Joy Gaines-Friedler earned an MFA in Creative Writing from Ashland University in Ohio and studied for her Masters in English Literature at Oakland University. Her poems and essays are published in over 100 literary magazines and anthologies. A multiple Pushcart nominee, Joy has received awards from Ekphrastic Magazine, The Litchfield Review, Writer's Digest, The Patterson Review, The Alan Ginsberg Poetry Award, The Tom Howard Prize, and The Marjorie Wilson Award for Excellence in Poetry, among others. Her work has appeared in numerous anthologies including The Bloomsbury Anthology of Contemporary Jewish American Poetry and Poetry in Michigan / Michigan in Poetry. Joy teaches Creative Writing privately and for non-profits in the Detroit area, colleges, and universities. Joy’s previous books are titled Like Vapor (Mayapple Press, 2008) and Dutiful Heart (Broadkill River Review Press, 2013).
Paperback: 64 pages
Publisher: Kelsay Books (March 28, 2018)