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 Cody-Rose Clevidence December 13, 2021
Often I wonder why anyone ever reads anything that’s not informative. Poetry is usually not cool animal facts, it rarely explains the economy to us, let alone how to replace...
Featured BloggerBy Noah Warren December 6, 2021
Why is it that the encounter with a text, which stimulates what must be thinking—an alert fullness; the wary thrill of standing a little beyond oneself; emergent novelty; the threat...
Featured BloggerBy Muriel Leung November 29, 2021
A longtime mentor and friend, the poet and visual artist Truong Tran has gifted me many things, from guidance towards my first book (“Write the book as if you are...
Featured BloggerBy Cody-Rose Clevidence November 22, 2021
We live in a communal experiment called the world. We were born into architectures of thought and art and culture that have been being built for millennia, shaped by all...
Featured BloggerBy Noah Warren November 8, 2021
Non enim erat tunc. There was no then. —St. Augustine (epigraph to M. NourbeSe Philip's “Sal,” from Zong!) In my earlier post (here), I began where I was, trying to ground—physically, epistemologically—some experimental work. I read...
Featured BloggerBy Muriel Leung November 1, 2021
Tell me about disappearance, and I will tell you about palimpsests. Everything we try to erase still manages to leave something behind.
Featured BloggerBy Jonah Mixon-Webster October 25, 2021
Though the use of the N-word will largely remain a project of ambivalence (the pains/haunts of history in contrast to the flights/fights for freedom), it is still a cultural priority...
Featured BloggerBy Cody-Rose Clevidence October 18, 2021
In his introduction to the anthology The Unwritten Song, Willard R. Trask cites what he calls "one of the very few detailed accounts of composition that … describes a process in...
Featured BloggerBy Muriel Leung October 11, 2021
(Content Warning: Mention of suicide and sexual violence)
Featured BloggerBy Noah Warren October 4, 2021
I’m writing from Berkeley, California, a city deeply imprinted by histories of experiment: in literature as in politics, the personal, the social.