Ready for Battle

By Janelle Rainer

acrylic on stretched canvas

acrylic on stretched canvas

Janelle Rainer is a poet, painter, and teacher living in the Pacific Northwest. Janelle worked as a soda fountain waitress, peach orchard laborer, and shoe salesman before earning her B.A. in English from Whitworth University, followed by her M.F.A. in Poetry from Pacific University. Janelle’s poetry has been published in numerous journals, including Harpur Palate and The Louisville Review, and her paintings have been featured in venues in and around Spokane, Washington. To see more of her artwork, visit janellerainerart.com. Her debut poetry collection, Two Cups of Tomatoes, was released in October, 2015.

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