Joan’s poetry, fiction and reviews are in national and international publications. Joan 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, The Long Blue Room, is 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.
MFA/Creative Writing – Mills College
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
Women’s National Book Association: Development Chair, 2012-Present
National Book Critics Circle: Member, 2012-Present
Marin Poetry Center: Publicity Chair, 2010 – 2012
Women’s National Book Association: President, 2008-2010
Women’s National Book Association, San Francisco Chapter: President, 2004-2006
World Poetry Society
International Women’s Writing Guild
National Association of Writing Women
California Poetry Society