Joan Kwon Glass serves as Poet Laureate (2021-2025) for the city of Milford, Connecticut where she lives in an antique house with her family. She serves as Co-Editor for the literary magazine West Trestle Review and as Poetry Reader at Rogue Agent and her poems have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize four times. Joan’s work explores trauma, grief, memory, motherhood, and recovery. She holds a B.A. in History & Women’s Studies & M.A.T. from Smith College and a M.S. in Special Education from Quinnipiac University. Joan is a biracial Korean American who grew up in Michigan and South Korea. She finds inspiration in the writings of Rachel McKibbens, Lucille Clifton, Eugenia Leigh, Margaret Atwood, Anne Sexton and Ellen Bass.

Joan’s poems have recently been published or are upcoming in Rust & Moth, Rattle, SWWIM, Poets Reading the News, Literary Mama, Porcupine Literary, Rough Cut Press, Barnstorm, South Florida Poetry Journal, Persephone’s Daughters, The Mantle Poetry Journal, Wondrous Real, Ghost City Review, Anti-Heroin Chic and others. Her work has been featured on the series “Poetry as it Ought to Be,” in “Every Day Poems” through T.S. Poetry Press and on “Wednesday Night Poetry,” the longest consecutive spoken word poetry broadcast in the United States.  Joan tweets @joanpglass and you may read her previously published work at http://www.joankwonglass.com.