Joanna Penn Cooper

Joanna Penn Cooper is the author of The Itinerant Girl’s Guide to Self-Hypnosis (Brooklyn Arts Press, 2014), a book of lyrical prose vignettes, and What Is a Domicile (Noctuary Press, 2014), a book of poetry. Her recent chapbooks are Wild Apples: A Flash Memoir Collection with Writing Prompts  and Comfort Event, a collaboration with Todd Colby (both from Ethel Zine & Micro-Press).

Joanna holds a Ph.D. in English (American literature) from Temple University and an MFA in Poetry from New England College. In her teaching career, she has held full-time visiting positions at Marquette University and Fordham University. Joanna currently works as a freelance editor; serves as an editor at Trio House Press; co-edits the literary zine Ethel; and teaches online workshops in flash memoir and lyric essay for the journal Creative Nonfiction. She has been a frequent contributor to Good Letters, the online component of Image Journal, and her work has appeared in The Academy of American Poets Poem-a-Day feature, as well as South Dakota Review, Zócalo Public Square, Open Letters Monthly, Poetry International, and other journals. She lives in Durham, North Carolina.

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