Joan Kwon Glass, Poet

Joan Kwon Glass is author of poetry chapbook “How to Make Pancakes For a Dead Boy” (Harbor Editions, 2022), was a finalist for the 2021 Subnivean Award and a finalist for the 2021 Lumiere Review Writing Contest. She serves as Poet Laureate (2021-2025) for the city of Milford, Connecticut, Poetry Co-Editor for West Trestle Review and Poetry Reader at Rogue Agent. 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. Since 2018, her poems have been nominated four times for the Pushcart Prize.

Joan’s poems have recently been published or are upcoming in Kissing Dynamite, The Subnivean, Lumiere Review, Rust & Moth, trampset, Rattle, SWWIM, Mom Egg Review, Lantern Review, Poets Reading the News, Honey Literary, Literary Mama, Barnstorm, South Florida Poetry Journal and many 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.

Forthcoming (2022) from Harbor Editions! “How to Make Pancakes For a Dead Boy”