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Author: Edward Harkness

To his everlasting regret, Edward Harkness did not see Elvis when the King of Rock 'n' Roll visited Seattle during the World's Fair in 1962. Other than that, Harkness is a happy husband to Linda, father to Ned and Devin, and grandfather to Clio. Having retired after a 30+ year career as a writing teacher at Shoreline Community College, he now devotes his time to other pleasures: gardening, cycling, visiting the kids and, now and then, making poems. He is the author of three full-length poetry collections, THE LAW OF THE UNFORESEEN, SAYING THE NECESSARY and BEAUTIFUL PASSING LIVES, all from Pleasure Boat Studio press. His most recent chapbook, Ice Children, was published by Split Lip Press in 2014. Two poems in this collection, "Tying a Tie" and "Airborne," won the Terrain.org annual poetry prize for 2017. He lives in Shoreline, Washington, about a mile from the north Seattle home where he grew up, and where his mother, Doris Harkness, whose art works grace the covers of this book, still lives.

Beautiful Passing Lives
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Beautiful Passing Lives

Pleasure Boat Studio

Poetry. Ed Harkness is very good at shining the poet's light on natural details and puts this to good use in poems that go outside his more familiar environs, such as looking at the English Channel: "The Channel looks benign,/a road of hammered silv...

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The Law of the Unforeseen

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The Law of the Unforeseen

Pleasure Boat Studio

Poetry. Edward Harkness writes about family, history, family history, the natural world—its beauty, its degradation—the strange miracle of consciousness. Nothing is off the table. In fact, everything is on the table, including the kitchen sink. They...

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Saying the Necessary
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Saying the Necessary

Pleasure Boat Studio

Poetry. The poems in this volume focus on life's essentials: childhood, the rhythms of family, love for those who are dearest. These themes stand in opposition, often within the same poem, to the darker edges of growing up, the quirks and burdens of...

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Saying the Necessary
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Saying the Necessary

Pleasure Boat Studio

Poetry. The poems in this volume focus on life's essentials: childhood, the rhythms of family, love for those who are dearest. These themes stand in opposition, often within the same poem, to the darker edges of growing up, the quirks and burdens of...

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