Joan Colby has published widely in journals such as Poetry, Atlanta Review, South Dakota Review, The Spoon River Poetry Review, New York Quarterly, the new renaissance, Grand Street, Epoch, and Prairie Schooner. Her awards include two Illinois Arts Council Literary Awards, a Rhino Poetry Award, the new renaissance Award for Poetry, and an Illinois Arts Council Fellowship in Literature. She was a finalist in the GSU Poetry Contest (2007), Nimrod International Pablo Neruda Prize (2009, 2012), and she received honorable mentions in the North American Review's James Hearst Poetry Contest (2008, 2010).
The editor of Illinois Racing News, she lives on a small horse farm in Northern Illinois. She has published 11 books, including The Lonely Hearts Killers and How the Sky Begins to Fall (Spoon River Press), The Atrocity Book (Lynx House Press), Dead Horses and Selected Poems (FutureCycle Press). Selected Poems received the 2013 FutureCycle Prize. Two chapbooks are forthcoming in 2014: Bittersweet (Main Street Rag Press) and Ah Clio (Kattywompus Press).
Colby is also an associate editor of Kentucky Review.
Paperback: 118 pages
Publisher: Kelsay Books/Aldrich Press (April 21, 2014)