They Sing to Her Bones
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Joy Manesiotis is a poet whose eye is generous as well as sensitive to the perfect detail – the “small glass beads,” the “lit windows.” Her vision relies on sound: the ear first catches “voices loosed across dusty paths” and the head then turns to them. It is this weaving of the senses, this consciousness, that makes Manesiotis’ poems so easy to inhabit. The poet finds home in moments rather than places and lives in a kind of timelessness, as if everything she has ever touched still wraps itself around her.
New Issues Poetry and Prose, 9780932826879, 79pp.
Publication Date: April 1, 2000
About the Author
JOY MANESIOTIS was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Such journals as The Marlboro Review, The American Poetry Review, Denver Quarterly, and The Antioch Review have published her work. She has been awarded a Poetry Fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts, Prairie Schooner's Reader's Choice Award, and a Graves Award in the Humanities. She teaches in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Redlands.
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