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Subway Medusa
This collection of poems is filled with psychics, surfers, femmes fatales, and the love-stricken. Whether...
Arguments for Lawn Chairs
The poems in Arguments for Lawn Chairs take multiple positions. The poems in Arguments for...
Washing Off the Raccoon Eyes
What happens when we believe in something that isn't there? What happens when we doubt...
Orioles in the Oranges is an exquisitely told story of a destructive modern love, woven together with a famous M├ętis legend of Pelee Island - involving a young woman who plunged to her death in Lake Erie after being abandoned by her English husband. Janisse's own Metis heritage, as well as her relationship with Detroit's vibrant underground, creates a tone throughout the poems that can only be described as defiant and sensual. The poems are accentuated with some of the area's shipwrecks and tales of rum running and drug smuggling, adding a dark and intriguing texture to the work.
Orioles in the Oranges

Melanie Janisse
2009
Orioles in the Oranges
The Plural of Some Things
Navy Blue
Velocity of Escape, The
Exploding into Night
Exaltation in Cadmium Red
Paramita, Little Black