An advocate for creative writing and community service, Joanne Leva is founder and Executive Director of the Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, Poet Laureate Program (MCPL).
Her poems have appeared in The American Poetry Review, Peace Is a Haiku Song (The Foundry Books), 50 Over Fifty (PS Books), Schuylkill Valley Journal, Mad Poet’s Review, The Bucks County Writer, Transcendent Visions, The Souderton Independent, and John Timpane’s Entertainment – Arts blog at philly.com.
Leva’s poem, “Looking Back on the Mountain,” was featured in an exhibition and companion publication entitled, Making Magic: Beauty in Word and Image at the James A. Michener Museum in Doylestown, Pennsylvania (November 2012 through March 2013).
Joanne has organized poetry readings at the Souderton Art Jam for 100 Thousand Poets for Change, Headhouse Square for Earth Day, the Seven Arts Fest on South Street, The Theater of Living Arts, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The James A. Michener Museum, The Mutter Museum, World Café, The Login Inn, Ambler Theater, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, and Farley’s.
Paperback: 130 pages
Publisher: Kelsay Books (March 14, 2017)