Donald Breckenridge is the fiction editor of The Brooklyn Rail and editor of The Brooklyn Rail Fiction Anthology (Hanging Loose Press, 2006). He is also the author of more than a dozen plays, as well as the novella Rockaway Wherein (Red Dust, 1998) and the novel 6/2/95 (Spuyten Duyvil, 2002). His second novel Arabesques for Sauquoit is forthcoming from Autonomedia and his third novel YOU ARE HERE is forthcoming from Starcherone.
Michael Carlson’s first book of poems, Cement Guitar, was awarded the Juniper Prize and published by the University of Massachusetts Press in 2003. The manuscript he’s editing now is called Beware of Ideas. He teaches fifth grade in Brooklyn.
Oisín Curran’s Mopus was published in 2008 by Counterpath Press. He grew up in Maine and lives with his wife in Montreal.
Rising, Farrah Field’s first book of poems, won the 2007 Levis Prize and will be published in early 2009 by Four Way Books. Her poems have appeared in many publications and are forthcoming in Pebble Lake Review, Another Chicago Magazine, Fulcrum, and Typo. She is currently working on a novel and lives in Brooklyn.
Andrew Grace is a 2006-8 Stegner Fellow in poetry at Stanford. Sections of his manuscript Sancta are forthcoming in Washington Square, LIT, Gulf Stream, Mid-American Review, and H_NGM_N, among others. His second book, Shadeland, recently won the Ohio State University/The Journal prize for poetry.
Emily Gropp has received writing fellowships from the Bucknell Seminar for Younger Poets and the Syria-Lebanon Room at the University of Pittsburgh, where she recently completed an MFA in poetry. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Bloom, The Fourth River, The Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Whiskey & Fox, and others. She lives in Pittsburgh, city of bridges.
Heinrich Heine (1791–1856) was a journalist, an essayist, and one of the most significant German Romantic poets. As a young man Heine converted from Judaism to Protestantism. In 1831, he emigrated from Germany to France. Heine is remembered chiefly for selections of his lyric poetry, many of which were set to music in the form of Lieder by Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, and Strauss.
Stephen Hilger’s photographs from the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles appear in this issue of Harp & Altar. He lives in New York and New Orleans, where he is a visiting assistant professor of art at Tulane University. Additional work can be seen at www.stephenhilger.com.
Dan Hoy lives in Brooklyn and is co-editor of Soft Targets. His chapbook Outtakes was published in 2007 by Lame House Press.
Zachary Mason’s The Lost Books of the Odyssey was the winner of the 2007 Starcherone Fiction Prize. His writings have appeared in Pleiades and The Journal of Literary Imagination. A computer scientist specializing in artificial intelligence, Mason is currently working on another novel about the mythology and culture of AIs.
Sara Michas-Martin is a former Stegner Fellow now Jones lecturer at Stanford. Recent poems appear or are forthcoming in Court Green, DIAGRAM, GulfCoast, Prairie Schooner, Pool, and elsewhere.
Michael Newton’s gallery reviews have appeared in previous issues of Harp & Altar.
Benjamin Paloff is a poetry editor at Boston Review. His poems have recently appeared in GulfCoast, Jacket, The Literary Review, and elsewhere. He teaches Slavic and comparative literature at the University of Michigan.
Derek White runs Calamari Press, edits Sleepingfish, and blogs at 5cense.com.
Jared White was born in Boston and currently lives in Brooklyn. He attended Columbia University for an MFA, where he was awarded a prize from the Academy of American Poets. His poetry has appeared in many journals, including Harp & Altar, Cannibal, The Modern Review, Barrow Street, Sawbuck, and Word For/Word, and more work is forthcoming with Fulcrum and Horse Less Review. He maintains an occasional blog at jaredswhite.blogspot.com.
Joshua Marie Wilkinson was born and raised in Seattle. He is the author of three books. Next year will see the release of The Book of Whispering in the Projection Booth (Tupelo), 12x12: Conversations in Poetry & Poetics (Iowa), and Made a Machine by Describing the Landscape (a film about Califone on tour). He lives in Chicago.
Recipient of the Beard’s Fund Short Story Award, Peter Wortsman is the author of A Modern Way to Die: Small Stories and Microtales and the play The Tattooed Man Tells All. His translations from the German include Travel Pictures by Heinrich Heine (Archipelago), Posthumous Papers of a Living Author by Robert Musil (Archipelago), Telegrams of the Soul: Selected Prose by Peter Altenberg (Archipelago), and The Man Who Sold His Shadow by Adelbert von Chamisso (Fromm International).
Leni Zumas’s story collection Farewell Navigator is forthcoming from Open City Books in June. Her fiction appears in New York Tyrant, Quarterly West, New Orleans Review, and elsewhere. She teaches creative writing at Hunter College and plays drums in the post-punk band S-S-S-Spectres. Her most pined-for travel destination is Iceland.
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