Joan’s Op-Ed Featured in the San Francisco Chronicle

Haunted and inspired by dreams of Ferlinghetti

An Op-Ed by Joan Gelfand in the SF Chronicle (February 28, 2021)


Featured in Women’s Voices for Change Review: CLICK HERE TO READ

Ferlinghetti School of Poetics


Geneva International Film Festival

World Film Festival

Hollywood International Film Festival

Rome International Film Festival

Austria International Film Festival

Eurovision Film Festival

London Classic Film Festival

Cannes Film Festival

Malta International Film Festival

Euro Film Festival Geneva


London International Filmmaker Festival (Feb 16th-23rd 2020)

Euro Film Festival Geneva (March 20 – March 21st 2020)

Nice International Film Festival (May 2020)

Madrid International Film Festival (July 2020)

International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema Belgium (October 2020)

International Filmmaker Festival of World Milan (December 2020)

Black Movie Fest, Los Angeles (Oct. 9, 2020)

World Film Festival:Presentation and AWARD for “Best Poetry Film: Santa Monica (November 12th 2019)

Meraki Film Festival, Madrid (April 27 & 28, 2018)

International Association for the Study of Dreams [Part of a juried art show & WINNER of ‘Certificate of Merit’- June 2017] Anaheim, CA  (June 17-20, 2017)

York Street Artists Salon (March 13th, 2017)

la promenade (Sept 3, 2016)

The Beat Museum (Oct 16, 2015)

Lit Crawl (Oct 17, 2015)

Poetry Center, San Jose (Sept. 8, 2015)

International Poetry Film Festival – Athens, Greece

San Francisco Writer’s Conference (February , 2015)


San Francisco Chronicle

Lines on Line Anthology/Henry Miller Library – 2022

San Francisco Public Library – Poem of the Day, selected by SF Poet Laureate Kim Shuck

Fog and Light: San Francisco Through the Eyes of Poets who Live There (Blue Light Press)

Light on the Walls of Life: A Tribute Anthology to Lawrence Ferlinghetti (Jambu Press)

Neworld Review – Fall 2018

The Marsh Hawk Review – Spring, 2017

Poets 11: Judged by Jack Hirschman, Poet Laureate Emeritus of San Francisco

Bay Area Seasonal Poetry Review

Du Page Valley Review

Levure Littéraire (Awarded “Best of 2014”)

Sparring with Beatnik Ghosts


Joan’s Newsletter

Each month I send out new publication announcements, upcoming events, recommendations, and my thoughts about various current events.

For a taste, view the archives.