Jessica Baran is assistant director of the White Flag Projects in St. Louis and the art writer for the Riverfront Times. Her first book of poems, Remains To Be Used, is forthcoming this winter from Apostrophe Books.
Roseanne Carrara lives and writes in Toronto, Ontario. She is the author of A Newer Wilderness (Insomniac Press, 2007), from which the poems in this issue have been selected. She is at work completing a novel entitled The Week in Radio; drafting a second collection of poems, Spectral Evidence; and, with her husband, Blaise Moritz, producing an English translation of Silènces, the poems of the philosopher and anarchist Jacques Ellul.
Andy Fitch is an assistant professor in the University of Wyoming’s MFA program. He is the author (along with Jon Cotner) of Ten Walks/Two Talks (Ugly Duckling Presse). His chapbook Island is forthcoming from The Song Cave, and his critical study Not Intelligent, but Smart: Rethinking Joe Brainard is forthcoming from Dalkey Archive Press. The audio recording from which Island derives has been published in a special issue of TextSound.
Eileen G’Sell teaches at Ellis University and Washington University in St. Louis, where she serves as publications editor at the Kemper Art Museum. Recent and forthcoming work can be found in Ninth Letter, Super Arrow, Zone 3, and Boston Review.
Amy King’s most recent books are Slaves to Do These Things (Blazevox) and the forthcoming I Want to Make You Safe (Litmus Press), and she is currently preparing a book of interviews with the poet Ron Padgett. She teaches English and creative writing at SUNY NCC, works with VIDA: Women in Literary Arts, and co-edits Esque with Ana Bozicevic and Poets for Living Waters with Heidi Lynn Staples. Please visit amyking.org for more.
Individual entries on Richard Kostelanetz appear in Contemporary Poets, Contemporary Novelists, Postmodern Fiction, Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, Reader's Guide to Twentieth-Century Writers, Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia of Literature, Webster's Dictionary of American Authors, HarperCollins Reader's Encyclopedia of American Literature, and Encyclopedia Britannica, among other distinguished directories. Otherwise, he survives in New York, where he was born, unemployed and thus overworked.
Jesse Lambert was born in Hudson, NY, and received an MFA from Hunter College. He has exhibited his work at eyewash@SupremeTrading and Klaus Von Nichtssagend in Brooklyn, White Columns in New York, Miller Block Gallery and Boston Center for the Arts in Boston, and Joseloff Gallery and Artspace in Connecticut, among other venues. He lives in Jackson Heights, NY, and works in Long Island City. More images can be seen at www.jesselambert.net.
Lawrence Mark Lane’s writing has appeared in Avery: An Anthology of New Fiction, Double Room, New Orleans Review, and Oxford American, among others. He lives in Missoula, Montana. Jesse Lichtenstein lives in Oregon where he writes poetry, fiction, journalism, and screenplays (and helps run the Loggernaut Reading Series). His poems appear in Denver Quarterly, Paris Review, Diagram, EOAGH, Gulf Coast, Octopus, Boston Review, and other journals.
Dan Magers is founder and co-editor of the online poetry magazine Sink Review and runs the chapbook press Immaculate Disciples. He has poems published or forthcoming in Sixth Finch, Eleven Eleven, and Forklift, Ohio, among other places. A regular contributor of book reviews at New Pages, he lives in Brooklyn.
Patrick Morrissey’s chapbook Transparency was published last year by Cannibal Books and his poetry and criticism have appeared in previous issues of Harp & Altar. He lives in New York.
The American novelist and critic Charles Newman (1938–2006) was raised in the Midwest and taught for many years at Northwestern University, where he founded the literary magazine TriQuarterly, and Washington University in St. Louis. His books include The Post-Modern Aura (Northwestern University Press, 1985), White Jazz (Dial Press, 1984), and In Partial Disgrace, forthcoming from Dalkey Archive Press.
Michael Newton’s gallery reviews appear regularly in Harp & Altar.
Leslie Patron lives and writes in Providence, RI, where she received her MFA in literary arts at Brown University. Recent poems and stories have been published in Dewclaw, OCHO, and Parthenon West Review. The work in this issue comes from a recently completed manuscript entitled The SeaMaids, a collaborative work with illustrator Margaret Powers. Her hometown is San Jose, Calif.
Lauren Russell is the author of the chapbook The Empty-Handed Messenger (Goodbye Better). Her critical writing has appeared in Scapegoat Review, and recent poems are forthcoming from Eleven Eleven. She grew up in Los Angeles and now lives in Brooklyn with her cat, Neruda.
Rob Stephenson is the author of Passes Through (FC2). He lives in Queens, NY. Visit rawbe.com.
Stephen Sturgeon’s first poetry collection, Trees of the Twentieth Century, will be published by Dark Sky Books early in 2011. His poems have appeared in Boston Review, Cannibal, Eyewear, Harvard Review, Jacket, Open Letters Monthly, Typo, and other journals. He is the editor of Fulcrum: an Annual of Poetry and Aesthetics.
G.C. Waldrep's fourth collection, Your Father on the Train of Ghosts—in collaboration with John Gallaher—is due out from BOA Editions in April 2011. He has work in recent or forthcoming issues of American Poetry Review, New American Writing, Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, The Nation, and other journals. He lives in Lewisburg, Pa., and teaches at Bucknell University.
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
Jesse Lambert, Leaves, Flowers, Water and Books, 2010, ink on paper, 42" x 120".
Harp & Altar ventures into the brave new world of print with The Harp & Altar Anthology! With work selected from the first six issues of the magazine, the anthology includes more than 65 authors. See the Ellipsis Press website for more information and order a copy now: