Jerry Harp

Jerry Harp’s books of poems are Creature (Salt Publishing 2003), Gatherings (Ashland Poetry Press 2004), and Urban Flowers, Concrete Plains (Salt 2006). With Jan Weissmiller he co-edited A Poetry Criticism Reader (U. of Iowa Press 2006). He has also written Constant Motion: Ongian Hermeneutics and The Shifting Ground of Early Modern Understanding (Hampton Press 2010) and For Us, What Music?: The Life and Poetry of Donald Justice (U. of Iowa Press 2010). His degrees are from St. Meinrad College (BA 1983), St. Louis University (MA 1985), The University of Florida (MFA 1991), and The University of Iowa (PhD 2002). He is married to the poet Mary Szybist. They teach at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon.