This site doubles as a commonplace book and a home for updates on my poetry. (A full list of my published poetry is here.) Until late 2017 I was writing as Alex Harper, I am now writing as A.D. Harper.
I’m on twitter as @harpertext, my email is: harpertext [at] outlook [.] com
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Cordite Poetry Review 84: Suburbia went live today. As ever it’s a rich issue, containing art, essays, interviews and poetry, and I’m really pleased it includes my poem ‘Edgelands‘.
It’s my third appearance in Cordite, my thanks to issue editors Lachlan Brown and Nathanael O’Reilly, and to Kent MacCarter!
Eye to the Telescope Issue 27 has gone live today, on the theme of Arthuriana. My Gawain poem ‘Ask’ is included, alongside an interesting and inventive range of Arthurian poems.
Many thanks to editor Adele Gardner!
The Summer 2017 issue of Kaleidotrope has gone live, and I’m delighted it contains my narrative fantasy (and witchy) poem ‘The Switch’. You can read it here.
It’s my third appearance in Kaleidotrope. Thanks to Fred Coppersmith!
The Summer 2017 issue of fantasy zine Mirror Dance has gone live, with a theme of masks and disguises.
As well as fiction, it contains poems by Jeana Jorgensen, Mary Soon Lee, Todd Dillard and Robert Beveridge.
Delighted that it also includes my long poem ‘Sheer‘, a fairy tale retelling, or perhaps a fairy tale slice-of-life.
Thanks to Megan Arkenberg!
The postman brought Issue 56 of Rattle this week, with an evocative cover by Jasmine C. Bell.
I’m delighted to be one of the 29 poets represented in the section on mental illness, with my poem ‘Fallers’. I’ve enjoyed reading the issue which has a compelling range of poetry, and there’s an excellent interview with Francesca Bell.
Thanks to Timothy Green!
The most we can do is to write – intelligently, creatively, critically, evocatively – about what it is like living in the world at this time.
— Oliver Sacks, quoted in Bill Hayes, My Life with Oliver Sacks, The Observer, 26 March 2017