Shane Book is a graduate of the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop and was a Wallace Stegner Fellow at StanfordUniversity. His awards include a New York Times Fellowship in Poetry, an Academy of American Poets Prize, and a National Magazine Award. He teaches at Stanford and is producing and directing the documentary film Laborland.
Adam Clay is the author of The Wash (Parlor Press, 2006). He lives in Michigan.
Josh Dorman’s work has been exhibited in solo shows at galleries including 55 Mercer, The CUE Foundation, and Pierogi in New York, George Billis in Los Angeles, and Hallwalls in Buffalo. His work has also been included in group shows at the DrawingCenter, the NationalAcademyMuseum, the IslipArt Museum, and HunterCollege, among others, and has been exhibited internationally, in Traun, Austria, and Leipzig, Germany. He received his MFA from QueensCollege in 1992 and has been granted residencies at Yaddo and the Millay Colony. Images of his work are available at www.joshdorman.net.
A Canadian currently living in Brooklyn, Corey Frost's stories have appeared in Matrix, Geist, The Walrus, and other magazines. He was named the Best Spoken Word Artist in 2001 by the Montreal Mirror. He is currently writing a book about spoken word scenes around the world as part of a doctoral dissertation. A CD of his performances, Bits World: Exciting Version, is forthcoming. His books include The Worthwhile Flux (2004) and My Own Devices: Airport Version (2006), both published by Conundrum Press.
Sarah Gridley received her MFA in poetry from the University of Montana. She is the author of Weather Eye Open (University of California Press/New California Poetry Series, 2005) and is currently a Visiting Lecturer in Poetry at CaseWestern ReserveUniversity in Cleveland, Ohio.
Elise Harris is a freelance writer living in Brooklyn. Her profile of the poet Noelle Kocot appeared in the first issue of Harp & Altar.
Joanna Howard's work has appeared in Conjunctions, Chicago Review, Quarterly West, Western Humanities Review, Fourteen Hills, and elsewhere. Her chapbook In the Colorless Round, illustrated by Rikki Ducornet, was published in 2006 by Noemi Press. She received her Ph.D. in creative writing from the University of Denver in 2004 and currently lives in Providence, where she teaches at BrownUniversity and is an editor for Encyclopedia Project.
Steve Katz was one of the founders of Fiction Collective (now FC2). He has taught creative writing at CornellUniversity, BrooklynCollege, QueensCollege, the University of Iowa Writer's Workshop, the University of Notre Dame, and the University of Colorado at Boulder, from which he retired in 2003. He's also tended bar, worked construction, waited tables, and mined for mercury. His books include Creamy & Delicious, Wier & Pouce, Florry of Washington Heights, Swanny's Ways, Saw, Moving Parts, and Stolen Stories. His most recent books are the novel Antonello’s Lion (Green Integer, 2005) and the collection Kisssss?, which is forthcoming in 2007 from FC2. The stories in this issue are from an ongoing project of memoirs titled Memoirrhoids.
Joanna Klink's second book, Circadian, is forthcoming from Penguin in 2007. She teaches poetry at the University of Montana.
Michael Newton is a current MFA candidate at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan, though his artwork is kind of hard to explain. His gallery reviews also appeared in the first issue of Harp & Altar.
Peter O'Leary's book of criticism, Gnostic Contagion: Robert Duncan & the Poetry of Illness, was published in 2002 by Wesleyan. A new book of poetry, Depth Theology, appeared last year from Georgia. He lives on the West Side of Chicago, in Berwyn.
Katie Peterson was born in California. She is the Robert Aird Professor of Humanities at DeepSpringsCollege in Deep Springs, California. Her book of poems, This One Tree, won the New Issues Poetry Prize and was published in 2006 by New Issues/Western Michigan University Press.
Johannah Rodgers is a writer who lives in Brooklyn. Her chapbook Necessary Fictions was published by Sona Books in 2003, and her short stories and essays have appeared in Fiction, CHAIN Arts, The Brooklyn Rail, Pierogi Press,and Fence. Her book sentences,a collection of stories, essays, and artwork, was published this year by Red Dust Press.
Brandon Shimoda’s writings appear in recent or forthcoming editions of MiPOesias, Free Verse, Practice, Washington Square, Xantippe, the tiny, and elsewhere. He has projects forthcoming from both Corollary Press and Flim Forum Press. He currently teaches at the University of Montana in Missoula, where he also curates the NewLakes reading and performance series.
Kate Schreyer is currently studying fiction in the MFA program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Michael Zeiss’s story “Notes Toward a Supreme Action Movie”appeared in the first issue of Harp & Altar.
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