Every quarter, Harriet Books invites several poets to blog on a theme related to contemporary poetry and poetics. The theme for Summer 2022 is “Poetry and Politics.”
Featured BloggerBy Shayla Lawz July 25, 2022
Art exists in the space of transformation. It lives in our minds and bodies intimately, ready to be called upon in our time of need: whether when we recall...
Featured BloggerBy 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...
Featured BloggerBy 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...
Featured BloggerBy 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...
Featured BloggerBy Jenna Peng June 27, 2022
If the pressing question was, what is the meaning of my reading in the world, the more general, more immediate inquiry can be: how is reading—the notion I have belabored,...
Featured BloggerBy Noah Baldino June 22, 2022
Revision is a form of futurity; it believes that a more particular language will emerge. In my formative undergraduate studies, it was instilled in me that a poem cannot be good...
Featured BloggerBy Chaelee Dalton May 31, 2022
Before I saw Turning Red, I heard about it. More accurately, I read about it, or I read about the movie refracted through another review which finished by definitively declaring...
Featured BloggerBy Noah Baldino May 23, 2022
If it resists me, I know it’s real ~Frank Bidart A few years ago, I made a crucial change in my manuscript, the kind that returns one’s entire body of work to...
Featured BloggerBy Jenna Peng May 16, 2022
I had this terrible need to explain. I wrote the first post not to explain myself. I wrote it as the drive away from, the drive referring back to, the terrible...
Featured BloggerBy Chaelee Dalton May 2, 2022
I am 21 years old and I have never published a poem. More importantly, I am 21 years old and I do not have a driver’s license, and my best...