POETRY

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

  • “My Apology to Tonya Harding”, The Poeming Pigeon POP CULTURE Edition, December 2020
  • “Collection”, Denial, an anthology through Not a Pipe Publishing, Spring 2021
  • “Casual Caking”, OPA Pandemic Anthology, Spring 2021

Upcoming Events

Joann with Dale Champlin and John Miller, will read on 10/17/20 online
  • December 12th, 2020 – 4pm via zoom – Poeming Pigeon Pop Culture Edition book launch. Joann will read her poem that is being printed in this anthology.
  • 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

  • October 17th, 2020 – 7pm via zoom – with poets Dale Champlin and John Miller.
  • October 1st, 2020 – 6pm – via zoom – The Gallery at Ten Oaks (McMinnville series) – Joann was the featured reader
  • August 20th, 2020 – 7-8pm – online – reading with Rebecca Smolen & Christopher Luna through Annie Bloom’s Books. Rewatch the event here.
  • July 18th, 2020 – 7-8pm – zoom – reading with Bethany Lee and Peg Edera
  • July 9th, 2020 – Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic, with Joann as featured reader, over zoom
  • 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!
  • 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.