Every quarter, Harriet Books invites several poets to blog on a theme related to contemporary poetry and poetics. The theme for Spring 2022 is “Poetry and Publishing: Readers’ Perspectives.”
Featured BloggerBy Noah Baldino June 22, 2022
Revision is a form of futurity; it believes that a more particular language will emerge. In my formative undergraduate studies, it was instilled in me that a poem cannot be good...
Featured BloggerBy Chaelee Dalton May 31, 2022
Before I saw Turning Red, I heard about it. More accurately, I read about it, or I read about the movie refracted through another review which finished by definitively declaring...
Featured BloggerBy Noah Baldino May 23, 2022
If it resists me, I know it’s real ~Frank Bidart A few years ago, I made a crucial change in my manuscript, the kind that returns one’s entire body of work to...
Featured BloggerBy Jenna Peng May 16, 2022
I had this terrible need to explain. I wrote the first post not to explain myself. I wrote it as the drive away from, the drive referring back to, the terrible...
Featured BloggerBy Chaelee Dalton May 2, 2022
I am 21 years old and I have never published a poem. More importantly, I am 21 years old and I do not have a driver’s license, and my best...
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,...