Joanna Solfrian’s first book, Visible Heavens, was chosen by Naomi Shihab Nye for the 2009 Stan and
Tom Wick Poetry Prize, a national first book award. Her second collection, The Mud Room, was
published by MadHat Press, followed by the chapbook The Second Perfect Number, published by
Finishing Line Press. Her poems have appeared in journals such as The Harvard Review, Boulevard,
Rattle, Margie, The Southern Review, Salamander, Pleiades, Image, and also in the internationally-touring art
exhibit Speak Peace: American Voices Respond to Vietnamese Children’s Paintings. She is a MacDowell
Fellow and a five-time Pushcart nominee. Joanna lives and works in New York City.