About Jerry Harp

Jerry Harp's books of poems are Creature (Salt Publishing, 2003), Gatherings (Ashland Poetry Press, 2004), and Urban Flowers, Concrete Plains (Salt Publishing, 2006). He has edited, with Jan Weissmiller, A Poetry Criticism Reader (University of Iowa Press, forthcoming). His reviews and essays appear regularly in Pleiades. He was a visiting professor at Kenyon College from 2001 to 2004. Currently, he teaches at Lewis & Clark College.

On Derrick Austin

Last night here at the college, we hosted Derrick Austin, who gave a marvelous reading and conducted one of the best Q&A sessions I’ve ever seen. He encouraged our students…

Quo Vadis, White Guy?

It’s a question that keeps coming back to me: Why are white guys so angry? Don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against white guys, being one myself. It’s just…

On Poetry and Politics

Despite American poetry’s grand political past, such as Whitman’s hymns to democracy and human variety, and its ongoing achievements, some strains of American critical thought suffer from isolationism, at least…

The Vatican’s Jude Law

  These days my Sunday ritual includes attending a small, intimate, contemplatively-inflected evening Mass and then getting home in time to watch the HBO series The Young Pope, created by…

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