Gary Hawkes


Gary Hawkes spent most of his child hood years on Whidbey Island in western Washington, aside from three years spent in Japan during his mother and step-father's Navy deployment. The experience of living in Japan and calling that country home and then moving back to the U.S., had quite the effect on the young aspiring writer; a unique perspective on what it means to be an American.
Early on however, Gary's interests were mostly in music and sports. It was periodic encouragements from family and specifically a high school teacher that spurred Gary to pursue writing more diligently later on. Most of the writer's early work were simple short stories and some poetry.
Several years after graduating college he published his first collection of poems and followed quickly after with several more books of poetry and short stories. Currently living in Washington State.

Where to find Gary Hawkes online


Uncertainty Near the Outer Edges
Price: Free! Words: 1,870. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
A collection of contemporary poetry written by Gary Hawkes
Soaring Under the Grey Dawn
You set the price! Words: 7,130. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
Some quick poems and thoughts to help process the times
It's All About...Something
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,590. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
A collections of poems about life, love...and whatever else
Toad Thinking in the Grass
Price: Free! Words: 540. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Current affairs
A very quick and short outline of modern American politics...Something you can read during a coffee break to get a quick understanding of the American political system.
Peaceful Resistance in the Age of Extinction
Price: Free! Words: 2,110. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2017. Categories: Essay » Political
A short essay breaking down the current state and direction of a ounce proud nation.
Rugby Dreams...An Early Prologue
Price: Free! Words: 870. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Sports, Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical
Rugby dreams is a journey of the modern American Dream through the adventures of an aging rugger.
Forgotten Dreams Rehashed Over Coffee
Price: Free! Words: 3,170. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
A wide variety of contemporary poems reflecting on "life, love and the pursuit of happiness" well as other diligent pondering and reflections that have surfaced in this fair year 2017.
Thinking Righteously Under a Majestic Purple
Price: Free! Words: 4,090. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
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A variety of poems addressing many different feelings about living in this current time.
New Tales From the Edge
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,070. Language: English. Published: February 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
Exploring modern living through poems and songs. Modern twists on classical themes.
Just Go Running
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,520. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
A book of contemporary poetry addressing politics, the American Dream, love, truth, honor and a variety of other themes.
All I've Got...Most of What I've Written So Far
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 61,860. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
Large collection of poems and songs published over the last two years. Subjects include love, truth, honor, faith, life and family among others.
Get Out and Play...and Other Poems
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,020. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
A series of poems touching on all the favorite subjects in poems of any era..
Tales From the Forgotten Trail
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,810. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
A collection of poems and songs about life, love and...other.
The Continuing Saga of a 21st Century Dork
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,750. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
Another collection of poems and songs addressing love, loss, spirituality and the great game of life...
Ramblings and Restlessness in the Age of Oblivion
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,060. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
A collection of modern poems and songs touching on a variety of feelings and topics including Love, Truth and Honor.
Summertime Musings During the Rise of Fall
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,260. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
A book of poetry of songs. Themes of love, honor, 21st century living, and Americanism are all explored
Fables & Rhymes for the Modern Disenchanted Being
Price: Free! Words: 2,590. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
Various poems and songs about the current age we live in, plus a few other things...
A Bunch of Songs and Poems Vol. 85
Price: Free! Words: 8,870. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
A book of poetry and songs, reflecting on the various emotions and feelings that describe the American experience. Deeply personal in nature reflecting on the personal anguish that can fester in a land with deep restrictions on freedom.
Control the Fear
Price: Free! Words: 5,400. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs, Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
What is the meaning of this strange time we live in? Does the American Dream still exist? More poems and songs exploring these thoughts.
Feed the Beast
Price: Free! Words: 16,440. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
Collection of poems and songs written about everyting from love, loss, war and the modern day American Dream.
Let's Get Weird: Poems, Songs and Other...From a 33 Year Old Boy Navigating the American Jungle
Price: Free! Words: 21,800. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
Various poems and songs about love, loss, hope, friendship, family and mostly what it means to be an American in the 21st century.

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