2-08-18 Northwind Reading Series – Delaney & Harkness

Thurs. 7 pm Feb. 8 we enjoy an evening with John Delaney and Ed Harkness

John Delaney recently retired after 35 years in the Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections of Princeton University Library, where he was head of manuscripts processing and then, for the last 15 years, curator of historic maps. He has written a number of works on cartography, which have extensive website versions. He has written poems for most of his life, and, in the 1970s, he attended the Writing Program of Syracuse University, where his mentors were poets W. D. Snodgrass and Philip Booth. No doubt, in subtle ways, they have bookended his approach to poems. John has traveled widely, preferring remote, natural settings, and is addicted to kayaking and hiking. Waypoints, published by Pleasure Boat Studio in July 2017, is his first book of poems. Why did it take 40 years? Life intervened.

Edward Harkness is the author of two full-length poetry collections, Saying the Necessary and Beautiful Passing Lives, both from Pleasure Boat Studio press. His poems can be found online in 2River, Atticus Review, Cascadia Review, The Good Men Project, Hinchas de Poesia, The Humanist, Rat’s Ass Journal, Salt River Review, Split Lip Magazine, Switched-On Gutenberg and Terrain.Org., and in print journals including Chariton Review and Miramar. His most recent chapbook, Ice Children, was published by Split Lip Press in 2014. He lives in Shoreline, Washington.

To hear Ed read Union Creek in Winter the title poem of this manuscript (and published, not incidentally, on Jan. 21, 2017, the day of the inauguration of #45), please click here to go to Terrain.org



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