Joan Baranow


Mill Valley, CA 94941-1180

Author's Bio

Joan Baranow is the author of In the Next Life (Poetic Matrix Press, 2019), Living Apart (Plain View Press, 1999) and two poetry chapbooks: Blackberry Winter (Talent House Press, 2002) and Morning: Three Poems (Radiolarian Press 1997). Her poems have appeared in The Paris Review, The Gettysburg Review, Poetry East, Spoon River Poetry Review, Spillway, and elsewhere. A VCCA fellow and member of the Community of Writers, she founded and teaches in the Low-Residency MFA program in Creative Writing at Dominican University of CA. With her husband David Watts, she produced the PBS documentary Healing Words: Poetry & Medicine (2008). Her feature-length documentary, The Time We Have (2018), presents an intimate portrait of a young woman facing terminal illness.

Publications & Prizes

In the Next Life (Poetic Matrix Press, 2019)
Blackberry Winter (Talent House Press, 2002)
Living Apart (Plain View Press, 1999)
Morning: Three Poems (Radiolarian Press, 1997)
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Paris Review
Spoon River Poetry Review
U.S. 1
Western Humanities Review
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Rochelle Radner Award, Marsh Hawk Press

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Last update: Jul 01, 2020