Joan Alice Wood Kimball

Poet

Concord, MA 01742

Author's Bio

Joan Alice Wood Kimball, retired librarian of Concord, Massachusetts, studied creative writing at Smith College and St. Louis University. She has published two poetry chapbooks about an island in the St. Lawrence River: This River Hill (2009) and Summer River (2013), and published a poetry collection: Early Light (Kelsay Books, 2019). A founder of the Concord Poetry Center, she is also a member of three poetry study groups, Powow River Poets of Newburyport, Mass. and two groups in Massachusetts that she runs: the Wayland Poetry Workshop and the Concord Poetry Workshop. Her limerick, "Cold October," is inscribed on a granite wall in Edmands Park, Newton, Mass.

Publications & Prizes

Book:
Early Light (Kelsay Books, 2019)
Journals:
Arion
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Atlanta Review
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Avocet: A Journal of Nature Poems
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Blue Unicorn
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Iambs & Trochees
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Ibbetson Street Press
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Perihelion
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The Comstock Review
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The Lyric
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Prizes won: 

Finalist for the 2010 Morton Marr Poetry Contest and for the 2011, 2012 & 2015 Atlanta Review International Poetry Competitions.

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
All the Fun's In How You Say A Thing by Timothy Steele, The Art of Shakespeare's Sonnets by Helen Vendler

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
No
Identifies as: 
European American
Prefers to work with: 
Seniors
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
New York City
Raised in: 
New Canaan, CT
Connecticut
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Last update: Apr 25, 2020