Jean Monahan is the author of two books of poetry, Hands (Anhinga Press, 1992), and Believe It Or Not (Orchises Press, 1999) and Same Difference. She is in the process of completing a fourth collection, 18th Century Zebra. She has appeared in many journals such as The New Republic, Orion, Graham House, Shenandoah, Seneca Review, Columbia, Chelsea and Nimrod. She has won numerous awards, including a recent 2nd prize in the River Styx magazine 1998 contest and the Open Voice Award from The Writer's Voice of the West Side YMCA. She lives in Salem, Massachusetts.

Jean Monahan's Works:

Hands (1992)
Believe It Or Not (1999)
Same Difference

Poems by Jean Monahan


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Enid Derham was an Australian poet and academic.

Life

Derham was born in Hawthorn, Melbourne, Victoria, the eldest daughter of Thomas Plumley Derham, solicitor, and his wife Ellen Hyde, née Hodgson, of Melbourne. Derham was educated at Hessle College, Camberwell, then at Presbyterian Ladies' College and the University of Melbourne....
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It might be lonelier
Without the Loneliness—
I'm so accustomed to my Fate—
Perhaps the Other—Peace—

Would interrupt the Dark—
And crowd the little Room—
Too scant—by Cubits—to contain
The Sacrament—of Him—

I am not used to Hope—
It might intrude upon— Read more...