“Joan Hanna’s fidelity to the subjects of her poems — her ability to portray, in high resolution and with evocative power, the people and places that make up a passionate and compassionate life — is matched only by her talent for spinning lines and sentences that are always surprising, always sparkling with feeling and wit. Braiding the woof of personal experience to the warp of American public life, Hanna’s Threads offers a vivacious and enduring weave.”
— Peter Campion, author of Other People and The Lions
“Joan Hanna’s Threads weaves a tapestry of the everyday world and its rites of passages that each of us must pass through. But hers is a tapestry of deception, each thread made up of vivid images that resonate with Pound’s ‘an intellectual and emotional complex in an instant of time,’ and belie the ordinary with the perceptive and the careful heart.”
— Kathryn Winograd, author of Air Into Breath and
Stepping Sideways Into Poetry
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Joan_HannaJoan Hanna was born and raised in Philadelphia and now lives in New Jersey with her husband, Craig and rescued Beagle, Odessa. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing, Poetry and Creative Nonfiction from Ashland University. Joan is an Adjunct Professor of Creative Writing at Rowan University and also works as Managing Editor for Poets’ Quarterly, Assistant Managing Editor for River Teeth, A Journal of Nonfiction Narrative and Assistant Editor, Nonfiction/Poetry for r.kv.r.y. Quarterly Literary Journal.
Follow Joan’s personal blog at www.WritingThroughQuicksand.blogspot.com and visit her on facebook at www.facebook.com/joan.hanna

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