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  • Sepia toned black on white etching on paper depicting the back of a person seated at a table, with piles of books  and a bookshelf, and a partially open door.
    Featured Blogger
    By Armen Davoudian January 30, 2023

    It’s easy to get lost in debates around form and content, or form and function, or form and freedom, or form and fill-in-the-blank—arguments for the importance of one side over...

  • Watercolor painting depicting black dots in various streams of circular movement against white background.
    Featured Blogger
    By Karthika Naïr January 23, 2023

    चीन ओ अरब हमारा, हिन्दोस्ताँ हमारा रहने को घर नहीं है, सारा जहाँ हमारा खोली भी छिन गयी है, बैंचें भी छिन गयी हैं सड़कों पे घूमता है, अब कारवां हमारा Chin-o-Arab hamara, Hindustan...

  • three-legged m, concrete poem by Adam Saroyan.
    Featured Blogger
    By Gabriel Ojeda-Sagué January 9, 2023

    To call a literary work “unreadable” is to make a rather flexible aesthetic judgment. Most commonly, one means they didn’t like that work, found it too boring, too gruesome, badly...

From Open Door

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    Open Door
    By Harriet Staff December 23, 2022

    In keeping with our annual tradition, Poetry Foundation staff share a book (or two, or more) that brought them joy, or comfort, or pleasure this year. *** Janet Cheung, Web Producer I would...

  • Leporello with poems and painting in various colors
    Open Door
    By Jennifer Scappettone November 21, 2022

    Maps, oh maps! […] sometimes in my sleep, I find myself walking on a map-like space, searching for a place I can at last call my own. But it always...

Digital Exclusives from Poetry Magazine

  • From Poetry Magazine
    By Charif Shanahan January 17, 2023

    Poetry reminds me, daily, of the simultaneous singularity and plurality of human experience: for all our differences, for the ways in which we have attached meaning to those differences, hated...

  • From Poetry Magazine
    By Tré Seals December 5, 2022

    Uniformity cannot exist in a typeface inspired by humanity.

  • From Poetry Magazine
    By Adrian Matejka November 21, 2022

    I want to begin this editor’s note with gratitude.

  • From Poetry Magazine
    By The Editors November 8, 2022

    If you’re new to the app, now is a great time to check it out since the October issue (our 110th anniversary issue) is currently FREE!

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

    • Headshot of poet Sylee Gore

      Sylee Gore is an interdisciplinary writer and translator. Her artist book, Even Still (Sampson Low, 2021), was commissioned by Poem Brut. Gore's awards include the Queen Mary Wasafiri New Writing Prize, the...

    • Photo of Cindy Ok

      Cindy Juyoung Ok writes, translates, and teaches creative writing. She is a reviewer for Harriet Books.  

    • Headshot of the poet Morgan Frank

      Rebecca Morgan Frank was born and raised in Virginia. She earned an MFA from Emerson College and a PhD from the University of Cincinnati, where she was an Elliston Poetry...

    • A man smiling in blue t-shirt

      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...

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

    • Image of Gabriel Ojeda Sague

      Gabriel Ojeda-Sagué is the author of four full-length books of poetry: Madness (Nightboat Books, 2022); Losing Miami (The Accomplices, 2019), which was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award in Poetry; Jazzercise is a Language (The...

    • Image of Karthika Naïr

      Karthika Naïr is the co-author of A Different Distance (Milkweed Editions, 2021), renga written with poet Marilyn Hacker. Until the Lions: Echoes from the Mahabharata (Archipelago Books, 2019), her reworking of the foundational South Asian epic in multiple...

    • Armen Davoudian’s Swan Song (Bull City Press, 2020) won the Frost Place Chapbook Competition. He grew up in Isfahan, Iran, and lives in California.