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Author: Harry E Northup

Harry E. Northup has had 12 books of poetry published, the latest being LOVE POEM TO MPTF (Cahuenga Press, 2020). He received his BA in English from CSUN, where he studied Verse with Ann Stanford. Northup has made a living as an actor for 34 years, acting in 37 films, including Mean Streets, Taxi Driver (1976 Palme d'Or Winner at Cannes), Over the Edge (starring role), & The Silence of the Lambs (1991 Oscar Winner for Best Picture). Northup is the only actor to have acted in Martin Scorsese's first six films & first TV show. Harry has been a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts since 1976. Lewis MacAdams wrote, in the LA Weekly, "Northup is the poet laureate of East Hollywood." Harry's wife Holly Prado died on June 14, 2019.

East Hollywood: Memorial to Reason
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East Hollywood: Memorial to Reason

Cahuenga Press

Poetry. EAST HOLLYWOOD: MEMORIAL TO REASON is a long poem-memoir. The reader walks with Harry through the streets of East Hollywood as he shares his life with us in language that is joyful, sorrowful and rigorous."Harry's poems present American life...

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Love Poem To MPTF
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Love Poem To MPTF

Cahuenga Press

Poetry. "'All our souls are simply waiting / to be named,' Harry Northup reminds us in this brilliant and heartbreakingly lovely collection. And he does just that in poem after marvelous poem. Beautifully written, stunningly structured (his incantat...

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The Ragged Vertical
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The Ragged Vertical

Cahuenga Press

Poetry. "Shots of (pure) time, 'concision lucidity,' create a deceptively simple voice weaving the great themes of love, friendship, parentage, place, work, vocation, loss, meaning and poetics down through the years (1971-1991), poems within poems, ...

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Red Snow Fence
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Red Snow Fence

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Poetry. "In these poems you will not find a trace of cant, bombast, or hype; nor do they argue a position, aesthetic, philosophical or otherwise. They are as plain as the Plains that he was raised on. They record what he ate between Oct. 5, 2002, an...

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Reunions
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Reunions

Cahuenga Press

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 ...

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Where Bodies Again Recline
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Where Bodies Again Recline

Cahuenga Press

Poetry. "Harry Northup's new series of poetic meditations is cast in an incantatory mold. The voice of a human coyote railing against the wondrous savage world it inhabits, in order to embrace it before final extinction. This world, although eponymo...

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