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 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. ...
Featured BloggerBy 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...
Featured BloggerBy 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 &...
Featured BloggerBy 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...
Featured BloggerBy 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,...
Featured BloggerBy 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...
Featured BloggerBy 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...
Featured BloggerBy 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...
Featured BloggerBy 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...
Featured BloggerBy 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...