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9/11 Poem by Brenda Gannam: Scroll down!
Brenda J. Gannam, Arab-American poet, artist, and writer is a longstanding member of the New York creative community. As a student of French, Arabic, Russian, and German, Ms. Gannam has been influenced by the metaphysical, spiritual, and symbolist aspects of poets writing in those languages. Ms. Gannam's work reveals the powerful spiritual messages embedded in everyday phenomena. Simple subjects with underlying metaphysical and Jungian themes are written in free verse using alliteration, internal rhyme and, quite often, words and phrases from other languages. Many of Ms. Gannam's poems are presented in her signature vertical format with little or no punctuation and, in some respects, resemble abstract or impressionist paintings. Ms. Gannam's poetry has been featured in The New Press Literary Quarterly, Feelings, Pegasus Dreaming, The Lyric Recovery Anthology, Lunch With the Muse, This is My Beloved, Here Is New York (a video anthology documenting the events of 9/11), and Poets Against the War. She was awarded first prize by The Anderie Poetry Press for her poem "umm" (Arabic for "mother/source") which appeared in Womankind, a special edition devoted to poetry for and about women. Her poem "forget not me" was featured in the 2002 Lyric Recovery Festival. Ms. Gannam also writes haiku, senryu, and renku. Her work in these forms has appeared in Frogpond, Black Bough, Pink Bulldozer, Five O'Clock Shadow, The Pianist's Nose, Behind the Fig Leaves, Hues, and Voices and Echoes. She is regional coordinator for the Haiku Society of America and coordinator of The Spring Street Haiku Group. In addition to poetry, Ms. Gannam writes nonfiction: her chronicle about mourning doves appeared in Brooklyn Bridge Magazine, and her work on a variety of subjects has appeared in other magazines and publications.
... but then I wake up
moon low on the horizon
on the visitors platform
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