Joanna is the author of the award-winning novel Little Miss Strange (Algonquin Books). Other work has appeared in ZYZZYVA, Windfall Journal, Cloudbank, Artisan Journal, Northern Lights, Oregon Humanities, High Desert Journal, VoiceCatcher, and Bellingham Review, among others. Her essay “That Thing With Feathers” was cited as Notable in 2015 Best American Essays. She is an Attic Atheneum Fellow in Poetry, and cohosts the prose critique group Pinewood Table. She works with youth at Literary Arts’ Writers in the Schools and Young Musicians & Artists. Her new novel, A Small Crowd of Strangers, is due out in Fall 2020.
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