Joanna Howard

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Rain

Rain rushes through the gutter:
music on gentle metal,
Like pulling sound through a straw.

© 2016 Joanna Howard

J. Howard is a writer in the DC area where she coordinates A Splendid Wake and is the technology editor of the Potomac Review literary journal. She is a recent winner of the Moving Words competition in Arlington, Virginia. Her poems have appeared in MiPOesias, On Barcelona, Winners: A Retrospective of The Washington Prize, Whose Woods These Are: A journal of the Word Works residence at the Joaquin Miller Cabin, Rock Creek Park, Washington, D.C., from 1976 to 1983, and Teaching English in the Two-Year College.  She has a short story forthcoming in the Grace and Gravity: Fiction by Washington Area Women series (Paycock Press), and in June will be the guest editor of the poetry e-magazine Truck.  Currently, she teaches writing at Montgomery College.

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4 Responses to Joanna Howard

  1. Hiram says:

    This haiku wins! Thanks, Joanna, for sharing it.

  2. What a lovely poem for today!

  3. that reader says:

    hear the gentle sucking sound
    inspiring me
    hear my mind tugged through my ear

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