The City of Tacoma and Puget Sound Poetry
The Distinguished Writer Series
Second Fridays of the
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
901 North J St. Tacoma,
WA 98403 (See Map)
April 12th Featured Distinguished Writer: Ed Harkness, Shoreline, WA2th
901 N J St. Tacoma, WA 98403
Edward Harkness is the author of three full-length poetry collections, Saying the Necessary, Beautiful Passing Lives , and most recently, The Law of the Unforeseen (2018, 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, Raven Chronicles, Salt River Review, Split Lip Magazine, Switched-On Gutenberg and Terrain.Org., as well as in print journals including Chariton Review and Miramar . His chapbook, Ice Children, was published by Split Lip Press in 2014. He lives
in Shoreline, Washington. To hear Ed read selected poems from The Law of the Unforeseen, including “Tying a Tie”
and “Airborne,” the two winning poems of Terain.org’s 8th Annual Contest in Poetry (2018), go to https://www.terrain.org/2018/poetry/edward-harkness-2/
Guest will read from their work for approximately 30 min. The remaining time will be open mic readings.