In addition to her own books, Joelle Burnette has works published in anthologies.
Read Joelle’s story, “Hide and Seek” published in Untold Stories: From the Deep Part of the Well. Stories in this anthology were included based on a blind judging.
Untold Stories: From the Deep Part of the Well is a collection of 81 stories, memoirs, and poems from members of Redwood Writers, Redwood Branch of the California Writers Club. The stories and poems in this collection reflect the diverse experiences and rich imaginations of the Redwood Writers. In the collections, there are stories of life, death, love, and betrayal. Humorous stories and tales of murder. Personal memories of the 1960s and 1970s. There are accounts of “Bird Watching in Ecuador” and being “Down and Dirty on the Mekong River.” In this exciting new collection, you will rediscover California, and grieve over the loss of a child, spouse, or lover. You will read about the “Thirteen Ways of Looking at Blackberries” and the comfort of “Mint Tea.” You will read stories set in Asia, South America, the Middle East, a ghetto in Cleveland, a Delta forest in the Deep South, and in the cold of space. These are powerful stories and poems that illuminate the deepest parts of the well of human experience.
Read Joelle’s poem, “Dark Thoughts” published in Stolen Light. Poems in this anthology were included based on a blind judging.
Inspired by a scene in the movie, “Wristcutters: A Love Story,” Joelle wrote the poem while watching the dark-comedy romance.
“Stolen Light,” the title of Warren Bellows’ painting provided the title for this collection of poems by Redwood Writers, each representing a moment of light, of truth, of awareness, of all those small events that make up our individual ways of recording our days. The poets who have shared their own stolen lights have preserved in language those moments—of love, of loss, of the everyday events that we keep alive through poetry. These poems reach out to the broader community and require only that you read with open minds and open hearts, as you might read in the middle of a redwood grove, with slanted light piercing the darkness and letting our poems illuminate moments in your own life.