On Thursday, February 8, Northwind Reading Series features John Delaney and Ed Harkness. The readings begin at 7 p.m. in Northwind Arts Center, 701 Water St.
John Delaney recently retired after 35 years in the Department 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 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 2017, is his first book of poems. Why did it take 40 years? Life intervened.
Ed Harkness is the author of two full-length poetry collections, Saying the Necessary and Beautiful Passing Lives, both from Pleasure Boat Studio. His poems can be found online in Atticus Review, Cascadia Review, The Good Men Project, The Humanist, and Salt River Review as well as 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.
Northwind is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that sponsors visual, musical and literary art events and education on the Olympic Peninsula. www.northwindarts.org
Suggested donation is $5.00. For more information contact Bill Mawhinney 360-302-1159.
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