blackbirdan online journal of literature and the artsSpring 2012 v11n1
Joanna Pearson

Joanna Pearson is the author the young adult novel The Rites and Wrongs of Janice Wills (Arthur A. Levine Books, 2011). Her book of poetry, Oldest Mortal Myth (Story Line Press, 2012), won the 2012 Donald Justice Poetry Prize and the 2014 Towson University Prize for Literature. She has received residencies and scholarships to the Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, the West Chester Poetry Conference, and Yaddo.  end

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