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  • Installation art piece--wove round basket, beige.
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    By 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...

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    By 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...

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    By 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...

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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

    • A woman with her hair tied in the back in a white floral blouse

      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...

    • 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...

    • Asian male in a cap and t-shirt standing in a room

      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...

    • Black woman in a fur hat looking up in the sky

      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

    • A long haired woman in a plaid shirt in front of a teal colored brick wall

      Lucia LoTempio is the author of Hot with the Bad Things (Alice James Books, 2020). With Suzannah Russ Spaar, she co-authored the chapbook Undone in Scarlet (Tammy, 2019). LoTempio serves on the editorial board for...

    • A long hair Asian woman in a green floral dress smiling in front of a grey colored fence

      Jenna Peng is a reader for Poetry Magazine, associate editor of the Asian American Literary Review, and an organizer for the Smithsonian Asian American Literature Festival. She writes hybrid literary/arts criticism and occupies Shawandasse Tula territory...

    • A skinhead white male with beard in a green t-shirt sitting beside a couch where a dog is lying down

      Noah Baldino is a writer and editor from Illinois. Their poems have appeared in Poem-a-Day, Jewish Currents, New England Review, and elsewhere. A graduate of the Knox College Creative Writing Program and...

    • A short hair, spectacled Asian woman wearing a colorful shirt and smiling in front of trees

      Chae(lee) Dalton is a wintertime writer and summertime ice cream maker. They are the author of the poetry chapbook Mother Tongue (Gold Line Press 2021), and their work appears in The Offing, Pinwheel, Penn Review, and...