Author Archives: A.D. Harper
Two poetries are now competing, a cooked and a raw. The cooked, marvelously expert, often seems laboriously concocted to be tasted and digested by a graduate seminar. The raw, huge blood-dripping gobbets of unseasoned experience are dished up for midnight … Continue reading
Rail: Before I turned on the tape for this interview, you were talking about your personal library and how you are at a stage in your life where your desire to re-read certain texts means you will not have time … Continue reading
Delighted to say that The Interpreter’s House issue 68 is out, the final issue edited by Martin Malone and assistant Charles Lauder Jnr. I’m delighted my poem ‘The Cooler’ is included, my second appearance in TIH after two of my … Continue reading
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 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 … Continue reading
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, … Continue reading
The eleventh issue of Liminality has gone live today. I’m very pleased that my poem ‘The Well‘ is included, my fourth appearance in the journal. Thanks to Shira Lipkin and Mattie Joiner!
In 1958, in July, [Wright] wrote me a letter (I’m sure similar letters went to others) in which he announced that he was through writing poems. […] The first issue of Robert Bly’s magazine, The Fifties, which he read at … Continue reading
Through the Gate (in its current form) is “a weekly of fantastical poetry”. I’m delighted my poem ‘The Dig‘ is this week’s poem. Thanks to editor Mitchell Hart!
Penelope’s situation (in Homer, of course, it’s a death shroud she’s weaving) seems to me an interesting figure for the predicament of the writer or artist: making something, ripping it up, making something, ripping it up, all the while vaguely … Continue reading