Janet Cannon's  Poetry Room at IsleWrite.com

Today's Poem Janet Cannon's poems have been published in the Berkeley Poetry Review, G.W. Review, The Midwest Quarterly, and Texas Review--among others. She is the author of three published chapbooks:  Day Laborers (Plan B Press), The Last Night in New York (Homeward Press), and Percipience (Cross Cut Saw Press, now CC. Marimbo). Janet has taught ESL at The New School in NYC, and community colleges in New York and New Mexico. She has been an editor at Scholastic Books, and a technical writer for several high-tech corporations. Janet is a graduate of the University of Iowa.

For more information, see  About Janet's Poetry.
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Collected Poems

              absolute theorem                  adirondack alarm clock                  at six thirty sharp

                         autumn            back again            black rock            bonus

              catching bugs          clouds          crane flies          fetching firewood          fifth grade

              going home                   high noon                   interlude                   interrupted

              january                  learning to walk these streets                  life                  light

              maria                                 neglected                                 neighborhood mallards

              ode to a window washer                ode to mount saint helens                on the mesa

              on the road            on the way to work            pet tarantula            powell street spring

              rush hour                       space                       spring                       street walker

              the future            the primrose            the sand            the weaver            the worker

              town voyeur                     tradition                     trebor                     two candles

                            warning                    whenever                    would-be friend



                  Square Bullet   About Janet's Poetry

Square Bullet   Singing the Spoken Word on YouTube

                  Square Bullet   Women's History Month Reading

Square Bullet    Poetry Festival Performance





           NEW PUBLICATIONS:

           Square Bullet    CHAPBOOK:  Plan B Press just published Janet's third chapbook Day Laborers--Summer 2017.

           Square Bullet    Nuclear Impact: Broken Atoms in Our Hands, Poetry Anthology just published two of Janet's poems--Summer 2017.

           Square Bullet    Straylight  (University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Kenosha, WI) just published one of Janet's poems--Spring 2017.

           Square Bullet    Sin Fronteras / Writers without Borders  (Las Cruces, NM) just published one of Janet's poems--Spring 2017.

           Square Bullet    The Hollins Critic  (Hollins University, Roanoke, VA) just published one of Janet's poems--Winter 2017.


           FORTHCOMING:

           Square Bullet    Poetry South  (Mississippi University for Women, Columbus, MS) will include two of Janet's poems--2017.

           Square Bullet    In Plein Air Anthology  (Poetic License Press, Glencoe, Il) will include one of Janet's poems--2017.


           NEWS:

                      * Janet read her poems / performed / sang the spoken word in Mill Valley, CA--Fall 2017.

                      * Janet read her poems / performed / sang the spoken word in Taos, NM--Summer 2017.

                      * Janet's chapbook Dinner for Two is a quarter finalist in the 2015 Mary Ballard Poetry Chapbook Prize.


           OTHER RECENT PUBLICATONS:

     Rockhurst Review  (Rockhurst University)

 Oracle Fine Arts Review  (University of South Alabama)

    The Midwest Quarterly  (Pittsburg State University)

 Southwestern American Literature  (Texas State University)

    Prism Review  (University of La Verne)

 Nebo: A Literary Journal  (Arkansas Tech University)

    Four Chambers  (Phoenix, AZ)

 Revolutionary Poets Brigade anthology  (San Francisco, CA)

    Curbside Splender  (Chicago, IL)

 Tupelo Press  (couplet in The Million-Line Poem project)

* For a comprehensive list of Janet's publications see:   About the Poetry

* For some performance and publicity images, see:    Photos and Flyers





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