Concord, Massachusetts

Two weeks of talks, readings, and discussions celebrating the written and the spoken word.

Joan Houlihan

Events: A Tribute to William Stafford

Book: The Mending Worm

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Joan Houlihan is founder and director of the Concord Poetry Center and the Colrain Poetry Manuscript Conference. She is author of two books: Hand-Held Executions: Poems & Essays (2003) and The Mending Worm (2006), winner of the New Issues Press Green Rose Award. A third collection, The Us, is forthcoming from Tupelo Press (Fall, 2009).

Houlihan is author of a series of essays on contemporary American poetry called the Boston Comment, and her work has appeared in many journals and magazines, including Boston Review, Gulf Coast, Harvard Review, Gettysburg Review, Poetry International, Fulcrum, Pleiades, and Passages North; and she has been anthologized in The Iowa Anthology of New American Poetries and The Book of Irish-American Poetry—Eighteenth Century to Present. She is staff reviewer for the Contemporary Poetry Review and serves as poetry editor for Del Sol Press. She is on the faculty of Lesley University’s low-residency MFA in Creative Writing Program.