Author Archives: A.D. Harper

Two poems in The Shore

Very pleased that two of my poems appear in issue 11 of The Shore. The poems are The Gallery and No mountains, great lakes, cliffs, Thank you to the editorial team!

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Robert Lowell on the raw and the cooked

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

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Mary Ruefle on re-reading books

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

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‘The Cooler’ in The Interpreter’s House

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

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‘Sheer’ in Mirror Dance

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

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Oliver Sacks on writing the present

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

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‘The Well’ in Liminality

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!

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James Wright on the Olympian syndicate

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

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‘The Dig’ in Through the Gate

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!

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Joseph Harrison on writing and Penelope

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

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