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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 Bloggers

    • A black woman with long braided hair wearing a yellow top and a black cardigan. There is a plant with big leaf in the cream yellow background.

      Shayla Lawz is a writer and interdisciplinary artist from Jersey City. She holds a BA in English from Rutgers University and an MFA in Literary Arts from Brown University. Her debut poetry...

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      Poet, novelist, journalist, translator, and teacher Achy Obejas was born in Havana, Cuba. When she was six years old, she and her family immigrated to the United States during the...

    • A white woman with short red hair wearing a green pullover and a plaid overalls standing by a tree. The background is bright green.

      Kim Moore was born in Leicester, England. Her first chapbook If We Could Speak Like Wolves was a winner in the 2011 Poetry Business Pamphlet Competition, and went on to...

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    By 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...

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    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...

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    By Noah Baldino April 25, 2022

    Impatience does not stir the curtains, a bed is neither irritable nor rapacious. Whatever disquiet we sense in a room we have brought there.                  ...

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    By Lucia LoTempio April 18, 2022

    Earlier this month, I virtually attended Solmaz Sharif’s book launch for Customs, a brief (Zoom) window into a brilliant poet’s work and thinking. Sharif alternated between reading poems and discussing...

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    By Jenna Peng April 11, 2022

    I’ve been thinking on a reader manifesto, rules to be, numbered shorthands to come, no time soon, I’m in the thick. I’ve been reading The Undercommons (PDF) by Fred Moten &...

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    By Chaelee Dalton April 4, 2022

    I start reading poetry books at their end, which is also what is before the book, proceed and precede blurred. By this I mean that as always, poetry fucks with...

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    By Juana Adcock March 21, 2022

    I have often wondered whether being a translator might be the worst possible way to finance my writing addiction. Not only is the income earned through freelance translation highly unpredictable,...

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    By David Larsen March 7, 2022

    §  Aphoristic form is deceitfully simple. It’s a prose-poetic form with an air of philosophic certainty, in which particularities are supposed to open onto universals, even though connecting them with...

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    By Juana Adcock February 21, 2022

    Opening scene: A translator is in her office, talking on the phone. She is surrounded by piles of books and papers, in a haze of smoke from the cigarette she...

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    By David Larsen February 7, 2022

    Poetry, in my post of last month, was rather like a personified being than a branch of language art. “Poetry made me do this,” I came close to saying, “poetry...

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    By Juana Adcock January 18, 2022

    Sounds and resonances are liquid: they can be poured like wine, they can flood the soul, they can cross borders uncontained and unpoliced. As I drive between Tijuana and San...

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    By David Larsen January 10, 2022

    I’m pleased and anxious to be writing on Translation and Poetry for Harriet. Pleased, because the theme unites two major preoccupations of mine, and anxious for the same reason, plus...

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Previous Bloggers

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      Lucia LoTempio is the author of Hot with the Bad Things (Alice James Books, 2020). With Suzannah Russ Spaar, she co-authored the chapbook Undone in Scarlet (Tammy, 2019). LoTempio serves on the editorial board for...

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      Jenna Peng is a reader for Poetry Magazine, associate editor of the Asian American Literary Review, and an organizer for the Smithsonian Asian American Literature Festival. She writes hybrid literary/arts criticism and occupies Shawandasse Tula territory...

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      Noah Baldino is a writer and editor from Illinois. Their poems have appeared in Poem-a-Day, Jewish Currents, New England Review, and elsewhere. A graduate of the Knox College Creative Writing Program and...

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      Chae(lee) Dalton is a wintertime writer and summertime ice cream maker. They are the author of the poetry chapbook Mother Tongue (Gold Line Press 2021), and their work appears in The Offing, Pinwheel, Penn Review, and...