Joan Alice Wood Kimball


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

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

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European American
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Born in: 
New York City
Raised in: 
New Canaan, CT
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Last update: Apr 25, 2020