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.

Anon It Moves: The Winter’s Tale

One of the cultural happenings out here in Portland that lately has my attention is the growth of the theatre company Anon It Moves. It was founded by Erica Terpening-Romeo and Caitlin Fisher-Draeger, graduates of Lewis & Clark College, where…

On Henry Carlile

Lately I’ve been fortunate to get to know Henry Carlile (b. 1934), a keen keeper and producer of our literary culture. Last semester he came to our campus to read, and we have spoken on several occasions. He is a…

Leaving Cedar Rapids

We just wanted to get home, seven people in the Cedar Rapids, Iowa, airport thrown together by bad luck, a late flight, and something resembling apathy. Because the flight carrying our crew from Chicago was running late, we would all…

As the Fall Semester Proceeds…

I’m remembering all over again the precarious excitement of my early college days. It was both a new beginning and a disaster. I was a mass of anxieties, depression, obsessions, and compulsions. That was the year I began seeing a…

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