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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 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...

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About Harriet Books

Named after Harriet Monroe, the founding editor of Poetry Magazine, Harriet Books centers the work of poets and serves as a portal to the latest poetry-related news.

Meet the Harriet Books Writers

Harriet Books features reviews by a rotating team of book reviewers, all of them poets. They bring a range of perspectives to poetry, criticism, and the art of book reviewing. Our reviewers seek to highlight works by people from underrepresented and marginalized backgrounds, books published by small and independent presses, and poetry in translation.

Meet the Book Reviewers

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      Heather Green is the author of the collection No Other Rome (Akron Poetry Series, 2021), and the translator of Tristan Tzara's Noontimes Won (Octopus Books, 2018) and Guide to the Heart Rail (Goodmorning Menagerie, 2017).  Her poetry has...

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      Diego Báez is a writer, educator, and abolitionist. He is the recipient of fellowships from CantoMundo, the Surge Institute, and the Poetry Foundation's Incubator for Community-Engaged Poets. He serves as a Director...

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      The son of immigrants from China, David Woo was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. He studied English at Harvard and Stanford and Chinese at Yale, and was a Wallace Stegner fellow...

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      Layla Benitez-James is the author of God Suspected My Heart Was a Geode but He Had to Make Sure (Jai-Alai Books, 2017), selected by Major Jackson for Cave Canem’s 2017 Toi Derricotte &...

Meet the Featured Bloggers

Every quarter, Harriet Books invites several poets as featured bloggers to write on a theme related to contemporary poetry and poetics.

Featured Bloggers

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      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...