Roberta Allen is the author of eight books. Her fiction appears in the current issue of New Ohio Review. She teaches at the New School and in private workshops. A visual/conceptual artist as well, she has work in the collection of the Met. She can be found at www.robertaallen.com.
Kate Greenstreet’s second book, The Last 4 Things, will be out from Ahsahta Press in September. Her first, case sensitive, was published by Ahsahta in 2006. She is also the author of three chapbooks, most recently This is why I hurt you (Lame House Press, 2008). Her new work is in current or forthcoming issues of jubilat, Court Green, VOLT, Fence, and Denver Quarterly.
Poet and translator Jennifer Hayashida was born in Oakland, California, and grew up in the suburbs of Stockholm and San Francisco. She is the translator of Fredrik Nyberg’s A Different Practice (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2007) and Eva Sjödin’s Inner China (Litmus Press, 2005). Additional poems and translations have appeared in literary journals and art exhibitions domestically and abroad. She lives in Brooklyn and is director of the Asian American Studies Program at Hunter College.
Lisa Jarnot’s books of poems include Some Other Kind of Mission (Burning Deck Press, 1996), Ring of Fire (Zoland Books, 2001), Black Dog Songs (Flood Editions, 2003), and Night Scenes (Flood Editions, 2008). Her biography of Robert Duncan, The Ambassador from Venus, is forthcoming from University of California Press in 2011. She lives in Sunnyside, Queens, and is the owner of Catskills Organics Farm.
Karla Kelsey is author of two full-length books: Knowledge, Forms, the Aviary (Ahsahta Press, 2006) and Iteration Nets (forthcoming from Ahsahta). In addition, she has published three chapbook-length books: Little Dividing Doors in the Mind (Noemi Press, 2005), Three Movements (Pilot Press, 2009), and Into the eyes of lost storms (Cannibal Books, 2009).
Justin Marks’s first book is A Million in Prizes (New Issues Press, 2009). He is also the author of several chapbooks, including Voir Dire (Rope-a-Dope Press, 2009). New work can be found in the Raleigh Quarterly and Tusculum Review. He is the founder and editor of Kitchen Press Chapbooks and lives in New York with his wife and their infant son and daughter.
Stephen-Paul Martin has published many books of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. His most recent collection is The Possibility of Music (FC2, 2007). He is a professor in San Diego State University’s MFA program.
Patrick Morrissey’s poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Denver Quarterly, Colorado Review, New American Writing, and other journals, and his chapbook Transparency is forthcoming from Cannibal Books in fall 2009. His essay on John Taggart appeared in the previous issue of Harp & Altar. He lives in New York.
Eileen Myles is a poet (Sorry,Tree) who writes fiction (Chelsea Girls, Cool for You). The Importance of Being Iceland: Travel Essays in Art, for which she received a Warhol/Creative Capital grant, will be out in July from Semiotext(e)/MIT. She is professor emeritus of writing and literature at University of California, San Diego. She lives in New York.
Michael Newton’s gallery reviews have appeared in previous issues of Harp & Altar.
Linnea Ogden’s writing has appeared in Coconut, Boston Review, andPloughshares. She lives and works in San Francisco.
Joanna Ruocco lives in Providence, Rhode Island, where she co-edits Birkensnake, a fiction journal. She has published stories in Marginalia, Quick Fiction, Tarpaulin Sky, No Colony, Web Conjunctions, Caketrain, and elsewhere. Her chapbook, The Baker's Daughters, is forthcoming from mudluscious press; her short story collection, Man’s Companions, is forthcoming from Tarpaulin Sky Press; and her novel The Mothering Coven is forthcoming from Ellipsis Press.
Rob Schlegel’s The Lesser Fields was selected for the 2009 Colorado Prize for Poetry and will appear this November from the Center for Literary Publishing. With Kisha Lewellyn Schlegel, he is publisher of the Catenary Press. His collaborations with Allison Titus appear in Diode and Make, and he occasionally posts at woodandwhat.blogspot.com.
Zachary Schomburg is the author of The Man Suit (Black Ocean 2007) and Scary, No Scary (Black Ocean 2009). His translations from the Russian have appeared in Jacket, Circumference, Mantis, and The Agriculture Reader. He co-edits Octopus Magazine and Octopus Books. He lives in Portland, Oregon.
Andrei Sen-Senkov is a Russian poet born in Tajikistan in 1968. He is nowliving as a medical doctor in Moscow. He is the author of eight books ofpoems, the latest of which is Slash (2008).
Jared White grew up in Massachusetts and lives in Brooklyn. A chapbook of his poems entitled Yellowcake was included in the recent anthology Narwhal from Cannibal Books. Other poems have appeared in journals such as Barrow Street, Coconut, Fulcrum, Horse Less Review,The Modern Review, Verse, and Word For/Word. He has written essays for the Poets Off Poetry series and Open Letters, and his last poetry review for Harp & Altar was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. From time to time, he blogs at jaredswhite.blogspot.com and plays the piano and the vibraphone.
David Wirthlin is the author of Houndstooth (Spuyten Duyvil, 2009) and Your Disappearance (forthcoming from BlazeVOX Books). His work has also appeared in Denver Quarterly, elimae, and Sleepingfish. He holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and is currently at work on a PhD from the University of Denver. He is editor of the smallHABITS chap-journal of innovative fiction.
Michael Zeiss’s writing has appeared in previous issues of Harp & Altar. He lives in Woodside, Queens.
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