Showing posts with label Death and Empathy: My Sister Web. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Death and Empathy: My Sister Web. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Local Poet, Joan M. Howard to read at Coffee with the Poets and Writers, Wednesday, June 20, 2018, at Moss Memorial Library, Hayesville, NC

Joan M. Howard

Joan M. Howard will be the featured reader at CWPW, on June 20, 2018, at 10:30 AM, at the Moss Memorial Library, Hayesville, NC. Howard's poetry has been published in POEM, The Road Not Taken: The Journal of Formal Poetry, the Aurorean, Lucid Rhythms, Victorian Violet, the Wayfarer and other literary journals.  

Howard has two published books to date, the first, Death and Empathy: My Sister Web, published in 2017, is available on  Her second book, Jack, Love and the Daily Grail, is available from Kelsay publications and 

Howard is a former teacher with an MA in German and English literature and member of the North Carolina Writers' Network West and North Carolina Writers Network.  She enjoys birding and kayaking on the beautiful waters of Lake Chatuge near Hiawassee, Georgia.

Coffee with the Poets and Writers (CWPW), is sponsored by the North Carolina Writers’ Network West. The public is invited to attend, and there will be an open Mic following Howard’s reading.
For more information, please contact Glenda Beall at: or call at: 828-389-4441.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Poet Joan M. Howard publishes her first book, Death and Empathy: My Sister Web

Teacher and poet Joan M. Howard began keeping a diary of poems in 1995, when her beloved sister, Susan Webster McAllister Swap, passed away. The poems were focused not only on her grief but also on the incredible gift of life itself, as well as the beauty of the lives of both her sister and Howard’s late husband, Jack.

Howard uses formal and free verse poetry to create a tribute to the holy gift of existence, which shows itself in many wonderful forms: through nature, animals, travel, and love. Her themes are universal and capture the humility, strength, courage, and resilience that live inside all of us—and all of which were essential parts of both her sister’s and her husband’s lives. Their genuine love of life and their ability to empathize were what Howard most admired about them, and they serve as the lifeline through all her poetry.

Joan M. Howard lives near the beautiful waters of Lake Chatuge in Georgia. The serenity of her surroundings inspires much of her poetry. Her interests include kayaking, birding and boating.
Joan M. Howard's poetry has appeared in the Aurorean, Lucid Rhythms, The Road Not Taken:The Journal of Formal Poetry, The Deronda Review, Victorian Violet Press, Wild Goose Poetry Review, The Reach of Song 2012 poetry anthology (Georgia Poetry Society), POEM, Miller's Pond, Eclectic Muse,The Lyric and other journals.

Here is the link for: Death and Empathy: My Sister Web