Poetry. "It makes sense that one of the best poets ever to come out of Los Angeles would be a fine character actor like Harry Northup. Northup is the poet laureate of east Hollywood—of streets like Normandie and Mariposa and Fountain. His poems are lit by flourescent street lamps and TV screens glowing from apartment-house windows. I don't care what anybody says about Charles Bukowski. Quiet, clear-eyed, Northup is like a spy, sitting in the back of the No. 1 bus, writing it all down"—Lewis MacAdams.
Harry E. Northup has had eleven books of poetry published: Amarillo Born, the jon voight poems, Eros Ash, Enough the Great Running Chapel, the images we possess kill the capturing, THE RAGGED VERTICAL, REUNIONS, Greatest Hits, 1996-2001, RED SNOW FENCE, WHERE BODIES AGAIN RECLINE, and EAST HOLLYWOOD: MEMORIAL TO REASON. He received his B.A. in English from C.S.U.N. where he studied verse with Ann Stanford. New Alliance Records has released his Personal Crime, new and selected poems from 1966-1991, on CD and cassette audio recording, and Homes on CD. Northup has made a living as an actor for thirty years, acting in thirty-seven films, including Taxi Driver (1976 Palme d'Or winner at Cannes), Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore, Over the Edge, and The Silence of the Lambs (1991 Oscar winner for Best Picture). Harry is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Lewis MacAdams, in the LA Weekly, wrote, "Northup is the poet laureate of east Hollywood." Author City: LOS ANGELES, CA USA