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, and July 18, 2004, who he met, what he reads, what he thinks about family and the acting life; and always, what he loves. The primary values in these poems are integrity and craft. His own poem, 'family & new york,' describes exactly what you get here: '...honesty & realism in a real spiritual way. with a sense of fidelity to the word.' These are the poems of a lucky man"—Lewis MacAdams.
Sanora Bartels @ LA Writers Group
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