Author Archives: A.D. Harper

Alan Moore on the appeal of writing comics (The New Yorker)

“The reason I liked comics was that nobody else did, because it was completely unsupervised…I was given a chance to sneak up on culture by some sort of back door.” — Alan Moore quoted in A Party in a Lunatic … Continue reading

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Vahni Capildeo on the impossibility of herding readers (Poetry Spotlight)

Poetry Spotlight: I wonder if you could tell us a bit more about the process of reaching the final order of the book, and how important do you feel the ordering of poems is to how a reader experiences a … Continue reading

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‘Thy will be done’ in Cordite Poetry Review

The Future Machines issue of Cordite Poetry Review from Australia is now online. It features an essay, artwork, articles, translations, interviews and reviews, as well as poetry chosen by issue poetry editor Bella Li. I’m very pleased to say that … Continue reading

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Two poems at Eunoia Review

Delighted to say two of my poems have been published at Eunoia Review. The poems are ‘The weatherperson’s partner‘ and ‘Paperback Spells‘. They’re not-quite-genre poems, slipstream perhaps. Thanks to editor Ian Chung!

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‘Faith’ in Liminality

Issue 7 of Liminality is out, and I’m really pleased that my poem ‘Faith‘ is included, along with work by twelve other poets. It’s a great wide-ranging issue. This is my second appearance in Liminality, as issue 4 included ‘The … Continue reading

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‘The Muse of Cuts’ in Mirror Dance

The Spring 2016 issue of Mirror Dance is out. As well as fiction, it includes poetry by Nancy Iannucci, Emily Cooper, Sandi Leibowitz, and Anna Sykora. I’m very pleased that my poem ‘The Muse of Cuts‘ is my second appearance … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan on folk (Chronicles)

Folk music was a reality of a more brilliant dimension. It exceeded all human understanding, and it called out to you, you could disappear and be sucked into it. I felt right at home in this mythical realm made up … Continue reading

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Dorothea Lasky on poetry and education

I’ve always deeply blamed our education system, because I do think there’s elitism at play that wants to make not only poetry, but all the arts very specialised past a certain point of development. Certainly in high school only the … Continue reading

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Tony Kushner on the incomplete, imperfect illusion of theatre (Paris Review)

In a film like Avatar the illusion is almost inescapable, almost all encompassing, and it’s certain that, as we proceed into the future, cinematic illusion is becoming even more so. The flat projection screen is already a kind of archaic … Continue reading

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Poems in Kaleidotrope and Eye to the Telescope

I’m very pleased to say that the year started with my poem ‘Not Even Cursed’ appearing in the winter edition of the wonderful Kaleidotrope. Then, mid-month, my poem ‘The Reckoning’ appeared in the Science Fiction Poetry Association’s Eye to the … Continue reading

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