Juanita Kirton

Poet

421 TRAVIS DR EAST STROUDSBURG
EAST STROUDSBURG, PA 18302
Phone: 
570-269-6497

Author's Bio

Dr. Juanita Kirton earned MFA from Goddard College (2015) in Creative Writing & Poetry and was the recipient of the Goddard College Spirit Scholarship. Juanita is published in several anthologies including, AVOW (American Veteran Association for Women Magazine), A Journal of Hope and Healing, Caribbean Writer, Chester H. Jones Literary Journal, Clevergirl, Exit 13 Magazine,  Dream Quest, Goldfinch Literary Magazine, Mom Egg Review, Narrative, Other Voices, Persimmon Tree, Pink Panther Magazine, Rat’s Ass Online Journal, Southeast Missouri State Uni Press, Stone Canoe, Terra Preta Review, Veterans Voices & WORDPEACE.

 

Juanita’s poetry manuscript titled Letters to my Father, was accepted for publication by Finishing Line Press, 2020. Her poem Fall Skates won second prize in the Dream Quest One Writing Contest, 2020. She is the recipient of the Baker Veterans Writing Scholarship, 2018 to attend the Longleaf Writers Conference in Seaside Florida. She won the Sisters in Script self-publishing grant, 1999 and her Peace Haiku was selected for Peace Mural in Philadelphia.

 

Juanita is a member of Women Who Write, Inc., International Women’s Writing Guild and Women Reading Aloud workshop series. She served on editorial staff for Clockhouse Literary Journal and as a teaching artist with Crossing Point Arts (Arts for survivors of human trafficking). Dr. Kirton served fourteen years in US Army and enjoys touring the US on her motorcycle. She lives in North East PA with her spouse.

 

Publications & Prizes

Anthology:
Chapbook:
Letters to my Father (Finishing Line Press, 2020)
Prizes won: 

Prizes:  1999,  Sisters in Script self-publishing grant, 2018, Baker Veterans Writing Scholarship to attend the Longleaf Writers Conference in Seaside Florida, 2020 poem Fall Skates won second prize in the Dream Quest One Writing Contest.

Publications:  AVOW (American Veteran Association for Women Magazine), A Journal of Hope and Healing, Caribbean Writer, Chester H. Jones Literary Journal, Clevergirl, Exit 13 Magazine,  Dream Quest, Goldfinch Literary Magazine, Mom Egg Review, Narrative, Other Voices, Persimmon Tree, Pink Panther Magazine, Rat’s Ass Online Journal, Southeast Missouri State Uni Press, Stone Canoe, Terra Preta Review, Veterans Voices & WORDPEACE 

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Audre Lorde, Maya Angelou, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Richard Wright, Cheryl Clarke, Lucille Clifton, Yaa Gyasi, Tracy Smith.
What I'm reading now: 
Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi, The Black Book by Middleton A. Harris

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
American
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, At Risk Youth, LGBTQ
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Brooklyn, NY
New York
Raised in: 
Brooklyn, NY
New York
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Last update: Sep 30, 2020