Joan Gelfand

Joan-Gelfand

Joan Gelfand

Joan Gelfand
Joan’s work has been published in national and international publications, including Kalliope, Levure Litteraire, The Toronto Quarterly, and The Chaffin Journal. Readings include Bowery Poetry Club, Southern Festival of Books, Litquake, The Oakland Museum and the NY Public Library. She has been featured on KPIX, NBC, cable TV and over 20 radio stations.

Joan’s forthcoming novel, “Fear to Shred,” is set in a Silicon Valley startup. The debut book is due out with Incanto Press in January, 2015.

Poetry collections: “The Long Blue Room,” Benicia Literary Arts, 2014, “A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams,” and “Seeking Center.” “Here and Abroad,” is an award winning chapbook of short fiction. “Transported,” can be found on itunes.
Joan blogs regularly for the Huffington Post and coaches writers.

Joan is the Poetry Editor for the “J,” the Development Chair of the Women’s National Book Association and a member of the National Book Critics Circle.  http://joangelfand.com