Biography of Jalina Mhyana
Jalina Mhyana is a Pushcart nominee and graduate of Bennington College’s MFA in Creative Writing program. Mhyana’s second poetry collection The Wishing Bones was chosen for publication by Pudding House Collections’ 2006 Chapbook contest. Her work was also a finalist Perigee’s 2004 Poetry Contest. Mhyana’s first chapbook Spikeseed was published by Bad Moon Books in 2004.
Jalina Mhyana's Works:
The Wishing Bones, Pudding House Press,2007
Spikeseed, Bad Moon Books,2004
Jalina Mhyana Poems
The Mermaid Of Spokane Falls
THE MERMAID OF SPOKANE FALLS Our only wealth that year was my growing belly.
The Man Who Folds Crickets
If you give him a dollar he'll climb a palm tree, whack a frond to the ground and begin his folding.
The Following Critique Refers To Earlier...
The first stanza loses all mystery for me. Confusing! I think of the person, not the dragon (sorry!) . Though the imagery is lovely, lovely, lovely.