Joanna Solfrian

Joanna Solfrian lives and works in New York City. Her first poetry collection, Visible Heavens, was chosen by Naomi Shihab Nye for a Wick First Book Prize, published by Kent State Press.

Her poems have appeared in journals such as The Harvard Review, Margie, The Southern Review, Boulevard, Pleiades, The Boston Review, Image, and Spoon River Poetry Review.

Her second collection, The Mud Room, is due from MadHat Press in spring 2020. She has received four Pushcart Prize nominations and is a MacDowell fellow.

As an adjunct or visiting professor, she has taught writing classes at several undergraduate programs; as a guest lecturer, she has taught craft classes at the graduate level. For inquiries about teaching or readings please email info at

Visible Heavens
Kent State Press, 2010





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