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 Kayleb Rae Candrilli September 20, 2021
It is not an easy path to monetize your art. It’s not easy in the logistical sense, but it’s also not easy emotionally. I want to be pragmatic about the...
Featured BloggerBy Kayleb Rae Candrilli September 7, 2021
The weight of this moment is undeniably heavy, and there is no other recorded time in human history I yearn for.
Featured BloggerBy Tamiko Beyer August 16, 2021
A poem is a gift. Ephemeral when spoken or recited aloud. Impossible to fully grasp, hold, or hoard.
Featured BloggerBy Tamiko Beyer August 2, 2021
A section of my bookshelf is dedicated to my most delicate, most precious books. They are hand-made, photocopied, stitched, or held together by binder clips. They are zines and comics....
Featured BloggerBy Nicholas Wong July 19, 2021
“[T]he drawing/ starts with a jab and goes/ round and round larger and/ larger faster and faster/ like the children who swirl/ faster and faster–” (Louise Bourgeois). I, too, need to...
Featured BloggerBy Nicholas Wong July 6, 2021
“There’s no clarity,” a gallery director said about my artwork. “It’s not visually appealing, either.” His words hit me, half traumatizing me and half pushing me to reflect on my...
Featured BloggerBy Silvina López Medin June 28, 2021
In late 2021, Ugly Duckling Presse, where I am an editor, will publish a trilingual edition (in Guaraní, Spanish, and English) of a chapbook by the contemporary Paraguayan poet Miguelángel...
Featured BloggerBy Silvina López Medin June 7, 2021
In the opening paragraph of her book, MOTHERs, Rachel Zucker says, “In fifteen minutes I’ll need to stop writing and pick up my son.” I had never encountered that feeling...
Featured BloggerBy Alessandra Lynch May 17, 2021
I love lighthouses, shafts of light tilting into water, scanning slowly back and forth. Some of them radiating several planes of foggy light, ghostly windmills. Some with thin beams, piercing as the...
Featured BloggerBy Alessandra Lynch May 6, 2021
In this harsh light, in this siren-light, these panics, this pandemic, the air heavy with gloom, with violence—the news hard to bear, sleep broken into nightly by that assailant Terror,...