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Harley Claes


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My Story

Harley Claes is a Filipino poet, perfume maker, and novelist. She is the founder of Angelical Ravings Press and a nominee of the Pushcart Prize.  She runs The Fragrance Temple and is a columnist at Cough Syrup Magazine. Her work is oftentimes anachronistic, mystical, philosophical and holy erotic. Graduating, she received an all arts education. Early on she began to explore blending fragrances and as a result 'The Fragrance Temple' was born, a collection of perfumes, bath teas and scrubs she began to sell. You can find her books on Amazon, and Goodreads. While her work has been featured in FLAPPERHOUSE, Terse Journal, Anti-Heroin Chic Mag, Rose Quartz Journal and Scum Gentry Arts, Vessel Press, Persephone's Daughters, Aromatica Poetica, The Opiate, Wilde Boy Literature, Danse Macabre, Mookychick, Moonchild Magazine, Rag Queen Periodical, Expat Press, and FLAPPERHOUSE, Cough Syrup Magazine, Spill Yr Guts Zine, Subrosa Zine and The Opiate's print issue's. You can find links to some of them below. 

My Books

Pity The Poetics

Venus Captives:

A Sapphic in Hiding

Love Inertia

The House of Wonders


"There are very few writers whose work embodies wildness and calculation—Harley Claes is one of those writers. Iconographic prose meets dark subject matter to create a body of work that is eloquently designed and deeply moving. Harley’s work is shamelessly provocative, with a voice and energy that leaves behind its passionate residue on your psyche long after the turn of the final page." 


Afieya Kipp 

Editor in Chief at Vessel Press



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