The Sand Recognizes My Footprints
by Joan Heller Winokur

 

“Joan Winokur’s gentle but insistent poems examine how we navigate between safety and risk. Her personas range widely from a personified beach to a homeless woman to a young dancer, but no matter the voice, each demands we face life’s losses and decide how to act. From relationships with lovers to the inevitability of illness and aging, Joan asks whether we should ‘pull the balcony up like a drawbridge’ or go out like the geraniums in a ‘raucous storm,’ who are ‘flaunting their colors to the end.’…” [more]

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