WECOME! (Please scroll down for current post.) This blog contains the work of poet Jenne' R. Andrews and several translations from English to Italian of other poets' work, as well as translations of Andrews' work into Italian. Please note the translation widget on the right side of the blog.

Jenne' Andrews is an American poet. In the early 70's she was mentored by the great Robert Bly and Canadian poet Tom Wayman. She has one small press book, Reunion, Lynx House Press, edited by Christopher Howell. A current booklength ms., And Now, the Road, was a finalist for the 2014 Autumn House Poetry Prize.

She has three published chapbooks and a forthcoming chapbook of "Italiana" from Finishing Line Press titled Boca, Voce, Delirio-- Mouth, Voice, Delirium.

Her work has recently appeared in Vox Populi, published by Michael Simms, The Passionate Transitory, published by Robert Wilkinson, Belletrist Coterie and The Adirondack Review.

Andrews was full-time Poet in Residence of the St. Paul Schools. She holds the MFA in Creative Writing/Poetry from Colorado State University and is a fellow of the National Endowment for the Arts in Literature.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

New Poem, Instruction Manual, for The Mag and Beyond.....

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Monhegan's Schoolteacher  Jaimie Wyeth 

Instruction Manual

What you look for
isn’t in any book.  It is the song
the body loves to sing

and knows by heart,
where you towel your hair,
nude in winter’s window. 

If you fear
the task at hand, pretend
you’ve unpacked the text,

that the instructions are etched
on your eyelids
when you dream.

Think of it, and the body stirs
in the winter window;

it is not a rubric
but an art--
this bel canto
the body longs to sing.

is here—according
to a winter's worth 
of words, 
he has seen
your alert breasts.

He has the fierce look
of desire:
he is poised there

beyond the window
in a nook of shade.

Be woman, be the song,
close the book.

Let him in.

to the tender entrance
of the sun.

copyright Jenne' R. Andrews 2012 


Maureen said...

Lyrical loveliness, Jenne. Especially beautiful concluding stanza.

Maya said...

Delectable comes to mind. <3

Tess Kincaid said...

Bel canto, indeed...lovely write, Jen...