At Some Appointed Time by Catherine Harnett


Be forewarned.   This is not a bedtime book.   It’s a book about evil.  And evil speaks for itself. Harmett, master of the macabre, is its medium.   The perpetrators are gentlemen, fathers, terrorists, sadistic lovers.  They carry Chiclets; lift their undershirts pour hot candle wax along the spine, or yank a tangle of sienna curls.  They speak without remorse.  The victims are – innocent.  There’s no way to prepare.  Often it’s being somewhere at an appointed time, no hint of what’s to come.  And yet, t
hese poems are elegant, shapely things, lush and sensuous, with an insistent beat.   Harnett, master of the macabre, is in the background, digging into our soul’s dark crevices.
 –Barbara Goldberg, author of Kingdom of Speculation 



At Some Appointed Time

by Catherine Harnett

$13.99, paper


Catherine Harnett is an author of poetry and fiction from Northern Virginia. She’s written two books of poems, Still Life and Evidence, published by the Washington Writers Publishing House. Over the years, her work has appeared in The Hudson Review, upstreet, Gargoyle, The Wisconsin Review, Poet Lore and Haunted Waters, and anthologies including Writes of Passage and Electric Grace. Her work has been nominated for two Pushcart Prizes.

She finished her 31year career in the Legislative and Executive branches of the U.S. Government in 2007 and lives with her daughter in Reston, Virginia.


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