About Us

Harpy Hybrid Review is an online literary journal that celebrates the many and varied ways literary and poetic expression can be combined.

We seek works that are hybrid or cross-genre in form as well as visual art, including but not limited to prose poems, lyric essays, translations, song lyrics, diagrams, ekphrastic poems, multilingual work, broadsides, erasures, found poems, comics, collages, photography, etc.—not to be showy, but simply because they cannot be expressed in any other way.

We seek to publish established and new writers, social justice and lyric works—anything that makes us look at the world in a different way. We appreciate humor, heartache, biting commentary, and dreamy surrealism. We like action and reverie.

For questions or to contact us, email harpyhybridreview@gmail.com.

Please take a look at our submission guidelines here and send submissions to harpysubmissions@gmail.com.


Janel Galnares, Editor-in-Chief

Janel Galnares is a poet and teacher. She graduated from San Diego State University with her MFA in Creative Writing – Poetry. She has been teaching writing and creative writing in secondary and post-secondary schools for 8 years. Her poetry and translations have appeared in Poetry International, ​riverbabble, Madwoman EtcTSPJ, and the San Diego Poetry Annual.

Lynn Finger, Editor

Lynn Finger holds a B.A. in Humanities. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in the Ekphrastic Review, MineralLitMag, Journal of Compressed Arts, Night Music Journal and Drunk Monkeys. Lynn is also a trauma therapist and works with a group that mentors writers in prison. You can check out more of her works at Lynnfinger.Weebly.com.

Contributing Editors

Arthur Kayzakian is a poet, editor and teacher who lives in California. He was born in Tehran, Iran. His family sought political asylum in London when he was three years old to escape the Iranian Revolution. He earned his MFA from San Diego State University. He is a contributing editor at Poetry International. His chapbook, My Burning City, was a finalist for the Locked Horn Press Chapbook Prize and Two Sylvias Press Chapbook Prize. He is a recipient of the Minas Savvas Fellowship, and his poems and translations have appeared in or are forthcoming from several publications including Taos Journal of International Poetry & Art, Poetry International, Chicago Review, Locked Horn Press and Prairie Schooner.

Wuttipol “Dome” Khirin is a genderqueer feminist poet of color. He lives in Tucson, Arizona, with roots in Bangkok, Thailand where he taught Comparative Literature and conducted Post-/De-/Anti-Colonial Trans, Non-binary, and Queer+ poetry workshops. He also taught Poetry Writing, a free poetry writing program. His poetry has been given homes by Rigorous, Lilac Blooms, and Penumbra. They’re also forthcoming in Calliope, Skylight, and Polyhymnia. He’s also mentoring to incarcerated writers in Free Time: Building a Community of Mentors for Incarcerated Writers.

Isaac Brooke Petersen (he/him or they/them) is a transplant from the Appalachian foothills to the Boston area. A transgender poet and activist, his work has appeared in journals such as StoryscapesPacific Review and Versal. Find him talking about poems and climate justice on twitter @isaacbrookepoet.

Hari Alluri is the author of The Flayed City (Kaya) and Carving Ashes (CiCAC/Thompson Rivers). A winner of the 2020 Leonard A. Slade, Jr. Poetry Fellowship and recipient of multiple grants and workshop fellowships, his work appears in Anomaly, The Capilano Review, Prism International, Pulpmouth, and The Puritan, among others.

Kevin Dublin is author of the chapbook How to Fall in Love in San Diego (Finishing Line Press, 2017) and editor of Etched Press. He has been the recipient of fellowships, grants, and awards from the Center for Cultural Innovation (CCI), Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing, and the North Carolina Poetry Society. His words have recently appeared in Cincinnati Review, The Racket, North Carolina Literary Review, and more. He holds an MFA from San Diego State and enjoys teaching emerging writers in the community, making video adaptations of poetry, and developing web apps for writers. Kevin leads workshops as a part of Litquake’s Elder Writing Project and all over the bay area. Follow him on Twitter @PartEverything.

Jennifer Ruby is a poet and teacher who lives in the Santa Cruz Mountains.  A graduate of the MFA program at San Diego State, her work is forthcoming in or has appeared in Sugar House Review, the Porter Gulch Review, and the PEN Center USA anthology of post-election poems, Only Light Can Do That.  She enjoys long walks in the redwoods, well-crafted espresso, and listening to baseball on the radio.  

Justin Kitts is the artist/writer AKA Harvey Bloodstone, co-founder and co-owner of the art production company Cardiac Leather Works LLC, a company he owns with incarcerated artist/musician Jason Lacewell. Together they seek to emphasize that art is an inescapable aspect of humanity and isn’t limited by a set of rules, believing every one of us is an artist and that when we make something speak, it’s art. Justin is an advocate for select artists he met during his own incarceration within the Arizona Department of Corrections and promotes their art/writing through various social media and gallery shows.

Annelies Zijderveld resides in Oakland, California where she writes about food and teaches cooking classes. The Los Angeles Times selected her book, Steeped: Recipes Infused with Tea as one of their favorite cookbooks of 2015. She holds an MFA in poetry from New England College and her poems have been published in The New Guard, Ethel Zine, Gluten-Free & More Magazine, Garbanzo Journal, and others. Follow her on Instagram @anneliesz

Web Developer

Zac Finger


Elena Valdés Chavarría

Advisory Board

Katie Farris, Ilya Kaminsky, Charles Alexander, Kristina Marie Darling, Reed Dickson, and Nikoleta Zampaki.

Logo artwork by Elena Valdés Chavarría
Logo typography by Annelies Zijderveld

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