Prepare ye the way of Alien Sasquatch and Alien Jesus!

Matt Boswell, review of Joann Renee Boswell’s first book of poetry, Cosmic Pockets

Available Now!

Joann’s first book of poetry (with photography!), Cosmic Pockets, is available now through Fernwood Press or contact me directly for an autographed copy!.

Where to Read Published Poems

Where to Hear / See My Poetry

Forthcoming Poetry

  • “Mustard Seed”, Untold Volumes, September 2020
  • “My Apology to Tonya Harding”, The Poeming Pigeon POP CULTURE Edition, October 2020

Upcoming Events

  • June 27th, 2020 – 7-8pm Joann’s official book launch for Cosmic Pockets, featuring several poets and musicians to be announced later, contact me for the zoom link!
  • July 18th, 2020 – 7-8pm – TBD – 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
  • 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.

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Past Events & Featured Readings

  • June 20th, 2020 – 7-8pm – zoom! – reading with Toni Lumbrazo Luna, Claudia F. Savage and Emmett Wheatfall, contact me for the link!
  • June 3rd, 2020 – 5-6pm – zoom poetry reading with Paul Jolly. Contact me for the zoom link! Theme of the reading is: Resistance is Futile (aka Science and Resistance to Science).
  • May 2020 — Mini feature during Paul Jolly zoom reading
  • February 2020 — Book Launch for The COSMOS Edition of The Poeming Pigeon, which features a poem from Joann
  • December 2019 — VoiceCatcher Fall 2019 Launch. Rose City Book Pub. Portland, OR
  • October 2019 — Friends Medical Team Benefit Concert. Camas Friends Church. Camas, WA.