Joan Kwon Glass is a poet and teacher who has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize four times. Her poetry explores themes of trauma, grief, memory, motherhood, and survival. She holds a B.A. & M.A. from Smith College and a M.S. from Quinnipiac University. Joan is a biracial Korean American with ties to Seoul, Detroit and New Haven, and resides in Milford, Connecticut with her family. She finds inspiration in the writings of Rachel McKibbens, Lucille Clifton, Eugenia Leigh, Margaret Atwood, Anne Sexton and Ellen Bass.
Her poems have recently been published or are upcoming in Rust & Moth, Rattle, SWWIM, Rogue Agent, Barnstorm, South Florida Poetry Journal, Persephone’s Daughters, West Trestle Review, The Mantle Poetry Journal, Dying Dahlia, Wondrous Real, Literary Mama, Anti-Heroin Chic, TRIVIA: Voices of Feminism, Cross & Crow Keys, and others. Her work has been featured on the series “Poetry as it Ought to Be,” “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.