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JOANNA FUHRMAN , an Assistant Teaching Professor in Creative Writing at Rutgers University, is the author of six books of poetry, To a New Era (Hanging Loose Press 2021), The Year of Yellow Butterflies (Hanging Loose Press 2015), Pageant (Alice James Books 2009), Moraine (Hanging Loose Press 2006), Ugh Ugh Ocean (Hanging Loose Press 2006) and Freud in Brooklyn (Hanging Loose Press 2000). In 2011, Least Weasel published her chapbook The Emotive Function. Her seventh book Data Mind, a collection of prose poems about the internet, is forthcoming from Curbstone/Northwestern University Press in October 2024.  She is a former poetry editor of Ping Pong and Boog City and served as the Monday night coordinator for the poetry readings at the Poetry Project at Saint Mark’s Church from 2001-2003 and the Wednesday night coordinator from 2010-2011. In May and April 2022, she was co-curator of the Segue readings at Artist Space. She is a graduate of the University of Washington’s MFA program, which awarded her the Academy of American Poets Prize and the Joan Grayson Award. Her books have been taught in writing classes at The University of Louisiana, The New School, The University of Pittsburgh, New Mexico State, The Writers Studio and many others. She has read her work at colleges, literary centers, bookstores, and galleries across the country. Her poems have appeared in many journals, including The Believer, The BafflerFence, Conduit, and American Letters and Commentary, as well as on the Poetry Foundation and the Academy of American Poets (poem-a-day) websites, and in anthologies published by Soft Skull Press, HarperCollins, New York University, and Carnegie Mellon University. Poems have also appeared in Best American Poetry, The Pushcart Prize anthology and The Slowdown podcast.  Her essays on teaching poetry appear regularly in Teachers & Writers Magazine. She also creates poetry videos that are on her own Vimeo site and in literary journals including Posit, Triquarterly, Moving Poems Journal, Fence Digital and Requited. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband the playwright Robert Kerr. In 2022, she became a co-editor of Hanging Loose Press. 

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