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Joanna Solfrian's 2009 collection, Visible Heavens, received the Wick First Book Poetry Prize, judged by Naomi Shihab Nye. Her second collection, The Mud Room, came out in 2020 from MadHat Press. In March of 2021, Finishing Line Press published a chapbook of ghazals called The Second Perfect Number. Her poems have appeared in journals such as The Harvard Review, Boulevard, Image, Spoon River Poetry Review, Margie, Rattapallax, The Southern Review, and Pleiades. Solfrian has taught writing at the University of Hartford, Southern CT State University, and has guest-lectured in various high school, undergraduate, and graduate creative writing programs. Currently, she lives and works in New York City.