Joanna Thomas

JOANNA THOMAS is both poet and visual artist, residing in the small university town of Ellensburg, Washington. Her poems have appeared in the journals Found Poetry Review, Petrichor, Otoliths, and Picture Sentence, as well as several anthologies, including WA129: Poets of Washington (Sage Hill Press, 2017), and I Sing The Salmon Home (forthcoming, Empty Bowl Press, 2023); and her erasures, collages, and one-of-a-kind artist books have been exhibited in galleries across the nation. She is the author of the chapbooks blue•bird (bloo-burd) (Milk & Cake Press, 2021) and [ache] [blur] [cut]: sonnets (forthcoming, Open Country Press, 2023. Her work has been supported by Washington State Artist Trust, Allied Arts Foundation, and Ellensburg Arts Commission. She likes to read first drafts aloud to the dog, and when the dog says no, no, no, you gotta sigh like a goose, honk like a duck, quack like a bunny, she revises.