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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

  • “Hinterland Collective”, otoliths, May 1st, 2020
  • “Cling”, Western Friend, May 2020
  • “Mustard Seed”, Untold Volumes, TBD
  • “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, October 2020

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
  • April 2020 (postponed) – Vision & Voices 2020 – Vancouver Community Library – I will have “Thursday Thunderstorm” displayed along with art created for it by a local artist, and I will be writing a poem to go along with a piece of local art that was sent to me.
  • May 29th, 2020 – 7:30pm – A Beer At A Time (Camas, WA) – Joann’s official book launch for Cosmic Pockets, featuring several poets and musicians to be announced later
  • June 20th, 2020 – 7-9pm – Rose City Book Pub (Portland, OR) – reading with Toni Lumbrazo Luna, Claudia F. Savage and Emmett Wheatfall
  • July 18th, 2020 – 7-9pm – Rose City Book Pub (Portland, OR) – reading with Bethany Lee, Peg Edera and Annie Lighthart
  • August 20th, 2020 – 7-8pm – Annie Bloom’s Books (Portland, OR) – reading with Rebecca Smolen & Christopher Luna
  • September 3rd, 2020 – 6pm – The Gallery at Ten Oaks (800 SE Baker St, McMinnville, OR) – Joann will be the featured reader
  • 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
  • February 2020 — Book Launch for The COSMOS Edition of The Poeming Pigeon, which features a poem from Joann