September 24, 2022

Ghosts of Second Avenue

by Joanne Grumet i. We courted in a world that is no more: the Gem Spa where we went for chocolate egg creams; Ratner’s Dairy Restaurant where they served us onion rolls for bread; the Second Avenue Deli No more readings by the Beats, Ginsburg gone, his howling; no more Fugs protesting the war in […]

lingua franca

my tongue is muteservant of words longs for pleasureto lick at life has tasted the sweetand the bitter Joanne GrumetJoanne Grumet’s chapbook Garden of Eve was published by Finishing Line Press in 2020. Her poems have also appeared in the journals The Poetry Quarterly, The Same, Jewish Women’s Literary Annual, and the Wisconsin Review, as […]