JOANNE CLARKSON

Poet

50 PINE DR
PORT TOWNSEND, WA 98368
Phone: 
360-344-8242

Author's Bio

Joanne M. Clarkson's full-length poetry collection, "The Fates" won Bright Hill Press annual contest and was published in 2017. Her chapbook, "Believing the Body" from Gribble Press appeared in 2014. Clarkson's poems have been published in such journals as Nimrod, Western Humanities Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Poetry Northwest, WA 129 Anthology and others.  She received an Artist Trust Grant and an NEH grant to teach poetry in rural libraries. Clarkson has Master's Degrees in English and Library Science, has taught and worked as a professional librarian. After caring for her mother through a long illness, she re-careered as a Registered Nurse specializing in Home Health and Hospice Care. See more at www.JoanneClarkson.com.

Publications & Prizes

Book:
The Fates (Bright Hill Press, 2017)
Prizes won: 

Bright Hill Press' annual contest for a full-length poetry collection: "The Fates," 2017.

The Baltimore Review, First prize winner for "The Stone Masons."

Northern Colorado Writers first prize for "Klotho the Fibre Goddess Describes Fate."

Emrys Nancy Dew Taylor Award for "Survivor."

GAP (Grants for Artist's Project) grant from Artist Trust (Washington State Arts Commission). 

Finalist for the Allen Ginsberg award from the Paterson Review for "Nun's Gown."

Finalist for the Joan Swift award from Poetry Northwest for "The Oystermen."

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Tomas Transtromer Alberto Rios Kim Stafford Carolyne Wright Ruth Stone Ellen Bass

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
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Last update: Aug 05, 2019