Jan Duncan-O’Neal was born and raised in the greater Kansas City area. She majored in English, theatre, and education and earned an M.A. with distinction in library science from The University of Iowa where she later taught classes in storytelling and children’s literature.
Jan enjoyed a long career in librarianship and performed workshops nationally, based on her eleven professional books on creative children’s programs. She has been a professional storyteller and an acquisitions editor for a library press.
Upon retirement twelve years ago, Jan has focused on writing poetry and has worked closely for two of those years with poet Andrea Hollander. She is an editor for I-70 Review.
Jan’s poems have appeared in such publications as Coal City Review, The Mid-American Poetry Review, I-70 Review, The Orange Room Review, Kansas City Voices, The Whirlybird Anthology of Kansas City and Red Eft Review. Her work is included in the anthology A Taste of Poetry published by the Walt Whitman Birthplace Association.
Jan’s chapbook Voices: Lost and Found was published in 2011 by The Lives You Touch Publications.
Paperback: 72 pages
Publisher: Kelsay Books/Aldrich Press (March 7, 2016)