poetry strives to achieve.

  • Essay
    By Craig Morgan Teicher

    Jay Hopler’s final collection, Still Life, joins a canon of work by poets facing mortality.

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    By Hussain Ahmed

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Harriet Blog
By Hajar Hussaini May 25, 2022

I have developed affinities for poems that provide a space to rest. This is not to say that poetry can or should avert one’s eyes from political realities, but it might preserve for the reader a place where she can find some forms of repair. 

  • By Achy Obejas July 11, 2022

    When my bilingual poetry collection, Boomerang/Bumerán, was published last year, I felt a tremendous sense of gratification at seeing one of its central elements—the use of non-gendered language, particularly in Spanish—recognized, and...

  • By Kim Moore July 5, 2022

    In the pub after a reading, a man comes up to me to tell me how men of his generation (he seems to be in his late twenties/early thirties but...

  • By Robert Eric Shoemaker June 30, 2022

    To let someone into your metaphor so deep as to touch the symbol of your most emotional self is a great risk. The reader of a poem takes great risk...

  • By Lucia LoTempio June 30, 2022

    I once hosted a post-reading dinner for a well-liked poet who moved between the bounds of academic poet and community poet. There was an imaginary line that bisected the long...

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    By Nicole Rudick

    For Renee Gladman, drawing and writing function as two sides of the same verbal art. 

  • Learning Prompt
    By Leigh Sugar July 22, 2022

    Erasure is my leaving the land acknowledgment as the last aspect to develop for a presentation. Erasure is my attempting to suppress and/or conceal my visible neurologic disease symptoms from peers...

  • Essay
    By Dan Beachy-Quick

    Lisa Robertson’s Boat works against the certainties much poetry strives to achieve.

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    Jay Hopler’s final collection, Still Life, joins a canon of work by poets facing mortality.

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