Welcome to my page for the autobiographical chapbook Threads available at Finishing Line Press.

Threads was named a Finalist in the 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Awards.

Here are the book blurbs for Threads:

Joan Hanna’s fidelity to the subjects of her poems—her ability to portray, in high resolution and with evocative power, the people and places that make up a passionate and compassionate life—is matched only by her talent for spinning lines and sentences that are always surprising, always sparkling with feeling and wit. Braiding the woof of personal experience to the warp of American public life, Hanna’s Threads offers a vivacious and enduring weave. - Peter Campion is Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota and author of Other People and The Lions.

Joan Hanna's Threads weaves a tapestry of the everyday world and its rites of passages that each of us must pass through.  But hers is a tapestry of deception, each thread made up of vivid images that resonate with Pound’s “an intellectual and emotional complex in an instant of time,” and belie the ordinary with the perceptive and the careful heart. - Kathryn Winograd is the author of Air into Breath and Stepping Sideways Into Poetry.

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