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Joy Leftow’s poems are about life, flowing easily from her astute observations of her somewhat non-traditional experiences. Being a social worker, a single parent, and a natural at reading people all prepared her to pursue her passion for writing. Her work is refreshingly unique in that Joy doesn’t write traditional rhyme and meter. Her poetry is lyrical narrative, and ...more
Paperback, 112 pages
Published October 6th 2005 by Big Foot Press
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Harv Griffin
Apr 28, 2013 Harv Griffin rated it really liked it
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This book is valuable to me as "source material" on the "found weirdness" of other people. I have no clue whether it "works" as poetry, as I no longer know what poetry is. Also, Joy Leftow apparently writes not to be read on a page, but for readings during live music in clubs. I know from bitter personal experience that writing a short story for publication and writing a short story to be memorized and spoken for an audience require different literary modes. Words that get a standing ovation in
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Why I write:
My writing ability is a mitzvah. I am the instrument. Writing is my love, the finished products are my offspring.

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I am passionate about writing and write poetry, reviews, articles and edit all types work at affordable rates. My perspective is unique. I am white
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