Janet Joyner, Writer

Janet Joyner Waterborne

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Like the objects in the Joyful Jewel, a poem is a made thing.  The materials I use are our common language and the world it reflects, one’s own little chunk of them both making up an idiom, one hopes.  Poetry’s origins are in song, and I do consciously work with sound and rhythm in my verse.  Why does one sing?  Like birds, to be noticed, I suppose, and the impulse to preserve what one loves.

Janet Joyner

Janet Joyner