Joan Gelfand is REVIEWING NEW POETRY COLLECTIONS for poetrymagazine.com 

Joan Gelfand’s reviews, stories and poetry have appeared in national and international literary journals and magazines including Rattle, Prairie Schooner, Kalliope, California Quarterly, the Toronto Review, Marsh Hawk Review and Levure Litteraire.


Joan has been a featured reader and speaker in the United States and Mexico including Bowery Poetry Club, the Southern Festival  of Books, The Public Library of New York, and Litquake. Development Chair of the Women’s National Book Association, a member of the National Book Critics Circle and a juror for the Northern California Book Awards, Joan blogs for the Huffington Post and coaches writers.


“The Ferlinghetti School of Poetics,” a poetry film based on Joan’s poem was featured at the 4th Annual Video Poetry Festival in Athens, Greece and will be shown in a juried art show at the International Association for the Study of Dreams.


She lives in San Francisco with her husband, Adam Hertz and two beatnik kitties – Jack Kerouac and Lawrence Ferlinghetti.