Ice Children, a collection of poems by Edward Harkness, was selected by judge Michael Meyerhofer as runner-up for the Split Lip Press Uppercut Chapbook Awards. In the words of Meyerhofer on Harkness' work: "Taut one moment, hilarious the next, Ed Harkness' poems readily demonstrate the sheer, imaginative range of narrative poetry. Sometimes, they tighten their focus on seemingly common objects and events: the sound of frogs, the humor of nurses. Other times, they widen their lens to take in the whole, breathtaking cosmos. In all instances, though, they maintain a striking sense of humanity, offering up a kind of grace that our species may not quite deserve, but sorely needs."
|Publisher:||Split Lip Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.12(d)|
About the Author
Ed Harkness is the author of two full-length collections of poems, Saying the Necessary, 2000, and Beautiful Passing Lives, 2010, both from Pleasure Boat Studio press. He earned an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Montana, where he studied with poets Richard Hugo and Madeline DeFrees. His poems have appeared in print and online journals, including Fine Madness, Great River Review, The Humanist, The Louisville Review, Midwest Quarterly, Mudlark, Switched-On Gutenberg, and The Salt River Review. He lives with his wife, Linda, in Shoreline, Washington.