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JOAN LEOTTA: Moon Teaches Resistance


Sun, daily, banishes darkness completely. Moon, with reflected force, dispels the worst of night’s grief as best she can, though imperfectly. Resolutely, nightly, she lays down a bit of silver path, slim as crescent, wider with full face so we too learn to resist darkness with whatever force we muster.

Joan Leotta plays with words on page and stage. Her writing has been published widely in the English-speaking world. Her writing and onstage performances often focus on food, family, strong women–and of course, the moon.


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