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Olympia Poetry Network – Reading on June 18th

I am pleased to  announce that I am the featured reader for the Olympia Poetry Network in June.  The event takes place Wednesday, June 18, 6:30-8 p.m. at Traditions Café, 300 5th Ave SW downtown. Click here to see the full event details.



Believing the Body Part I on PoetsWest Radio

Believing the Body Part I interview on PoetsWest radio with Joanne Clarkson. J. Glenn Evans and his wife Barbara are wonderful poetry advocates. They did such a great job, putting Joanne at ease for the interview and then editing it. The music included is beautiful.  Click here to listen. Thanks, J. Glenn and Barb! Interview with…Read More »

Joanne Clarkson - Believing the Body



International Praise for “Believing the Body”

I felt so honored to receive these words about “Believing the Body” from my friend and inspiration, Bahareh Amidi. Joanne’s poetry reminds me of life and death and everything in between; from the cry of a child, to the making of oatmeal, the wonder of seeing a deer, the touch of a wound and the…Read More »



Poetry Book Launch – Believing the Body

Hear the story of how the book was created and all the people the poems honor. Joanne will read selected poems. Believing the Body, published by Gribble Press in Spokane, contains 24 poems. Some feature patients Joanne has cared for and their caregivers. Others address man’s place in the universe. The book was edited and…Read More »

Joanne the Poet - Believing the Body book launch - Lunch & Poetry event
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