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Jeanne Emmons Pt. 3: Siouxland Public Media's Artist of the Month


Over the past two weeks, we’ve heard several poems by Jeanne Emmons, professor emeritus of English and writing at Briar Cliff University. She’s an avid canoeist, who found a well of inspiration from her humble boat.

"The Red Canoe Awakens to a Spider Web" is the last poem in her soon-to-published, 32-page book.

She can feel it shivering in the slight breath of morning, between the thwart and the rear seat, the filaments radiant in that horizontal light, making unlikely links, sticky seams in space to capture the least sailing mayfly of possibility, the most flagrant fantasy threading its wings through air. The maker not showing herself, hiding in the dark, biding her time.

Jeanne Emmons is Siouxland Public Media’s Artist of the Month. Her new collection of poetry, called “The Red Canoe,” will be released in August. More information is available atFinishing Line Press.

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