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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Pour tous ― elle excepté ― ma vie a son mystère :
Un amour éternel depuis longtemps conçu.
Mon cœur en débordait ; pourtant j'ai dû le taire :
Nul profane ici-bas n'en a jamais rien su.

À distance je vis, discret, inaperçu ;
On me...
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