BIO

Joan Hanna was born and raised in Philadelphia and now lives in New Jersey with her screenwriter husband, Craig. 

She writes poetry, nonfiction, and fiction and also spins a pretty nice review. She likes to ask tough questions in interviews, which she is convinced is going to turn back around on her one of these days.

In her spare time (otherwise known as insomina) she likes to obsess about music, movies, binge watch TV shows and get lost for hours on social media. Again, I think it's the insomnia.

Her second poetry chapbook, The Miracle of Mercury (Finishing Line Press) is set for publication October/November of 2015. (See tab for book burbs and interviews)

Joan's debut chapbook, Threads, also published by Finishing Line Press was named a Finalist in the 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Awards.

Author Exposure posted this interview with Joan about Threads.

Current Projects feeding her insomnia (shall we call him George?):

Hanna is seeking representation for her SciFi/Action novel:     Are You Still My Girl? 


Current Editorial passions: 
Assistant Editor, Nonfiction/Poetry for r.kv.r.y. Quarterly Literary Journal

Assistant Managing Editor of River Teeth, A Journal of Nonfiction Narrative

Formerly Senior Editor for Glassworks Magazine. 

Formerly Managing Editor and sometimes contributor for Poets' Quarterly.

Joan still does occasional book reviews for Author Exposure because it's a great place for new and emerging writers.

Hanna's poems have appeared in The Ohio Poetry Association's publication, Common Threads, the inaugural issue (online and print versions) of Rowan University’s publication, Glassworks, the 15th Annual Poetry Ink Anthology and in the Stand, Speak, Empower pamphlet for Sexual and Domestic Violence Awareness published by The Center for Family Services and SERV (Services Empowering the Right of Victims) April 2011. 

Joan's Noir fiction short, Burn, appeared (under J.T. Hanna) in the Halloween issue for October 2012 of YELLOW MAMA.

Her nonfiction story, Breathing, appeared in the Shorts on Survival section in the October 2010 issue of r.kv.r.y

Joan’s book reviews and interviews have appeared at r.kv.r.y. Quarterly Literary Journal, Author Exposure, The Ashland University MFA Blog and Poets' Quarterly. 

Joan holds an MFA in Creative Writing, Poetry and Nonfiction from Ashland University in Ohio.





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