Joan’s poetry, fiction and reviews are in national and international publications. Joan teaches for Poetry Inside Out, is a member of the National Book Critics Circle & Poetry Editor for the “J.”. Joan is the Development Chair of the Women’s National Book Association and she blogs regularly for the Huffington Post.
Joan’s newest collection of poetry, “Scraping Dead Stars Off The Pavement”, is forthcoming from Benicia Literary Arts, 2014. Her previous books are: “A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams”, San Francisco Bay Press, “Here & Abroad”, (winner of the 2010 Cervena Barva Fiction Award) and “Seeking Center”, Two Bridges Press.
Joan also coaches writers.
MFA/Creative Writing – Mills College, 1996
BA/English/Creative Writing Emphasis – San Francisco State University
Scene Building with Carol Edgarian and Tom Jenks
Advanced Fiction with Tom Parker, Ellen Sussman and Karen Bjorneby
Photography credit: Mark Bennington Headshots