Joanna Grumet

lingua franca

my tongue is mute
servant of words

longs for pleasure
to lick at life

has tasted the sweet
and the bitter

Joanne Grumet’s chapbook Garden of Eve was recently published by Finishing Line Press. Her poems have also been published in The Poetry Quarterly, The Same, and Jewish Women’s Literary Annual, as well as online at NYCBigCityLit.com. In addition, her poetry is in the archives of the Brooklyn Museum. Joanne also writes songs, and she and her music and poetry have been featured on the cable tv show The Song, out of Deerfield, Massachusetts. Her songs can be heard at www.reverbnation.com/summerwind