That Space between Blankets That Holds Your Scent

by Julie Mannell

Julie Mannell, originally from the tiny village of Fonthill, Ontario, is a writer of fiction, poetry, and essays, and the founder of The McGill Creative Writing Society. She is currently a blogger for The Huffington Post and her work has been featured in the National Post, Matrix, subTerrain, and Branch magazine, amongst others. Mannell is the recipient of The Lionel Shapiro Award for excellency in creative writing and the Mona Adilman Poetry Prize. Her work has garnered attention from celebrities like Kathy Najimy and Roseanne Barr, who gave her the “Vagenius Award.” She currently works and writes in Montreal. Her forthcoming novel is tentatively titled little girls. Follow her on twitter @juliemannell or check out her website.


 

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.

 


Julie Mannell, originally from the tiny village of Fonthill, Ontario, is a writer of fiction, poetry, and essays, and the founder of The McGill Creative Writing Society. She is currently a blogger for The Huffington Post and her work has been featured in the National Post, Matrix, subTerrain, and Branch magazine, amongst others. Mannell is the recipient of The Lionel Shapiro Award for excellency in creative writing and the Mona Adilman Poetry Prize. Her work has garnered attention from celebrities like Kathy Najimy and Roseanne Barr, who gave her the “Vagenius Award.” She currently works and writes in Montreal. Her forthcoming novel is tentatively titled little girls. Follow her on twitter @juliemannell or check out her website.

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