H.R. Harper was a creative writing major at UCLA studying under Jascha Kessler and Calvin Bedient, and he then studied in the Ph.D. program in English at UCLA, without finishing. A gay son of a fundamentalist minister, a recovering addict, and a practitioner of Dzoghen meditation, he writes to understand, heal and resolve the curious limits and contradictions of consciousness. Although writing poetry over the last few decades, H.R. Harper has only now sought to publish these poems and will have a poem published in the 2021 Summer-Fall issue of Prospect.