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Mostly the Wind

May 1, 2022 – Available now from Bookshop.org and Amazon.com


Mostly the Wind is full of far-reaching images and lines that leap. For Harn, himself a “heartbeat explorer,” connecting is the point – with the universe, with people here and gone, with the reader… which is, ultimately, nothing less than love. In these turbulent times, I am grateful for the calm moments of delight and the humble tone that permeate these poems. — Carol Durak, author of Enter Here


Harn’s newest collection is a calendar of revelations where seemingly mundane events become portals to the sacred. He reminds us to be alert to enigmatic moments. — Frank Rossini, author of Last Confession and Midnight the Blues

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John Peter Harn

John Harn was raised in Michigan and lived his adult life in Oregon. His first full-length collection, Physics for Beginners, won the 2017 Blue Light Book Award and was published that year in San Francisco. His second collection, Witness (Kelsay Books), appeared in 2019. Now retired, he worked with international students for three decades in the US and abroad as a teacher and administrator. He’s taught poetry workshops at the University of Oregon, Pacific University and the Oregon State Penitentiary and was a Teaching Artist at The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. Married to Etsuko Matsunaga, he is the father of three grown daughters.