Stephanie Anderson is the author of two chapbooks, In the Particular Particular (New Michigan Press, 2007) and The Choral Mimeographs (Dancing Girl Press), which is forthcoming in 2009. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Boston Review, Denver Quarterly, Handsome, Octopus, Tin House, and elsewhere. She lives in Chicago, where she is the co-editor of Projective Industries.
Walter Arndt is Professor Emeritus of Russian Language and Literature at Dartmouth. He has produced a number of notable translations including Goethe’s Faust, Aleksandr Pushkin’s Eugene Onegin, and poems by Rainer Maria Rilke. His translation of Eugene Onegin won the Bollingen Poetry Translation Prize in 1962.
Jessica Baron is finishing her MFA in poetry at ColoradoStateUniversity in Fort Collins. The poem that appears in this issue is from her thesis-in-process, “My Art in Play,” based on the work of Constantin Stanislavski. While pursuing poetry, Jessica also continues to act professionally in Colorado. She has work out or forthcoming in Matter, Wheelhouse, Listenlight, Parcel, Reconfigurations, and Mrs. Maybe.
Joshua Cohen is the author of four books, including the novels Cadenza for the Schneidermann Violin Concerto (Fugue State Press, 2007) and A Heaven of Others (Starcherone, 2007). Another novel, Graven Imaginings, is forthcoming from Dalkey Archive Press. Essays have appeared in The Forward, Nextbook, The Believer, and Harper’s. North Vain, Bluff, from which the piece that appears in this issue is excerpted, is the second book of a series entitled Two Great Russian Novels. He lives in Brooklyn.
Julia Cohen has six chapbooks out or forthcoming from horse less press, Small Fires Press, H_ngm_n B__ks, Dancing Girl Press, Transmission Press, and Greying Ghost Press. She lives deep in Brooklyn and blogs at www.onthemessiersideofneat.blogspot.com.
Claire Donato is an MFA Literary Arts candidate at BrownUniversity. Recent poems have been published or are forthcoming in Coconut, Caketrain, Shampoo, and Cannibal. A first chapbook, Someone Else’s Body, is forthcoming from Cannibal Books in 2009. Her hometown is Pittsburgh, PA.
Evelyn Hampton has fiction forthcoming in Unsaid Magazine and published in Smokelong Quarterly, among other places. She lives in Seattle. Occasionally she updates her blog at endtable.net/evelyn.
Mark Harman, a native of Dublin who has written extensively about modern German and Irish literature, is a professor of German and English at ElizabethtownCollege in Elizabethtown, PA. His translation of The Castle received the Modern Language Association’s first Lois Roth Award in 1998. His newest book is a translation of Kafka’s Amerika: The Missing Person, published by Shocken in November 2008.
Matthew Henriksen edits Cannibal Books and Typo from Fayetteville, AR, and is the author of Is Holy (horse less press, 2006). Two new chapbooks will appear in 2009 from Cue Editions and Single Sheet Press.
Lily Hoang’s first book, Parabola, won the Chiasmus Press Un-Doing the Novel Contest. She is also the author of the forthcoming novels Changing (Fairy Tale Review Press), Invisible Women (StepSister Press) and The Evolutionary Revolution (Les Figues Press). Her eBook Woman Down the Hall is available through Lamination Colony. She currently teaches English and Women’s Studies at St. Mary’s College in Indiana.
Peter Markus is the author of three short books of short-short fiction, Good, Brother (Calamari Press, 2006), The Singing Fish (Calamari Press, 2006), and The Moon Is a Lighthouse (New Michigan Press, 2003). His newest book is the novel Bob, or Man on Boat, published this year by Dzanc Books.
Patrick Morrissey’s poems have appeared recently or are forthcoming in Denver Quarterly, Typo, Tarpaulin Sky, and Colorado Review. He lives in Brooklyn.
Bryson Newhart holds an MFA from BrownUniversity. Recent or forthcoming publication credits include No Colony, Sein und Werden, Defenestration, 5_trope, Caketrain, elimae, Tarpaulin Sky, The Dream People, and BDtDaEAtC. Older writing can be found in Taint Magazine, Snow Monkey, 3rd bed, Failbetter, and others.
Michael Newton’s gallery reviews have appeared in previous issues of Harp & Altar.
Formed by choreographers Sonya Robbins and Layla Childs in 2003, robbinschilds presents performance, installation, and video works that explore the intersection between architecture and human movement. The company’s work has appeared in venues including Dance Theater Workshop, the NewMuseum, BAM, P.S. 122, and Autumn Skate Bowl in New York; Fritz Haeg’s Sundown Salon and Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions in L.A.; and the ReinaSofiaMuseum in Madrid. robbinschilds was recently commissioned to create original choreography for David Byrne on his world concert tour and is currently preparing a new performance work, Sonya and Layla Go Camping, to premiere at The Kitchen in May 2009.
Elizabeth Sanger graduated from SUNY Plattsburgh in 2004 and received her MFA in poetry from the University of Montana in 2006. Her work has appeared in Conjunctions, Phoebe, Meridian, Touchstone, Past Simple, Typo, and Verse Daily and is forthcoming in the Saranac Review and Drunken Boat. She lives in Florida with her partner and three wildly spoiled cats.
Peter Jay Shippy is the author of Thieves’ Latin (University of Iowa Press, 2003), Alphaville (BlazeVOX Books, 2006), and a novella-in-verse, How to Build the Ghost in Your Attic (Rose Metal Press, 2007). His poems have recently appeared in American Poetry Review, Harvard Review, and Shenandoah, among others. He teaches literature at EmersonCollege in Boston.
A.L. Steiner is a Brooklyn-based artist whose photo and video installations, curatorial, and performance work has been presented internationally. Steiner is a member of the collective Chicks on Speed and co-curator of Ridykeulous. She is represented by Taxter&Spengemann, New York.
G.C. Waldrep is the author of Goldbeater’s Skin (Center for Literary Publishing, 2003), Disclamor (BOA Editions, 2007), and Archicembalo, which won the 2008 Dorset Prize from Tupelo Press and is due out in 2009. He is also the author of two chapbooks, The Batteries (New Michigan Press, 2005) and One Way No Exit (Tarpaulin Sky, 2008). He lives in Lewisburg, PA, and teaches at BucknellUniversity.
The Swiss writer Robert Walser (1878–1956) was a self-taught and prolific artist who published three novels and ten volumes of short prose during his lifetime. Despite the praise he received from figures such as Franz Kafka and Walter Benjamin, much of his writing remained unpublished or unread until the rediscovery of his work in the 1970s. After a period of time in Berlin, he returned to Switzerland in 1913, where he lived for the rest of his life. Confined to a mental institution in 1929, he spent his remaining decades in asylums. His books available in English include Robert Walser Rediscovered, edited by Mark Harman (University Press of New England, 1985); Jakob von Gunten, translated by Christopher Middleton (NYRB Classics, 1999); and The Robber, translated by Susan Bernofsky (University of Nebraska Press, 2007).
Harp & Altaris a literary magazine that was published in Brooklyn, New York, from 2006 to 2013. All ten issues of its publication will continue to be archived at this website, but no further issues will be released. Therefore we can no longer accept any submissions of poetry or fiction or queries for reviews, though we are happy to answer emails about the magazine and its history. Contact us at harpandaltar [at] gmail [dot] com.
April 9, 2011
Hosted by Switchyard Studios, The Switch event series welcomes Harp & Altar to Portland, with readings by Zachary Schomburg Jesse Lichtenstein Michael Zeiss
and music from Alina Estelle Hardin 6 PM at Switchyard Studios 109 SE Salmon St. Portland, OR
The Poetry Project hosts a reading to celebrate the release of the eighth issue of Harp & Altar and the publication of The Harp & Altar Anthology, with a brief talk about the magazine by Keith Newton and readings by Jared White Shane Book 10 PM at The Poetry Project at St. Marks Church 131 E. 10th St., New York
The Literary Arts Program at Brown University presents Small Press Periodical Publishing: An Editor Panel and Reading featuring editors of the journals Birkensnake (Joanna Ruocco), Conjunctions (Brian Evenson), Harp & Altar (Keith Newton), Paris Review (Lorin Stein), and Tarpaulin Sky (Joanna Howard). 4 PM at McCormack Family Theater 70 Brown Street Providence, RI
The Yardmeter Editions reading series celebrates the launch of The Harp & Altar Anthology and the magazine's seventh issue, with readings by Ana Božičević Dan Hoy Eileen Myles Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi
with artwork by Lorene Taurerewa and music from Miracles 6:30 PM at Shelton Walsmith's studio 267 Douglass St., Brooklyn
The Harp & Altar Anthology Harp & Altar and Ellipsis Press announce the publication of The Harp & Altar Anthology, a collection of poetry and prose from the magazine’s first six issues, edited by Keith Newton and Eugene Lim.
See the Ellipsis Press website for more information and order a copy now:
April 8 to 10, 2010 With the book in hand, Harp & Altar and Ellipsis Press will be at the 2010 AWP Bookfair in Denver, Colorado, from April 8 to 10. Come by the Ellipsis Press table and join us at the Historic Falcon event on Thursday, April 8, where Harp & Altar poets Julia Cohen, Kate Greenstreet, Justin Marks, and Linnea Ogden will be reading.
Historic Falcon Thursday, April 8 6:30 PM at Mercury Cafe 2199 California St., Denver Feb. 13, 2009 Harp & Altar and Mad Hatters' Review present readings by four fiction writers: Joshua Cohen Tim Horvath Joanna Howard Mary Mackey
7 PM at KGB
85 E. 4th St., 2nd Fl, New York
Dec. 6 & 7, 2008 Look for the Ellipsis Press table at the New York Center for Independent Publishing's 21st Annual Indie & SmallPress Book Fair.
11 AM - 5 PM at the Library of the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen
20 W. 44th St., New York
Oct. 16, 2008
Ellipsis Press celebrates the release of the novels Waste and Fog & Car, with readings by Eugene Marten Eugene Lim
7:30 PM at Freebird Books 123 Columbia St., Brooklyn
May 17, 2008
Cannibal, Harp & Altar, Saltgrass, and Tight host the Poetry Goose Up! at East Coast Aliens, presented by the Burning Chair reading series, with readings by Ana Božičević John Coletti Kate Greenstreet Sarah Girdley Katy Henriksen Shannon Jonas Jennifer Kronovet Mark Lamoureux Timothy Liu Chris Martin Jess Mynes Cate Peebles Christopher Rizzo Matthew Rohrer Frank Sherlock Joanna Sondheim Shanxing Wang Rebecca Wolff
and music from The Hadacol and projections by Stephen Hilger
3 PM to 8 PM at East Coast Aliens 216 Franklin St., Brooklyn Doors 2:30 PM, $6 Ellipsis Press Ellipsis Press, a new publisher of experimental fiction co-founded by Harp & Altar's fiction editor, is now accepting manuscript submissions. Information and guidelines are available at www.ellipsispress.com. Dec. 2, 2007
Harp & Altar celebrates the release of the third issue, with fiction readings by Lynn Crawford Corey Frost Johannah Rodgers
5 PM at Unnameable Books 456 Bergen St., Brooklyn
Sept. 16, 2007
Shane Book reads as part of the Brooklyn's Own event at the second annual Brooklyn Book Festival, along with readers from A Public Space, Tin House, and Archipelago Books.
5 PM in the Community Room at Brooklyn Borough Hall
April 29, 2007
The MarquiseDanceHall Poetry Series celebrates the release of the second issue, with readings by Stefania Heim Thomas Kane
7 PM at Marquise Dance Hall 291 Grand St., Brooklyn
Oct. 26, 2006
A launch party for the release of the first issue, with readings by Andrea Baker Jessica Baran Michael Zeiss
7 PM at Triskelion Arts 118 N. 11th St., 3rd Fl, Brooklyn