Currents, an Interview Series with Brian Alan Ellis (Episode 17: Chuck Harp)

Chuck Harp

CHUCK HARP is the author of Working Title (Unsolicited Press, 2020), Before I Forget (Black Rose Writing, 2019), What Must Go On (Unsolicited Press, 2018), and Blooming Insanity (Dostoyevsky Wannabe, 2018). He lives in Los Angeles.

My current favorite book is: …it’s not exactly current (released 2018) but last year I finally read the Beastie Boys book and it was absolutely amazing. I’ve never read an autobiography like that before. I still find myself going back and reading a chapter here and there.

My current favorite film is: Soul, which was everything I wanted it to be—existential ponderings, beautiful visuals, and jazz.

My current favorite television show is: Primal—Genndy Tartakovsky’s brutal, dino-riding, silent masterpiece on Adult Swim. I’m such a sucker for a good animated series.

My current favorite band is: the Jazz is Dead album series. They are just a great musical collaboration, hosted by Adrian Young and Ali Shaheed Muhammad, with some legendary jazz figures.

My current state of mind is: an anxiety-infested death trap.

My current chemical romance involves: a constant barrage of beer and tea, tea and beer.

My current favorite quote is: “So I got that going for me… which is nice.”

My current mode of transportation consists of: one shit-box and two shit-kickers. 

My current favorite fast food establishment is: Five Guys Burgers and Fries! Nothing is better than finding an extra fistful of fries at the bottom of the bag.

My current workout routine consists of: pacing the room, listening to music, and trying to write.

My current regrettable decision involves: probably not submitting more material… or my most recent comic book purchase. One of those.

My current hopes and dreams are: slowly falling apart around me. Or at least that’s how it feels.

My current projects include: my newest poetry collection, Working Title, and my web comic, Deep Feelings.


Chuck Harp is online at

Brian Alan Ellis runs House of Vlad Press, and is the author of several books, including Sad Laughter (Civil Coping Mechanisms, 2018). His writing has appeared at Juked, Hobart, Fanzine, Monkeybicycle, Electric Literature, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Funhouse, Heavy Feather Review, and Yes Poetry, among other places. He lives in Florida.

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