POETRY

Prepare ye the way of Alien Sasquatch and Alien Jesus!

Matt Boswell, review of Joann Renee Boswell’s first book of poetry, expected May 2020

Coming May 2020!

Joann’s first book of poetry (with photography!), Cosmic Pockets, is expected May 2020 through Fernwood Press.


Where to Find Published Poems


Forthcoming Poetry

  • “Inevitable Transition”, “Extinction” and “Gaia”, Rock! Paper! Scissors!, February 2020
  • “Is Love Alive?”, West Hills Friends Quaker Poets Read (QPR) podcast, TBD
  • “Orgasm”, The Poeming Pigeon COSMOS Edition, February 22nd, 2020
  • “Humanized”, Untold Volumes, March 9th, 2020
  • “Mustard Seed”, Untold Volumes, TBD
  • “Cling”, Western Friend, May 2020
  • “Quaker Clinic”, Western Friend, TBD
  • Cosmic Pockets (my first book of poetry! with photography!), through Fernwood Press, May 2020
  • “My Apology to Tonya Harding”, The Poeming Pigeon POP CULTURE Edition, Winter 2020/21

Upcoming Events

  • Joann is a regular open mic reader at Vancouver’s fabulous Ghost Town Poetry — so if you show up on a second Thursday, you may just hear her there
  • February 22nd, 2020 – 2-4pm – The NEW Ledding Library (Milwaukie, OR) – Book Launch for The COSMOS Edition of The Poeming Pigeon, which features a poem from Joann
  • May 7th, 2020 – 6pm – The Gallery at Ten Oaks (800 SE Baker St, McMinnville, OR) – Joann will be the featured reader, (hopefully) sell her new book and listen to open mic readers!
  • May 16th OR 29th, 2020 – TBD – A Beer At A Time (Camas, WA) – Joann’s official book launch for Cosmic Pockets, featuring several poets and musicians
  • June 20th, 2020 – 7-9pm – Rose City Book Pub (Portland, OR) – reading with Emmett Wheatfall and Toni Lumbrazo Luna
  • July 18th, 2020 – 7-9pm – Rose City Book Pub (Portland, OR) – reading with Bethany Lee, Peg Edera and Annie Lighthart
  • December 9th, 2021 – Niche Wine Bar (Vancouver, WA) – Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic, with Joann as featured reader

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Past Events & Featured Readings

  • October 2019 — Friends Medical Team Benefit Concert. Camas Friends Church. Camas, WA.
  • December 2019 — VoiceCatcher Fall 2019 Launch. Rose City Book Pub. Portland, OR