Julie Mannell is an award-winning author of poetry, fictional prose, creative non-fiction, and essays. Mannell grew up in the small village of Fonthill and now splits her time between Toronto and Montreal. Her work has been featured in various magazines, literary reviews, anthologies, and textbooks. Mannell is the founder of The McGill Creative Writing Society and is currently pursuing her MFA in Creative Writing at The University of Guelph. In 2015 Mannell was one of five poets who partook in the critically acclaimed North American reading tour: “Worst Case Ontario”. In 2012, Roseanne Barr gave Mannell the “Vagenius Award” for her work in feminist theory.
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THE SPACE BETWEEN BLANKETS THAT HOLDS YOUR SCENT
Don’t break light from colour if I was rare
science my tongs would be fingers and I
really like the way you smile, Daniel, or
back bone croaks into bent ladders towards
the small inconsistencies of the human form
and the full force of me smelling another person.
[First appeared in The Puritan]