STEPHANIE L. HARPER
In what seems to her like a former lifetime, Stephanie L. Harper earned a B.A. with majors in English and German from Grinnell College, and an M.A. in German literature from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. After a twenty-two year hiatus from academia—during which time she mothered and home schooled two extraordinary children—she entered the M.F.A. Program at Butler University in Indianapolis, IN. Harper has received multiple Pushcart Prize nominations, was selected to judge the 2019 AWP Intro Journals Prize in Poetry, and is author of the chapbooks, This Being Done (Finishing Line Press) and The Death’s-Head’s Testament (Main Street Rag). Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Slippery Elm Literary Journal, Panoply, Califragile, Isacoustic*, Rat’s Ass Review, Underfoot Poetry, Eclectica, Cathexis Northwest, Prometheus Dreaming, Stories That Need to Be Told (TulipTree Publishing, LLC), The Larger Geometry (peaceCENTERbooks), The Zen Space, Riggwelter Press, Moonchild Magazine, Dust Poetry, Whale Road Review, North Dakota Quarterly, and elsewhere. Additionally, she is the cover artist for Robert Okaji’s poetry chapbooks, From Every Moment A Second (available at AMAZON) and The Sadness of Old Fences (forthcoming from Clade Song Press).