Zachary Harper attended the University of Iowa, receiving degrees in Classical Chinese and Linguistics. Having studied Greek, Hebrew, and Chinese, he immersed himself in the faery tales and folk lore that fired the imaginations of the great early writers and served as the foundation of literature for thousands of years. Now he, too, draws from the well of the muses, writing parables and fables meant to both educate and entertain, hoping for nothing more than to inspire conversation on the ideas too complex to fit into anything other than simple stories.
on May 24, 2011 :
Zachary's poems are blessed music to my ears. Reading them aloud, I enjoy the sound of my voice that otherwise is not appealing to me. These images awakened by the harmony of Zachary's words take me to the land of youth where my first feelings and desires were born. I am in love with the fairy tales of the Great Russian poet Pushkin which were inspired by the storytelling of his nanny Orina Rodionovna. Zachary's romantic singing reminds me of those motifs. I do not know where Eliza's story leads but I am just a kid.
(review of free book)