Joan Kwon Glass, Poet

Joan Kwon Glass is author of poetry chapbook “How to Make Pancakes For a Dead Boy” (Harbor Editions, 2022) and serves as Poet Laureate (2021-2025) for the city of Milford, Connecticut. 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, trampset, Rattle, SWWIM, Mom Egg 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

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