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Joanne Monte


Biography of Joanne Monte

Joanne Monte is the recipient of the 2012 Bordighera Poetry Book Award for 'The Blue Light of Dawn, ' her most recent publication to date. She is also the author of the Korean War novel, 'The Day to Eternity.' She has had her poems published in many literary journals including Poet Lore, The Raintown Review, Cerberus, Ancient Paths Literary Review, Poet, and others. She is the recipient of several awards, most notably, The John David Johnson Memorial Poetry Award, The Writer’s Digest Award and the New Millennium Writings Award IV for Poetry.

Joanne Monte's Works:

The Day to Eternity
The Blue Light of Dawn (Nov.2013)

Eight-fifteen

(a.m.) the city
was split by lightning,
stripped down to bone, and tortured,
its flesh lashed by flames…

suddenly
I was beggared,
wearing the rags of loose skin,
hanging like pockets lined with blood.

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