Too Close for Comfort

Too Close for Comfort

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Award-winning poet Joan Kantor lives with her husband in the charming village of Collinsville, Connecticut. Joan’s training is in education as well as marriage and family therapy, and she was a college counselor and Learning Disabilities Specialist for many years. She actively promotes poetry in the community and is a member of the International Academy for Poetry Therapy. She has been a featured reader for the public television series Speaking of Poetry as well as for several art museums; additionally, she leads workshops, has mentored for Poetry Out Loud, and judged and mentored for the Hill-Stead Museum’s Sunken Garden Poetry Festival Fresh Voices Poetry Program. To fulfill her inclusive vision of the arts, Joan collaborates with both visual artists and musicians and currently performs in Stringing Words Together, an interactive program of poetry and violin music.

Kantor’s first published collection, Shadow Sounds, was a finalist for the Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Award in 2010. Her work has been published in numerous literary journals. In 2013, she won first prize in The Hackney Literary Awards poetry contest, and in 2015, she took First Place for Poetry for her book Fading Into Focus in The Writer’s Digest Annual Self-Published Book Awards.

Paperback: 58 pages
Publisher: Kelsay Books/Aldrich Press (July 19, 2016)