Joanne Monte


Biography of Joanne Monte

Joanne Monte is the author of a highly acclaimed Korean War novel, " The Day to Eternity" . She is also the recipient of the 2012 Bordighera Poetry Book Award for " The Blue Light of Dawn." Many of her poems have been published in literary journals which includes Poet Lore, The Raintown Review, Ancient Paths Literary Review, and many others.
She is the recipient of several awards, most notably, The John David Johnson Memorial Poetry Award, The Writer’s Digest Award and the New Millennium Writings Award IV for Poetry.

Joanne Monte's Works:

The Day to Eternity
The Blue Light of Dawn (Nov.2013)

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River

The river below us:
nitrogen, phosphorous, petrochemicals,
dioxin from the paper mills,
a rich buffet of metals digested
from the mines, and still we remain
oblivious to its symptoms

until a skull-and-crossbones sign warns
of the poisons that run the course

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