Joan Kwon Glass

Joan Kwon Glass (B.A./M.A.T. Smith College) is the mixed-race Korean American author of “Night Swim,” winner of the 2021 Diode Editions Book Contest. She is a Brooklyn Poets mentor, serves as Editor-in-Chief of Harbor Review, as poet laureate (2021-2024) for the city of Milford, Connecticut & as poetry co-editor for West Trestle Review. Her micro chapbook “Bloodline” won the 2021 Washburn Prize, and her poetry chapbook “How to Make Pancakes For a Dead Boy” (Harbor Editions, 2022) won the 2021 Marginalia Contest. She was a Runner-Up for the 2021 Sundress Publications Chapbook Contest, a finalist for Sundress Broadside Contest, the 2021 Subnivean Award & the Lumiere Review Writing Contest. Joan’s work explores trauma, grief, memory, motherhood, and recovery. Her poems have recently been published or are upcoming in RHINO, Diode, Rattle, The Rupture, NELLE, Dialogist, South Florida Poetry Journal & many others. Her work has been featured on many podcasts & online features including Frontier’s “Exceptional Poetry.” Joan tweets @joanpglass. Since 2018, her poems have been nominated multiple times for the Pushcart Prize and for Best of the Net.

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Micro-Chapbook BLOODLINE, winner of the Washburn Prize,
available to read online at Harbor Editions